Kindred Grand Opening

Since spring my friend Michelle Smith has been working her butt off on her opus, Kindred Boutique. I knew Michelle was a talented stylist, but when I walked into Kindred this afternoon (which 6 months ago was an empty, stark white space lit by buzzing fluorescent lights) I was dumbfounded! The boutique has that whimsical Anthropologie-esque charm that sucks you in and makes you lose track of time as you examine every bit and bauble.

Kindred is a non-profit that will sell the work of budding local artisans and help them grow their businesses through workshops and mentoring. The grand opening is tomorrow! Starting at 6pm there will be a DJ, free beer, and a 10% discount on everything in the store. Kindred is at 131 S. Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh—hopefully you locals can stop by!

Every city needs a Kindred Boutique! What do you think Michelle, are you up for it? ;)

Kindred Boutique Raleigh

Kindred Boutique Raleigh

Kindred Boutique Raleigh

Kindred Boutique Raleigh

Kindred Boutique Raleigh

Kindred Boutique Raleigh

Kindred Boutique Raleigh

If you’d like to help support Kindred, here’s the Kickstarter campaign.

11 comments

  1. Coley

    I want to move back to Raleigh just to be a part of this!! ugh, i wish this had opened last year. This would be a DREAM to be a part of! I agree, Michelle you need to put this in every city! (But come to Phoenix next ;)) So fun!!

  2. caroline @trend-daily

    Manda-I hope it’s hugely successful for her-it looks completely wonderful. It’s something I would have loved to do in our village, but never quite got round to it. She is so talented-it’s perfect! :-) Caroline (BYW)
    PS I’ve added you to my blog list :-)

  3. Makenzie Keneda

    LOVE this store, it looks so fun! I was wondering if someone could tell me what font Kindred used on their window? It is so simple and cute!

  4. Violet Ayala

    Beautiful and inspiring!! Please advice…. Im a Mom and and Architect who will love to do this kind of non profit at my local city, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mx. So many artisan OUT here that will gather in a wonderful place. Good Luck!!

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