Shop Local: Galatea Boutique

August 30, 2009 at 3:14 am (Shop Local)

scarvesLast September I had a solo exhibition at Artspace’s Upfront Gallery. I was unveiling a new line of work and wanted to wear something special for the First Friday opening. A friend of mine suggested I try Galatea in Raleigh’s Seaboard Station. Since then, whenever I am looking for something special, Galatea is my go-to place to shop.

“When you first enter Galatea, you might feel like Goldilocks in the Three Bears’ House with so many colors, textures, and styles… We think you’ll find that we’re not too young and not too old, not too big and not too small, not too funky and not too conservative.”  [galateaboutique.com]

bootGalatea carries Johnny Was Collection, JWLA Embroidered Knits, Cutloose, CMC, Uncle Frank Dresses, ISDA , XCVI, and Pete and Greta,  just to name a few. For my fabulous First Friday look, I wore a XCVI Wearables double shirred panel skirt.

“We have lots and lots of jewelry and accessories for extremely reasonable prices and Naot Shoes that are so comfortable and cute too,” says Galatea Owner Cheryl Fraser. And for fall, Fraser has you covered. “Scarves are huge this fall, bold jewelry and shades of purple!” For me, what sets Galatea apart is its attention to detail. ISDA Wearables

“Our separates and dresses in delicious fabrics, textures and hues (many featuring unique detailing and embellishment) combine style, versatility and comfort to create a wardrobe with endless options for casual, professional and special occasion wear.”

Next month, Galatea celebrates its thirteenth anniversary and to celebrate they have special events planned all month long, including a Hobo Handbag Trunk Show, Naot Shoe Trunk Shoe, and Down By The Tracks VIII, a big fundraiser Seabard Station merchants put on to benefit the SPCA of Wake County. For dates and times or directions to the store, visit www.galateaboutique.com.

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