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Illustration by Emily Brooks Designs


The time has come to say thank you and goodbye.

After nearly five years of business, Port of Raleigh will be closing our storefront and online operations on August 23. Your support, enthusiasm, and patronage made this dream-store possible and we are eternally grateful. We would not have stayed in business this long without you!

I made the decision last year to prioritize family; with our lease ending this fall and Covid-19 upon us, the time is now. I became mom to our first daughter at the same time Port of Raleigh was born. The first few years felt like a never ending roller coaster ride as I learned to simultaneously navigate and nurture two new worlds. We now have a second daughter and with my feet firmly on the ground, I’m excited to pursue new opportunities with family and career.

I’ve learned so much about the ins-and-outs of building, owning, and operating every detail of a retail store and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished. I speak on behalf of our team in saying that we will miss our in-store moments, connections, and conversations. We are so lucky to have witnessed your own evolutions from graduations to new jobs, from engagements to growing families.

Our online friends: thank you for choosing to shop with us in a sea of endless options. I hope that we got a chance to see you in our brick and mortar at least once during a visit to Raleigh. 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to create, play, and grow in this bright space with you.

Please join us on Instagram over the next several weeks as we look back at all of the fun we’ve had at 416 S. McDowell St. plus information on our  in-store clearance sale.

It has been an honor and a pleasure. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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