We are design and wanderlust enthusiasts bringing the world to Raleigh through modern and timeless designs that are functional, striking, practical, and interesting. We believe in whimsy and utility, in beauty and durability. We curate products for the modern home, for those who want to play and grow creatively through design. Our goods from far and near range from investments that will effortlessly elevate your décor to ingenious wares for everyday use. Meet us at Port of Raleigh and discover something new.
Owner & Shopkeeper, Ana Maria Muñoz
I was born to Colombian parents in Australia, raised in Los Angeles, and most recently transplanted from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via London. My roots are global but my interest is local – Raleigh is the city I have chosen to call home and start my forever-dream business.
In fourth grade a school project asked students to develop a California Gold Rush town by each choosing a business. Amidst hypothetical blacksmiths and saloons, I outlined a plan for a Clothes Shoppe. I’ve built up my retail resume ever since with over a decade of experience in brick-and-mortar and online storefronts, creative marketing, product design, and brand management.
Along the way, I fell in love with the form and function of modern and timeless design, and discovered William Morris’ enduring Golden Rule to “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” I have applied the Golden Rule everywhere I’ve lived, becoming evermore passionate about the home being a special place that should have special things in it; no matter how permanent or temporary the living arrangement may be.
After living abroad and traveling extensively with my husband, we moved to downtown Raleigh to start our family. I saw an opportunity to tap into the market of goods I encountered worldwide, combine them with the momentum of Raleigh and my longtime passion for retail, and bring accessible modern design to my adopted hometown. Thank you for visiting!