Stitch is one of my favorite local Raleigh stores. Holly Aiken, the owner of Stitch, sells her own designer handbags that are made on the second level her downtown storefront.
In order to describe well to you who Holly is and how great she is for Raleigh local business, let’s let the website do the talking :
“After graduating from the School of Design at North Carolina State University, Holly’s passion helped her to build her own design business. Though her line has evolved over the years, Holly has remained true to her original vision, which is to provide uncomplicated bags using distinctive, indestructible materials. Influenced by colors found in dime store isles and vintage racing jackets, Holly’s bags are primarily made from vinyl and bold black webbing trim, accented by stripes or crisp geometric shapes. Her color palette is slightly retro and always just right. Every one of Holly’s bags is made in the USA (aka: Raleigh, NC) and has been lovingly constructed with precision and care to withstand the daily grind.”
Holly comes from a family of designers and entrepreneurs – her mom, Patsy Aiken, sells a line of locally famous children clothing that my sisters and I wore when we were little girls!
Now, I have grown up and moved on from Patsy Aiken – bigs bows and colorful stripes – to Holly Aiken – bold bags with colorful detail.
I own the Open Top Messenger – an indestructible bag that I used through my four years of college, many vacations, and one day may even use as a diaper bag!
I also carry the Large Clutch Wallet – a wallet that comes with a handy change purse. There are three credit card sized slots for all the cards in the world you could carry around – credit cards, gift cards, and business cards, as well as a large opening for anything and everything you think you want to carry around – including your iPhone!
In her store she offers a variety of bags, accessories, and even guitar straps (which Tyler owns and loves)!
Visit her store located near Moore Square in downtown Raleigh now through January 25 and receive 30% off on any in stock bag!