When we opened DECO in 2012, our mission was to create a welcoming place for people who live, work, and play in Raleigh. Over the years, we’ve become friends with thousands of customers, shared stories with visitors, and weathered the joys and challenges of a small business in a growing city.
At DECO, we strive to showcase independent and local makers in a colorful environment filled with laughter and creativity. We also take pride in mentoring creative entrepreneurs, supporting local nonprofits, and contributing to Raleigh's evolution as a city for creative thinkers.
When you come to visit, be sure to take a look at Raleigh's first parklet just outside our doors and enjoy the gorgeous sidewalk mural by Jenn Hales (also Raleigh's first) -- they are love letters from DECO to our home city. When you step in to the store, you might be greeted with a mimosa or a cookie (at least, pre-Covid!), but you will absolutely be welcomed by our friendly staff and our curated collection of gifts that will make you smile.
Thank you, Raleigh. We love you, we advocate for you, and we hope to be your friends for a very long time.
Pam Blondin, Owner
Savannah Bridges, Store Manager
Image above: DECO Raleigh by Amy May Pop Art (yes, of course we feature her work at the store!)