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Nearby Shopping in Chapel Hill

From fun and funky vintage clothing, to UNC themed gear and high-end designers, Chap Hill has a bit to offer for every kind of shopper. 

Dig through one-of-a-kind clothing for superb thrift finds at Rumors, explore Southern chic pieces at Uniquities, or find specialty Carolina gear at Johnny T-Shirt.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift for your UNC student or alum, craving a new piece to spice up your wardrobe, or simply need some good old fashioned retail therapy, here’s three of our favorite boutique, thrift stores and shops for your next adventure in Chap Hill, NC. 


Johnny T-Shirt

Right on Franklin Street , Johnny T-Shirt has been Chapel Hill’s premiere destination for all things Carolina Blue since 1983. This quaint shop is packed to the brim with an incredible selection of Tar Heel gear, stocking everything from clothing to car flags.

Whether you’re searching for gameday apparel or a great gift to signify your time on campus, you’ll leave Johnny T-Shirt with quality goods. Bonus: all of their UNC products are officially licensed and a percentage of every product sold goes toward academic scholarships and athletic programs at the university.

Insider Tip

The small space gets especially packed on gamedays, but it’s worth the wait to get inside.

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Johnny T-shirt store


Ever wanted to infuse your closet with a little southern charm? Uniquities in Chapel Hill is the perfect place to stock up on elevated staples, trendy pieces and must-have jewelry/accessories.

Carrying a wide variety of well-known and high-quality designer brands, this women’s boutique is a go-to for the stylish set. Since you’ll likely have your eye on quite a few things, be sure to ask the knowledgeable staff for any opinions or recommendations to help you decide.  

Insider Tip

Leave some room in your suitcase to bring home purchases.

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Uniquities Boutique


If you love the hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces, you can’t leave Chapel Hill without visiting Rumors. Tucked away right off Franklin Street, Rumors is a thrift store with casual vibes and plenty of funky finds. Stocked with vintage clothing, shoes, accessories and more for both men and women, there are tons of options for every look and style.

The warehouse feel and artsy brick walls serve as the perfect backdrop for a day of digging – no matter what you’re looking for. 

Insider Tip

Take your time browsing through their large inventory, you’ll find some real gems. 

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Rumors boutique