Take A Day Trip To High Point
A non-designer's guide to shopping in the Furniture Capital
HIGH POINT becomes a different place when the international furniture market is in town. The city is packed with designers, decorators, and home professionals searching for pieces to finish projects. For those of us “nonindustry” folks who just want to do some shopping, however, High Point beckons year-round. Make a day of it, stopping at these stores.
WHERE TO SHOP
LILY & THEO’S POSH PINEAPPLE
Candles, custom stationery, snacks—at the Posh Pineapple, you can stock up on the gifts your friends will certainly use. The store also sells ties and apparel from Collard Greens Clothing, fit for any Southerner. 106 W. Kivett Dr., 336-543-0723. Closed Monday.
It’s possible to find something for every person and every holiday at this shop. Curated vintage and new accessories, trinkets, and treats occupy the front of the store, but you can also find pieces for your own home. 128 Church Ave., 917-513-9143. Closed Monday.
VINTAGE THRIFT & ANTIQUES
With 65 vendors on display, you’ll find anything from furniture to kitchenware to brass pineapple door knockers. Be prepared to browse a while. 1100 N. Main Street, 336-886-1090. Closed Sunday.
Just down the street inside a historic home, you’ll find Wright Choices—a clothing boutique with styles that suit nearly anyone. Shop here for women, men, pets, and babies. 1109 N. Main St., 336-882-1312. Closed Sunday.
Stop by this store if only to smell the roses. You’ll see beautiful flower arrangements, but you can also shop for home goods, such as vases, artwork, and décor. 1212 N. Main St., 336-887-1000. Closed Sunday.
WHERE TO EAT
98 ASIAN BISTRO
This Asian fusion restaurant brings flavors to your plate from way beyond High Point. Its décor is intriguing, with a giant Buddha statue watching over diners. The interior style creates a restaurant worthy of the furniture capital of the world. 1800 N. Main St., 336-887-3322. Closed Sunday.