Kevin was the one who told me about URBN Grl soon after it opened earlier this year.
“There’s this new gift shop that opened up on Burke Street, and you’re going to love it,” he told me.
He was 100% right.
Katie Shaver, the girl behind the store, wanted to bring her vision of “collaboration over competition” to her approach as small business owner (how great is that??), and really wants to use her store as an outlet for celebrating and empowering women.
Oh, and URBN Grl is available to shop online, too, so even though the actual store is here in Winston-Salem, anyone can get in on the fun!
URBN Grl is my go-to when I’m looking for a unique, adventurous gift (and when I want to support an amazing small business with some serious girl boss vibes!). The store sells items like cruelty-free candles, handmade banners with fun sayings on them, record players and new vinyl, vintage band tees, and TONS of fun, sassy cards.
Katie, who grew up between Winston-Salem and upstate New York and who most recently worked for a small jewelry brand while in school in Charlotte, says that opening a store was something she’d always wanted to do. URBN Grl, though, came together quickly.
“It was super spontaneous. I was driving on Burke Street and fell in love with the spot. I looked at it that same day and signed the lease a few days later. It just all came together!” Katie remembers.
If you’re looking to check some holiday shopping off your list, be sure to check out URBN Grl! Katie recommends these items as being especially great for holiday gifts at a variety of price points:
- Sphynx Portable Razors ($14.99)
- Crystal Elixir Water Bottle ($80-$84)
- Lou Moon Candles ($18)
- Johnny Fly Co. Sunglasses ($120)
- Pollin8 Tea ($16-$20)
- Crosley Record Players ($80-$120)
- Calhoun & Co Blankets ($108)
- Green Blanky Prints ($30)
If you’re local, visit URBN Grl Tuesday-Saturday at 908 Burke Street. You can also shop the store online.
I have great news for you, curiouser & curiouser readers: Katie is giving away a $15 gift card AND this adorable tote bag and necklace to one lucky recipient!
- Follow URBN Grl on Instagram
- Follow me on Instagram
- Leave a comment on my Instagram post about URBN Grl telling me something you’d love to snag from the store!
There are also TWO ways to get bonus entries!:
- Tag a friend in the URBN Grl post in my Instagram feed. (Tag more than one friend, in fact! Each person you tag gets you an entry into the giveaway.)
- Share the Instagram post either in your feed or in your Instagram Stories, and be sure to tag @curiouserandcuriouserblog and @urbngrlwsnc in your share.
Good luck! I’ll announce the winner of this giveaway along with the other Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza winners later this month, so stay tuned! 🙂