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Airlie Moon

Airlie Moon

Airlie Moon

Relationships and serving the community are an integral part of Airlie Moon and many creative artists and vendors, both local and from the USA are represented in-store. Their philosophy, homes are to be lived in, so whether you’re purchasing a $10 candle or an $800 piece of original art, we hope you’ll find something you treasure at Airlie MoonThis unique Wilmington North Carolina Gift Shop: Airlie Moon perfectly captures the essence of the coastal home with its obvious color palette of sea foam greens and a rainbow of every ocean blue. They offer a selection of classic furnishings, and an eclectic array of gifts and jewelry. Salt-washed cabinets and dressers are topped with nautical-themed local art, and a colorful collection of beautiful rugs adorn the floors. Airlie Moon strives to produce an air of nostalgia for an old coastal South without compromising good taste or function. “You know if you go to Airlie Moon, it’s going to be coastal lifestyle influenced,” co-owner Julie Robinson said. “Our customers don’t have to live at the beach, or have a beach house, to shop at Airlie Moon, but it’s a way to have a little of that coastal vibe.” And that “coastal vibe” is everywhere in the store. You can find coffee table books on surfing, greeting cards decorated with all varieties of sea creatures, crocheted mermaid dolls for children, and even a grand chandelier constructed of polished oyster shells.According to Julie, Airlie Moon is also a store that can grow with its customer base. She told the story of a young woman who started shopping at Airlie while she was a student at the local college, buying small items and gifts here and there throughout the length of her studies. Years after she had graduated, the young woman came back and decided to have Airlie Moon design, outfit, and decorate a bedroom in her first home.

Airlie Moon (AM): I have lived at Wrightsville Beach for 35 years and been a part of the business community almost that long. For over a decade, I managed and was the women’s buyer for a local surf shop. In 1994, my father decided to take early retirement, and he and my mother relocated from Raleigh to Wilmington. They both wanted to continue to work, so we began to look at business opportunities in the area. We soon decided to open our own shop, using my father’s business skills, my retail and merchandising background, and my mother’s attention to detail. It was a leap of faith for my parents, and a daunting responsibility for me. Capturing the spirit of the coast, Airlie Moon’s style preserves the past through vintage-inspired design. Shelves are filled with crisp linens, luxe throws and quilts in soft prints. With classic sophistication always in mind, you will find endless baubles and treasures for your home—from bowls of hand-milled soap to artbooks meant to inspire“Airlie Moon is not just a reflection of me and what I love, but it’s a collection of what all of us love and want it to be,” she said. “It’s definitely more of a family than a staff, and I think that’s another big appeal of our shop. People come in and we’re all pretty recognizable because, chances are, if people come in, they’re probably going to see the same two or three people.”According to Julie, Airlie Moon is also a store that can grow with its customer base. She told the story of a young woman who started shopping at Airlie while she was a student at the local college, buying small items and gifts here and there throughout the length of her studies. Years after she had graduated, the young woman came back and decided to have Airlie Moon design, outfit, and decorate a bedroom in her first home. (Source: smart-retailer.com)

 

 

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