A favorite of indie musicians Boulevards, Dr. Dog, and The Lumineers, Lumina Clothing Co. in Raleigh, NC, is a label and shop specializing in menswear staples like raw denim, tapered chinos, fitted button-downs, and slim ties. The store portion—housed in the same complex as Edge of Urge, Yellow Dog Bread Co., and Standard Foods—also carries a tightly edited range of outside companies sharing the brand’s Americana-inspired aesthetic. (Think: belts by Tanner Goods, boots by Red Wing Heritage, and bags from Topo Designs). As a traveler, it’d behoove you to just stop in and pick the brain of Lumina co-founder/director Paul Connor. He’s a talker who knows everything about everything local; if you weren’t thinking of moving to Raleigh before meeting him, you definitely will after.
215 E. Franklin St., Raleigh, NC; 919-977-0130.