Carrboro >Gifts & Novelties > Nested
best place to buy a gift. Nested has a great selection of unique items from brands like marimekko and from triangle area and nationwide artists. They carry jewelry, homeware (rugs, fabric, pillows, beautiful dishes and cups, lamps, etc), stationary and notebooks, bath stuff (candles, soaps, lotion, etc), and random other things. What I like about Nested is that even though it is a small store there are always new things to look at, the items are unique to the store (I can't find similar things at other local "gift shops"), and they carry a diverse range of items. If I need to buy a gift for a girlfriend, my mom, my little cousins, or myself (I often go in there to shop for myself), I know I can find a good gift from Nested. The service, by the way, is great but I've never had to special order anything from Nested.
Very unprofessional - terrible customer service.
I wanted to like and support Nested, but they thoroughly disappointed me. After taking a sizable cash deposit for a special order, it turned out (6 weeks and 3 phone calls later) that the owner had forgotten to place the order at all. The order I thought had been placed was intended to be a birthday gift for my husband. His birthday was 2 days later, and I was left with nothing for him to open.
As it happened, I was able to find the items (espresso cups) online for considerably less than Nested was going to charge. I gave my husband a picture of the cups to open on his birthday - not quite the same.
I always try to support local businesses, but I expect at least minimal customer service and professionalism. Nested provided neither.
Fun Designer items. Nested has some great lamps, furnishings and other fun stuff. It also happens to be accross the street from Wootini. :-)
Editorial Review. Part art gallery, part home furnishings shop, this Carrboro business offers handcrafted items at reasonable prices.
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