If you haven't stopped into Casa Bella Market in Patterson Place, in Durham, hurry over and TREAT YOURSELF! Sara Mannone has created an oasis of sensory delights & beautiful things, almost all of them made by local area artists and craftspeople. I am so proud to have Horse & Crow Studio's botanical prints there in such gorgeous surroundings and good company. Frivolous and fancy, soothing and serene, playful and practical -- there's a little of everything at Casa Bella!
Nov 6, 2023
Lovely store! I'm always looking for places to get local and handmade gifts. They carry an excellent collection of locally made as well as vintage items. I appreciate their commitment to sustainability. If you like to supporting local businesses this is the place to shop!
Oct 24, 2023
LOVE Casa Bella Market!! It’s my go to store for EVERYTHING - speaker gifts, bday gifts, sympathy gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, and more! Even picked up a lamp and a piece of art that really completed our den:). Love that everything is ethically sourced - and appreciate all the NC made items! Casa Bella is a hidden gem! And the lovely store owner is never too busy to help you find the pet item and will even ship it for you for free! We are so lucky to have a store like this in Durham - and affordable too!! Thanks CBM!!!!!!
Oct 24, 2023
This store has become my favorite place for a gift, a new little something artsy for my home, or inspiration for decorating. Very unique blend of new and upcycled items - you can see that merchandise is well curated. The store has great energy, too - with the classes, artist/product features and mix of kid/pet/hometown pride/local artisans and sprinkle of attention to sustainability - there just isn’t another shop like Casa Bella. And the owner is so nice. The only problem is that I want one of everything…
Oct 24, 2023
I always enjoy stopping at Casa Bella Market. The store has fantastic gifts, unique vintage pieces and beautifully curated home decor. I know I’ll always find something that I didn’t know I would need but can no longer live without! Friendly staff and a spacious store make browsing a pleasure!
Oct 24, 2023
As someone who tries to buy local whenever possible and to support small businesses, I was excited when I found this store when I was out and about. I even made the decision before I entered (as I usually do when finding new stores) that I would find something to buy to support this women-owned boutique.
Upon entering my excitement was quickly squashed as I felt unwelcomed upon entering. On a day and time when I was the only shopper in the store, I was hoping to have a friendly greeting and/or invitation to browse the store. I believe that there can be also nonverbal ways to show that someone is inviting you into their space and I felt none of it. Even upon check-out there was no warmth as the woman (likely owner) searched for my items/item code in the computer (which took several minutes).
The generous 3 star rating is due only to the fact the store has unique items all from local artists and vendors. I don't regret my purchase but this will be some place that I most likely won't return to or recommend to others. Despite somehow being added to the e-mail list (didn't explicitly sign up by writing my contact info on the clipboard at the register) - even the coupon sent a few days later does not make up for the unwelcomed feeling in the establishment that has stayed with me.
I have come to appreciate the personalized service that only a small business can provide. I will still continue to buy local but only at stores and with vendors who understand the importance of building rapport and recognize that what you say is as important as what you don't say.
Oct 8, 2023
Casa Bella is such a fantastic shop featuring home products from local artists and artisans, instructional craft classes including painting and pottery, and other fun events like whiskey and wine tasting. This is my go to shop when I need something special for my house. Highly recommend!
Aug 11, 2023
This store is a hidden treasure of fun gifts by local artists. There's a lot of Durham representation and creative pieces for your home decor and kitchen. It's decently priced with a lot to choose from. It reminds me of some local stores by NC beach towns.
Jul 25, 2023
This shop is chock full of wonderful things — gifts for yourself or for others! Many locally made, some vintage, all well priced and carefully curated! Sign up for emails to be “in the know” for special events and classes! Say Hi to owner Sara — she’s a lovely human.
Jul 25, 2023
This shop has some very unique gifts. Locally crafted, beautiful. I always find something I love with each visit. ❤️❤️
Jun 30, 2023
This shop is like found treasure. It made shopping for gifts fun! Local artists have pottery, soaps, paintings, pillows, jewelry and so much more for sale. There is even a small area with vintage items. It’s hard to find unique places to shop but this is a great find!!
May 26, 2023
I love the variety of local goods and the focus on sustainability. The customer service is amazing—very friendly and responsive! I love my Durham t-shirts and stickers!!
May 16, 2023
Great place for local handmade items from small businesses and some vintage too!
Apr 20, 2023
Such a cute store! Excellent collection of locally made home decor and gifts. I love the representation of female owned small businesses. The store has everything from designer quality handmade pillows, to stylish block printed table linens, to gorgeous baby accessories and even dog scarves for your furry friends. The owner, Sara, is so kind and welcoming. Must go-to if you live in triangle!
Mar 14, 2023
Feb 20, 2023
Love, love, love this cute new store! It's located in a convenient shopping center and has everything you would need for decor and gifts! I love making custom gift baskets for birthdays and housewarmings and Casa Bella is going to be by new place for all things gifts now!