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Fueled by curiosity and the thrill of the hunt, we will seek out makers with a story to tell and inspiration to share.  We collect thoughtful, artful, uncommon goods for you and your nest from emerging and independent designers. We carry jewelry and women's clothing, leather goods and one-of-a-kind baby clothes, accessories and art, treasures for you and every room in your home!



Never one to pass up the opportunity for adventure, in 2002, Jessie Williams packed up her belongings and moved from Chicago to Wilmington, North Carolina. Opening up shop in a tiny 400-square foot space (let’s be honest, it was a storage closet), Jessie started selling handmade clothing accessories designed by her and her friends. Offering up a valuable retail and makers' space to other local designers, her business model would act as a launch pad for like-minded, risk-taking, passionate designers, creators, and artists. Now, a handful of years later and with a second location open in the fast-growing Person Street neighborhood in downtown Raleigh, we're hosting classes and workshops, trunk shows, special events, and more! Stay tuned to all your screens for updates on our website, Instagram, Facebook and the blog!


You are free. You collect experiences, uncommon objects, stories and friends. Your home is your haven, and you fill it with love and plants and beautiful things that bring you joy. You have at least one recipe that slays at parties, an ever-growing record collection, list of books to read, art openings to attend. You're curious about where design and pop culture intersect. You are thought of amongst family as the risk-taker, the one who does what she wants, and is unaffected by the opinions of others.  

You turn to Edge of Urge, because like us, you appreciate the story and the passion of the independent maker. You value authentic design and the unique expression it allows.  You know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that while shopping with us, you're going to proclaim, "This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for!" be it clothing, accessories, gifts your home or treasures to share with your friends.