About Us

A Few Words About

Our Store

How our customers describe Galatea Boutique in one word?
*Individual” “Caring” “Extraordinary” “Classy” “Distinctive” “Lovely” “Whimsical” “Playful” “Fun” “Unexpected” “Personal” “Eclectic” “Unique* Community* LOCAL* 
Who is Galatea, anyway?
-An ivory statue created by Pygmalion and brought to life by Aphrodite (the ideal woman)
-A sea nymph, lover of the mortal Acis, goddess of calm seas
-The character Eliza Doolittle, portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, and in the movie My Fair Lady. (Audrey is our style icon!)
-Cotton fabric named for HMS Galatea, once used for children’s sailor suits
What is the “Galatea Effect”?
A self-fulfilling prophesy:If you THINK you can do it, you CAN do it!
That’s what Galatea Boutique is all about, and has been for over 23 years…the celebration of personal style.
Galatea Boutique continues to be committed to the Shop Local movement, animal rescue and community involvement.

Charyl Fraser


Local Artist Support

Proudly Supporting Local Artists and Designers Since 1996 in the Carolinas

Ethically Sourced & Sustainable

We carry many Fair Trade lines of clothing, jewelry and accessories. Little Journeys, Altiplano, Unique Batik and JP & Mattie to name a few.


LocoPops made locally in Durham, North Carolina with Favorite flavors: Mexican Chocolate, Mojito, Cookies & Cream, Strawberries & Cream and More!