Style and Passion Contribute to Success at Threve

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Retail Roundup

Some people have a natural flair for design; Lisa Hauenstein of Threve Mercantile & Interiors in Downtown Wilmington is one of those individuals. Although she wishes she had majored in interior design, Lisa’s fine art credentials and her gift of good taste are evident in the store’s displays. As you enter the shop on the 100-block of Market Street, you are instantly captivated by the tasteful furnishings and décor.

Vintage-style furniture blends seamlessly with classic items and artisan-made, accent pieces for any home. A palate of neutral colors and textiles made from natural fabrics connect all the different elements of Threve’s modern, bohemian theme.

Many of the items on display have global origins and Lisa and her husband Justin are careful to source hand-made products that are unique. They also buy merchandise that supports women artisans. The Hauensteins are passionate about supporting women whose work is under-valued in their country of origin. These imported products are complemented by locally-made pottery and pictures taken by a local photographer.

Lisa’s selection of quality furnishings is also influenced by evolving fashion tastes and she often draws inspiration from others. Her style choices have resulted in a substantial Instagram following and many online orders from faraway places. Lisa is happy to help people find products to complement their theme and she also offers interior design services.

Tasteful, home goods make for popular gifts and Lisa is now bringing in more gift products for the upcoming holiday season. All-natural, hand-poured French perfumes, body sprays and room sprays are big sellers. Other popular products include pillows, throws and vases. The larger pieces of furniture are one-of-a-kind so they don’t stay in the shop for long. If you see something you like, you have to snap it up or it will be gone.

Because many of the products are unique and sell fast, there is always something new and exciting to see at Threve. And, if you’re wondering about the origin of the name of the shop, it was a word used by the Hauenstein’s first child to describe “the three of us.” They are now a family of four and are happy to keep the name because Threve is a true family business.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

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Threve Mercantile
108 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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