A telltale marker of a thriving downtown district is the presence of retail. In the past year downtown Raleigh has seen an influx of retail outlets that have been not only sustaining themselves but also contributing to the local culture and flavor of our burgeoning city. One of the retail highlights has been the designer shoe and clothing boutique Social Status. With a handful of outlets open from Pittsburg to Charlotte, it feels good to have a boutique like this in City Market. Stop by the next time you are strolling downtown. It feels good to support Raleigh retail.