New Horizons Downtown was established in 1998 and moved to its current location in 2000. Originally started as a gift shop, the business has expanded over the years to include women's apparel and footwear. In 2016 a second store was opened less than a mile from New Horizons Downtown. New Horizons West has its focus on the outdoors offering provisions for work, travel and play.
Independently owned and operated, New Horizons has as its mission to provide quality goods and customer service to everyone who walks through its doors or visits us online. We believe in respect for our environment, community, employees and customers.
The owner and founder, Catherine McLeod, grew up in the area and has enjoyed being involved in all aspects of running an independent local retail shop in Pittsboro. She is the chief buyer and curator of all items in both shops and travels regularly to trade shows around the country to find unique items for the stores. Catherine loves to travel and gets inspiration from the different places that she visits around the globe.
Sara McLeod is a co-owner of New Horizons and keeps both physical store locations in good working order. In addition she assists with shipping, a role fits her perfectly since she was the store's original UPS driver! Sara enjoys volunteering in the community and is a very talented quilter.