About Us



Thanks for visiting! My name is Lauren Vukina, owner of olive+harbor, wife to my amazing and supportive husband, and mother to two kiddos, Luka (7 years old) and Olivia (3 years old). I love cooking, a cold glass of rosé, anything leopard print and spending as much time outside as possible!

It has been a dream of mine to start a clothing boutique since high school and I am thrilled to finally be living it! After college, I moved to New York City and worked in the fashion industry for five years until my husband and I got married and moved back to North Carolina. After a bit of a career change into the tech industry and many fun years in NC, we moved to London and took full advantage of our time as expats! We then settled back on this side of the Atlantic and moved to Pittsburgh, PA for my husband's job, where we lived for just under 3 years. As of August 2021, we are now back in Raleigh, NC which is home and where both my husband and my families live. Hopefully we are done moving for awhile! :) 

After having Olivia, I was ready to get back to my passion and instill in my children the idea that they need to follow their dreams. My kids remain my biggest inspiration. Olivia’s name means olive tree in Latin and Luka means harbor in Croatian, where my husband is from. Hence, olive+harbor was born.

I have curated the collection based on my style and upcoming trends. I look forward to providing you with the latest fashions at an affordable price as I believe everyone should have the opportunity to feel fabulous! If you have any questions or are looking for something in particular, feel free to reach out. I am excited to learn more about each one of you and provide you with clothes you love. Thanks so much for stopping by, happy shopping!