Local retailers need your help. Your choice of where to spend a dollar in our community can make a bigger impact than ever right now: As small stores fight to remain open and viable, you can make a difference and feel the connection of community by choosing to purchase everything from home goods to plants to clothing from these independant Charlotte retailers. Now is the time to support local retailers by shopping in Charlotte NC.
Here are some locals who you can peruse, in store or online, today. Their shops are extensions of their creativity, passions, and individuality. From Bruce Julian’s Blood Mary bar in the back of his suit shop to the knowledgeable designers on hand at places like Theory and House of Nomad, to the fashionistas who will help you choose seasonal wardrobe updates at Pink Hanger, there is something about the experience of shopping local at each and every one of these places that we will never take for granted again.
Lee Addison Lesley and Katherine Weeks Mulford, of Addison Weeks, are two Southern designers whose love of gemstones and statement jewelry prompted them to launch Addison Weeks in 2012. The evolving offering is both classic and modern, dedicated to hand crafted luxurious creations. This summer, they are announcing an exciting new partnership with Kravet Inc., just in time for you to give your home a nice refresh. The two will be offering the brand’s luxury hardware options on select custom furniture pieces. The hardware is made of solid brass hand-finished in either silver or gold, with options for resin accents. Check out the website for more.
Amina Rubinacci is an Italian clothing designer whose style is recognized as timeless, unpretentious and classically elegant. The collection is known for its finest quality of Italian fabrics including wool, cashmere, cotton and leather. Stop by the locally-owned SouthPark store today.
Artisan Rug Gallery
Born in Colorado and brought to North Carolina just a few years ago, Artisan Rug Gallery is a destination for hand woven rugs. If you’re looking for a fine artisanal carpet or a statement-making piece, this is where you’ll find it.
Located in SouthPark’s Specialty Shops, Bedside Manor has been transforming houses for over 30 years. Shop the three locations for luxury bedding, bath, and home decor inspiration, and make your home a haven.
Bruce Julian Clothier
Bruce Julian is an upscale men’s clothing store that offers custom and designer shirts, slacks, pants, and suits, alongside Bruce’s own bar in the back that serves up his signature (also for sale) Bloody Mary mix. Shopping doesn’t get much better than that!
This beloved SouthPark store is a Southern treasure, offering bridal registries, beautiful accessories, custom and antique furniture and one-of-a-kind items from around the world.
Blackhawk Hardware & Garden Center
In 1976, Blackhawk Hardware found its home in the historic Park Road Shopping Center. It’s our favorite neighborhood place for everything from traditional hardware to kitchenware to a beautiful, full garden center.
Couture Knots is filled with high-quality, handmade area rugs. With his appreciation for good design and a natural ability to provide great service, owner Ali Nikrooz is available to help with all your rug shopping needs.
By specializing in custom suits, shirts, and slacks, Enzo and their local team can make every garment specifically for your measurements, all from scratch. They’re able to offer a true custom experience at affordable prices, without sacrificing the quality of materials.
House of Nomad Shop
Owned by Kelley Lentini and Berkeley Minkhorst of the interior design studio that goes by the same name, HON Shop in Myers Park is a resource for globally inspired, hand-selected home decor.
Nav is a curated resource for authentic decor and genuine craftwork for your home. Each piece selected by the mother and daughter team behind the brand is imbued in passion and rooted in purpose. Stop by and visit Beth and Griffin, and elevate your space with their help.
OMJ, now located in Charlotte’s South End, offers up quality, custom-made casual clothing for men. They’ll even give you a bourbon to sip while you shop.
Selenite, in South End, is a beautiful, bright little shop that carries a remarkable lineup of effective, non-toxic, and natural beauty products, plus an assortment of cosmetics and wellness supplements. Owner Tiffany Mielnik Parrish can help guide your choices for yourself or for your gift buying needs.
This sweet little local and independent gift shop owned by Sybil and Bill Godwin offers visitors a wide variety of gift items and books to choose from. Browse through for loved ones, or simply as a way to add something small and joy-inducing to your own home.
The fashion forward, contemporary women’s boutique carries trend-setting styles from top designers. The team is always on hand to help you with your styling needs and make thoughtful suggestions.
The Sporting Gent
Marc Williams’ classic men’s apparel shop is complete with field goods and fly gear, so that even the most outdoorsy of gents based in Charlotte, North Carolina can get out there in style.
Theory Design Shop
As part of the Theory Design Studio’s efforts to make your interiors stunning, their boutique features a great selection of home decor, lamps, pillows, art, dinnerware and furniture pieces, as well as a large gift section. They carry many local lines, including The Piper Collection pillows, Evelyn Henson prints and gifts, The Blush Label pillows and Ella B candles.
Taylor Richards Conger
Based on the idea that the world offered more innovative styles of dress than those being offered by local haberdasheries, Glen Taylor, Richard Pattison and Lyn Conger have the most stylish SouthPark destination for all your high-end menswear. TRCW next door offers up the same for women.
This multi-decade Park Road staple offers furniture and accessories, and four designers staffed who are ready at any moment to help you in your choices of how to perfect your home.