Why a collection of Charlotte boutiques for summertime? First off, the warmer months in Charlotte tend to lean towards the, well, sweltering side. With rising temperatures and an assured blanket of humidity, it can be challenging to pinpoint the intersection between functionality and flair. No one understands this better than Queen City locals, and Charlotte boutiques have curated irresistible summer spreads, fitting both the weather and fashion forecast. Situated amongst the different neighborhoods of Charlotte, these boutiques each offer a unique approach to getting dressed and options for tastes of all styles.
Sloan: Located in the SouthPark area, Sloan carries beloved brands such as See by Chloé, Robert Rodriguez, Dolce Vita, Ace & Jig, Des Mademoiselles and more. Specializing in classic cuts and fits with a variety of lively colors and chic prints, Sloan’s summer menu is a refreshing blend of structured jumpsuits, all-American tees, strappy sandals and dainty dresses. With plenty of sunshine-friendly options to choose and pair, Sloan is a summertime wardrobe haven.
Boem: Boem’s selections are a combination of neutral, staple items paired with indie, dresses, skirts, matching sets, and tomboy-esque tanks, graphic tees and chunky sneakers. Located in the Southpark area, Boem’s styling is geared towards an effortless, everyday look that is breezy, yet eye-catching and edgy. Whether you’re in search of a long, simple shirt dress, or a printed swim set, Boem offers a look that is girly and fresh.
Vestique: With numerous locations in the Southeast, Vestique has two Charlotte locations: one in Dilworth, another in Blakeney. Featuring a collection of pieces that range from trendy, to retro, to minimalist essentials, Vestique combines a little bit of everything– all in a palette of clean neutrals, slimming stripes, and playful pops of blues, mustards and other summertime shades. Woven handbags, vintage-inspired sunglasses and statement earrings compile their selection of accessories: the sidekick to any successful summer outfit. Not to mention, they have several matching sets of tops and shorts – unique, joyful and out-of-the-box.
Lipp: Housed in Uptown, Lipp’s summertime spread is an array of florals, tie-dye, aztec prints and solid basics. Many of their tops have slim straps or off-the-shoulder features, creating a collection of breathable summertime ensembles. With amusing statement pieces such as a faux snakeskin clutch or tan metallic slides, Lipp’s style is a pastiche of designs and moods- a summer charcuterie board of textures, colors and patterns.
The Cheeky Bean: A Ballantyne favorite, The Cheeky Bean is all about pairing distressed, casual pieces with daintier, feminine items. Denim cutoffs, slightly shredded jeans, metallic hardware and baseball caps contrast with loose tops, pastel palettes and swingy maxi dresses. An abundance of light layering options, and ideal for a Charlotte summer, The Cheeky Bean’s seasonal menu is trendy, pleasant and certainly sunny.