Green With Envy is one place that you won't want to miss when you're shopping in Charlotte. This place will surprise you with its rare items, and you'll be tempted to take them all home with you. Pamper yourself in the candle and bath section, which is filled with exotic scents. The unique clothing and accessories are higher end, and worth every penny. A wide assortment of children's items are also on sale.
SouthPark Mall is a one-stop shop for a day of combing the racks and dishing out some cash at high-end designer stores. This mall has all the staples expected of a standard mall, plus more upscale options such as Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany and Co. The Container Store and Sur La Table offer everything you'll need to get your home looking as orderly and stylish as your wardrobe.
A venture of the Crosland developers, Latta Arcade is located in the trendy Uptown region of Charlotte. An enchanting old world charm is the characteristic of this shopping center. A varied list of shops and restaurants like Besoin Gallery, Chick's restaurant, Woody's Hot Dogs, Think Paperless, Kugler's Studio Inc. and many, many more are present in this popular establishment. A part of the National Historical Registry, Latta attracts locals and tourists alike.
If you don't like to be cliche, especially when it comes to dressing, then a visit to this shop is a must. A whole range of shoes and clothes are yours for the taking. Check out the funky club clothing, while you take your pick from the various designer outfits on offer. In clothes, there is Sergio Valente, Patricia Field and others to choose from, whereas among shoes, you have Destroy and Classified.
The Piedmont Farmers Market is a dream come true for all those who love fresh produce and heaps of varieties to choose from. Set up in 1984 so that farmers could get a fair price without the middlemen eating into their profits, this benefited buyers too who could now buy at affordable prices unlike those at retail shops. Open 365 days a year, a visit to this traditional market is an experience in itself that can't be missed.
Concord Mills Shopping Center holds its own against local historical landmarks and NASCAR stadiums, establishing itself as one of the biggest tourist draws in the area. There are hundreds of stores to choose from, and at first glance the possibilities can seem rather daunting- but with a list of businesses including everything from movie theaters to pretzel kiosks, there is sure to be something to please everyone in the family. Be sure to check out the website for new events, bargains, and programs.
Though not as uppity as Wal-Mart, this chain of food markets is definitely in a class of its own. This branch, based in Uptown Charlotte, sports a clean, tidy façade and equally sparkling interiors. Fresh, high-quality fruits and veggies line up alongside generous cuts of meat, all well-wrapped, clearly-labeled and neatly stored. In addition, the store also boasts a ready-to-go food section, with delicious sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, pork, beef and even sushi, that hit the spot with ease. It also offers its own brands of groceries—look for the trademark on more then 1,300 items. The in-house VIC card has convenient value offers and other benefits; inquire if you plan to be a regular here.
Active inside the tall Bank of America Corporate Center, Founders Hall features many things within. While there's shopping destination to satiate those who like riding on a shopping spree, there's The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and other venues that present events full of life. Founders Hall exudes rich facade with elegant marble floors, beautiful atrium and every little thing that render a rich feel to the place. Weddings, receptions, luncheons parties, every event looks grand here.
Make yourself feel like a million bucks after a visit to Merle Norman Cosmetics. The trained staff here takes care of all your beauty requirements, from head to toe. Have a look at their comprehensive range of cosmetics for all skin types. Choose from a range of lipsticks, polishes, mascara, creams and more. Pick up something that's just perfect for you!
7th Street Public Market is one of the best farmer's markets in the city. A look around this market shows you the food culture of the region. The stalls here are not just limited to produce but branch out so that one can find everything from fresh cuts of meat to handcrafted pizza. Some of the permanent stalls include Local Loaf which offers baked goods, Hazelnuts Creperie, Pure Pizza, Charlotte Tea & Spice Co. and Bonzai Fusion Sushi. If you are planning a special dinner, simply drop by this market place and you will find everything you need including the wine to go along with your food.
Black Sheep is more than just a skateboard shop. It stocks all the latest products the skateboard industry has to offer, and come the South End's monthly Gallery Crawl, the store becomes a pillar of the art community as well. Custom designed clothing and footwear are always available, and the walls are usually lined with paintings or photography produced by local artists. See website for special event announcements.