Charlotte East is a great place to find perfect gifts this holiday. No need to head to the mall when you have a wide range of specialty shops in close proximity. Shop local and show support for our vibrant community! While you’re out, be sure to have bunch, lunch, drinks, or dinner at once of our many restaurants. I’ve posted a selection of East Charlotte shops below but it’s by no means exhaustive. Head east and explore!
Green with Envy: Last year I bought a lot of my holiday gifts here. There’s a fun selection of unique gifts for anyone in your life – funky apparel, home decor items like candles and picture frames, lots of local Charlotte items, and even Poo-pourri.
Social Status: Birthplace of the Social Status brand, the Charlotte location has laid the foundation for Social Status boutiques since 2005. Social Status – Charlotte was launched in the Plaza/Midwood area. The boutique was designed to put emphasis not only on apparel and footwear, but to bring lifestyle back into the boutique atmosphere. Tastemakers from around North Carolina and the Southeast region of the US shop this location for the latest in sneakers and luxury fashion.
Buffalo Exchange: Buffalo Exchange is unique because clothing is bought, sold and traded locally with customers. They buy clothing and accessories for both men and women, giving you the option to take cash or store trade on the spot.
Boris + Natasha: A fav! The last time I was in here a customer walked in wearing a LIVE PYTHON. Only in Plaza Midwood. Unique fashion for both men and women.
City Supply: If Santa is bringing furniture this holiday, he should check out City Supply. Besides furniture there’s original art, candles, home decor.
CLTCH: CLTCH (pronounced clutch) is one of the newest spots on the East Charlotte fashion scene. They’re closed Black Friday but will be ready to greet you on Small Business Saturday, Nov 28. They’ve extended their hours for the holidays.
Slate Interiors: A multi-merchant venue representing over 60 merchants and artists, Slate is a destination shop for exceptional one-of-a-kind finds. Open to the public and design professionals alike, they carry a daily-changing collection of home furnishings, accessories, lighting, and original art. Many items leave as quickly as they come in, so check in regularly – you don’t want to miss out!
Yoga One: A popular yoga studio in East Charlotte. Their Marketplace is a go-to shop fo the yogi in your life.
Gumbo: Another new addition to East Charlotte, this lifestyle shop is full of products with people behind them that care about their craft, their impact, and their customer.
Baskets of Yarn: There’s still time to make your own holiday gifts with the help from the folks at Baskets of Yarn. You better get on it though!