With an array of trendy boutiques, antique stores and shopping centers, Charlotte is a haven for shoppers.
Charlotte's Plaza Midwood district is an eclectic area, offering a variety of shops ideal for those seeking something unique.
If its clothing you're looking for, head to Boris & Natasha; this boutique provides trendy clothing for both men and women, as well as shoes, accessories and jewelry. Another option is Lotus Look, which offers high-end clothes exclusively for women.
Once you're decked out in the latest duds, check out the selection of antiques and discounted items at Clearing House and Clark's Antiques, Imports & Stuff. Both of these stores house an assortment of treasures, including home furnishings and glassware.
If music's what you're interested in, there's a shop just for you: Lunchbox Records. This independent record store offers new and used CDs, LPs, DVDs, books and other items.
North Davidson Street Arts District
This artsy district, often called NoDa, is home to an array of interesting shops you won't find anywhere else.
To find jewelry, artwork and gifts, visit Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique and Sunshine Daydreams. And don't forget to stop by The Boulevard at NoDa; this purple building is home to a variety of items, such as handbags and home décor, created by local artisans.
Interested in scoring some vintage clothes? Check out The Rat's Nest, which offers affordable apparel, shoes, accessories and items for the home.
Animal lovers, make time to visit Meow & Fetch, Inc. This shop provides everything your furry friend might need, including collars, toys and treats.
Also known as Uptown, Charlotte's Center City features several upscale retailers.
For the latest and greatest in clothing and accessories, check out Revolution and Belle Ville Boutique, both located in the Charlotte EpiCentre. While you're there, take a look at Bijoux Bellagio's fine jewelry, located just down the street.
To find the perfect gift, stop by BeeHive. This shop offers something for everyone, including candles, silk floral arrangements and ceramics.
Round out your shopping trip by heading to West Elm to browse through contemporary furniture and home décor.
If you prefer one-stop-shopping, visit Birkdale Village. This shopping center, located just outside of Charlotte, offers a variety of retailers such as Pier 1 Imports, Bath & Body Works and Williams-Sonoma.
Offering several specialty stores, Ballantyne Village houses retailers including Her Therapy, specializing in affordable, fashion-forward clothing for women, and Jewelry Artists of Charlotte, which offers pieces created by local designers.
Boris & Natasha, 1214 Thomas Ave.
Lotus Look, 1111 Metropolitan Ave.
Clearing House, 701 Central Ave.
Clark's Antiques, Imports & Stuff, 1517 Central Ave., (704) 910-6038
Lunchbox Records, 1419-A Central Ave.
Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique, 128 E. Park Ave., Ste. B
Sunshine Daydreams, 3225 N. Davidson St.
The Boulevard at NoDa, 453 E. 36th St.
The Rat's Nest, 442 E. 36th St., (704) 371-3599
Meow & Fetch, Inc., 453 E. 36th St.
Revolution, 210 E. Trade St., Ste. E280
Belle Ville Boutique, 210 E. Trade St., E182
Bijoux Bellagio, 101 S. Tryon St., #17
BeeHive, 101 S. Tryon St., #200, (704) 334-9322
West Elm, 1100 Metropolitan Ave.
Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Dr., Ste. #206, Huntersville
Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way
SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd.
The Village at SouthPark, 4300 Sharon Rd.
IKEA, 8300 IKEA Blvd.
Shoppes at University Place, 8929 J M Keynes Dr., #315
Northlake Mall, 6801 Northlake Mall Dr., Huntersville
Concord Mills Mall, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord