The best boutiques in Charlotte

By: Sarah Crossland

March 29, 2016

Whether you’re searching for stylish new clothes or looking for unusual homewares, these chic boutiques in Charlotte offer sophisticated styles from local owners. Ready to shop till you drop? From gifts to designer goods, these stores have you covered.

The best boutiques in Charlotte | Isabella
Inside Myers Park’s Isabella shoppers will find gorgeous accessories and home furnishings, and the perfect gifts for any hostess © Isabella


Luxe linens from brands like John Robshaw and Peacock Alley set the inviting scene inside this sun-filled Myers Park home furnishing shop. Isabella’s stylish décor and plush bedding aren’t all you’ll find here, though. Sophisticated items from soaps and candles to cocktail napkins make perfect gifts, while fragrant bath salts and delicate jewellery are the perfect souvenirs to take home.


This is Charlotte’s unrivalled destination for couture. With lines like Balenciaga, Rodart, Nina Ricci, and Lanvin, Capitol is filled with the latest fashion trends. You’ll also find jewellery from Marie-Helen de Taillac and Irene Neuwirth, as well as shoes and handbags from designers like Rupert Sanderson and Chloe in the 6,000-square-foot store, which features an airy courtyard complete with a lush vegetal wall.

The best boutiques in Charlotte | Capitol
The racks at Capitol are filled with design labels for the fashion-savvy shopper © Chris Edwards

Paper Skyscraper

This quirky gift shop-meets-book store offers fun finds from creative cards and cocktail mixers to handbags and home décor. You’ll find locally made wares and authors tucked among designer goods and bestsellers at Paper Skyscraper. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, a playful child’s toy, or your new favourite novel, you’ll find it among these expertly curated collections.


This modern women’s boutique features styles you won’t find anywhere else in Charlotte from designers like James Coviello, Mara Hoffman, and Cynthia Steffe. Scoop up upscale and cutting-edge styles at ChezElle, from cocktail dresses to casual tops – all perfect for pairing with the boutique’s impressive selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.

The best boutiques in Charlotte | Cottage Chic
Cottage Chic is housed in a charming Dilworth bungalow and features cozy linens and inviting hues © Cottage Chic

Cottage Chic

This charming East Boulevard bungalow features a mix of pastel hues and lush textures in bedding, linens, furniture, and clothing. Fragrant candles greet guests to the warm interior where luxury bath products, specialty children’s items, and upscale accessories cover the shelves. And while Cottage Chic’s roots are Southern, you’ll find a mix of modern design from lighting to luxe handbags.

Boris + Natasha

Tucked into a Plaza Midwood shopping centre, Boris + Natasha features style savvy designs from designers like Tibi. Its laidback and local owners (say hello to their friendly shop dog) mean you’ll find niche lines and funkier fashions than you’d expect at other boutiques around town, like t-shirts with playful text and on-trend eclectic accessories.

The best boutiques in Charlotte | Beads Inc
Set in a restored historic colonial home, Beads Inc features bright spaces perfect for creating jewelled pieces © Summer Hogan

Beads Inc

Set in a historic colonial Myers Park home, this two-storey bead emporium and jewellery studio features an impressive interior complete with shiny hardwood floors and oversized windows that highlight walls of sparkling jewellery. Stylish sisters Anne Todd and Christine White own Beads Inc, and teach classes on creating unique pieces perfect for adding to your own collection.


This stylish SouthPark boutique reflects its owner’s relaxed, free spirited aesthetic. From gauzy dresses in ombre tones to embroidered blouses, Boem offers a sophisticated mix of beachy and music festival styles. Accessorize your look here with tasselled bags, fringe necklaces, and gladiator sandals. This bright and bohemian shop is perfect for your inner flower child.

The best boutiques in Charlotte | Green With Envy
For the ultimate Charlotte item, shop at Plaza Midwood’s gift emporium, Green With Envy © Sarah Crosland

Green With Envy

The best way to describe this Central Avenue boutique is just plain fun. From gorgeous gifts to chic jewellery, clothing, and art, much of Green With Envy’s selection is local. Area artisans fill the shop with an ever-shifting variety of Charlotte-themed creations.

KK Bloom Boutique

The flirty styles in this bright and bold shop are sure to put you in a sunny mood. From short and playful dresses to sleek and sexy denim, KK Bloom Boutique’s clothing options are ideal for creating eye-catching outfits. And from tech accessories (think sleek mobile chargers and sparkly phone covers) to swanky candles (try the Joanathan Adler Champagne version), this is one of the best boutiques in Charlotte.

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Sarah Crossland

Sarah Crosland lives in Charlotte and covers the city and region for numerous publications. The North Carolina native has been a travel writer for almost a decade, but her first love has always been food. She authored the book Food Lovers’ Guide to Charlotte and her next book, 100 Things to do in Charlotte Before You Die, is available in 2014.

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