Apr 15, 2015 - Things to Do

Shop Charlotte: A Charlotte woman’s dream shopping tour

shop-charlotte-top

shop-charlotte-top

The 3 Annual Shop Charlotte Tour will be Saturday, April 18 and if you love supporting and shopping at local boutiques as much as I do, you’ll want to go.

Shop Charlotte is a shopping bus tour where attendees are chauffeured all over the greater Charlotte area for a unique and fun day of shopping at local boutiques. This year the bus will make visits to the following stops​: Green Jeans: MooresvilleAvalilly’s, Bebe Gallini’s, Fifi’s of Lake Norman, Gigi’s​ in Belmont​, The Boulevard at Southend, and ​Sweet Repeats. Stix+Stones will also have a pop-up shop at The Boulevard at Southend.

shop-charlotte-checkout
shop-charlotte

What sets Shop Charlotte apart from other shopping or fashion events in Charlotte? Creator Jennifer Malone says it “takes the shoppers into different neighborhoods of Charlotte, introducing them to areas they may not have visited before. With other events, the shops come to the shoppers and they only experience some of the store’s inventory.”

shop-charlotte-jewelry
shop-charlotte-snacks

When asked what the women on the tour will take away from the event, Jennifer said “My biggest goal is for the shoppers on the tour is that they’ll get to see areas of Charlotte that they’ve never visited. It also gives exposure to these stores that they may have never reached. With this exposure, my hope is that the attendees of the tour will go back and visit neighborhoods like Southend or venture to Lake Norman and discover other local shopping gems.”

Another helpful hint from Shop Charlotte on how to find the best boutique deals in the Queen City: ​Follow the boutiques on social media. It gives an insight to their new inventory and upcoming sales. Also, stop in often and get to know the people who run the shops. They’re local and appreciate the business!

Tickets for Shop Charlotte are $30 and include all-day transportation, food and drink at each stop, provided lunch, a discount for shoppers at each boutique, and swag bags. ​ ​Shopper pick-up for the tour is in Charlotte at 9am and Lake Norman at 9:30am. Charlotte shoppers will return to their vehicles at 5pm, and Lake Norman shoppers at 5:30pm. There’s a good chance that this year’s tour may sell out so be sure to purchase your tickets now before you miss out on a truly unique and local event.

For event updates, like the Shop Charlotte Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

avatar

Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Charlotte.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Charlotte stories

No stories could be found

Charlottepostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Charlotte.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more