Best of…shopping in Charlotte
Written by: Lindsay Shugerman
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
As the largest metropolitan area in North Carolina, Charlotte has it all. An incredible arts community, a dynamic business climate, friendly people… oh, and some truly awesome shopping!
If your travels are taking you to the Queen City, or if you’re a new resident of Charlotte, check out our recommendations for the must-see shopping areas in this gracious Southern city.
Live, work, dine and shop in one beautiful location
Whether you want to save on gas, spend more time at home than on your commute, or just want to enjoy a tranquil setting while you shop, Blakeney is the Charlotte shopping (and living) destination for you. Located at Ardrey Kell & Rea Road in Charlotte, this multi-use development includes national chains like Jos.A Bank, Banana Republic and Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, mixed with local shops and your favorite restaurants. And it’s all in one of the most gracious shopping areas you’ll find in Charlotte.
Original, local art meets coffee houses and performance
If the arts are your passion, make sure you spend some time in the North Davidson Street Arts District, located at N Davidson Street and 36th Street.
This is the place to find the best new Queen City artists, as well as works by Charlotte’s favorite visual artists. Stop by one of the local coffee house, then head over to the Neighborhood Theatre to see the latest production.
New to the area? Check out one of the twice-monthly gallery crawls for a welcoming introduction to all the area has to offer.
The Charlotte destination for the serious shopper
If you’re in the mood for an all day shopping experience, head just outside of Charlotte to Concord Mills. This mall has everything from Bed Bath and Beyond for home accessories and sports gear at FootLocker to the sweet scents at Perfumania and everything in between.
Hungry? The huge food court offers choices for every taste. And when you need a break from shopping, catch a film at the 24 screen theatre.
Small town charm, big city antiques
Browse for one of a kind antiques and collectibles in nearby Waxhaw. Stroll the streets of the quaint historic district, and shop for fine antiques and vintage collectibles at a fraction of the big city prices. Then grab a snack or a cup of tea at one of the local eateries while you look over your treasures.
If your visit is on a Saturday, bring your shopping list and check out the Farmer’s Market, too.
New mall, old-fashioned shopping fun
From neighborhood favorite like Target to national chains including Chico’s, Claires and Dean & Deluca, this new Charlotte shopping area offers the products and services you need in one convenient, welcoming location.
Park your car once, and shop for everything from a new mattress to educational games, then enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the tempting restaurants. You may never drive anywhere else to shop.