Shopping in Charlotte

Customized iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Case

MyCustomCase.com

Online Deal

$45 $20

Outfit your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Samsung Galaxy with a cover featuring an uploaded photo or your name or initials on exclusive designs

$15 for $45 Worth of Personalized Cases or Stationery

Paper Concierge

Online Deal

$45 $15

Browse art or photos and search for bold, modern patterns and fun designs to personalize with text and colors

Up to 63% Off Custom Shirts or Suit Package

Bunbury Custom Clothiers

Multiple Locations

$450 $199

Bespoke tailor custom-measures and crafts 100% English wool suits and Egyptian-cotton shirts in the tradition of London's Savile Row

Up to 67% Off Jewelry and Charms from Pugster

Pugster

Online Deal

$45 $14.99

Add to existing bracelets with a vast collection of charms and beads or select new jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, or brooches

Half Off Fashionable Women's Footwear

Bakers Shoes

Online Deal

$50 $25

Online store with myriad styles, including casual and professional flats, low-and high-rise boots, closed-toe dress shoes, and sandals

50% Off Athletic Gear at TrySports

TrySports

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Athletic shoes and socks from brands such as Adidas and Under Armour, plus yoga, swimming, and biking accessories

50% Off Apparel and Accessories at Caché

Cache

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Day dresses, evening wear, and lifestyle separates sport eye-catching prints and rich colors, as well as demure neutral tones

HeadCase – Up to 67% Off Smartphone Cases

HeadCase

Online Deal

$30 $14.99

Protect your smartphone with cases featuring bottle openers, custom photos, or the colors and logos of professional and college sports teams

Up to 55% Off Custom Chinos and Shirts

Custom Chino

Charlotte Showroom

$198 $99

The tailors make new a pattern for every client, and clothing is completed in less than four weeks

50% Off Jewelry at The Candy Box LLC

The Candy Box LLC

Charlotte

$30 $15

American artists craft jewelry by hand using materials such as stones, gems, and freshwater pearls

Up to 50% Off at Off The Hanger Boutique

Off The Hanger Boutique

Charlotte

$20 $11

Boutique owner equally passionate about men's and women's fashion stocks her shop with everything from breezy dresses to graphic tees

85% Off Online App-Design Course

EwB

Online Deal

$465 $69

12 months of access to a self-guided app design course compiled by No. 1 app designer Chris Stevens with 15+ hours of learning material

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

BookATailor

Charlotte

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

53% Off Jewelry or Bible iPhone Case

Academy of Commons

Online Deal

$40 $19

Diverse selection of accessories includes everything from jewelry, leather work, and headwear to a protective Bible-themed iPhone 5 case

55% Toward Clean, Polish, and Rhodium of Two Rings

NOEL LTD. by GMA Designs

South Park

$60 $27

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 67% Off Subscription to "Black Enterprise Magazine"

Black Enterprise

Redeem from Home

$22 $10

Black Enterprise Magazine provides current and relevant business news and advice for African American professionals

44% Off Adult Toys from AdamandEve.com

AdamandEve.com

Online Deal

$45 $25

Trusted supplier of adult toys and accessories for more than 4 decades; discreet shipping arrives with 3 complimentary DVDs and mystery gift

50% Off Lip Smacker Lip Glosses

Lipsmacker.com

Online Deal

$30 $15

Enjoyed by generations of kids for more than 40 years, Lip Smacker boasts more than 800 authentic-tasting flavors of moisturizing lip gloss

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

The Body Shop

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international community fair-trade suppliers

Select Local Merchants

A treadmill might not be the first thing you’d picture in an athletic store, but for the skilled staff of Charlotte Running Co., it’s a key step in the art of finding the perfect fit. After lacing up or sweet-talking on a pair of shoes from Adidas, Nike, or Saucony, patrons hop aboard the treadmill, and the ‘gait analysis’ begins. Aided by a video feedback system, the specialists analyze each both the customer’s strides and the performance of the shoes to identify the ideal levels of support and cushioning, as well as the perfect fit–a process made much more precise by seeing the fancy footwear in action.

In addition to running shoes that can help increase speed and safety, Charlotte Running Co. can outfit its patrons in other jog-friendly gear. The FuelBelt keeps much-needed fluids at the ready on long runs, while shirts from Nike and Asics help to keep bodies cool, reducing runners' need to jog in the penguin habitat at their local zoo.

1412 East Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.

But what many don't know about the brand—despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase—is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.

Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.

4400 Sharon Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

In TrySports's perfect world, everyone would aspire to a higher level of fitness and healthiness. Whether they choose running, swimming, cycling, charging into triathlons, or sweating through a gym regimen, customers receive help from the staff in acquiring the supplies they need to reach an improved state of physical wellness. They custom-fit shoes by analyzing each patron's gait and help to select bicycles according to legs' length and mouths' ability to make motorcycle noises. The crew also curates a collection of water bottles, wristwatches, nutritional supplements, apparel, and cushy insoles to further ease athletic pursuits. The colorful array of products bears labels from brands including Under Armour, Mizuno, Asics, Brooks, Saucony, Hoka, Altra, and Colombia, which prepares patrons to sprint through races or catch up to the one guy who knows the rules for competitive hide-and-go-seek.

9816 Rea Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

At The Last Word, wheat-hued shelves lead in all directions, weighed down with an enormous selection of gently used books, as well as a collection of DVDs, and gaming consoles. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy and Ralph Ellison peer from racks of employee selections beneath the vinyl records that adorn the walls, and glass cases packed with trading cards glint in the sunlight. Strict quality standards govern the state of all the items. Most are 50-80% off their normal retail price despite being in good condition, and the staff makes a conscious effort to purchase a variety of quality media rather than pamphlets entitled Thee Faxe Machine is an Entirely Infuriating Devil. The shop is peppered with floral armchairs, in which patrons curl up, sip coffee, and browse book recommendations with their laptops on free WiFi.

230 E W T Harris Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

When discussing the inspiration behind Avalilly's Boutique with reporters from Lake Norman Woman magazine, Emily Haggart explained that she "had a love of fashion from the day she was born." Armed with her keen, evolving aesthetic sense and a sharp entrepreneurial mind, Emily fills her shop with rotating seasonal inventory of designer clothing.

A trio of mannequins garbed in vibrant dresses, necklaces, and scarves greets visitors to Emily's shop. Inside, a kaleidoscope of colors dangles from racks, making up an array of tops, bottoms, and coats from names such as Joe's Jeans, Michael Stars, and Alice & Olivia. Stacks of crisp blue designer jeans line the shelves while ornamental display trees glimmer with bangles, earrings, and rings that entice the eye.

813 Providence Road
Charlotte,
NC
US

Owner Jessie Smith and the staff at Barefoot Archery maintain a pro shop packed with an all-encompassing array of gear for enthusiasts of all skill levels, from dedicated hunters to hobbyists. Every time a customer purchases a bow from the shop, one of Barefoot Archery's experts takes time to show him or her how to properly wield and maintain the new piece, reducing the chance that customers will accidentally pull the self-destruct string. Jessie also relishes the opportunity to teach youngsters the art of the bull’s-eye through Junior Olympic Archery Development classes held in the shop's indoor range.

4410 Old Pineville Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US