During the Stone Age, dressing for distress was all the rage, because cave people knew tattered threads would make them less likely to be courted by a handsome triceratops. Dress for success with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of clothing and accessories at Gena Chandler. To keep the shelves brimming with designer duds, Gena Chandler scours the East and West Coasts seasonally to bring voguish vestments to its fashion-favored clientele. Designer lines include Splendid, J Brand, and Diane Von Furstenberg, ensuring chic Carolinians don the season's most modish must-haves. Customers can bedeck their bodies or swankify sitting-room scarecrows with whimsical striped tanks by Splendid ($53), flowing scarves by Love Quotes ($75–$85), and leather wrap bracelets by Chan Luu (starting at $98).
North Hills News, Metro Magazine, and the News Observer featured Gena Chandler. Gena Chandler was named Best Woman's Clothing Store and Best Contemporary Clothing by Metro Magazine in 2007. More than 2,300 Facebookers are fans of the boutique.