Polished Nail BarTidy up those toes at one of Charlotte’s favored pampering places. Polished Nail Bar, known for expert nail services, waxing and facials, recently opened its fourth location, a 4,000-square-foot space with 31 pedi chairs, two high-tech vented mani bars, and a comfortable treatment room. It’s in Stonecrest Shopping Center beside Target. • Polished Nail Bar 7864 Rea Rd. Suite E Charlotte, NC 28277 980-819-8330 www.ipolished.com.FABOSelwyn’s multi-faceted destination for coffee, croissants, cool products and conversation is relocating.FABO (Fabulous Art Buying Opportunity) is moving from its location near Selwyn and Colony Road to a 1,242-square-foot space in Quail Corners that is slated to open in early July. Featuring fresh coffee, wine and select beers and signature and unique work from more than 60 local artists, FABO provides a place to grab a bite or to browse.“We saw how Quail Corners was shaping up and thought it was a great opportunity to get in early on all the action,” said owner Cricket Burget. • FABO 2820 Selwyn Ave. No. 180 Charlotte, NC 28209 704-900-2430 www.fabocafe.com.H&MThe global retailer known for offering fashion-forward apparel and quality basics has confirmed it will open its first Charlotte store at Carolina Place Mall in the fall of 2013. With 268 current locations across the country, H&M plans to expand into the Southern market. The 17,000-square-foot Charlotte store will offer collections for men and women, youth and teens, as well as children from newborns to age 8.• H&M www.hm.com.Graper Cosmetic SurgeryCharlotte cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Graper recently added a new product line to his offerings of medical-grade skin care products. ZO® MEDICAL is created by physician Zein Obagi and consists of 11 products that target all facets of aging skin and related issues. The products treat the skin at every layer so that it is more resistant to age-related changes, including wrinkles, spots and acne. The product line can only be offered under the supervision of a medical doctor and is available at the SouthPark office. • Graper Cosmetic Surgery 2915 Coltsgate Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211 704-375-7111 www.grapercosmeticsurgery.com.Discovered TraditionsThe staff at the gift shop within Temple Beth El are making markdowns to make room for new inventory. June 17-26, find fine jewelry, decorative wall hangings, Patrick Meyer menorahs, Marsha Anderson serving dishes, handmade silk scarves, dolls, candle sticks and more reduced by 40 percent. Quantities are limited. • Discovered Traditions Temple Beth El Gift Shop 5101 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226 704-749-3060.Raw Sugar Couture at Madewell Jami Svay, creator of haute handmade hair wear, has teamed up with Madewell. Svay’s Raw Sugar Couture line features three exclusive headbands just for the store, which will debut June 20 at the SouthPark Mall location. The event will run 6-9 p.m. and will be coupled with live music, food and fashion. • Raw Sugar Couture Madewell 4400 Sharon Rd Charlotte, NC 28211 704-365-3955 www.etsy.com/shop/rawsugarcouture.Uptown CheapskateA new retail resale show recently opened on Pineville Matthews Road. Marianne Hickman, owner of two local children’s resale stores, opened her third franchise, this time targeting teens and young adults. “After turning away so many customers because their kids were outgrowing our current sizes, I knew Uptown Cheapskate was my next adventure,” Hickman said. Uptown Cheapskate pays shoppers cash for clothes, shoes and other apparel items and resells them at discounted prices. In addition to recycled items, the new store also offers some new jewelry, apparel and accessories.• Uptown Cheapskate 8700 Pineville Matthews Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226 704-543-7890 www.uptowncheapskate.com/southcharlotte.Red Party HatGet out your party hat – or pick up some new ones at the new party supply store. Red Party Hat opened June 1 and is locally owned and operated. Offerings include balloons of all sizes, tableware, cookware, baking accessories, party favors, themed supplies, gift wrap items, greeting cards and more.• Red Party Hat 311 S. Polk St. Unit No. 10-20 Pineville Towne Market Pineville, NC 28134 704-889-0301 www.redpartyhat.com.Pura Vida Worldly ArtSearching for some color for your wardrobe or your walls? Pura Vida Worldly Art offers local art and handcrafted items from over 40 countries. All Mayan textiles are 50 percent off. Mayan women’s blouses (huipiles) and wall hangings are all handmade, and each blouse generally takes a month to create. Sale runs June 19 through July.• Pura Vida Worldly Art 3202A N. Davidson St. Charlotte, NC 28205 704-335-8587 www.puravidaart.com.
Friday, Jun. 14, 2013
Charlotte retail market remains vibrant
Kiran Dodeja Smith is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Kiran? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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