SloanFashion fused with comfort is the focus of Cordani, a collection of footwear that features wedges, platforms and boots that are perfect for play yet wonderful for work. View the shoes at Sloan during its trunk show Sept. 26 - 28. All Cordani shoes will be offered at a 20 percent discount. Meet the owner/designer on Sept. 26 and 27. • Sloan 1419 East Blvd. Suite G 704-338-1400 www.sloanboutique.com.Neiman MarcusFall’s fashion musts will be presented and previewed on the evening of Sept. 26 in a runway presentation at Neiman Marcus at SouthPark Mall. Styled by Erica Hanks, view select styles from the season while DJ Sami spins the tunes and you enjoy sips and light bites. Reservations are required; email RSVPcharlotte@neimanmarcus.com to reserve your space.• Neiman Marcus 4400 Sharon Rd. 704-442-7904 www.neimanmarcus.com.Kings GreenhouseA whimsical world of fairies await the gardening gurus and landscaping learners as well. From miniature moss to tiny trees, small-scale scenes create magical lands for fairies to find and linger in. Find out how to create your own little landscapes in potters, wheelbarrows, planters or terrariums at the free workshop, held Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. All supplies are priced as marked.• Kings Greenhouse 524 Stallings Rd. 704-821-7507 www.kingsgreenhouse.com.Doll. (a boutique)From L.A., New York and Miami, straight to the Queen City: Doll. is a new addition to Charlotte’s fashion scene. Bringing celebrity wares that are all under $400, stop in the specialty shop to find designer dresses including well-loved lines such as Lauren Moshi, Bailey 44, Bella Luxx, James Jeans, Ramona LaRue, Nicole Miller, Artelier and Young, Fabulous and Broke.• Doll. 2902 Selwyn Avenue Suite B 704-910-5314 www.dollaboutique.com.Cost Plus World MarketShop worldly finds from all around, now offered at a location even closer. The Cotswold location of Cost Plus World Market opened on Sept. 12, marking the area’s third store. Find entertaining essentials, handmade items, Balinese baskets, cookware, bakeware, wine and more – all offered from locations around the world. • Cost Plus World Market 330 South Sharon Amity Rd. 704-442-5353 www.worldmarket.com.The Pink HangerCelebrating six years of presenting women’s wear, with brands such as Trina Turk, Joie, Splendid and more, the boutique is offering $50 gift certificates for every $250 spent in the specialty store. There is no limit to the number of gift certificates that can be attained. Gift certificates earned must be used by Dec. 31. Stop by the store to see new designs from Red Engine, One Grey Day and Left on Houston and to score a gift certificate in honor of the celebration.• The Pink Hanger 2935 Providence Rd. 704-366-7272 www.pinkhangeronline.com.JWV Artists GalleryJ. Sam’s, best known for fine wines, palatable plates and delightful desserts has recently added another feature to its SouthPark setting: affordable art. On Sept., JWV Artists Gallery partnered with the Piedmont Row location where Judith Voglesonger is offering a boutique gallery and art consulting services. With prices ranging from $150 to $2,000, Voglesonger brings the work of Charlotte-area artists and will change out offerings seasonally. • JWV Artists Gallery www.jwvartists.com.Plato’s ClosetThe Farmer family recently opened their fifth Plato’s Closet location, and their ninth store overall. The family owns and operates four Once Upon a Child locations, which focus on a recycling concept for younger children. Plato’s Closet targets the teen-to-20-something crowd, reselling trendy gentlyused, brand-name clothing and accessories, including shoes, belts, purses and jewelry. The store pays cash with no appointment needed; customers can save up to 70 percent on items they purchase. The store is the third in the Charlotte area.• Plato’s Closet 9101 Pineville Matthews Rd. 704-817-9099 www.platosclosetpineville.com.
Friday, Sep. 20, 2013
Specialty stores popping up across Charlotte
Kiran Dodeja Smith is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Kiran? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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