The popular women’s boutique The Bag Lady has been sold and will reopen in a new location.
Owner Karen Coffin said just over a month ago that the boutique’s lease had not been renewed at Kenilworth Commons, next to Duck Donuts, in Dilworth.
In an email to customers Thursday, Coffin, who bought the store in 2010, said former Bag Lady manager Susan Burns is buying the store.
It is unclear where the store will reopen, or how much Burns paid for the shop. Neither Burns nor Coffin could immediately be reached for comment.
The retailer will close in its current spot on March 20, a store employee told the Observer. Until then, everything in the store, with the exception of consignment items, is 30 percent off.
Burns, the new owner, worked for former owner Teri Hawk and helped facilitate the store’s move from Selwyn Avenue to Kenilworth Avenue, Coffin said.
“I am delighted to be part of continuing The Bag Lady’s tradition of creating an empowered and joyful metaphysical community,” Burns said in the email.
The Bag Lady sells an eclectic assortment of “Provisions for the Wild Woman,” including scented candles, hand-crafted jewelry, local art, home decor, books and clothing. The shop regularly hosts events and workshops for women to support their “spiritual and personal development,” according to the store’s website.
Original Bag Lady owner Hope Swann opened the shop on Selwyn Avenue in 1995. The shop moved to its current location on Kenilworth about a decade ago.
It’s not clear what will take The Bag Lady’s place. T
he shopping center’s landlord, Columbia-based Edens, could not be reached. Edens owns a number of other centers in Charlotte, including Park Road Shopping Center and Atherton Mill.