South Charlotte

Retail news: Perk up with new stores, sales and specials

Editor's note: Kiran Dodeja Smith is the new retail news writer for South Charlotte News. Her column will appear in South Charlotte News twice a month.

Scout & Molly's

Known for their fun lines and trunk shows, Scout & Molly's is hosting a Bangles & Britches event on Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

Complimentary wine and food will be on hand as will a bangle bar, featuring a wide selection of Alex and Ani bangle bracelets. A representative from Raw Salvage Vintage Jeans will be available to take measurements for custom jeans made out of raw denim (no chemical washes or rinses). A portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit Rohr's Rockstars Foundation, a local nonprofit foundation dedicated to supporting the educational needs of children with cancer.

The event is free and open to the public; however donations are being accepted for the foundation. Donors will be entered into a drawing for bangle sets, custom jeans, gift cards and more.

3920 Sharon Road, Suite B150


Toys & Co.

Toy shoppers take note: Toys & Co. is opening a second Charlotte location. "Park Road Shopping Center is a great center full of nostalgia, so when the space became available it was irresistible," said store manager Sherry Stone. "Opening a second location will provide convenience for our customers, allow us to build our customer base and create excitement around the holidays."

Toys & Co. offers free gift-wrapping with purchases and is known for their product knowledge and customer service.

Toys & Co. at Park Road Shopping Center

4217 Park Road


European Wax Center

South Charlotte's second European Wax Center is set to open this week in Blakeney Shopping Center; the first location opened in August in the Arboretum Shopping Center.

Men and women can now frequent a specific destination for their waxing needs along with specialty products for skin care and eyebrow maintenance. All first-time customers can enjoy a free wax (women: bikini line, eyebrow or underarm; men: eyebrow, ear or nose) and regulars can take advantage of pricing options in the form of prepay or unlimited passes.

European Wax Center at Blakeney

9822 Rea Road



Add some charm to your holiday attire or pick up a pretty hostess gift for the gala you're attending. HandPicked continues their 12 weeks until Christmas promotion. With six weeks to go, shoppers can enjoy 30 percent off of handbags for the remainder of this week.

Nov. 10 is Ladies Night at HandPicked; enjoy free refreshments while you make a wish list for your husband. Men's Night (coming up) will give the guys an opportunity to purchase your picks.

HandPicked at The Arboretum

8040 Providence Road, Suite 600

HandPicked at Blakeney

9844-A Rea Road

HandPicked in Dilworth

1721 Kenilworth Ave.

The Boulevard at South End

The Boulevard at South End opened Nov. 1 and will have a grand opening party on Nov. 10 from 6-8 p.m. Ten percent of proceeds from the evening will go to A Child's Place. The gift store has an eco-friendly, eclectic appeal with more than 30 vendors offering creations from local artisans including jewelry, clothing, pet supplies, kids items, organic items and more. Most items cost less than $50.

1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 100

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery features art in the form of acrylic, glass, oil, pottery, watercolor and more from artists around the country. Long-time resident of North Carolina and award-winning artist Jerry Lee Kirk is November's featured artist. See his exhibit, "Beneath The Canopies of Trees: North Carolina Paintings by Jerry Lee Kirk," through the end of the month.

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery

7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 12A