3 Black-Owned Businesses to Support at this South End Popular Retail Hub
Big Things Happen When You Shop Small.
It’s always sunny in South End and the RailYard has more than just retail. Visiting these three places is guaranteed to yield a great wardrobe, some perfect home/beauty additions, and a few sweet treats.
This place is collaboration come to life. Serving as a one-stop shop for makers, particularly women and creators of color, to house retail, The Brown Sugar Collab is a must-go in South End. Shoppers will find one-of-a-kind art and prints, home goods, beauty, and everything in-between. If you’re looking for a new scent, hand-made greeting cards, or simply feel like wandering, something will probably catch your eye at The Brown Sugar Collab.
One word: trendy. Five13 Studio is an easy answer to the question “What should I wear today?”. If you’ve ever wanted to revamp, expand, or update your wardrobe, there’s a good chance Five13 Studio has something you’ll love. Popular for their eye-catching and colorful looks, this boutique has a little something for every personal style. Visit on the right day and you might even catch an “under $20 sale rack” available!
A micro version of the larger, full-service BW Sweets in East Charlotte, BW Sweets at the RailYard is the perfect “to-go” addition to South End. The bakery is well-known for having an expansive menu of baked goods from cookies to specialty cakes. Whether you’re in the mood for a macaron, a cupcake (or two), or one of the bakery’s huge house-made Rice Krispie treats, BW Sweets has lots of options to satisfy your sweet tooth.