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2 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 two places is guaranteed to yield a great wardrobe and some perfect home/beauty additions.

The Brown Sugar Collab

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.

Five13 Studio

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!

Learn more about Black-Owned businesses in South End.

This article was written for Charlotte Center City Partners through a paid partnership with CLT Black Owned, Charlotte’s expert in supporting and growing local, black-owned businesses.