From creative local markets to popular national retailers and everything in between, shopping in South End is a new adventure every time.
Explore former textile mills turned shops, like Atherton Mill and the Design Center, or Charlotte's first micro-retailers at the Shops at the Winnifred, and you’ll find everything from furniture to fashion to food. And just a short walk away, you’ll discover local boutiques featuring homegrown gifts that you can’t get anywhere else. Here's a guide to South End's shopping scene.
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Founded by native Charlotteans, friends and former UNC Charlotte roommates Scott Wooten, Jerri Shephard, and Christopher Moxley, 704 Shop brings the community together through a shared passion for our city. Show your Queen City pride with Charlotte, 704, and crown-branded apparel and merchandise such as t-shirts, hats, hoodies, socks and more.
Girl TribeCo. is all about women empowering women. Owners Sarah Baucom and Carrie Barker launched Girl Tribe Co. as a graphic tee company that evolved into pop-up shopping events showcasing women-owned businesses. Their flagship shop in South End features their graphic tees, clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and additional collections from collaborations with other women-run brands.
Themed around nostalgic moments, Glory Days Apparel offers t-shirts, hats, accessories, and more in retro styles showing Charlotte pride. Owner JD Harris started the business as a pop-up, eventually leaving his desk job to pursue his dream in fashion!
Local, high-end athletic wear meets curated fitness programs at Fit Atelier in the Design Center. Founded by Brit Morton Turner and Melanie Morton, this homegrown boutique brings chic activewear to women in Charlotte. Don't forget to check out the growing list of fitness classes held in their studio!
Uniquities boutique opened in Chapel Hill nearly 30 years ago and opened their fifth location at Atherton Mill in 2019. This carefully curated, high-end women’s boutique features fashion-forward clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry, and unforgettable customer service.
With a glamorous yet affordable inventory of clothing and accessories, Five13 Studio provides various shopping experiences including in-store shopping, an online store, wardrobe consultations and personalized boutique appointments.
Charlotte Collective proudly showcases a variety of products ranging from clothing to candles, all made by local, woman-owned businesses. The shop is built on the foundation of deepening and strengthening the Charlotte community.
Specializing in fresh, natural and healthy pet food, Pet Wants slow cooks small batches of dog and cat food (and chicken feed) every month. Stop by the store to find the perfect recipe for your pet as well as healthy, handcrafted dog and cat treats.
Local farms and artisans are showcased every Saturday morning at this South End Market just off the Rail Trail at Atherton Mill. Find fresh produce, meat, seafood, jams, cheese, flowers, gifts, and household goods from a rotating list of local vendors.
A country store in an urban setting, Lincoln’s Haberdashery is an artisanal market and specialty grocery shop featuring breakfast, lunch and snack options locally sourced and made from scratch as well as local gifts and creations.
This gourmet spice shop carries an assortment of fan-favorite spices (you can’t go wrong with Mt. Elbert’s Seasoning), sauces, extracts, dips, dressings, soups and more. Plus, custom gift sets and Queen City-themed spice blends are great gifts for the cooks in your life.
Petit Philippe is a locally owned wine shop in the heart of South End's Design Center. They offer western European and west coast wines by the glass, bottle, or case. Be sure to stop in Thursday through Saturday evenings for wine tastings!
Choose from a diverse selection of bottled craft beer or fill up a growler with one of the local or regional craft beers on tap to create the perfect beer gift package. While shopping, sit down for a while to enjoy a pint and a small plate from the specially curated menu from husband-wife team Alyson and Dan Davis.
Committed to providing high-quality beers, wine, cider, and kombucha mostly from North Carolina and South Carolina, this beer shop features indoor seating and a dog-friendly patio ideal for a quick break from shopping.
Experience beer shop meets deli meets modern-day convenience store at The Common Market. With a focus on local brews and up-and-coming breweries across the country, you’ll find an eclectic mix of grab-and-go cans and bottles.