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Fashion Friday: The Trendiest Boutiques That Opened In Charlotte In 2012

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Courtesy of Catherine Lash

Courtesy of Catherine Lash

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Charlotte’s fashion may be a bit conservative, but thriving independently owned boutiques offer an upstyle, edgy selection for customers wanting to push the envelope. Preteens and shoppers all the way through their ’90s are buying at boutiques these days. With the growing emergence of stores offering resale merchandise, this city has something for any budget. Local boutiques offer high-end brands in small quantities, leaving customers with exclusivity satisfaction. Check out these five Charlotte boutiques, fresh on the scene for 2012. They offer fashions from demure professionalism to vintage American, European sophistication to sparkly vibrance.
(credit: Catherine Lash)

(credit: Catherine Lash)

Blush Boutique
1504 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 375-7585
www.shopatblush.com/

Blush Boutique owner Tarah Amann brings years of fashion expertise from the cities of Dallas, Atlanta and Charleston, to name a few. The South End shop boasts a beautiful view of uptown Charlotte. Its hip, colorful styles appeal to the young professional crowd living in the bustling uptown area. Dresses, tops, denim, skirts, shoes, jewelry, scarves and a few pieces of lace lingerie are among the merchandise. Find fashions for almost any occasion, from a wedding to a business luncheon to a girl’s night out. A lovely, knit macrame scarf interspersed with sparkly silver beads priced at $24 is one of the most affordable items in the shop. Many articles of clothing approach the $100 mark. Expect the best in customer service.

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Blank Canvas
1800 Camden Road, Suite 105
Charlotte, NC 28203
(980) 833-1135
www.thebcbrand.comSouth End Charlotte is peppered with art design businesses and fashion boutiques. When Harold Jordan and Nicole Blackmon combined their art and fashion expertise to form Blank Canvas, South End was the perfect location. The duo is providing fresh fashion to world of men, though it does offer clothing for women, as well. It’s launching a new line of bow ties and pocket squares for men. The shop also offers ascots, scarves, hats, shirts, cardigans, blazers, shoes, socks and denim. Among the men’s shoes is the PF Flyer. The athletic sneaker was prominently displayed in the movie “The Sandlot.” A custom, handmade bow tie goes for $60. Denim is priced from $100 to $300. A worthy mention for women are the one-of-a-kind handbags. Large bags go for $170 or more. Colored shoe laces are hot in fashion. Blank Canvas sells them in neon orange, lime green, red, yellow and Carolina blue. Before making a trip to Atlanta, check out this boutique.Related: Best Swimwear Shops in CharlotteSee the full list of stores on CBS Charlotte here!

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