Posts Tagged: Capitol


One of favorite visits during Milan Design Week was the showroom of La Double J, founded by fashion and design editor, stylist, and journalist JJ Martin in 2015. Before we arrived, Instagram was buzzing with her newly launched tabletop collection in addition to her amazing vintage finds and sought after La Double J Editions clothing line. Known as a creative force, JJ has perfectly merged the worlds of fashion and design with her collections. The new clothing made from vintage prints debuted with 8 historic prints hand-picked from Mantero Seta, a 114 year old silk manufacturer on Lake Como who created silks for Chanel. The line has blossomed into 25 vintage patterns offered in a limited edition program that drops new models and prints every two months.


“If we all shop small, it will be huge!” 
I ran this post two years ago on the second annual Small Business Saturday and have added a few more to the list….Here of my favorite Charlotte design and fashion haunts that are all run by small business owners that are incredibly talented, chic and stylish. Shop away!

Courtesy of Abode

ABODE– 201 West Worthington Avenue

Mary Miller’s beautiful storefront features upholstery, lighting, case pieces and original artwork from local and regional artists.
Ornaments at B.D. Jeffries

B.D. JEFFRIES 720 Governor Morrison Street Suite E110

Books, tabletop, holiday decor are showcased in this charming shop along with upholstery, antiques, accessories, and gifts for everyone on your list. 


CAMPBELL’S NURSERY- 209 McDonald Avenue
To snap out of a bad mood, just walk through the doors of Campbell’s Nursery. Jesse Campbell’s orchid filled space will lift your spirits and make you want to fill every room in your home with his beautiful creations. 


Tony Duquette Jewels
Oscar de la Renta Skirt

CAPITOL 4010 Sharon Road
For the true fashionista, this is THE place to shop. Tastemaker Laura Vinroot Poole curates an extraordinary collection of the finest fashions, shoes and jewelry from urban chic to haute couture.

Courtesy of Circa

CIRCA– 2321 Crescent Avenue

Style mavens Cindy Smith, Jane Schwab and their talented team have everything you could possibly need for your home, party, or next gift. Their ever expanding inventory includes unique antiques, original art, accessories, upholstery, lighting, tabletop, books, candles, and jewelry. 

CHEZ ELLE– 532 Governor Morrison Street

The lovely Laryn Adams has an eye for the unique and up and coming designers. Her fearless taste in clothes and accessories makes this shop unlike any other in town.

THE ENGLISH ROOM-519 Fenton Place

On a quaint street in Eastover, interior designer, blogger, shopaholic (self professed) Holly Hollingsworth Phillips has collected a delightful assortment of modern and colorful home accessories, gifts, furnishings and jewelry.
Artist Windy O’Connor
Hifell Brooks Gallery


Katherine Hidell Thomas and Rebecca Brooks specialize in the work of “well established and solid emerging artists working in a contemporary narrative and figurative vein.”
Holiday Gifts at Isabella

ISABELLA715 Providence Road

Erin Doughtery’s tranquil shop features fine bedding and bath linens, luxury pajamas, accessories and fragrances in an idyllic setting.
Mrs. Howard

MRS. HOWARD 1001 East Morehead Street

Just to see how Phoebe and Jim Howard rehabilitated this Charlotte landmark is worth the trip alone. Stunning room settings are perfectly styled and include artwork, upholstery,accessories, tabletop, books, and candles.
Ornaments Galore at Paper Skyscraper

PAPER SKYSCRAPER 330 East Boulevard
For the cheeky and those with a sense of humor, this is THE place.  Voted  “Charlotte’s Best Gift Store,” “Best Place to Buy a Present ,” and “Best Place to Buy a Stylish Gift” by several local publications.  This is hands down the best place in town to purchase everything thing from hilarious cards and design books to gift wrapping and an amazing selection of Christmas ornaments.

SLOAN 1419 East Boulevard
For the past 13 years, Courtney Sloan and Jill Sloan Pleune have been delighting Charlotteans with their fun fashions from denim to formal attire. This one stop shop can outfit you in everything from head to toe-earrings, dress, accessories, shoes-DONE!

Support a variety of small business owners at any of these boutiques:

Courtesy of Alexander Scott
ALEXANDER  SCOTT 208 East Boulevard
David Newcombe and Rusty Griffith’s mission is to “Provide the extraordinary”   The owners have a created a beautiful home for 70 vendors in the old McColl Center for Fine Art. The two story open setting is the perfect showcase for vendors to display their goods including everything from jewelry and small accessories to antiques, artwork, and upholstery.
Courtesy of Post and Gray

POST AND GRAY- 2139 South Tryon Street

This 7000 square foot warehouse holds lighting, upholstery, drapery, artwork and antiques from over 35 merchants.  

SLATE INTERIORS 1401 Central Avenue Suite 102

More than 50 artists, merchants and designers sell their wares at this Plaza Midwood outpost.  Described as “Paris Flea Market meets Soho.”