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
|Ornaments at B.D. Jeffries|
B.D. JEFFRIES– 720 Governor Morrison Street Suite E110
|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
CHEZ ELLE– 532 Governor Morrison Street
THE ENGLISH ROOM-519 Fenton Place
|Artist Windy O’Connor
Hifell Brooks Gallery
HIDELL BROOKS GALLERY–1910 South Boulevard
|Holiday Gifts at Isabella|
ISABELLA–715 Providence Road
MRS. HOWARD– 1001 East Morehead Street
|Ornaments Galore at Paper Skyscraper
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
SLATE INTERIORS– 1401 Central Avenue Suite 102