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You saved the date, shared this post with a friend or two, now let’s identify the players for East Blvd’s biggest shopping day of the year! Starting on the South End side of East Blvd and heading East towards Freedom Park, here is where you need to stop in on June 4th.
227 East Blvd
Expect hot denim labels for guys and girls like Paige, Raleigh and Joe’s Jeans. Not only do they feature local jewelry designers through out the store, they also have works from several local artists like Kent Youngstrom and Erika Eckerson. Be sure to take a walk to the back of the store for a cool gift section stocked with books, skin care, home decor and novelty items.
224 East Blvd
Next to Sunflour Bakery’s newest location is 32 Flavors. Owned by a jewelry artist, inside 32 Flavors you will find a extensive selection of jewelry, art and gifts. All the brands offered must be locally made, made in America or fair trade to earn a spot in this sweet boutique. There is a lot to look at, so make sure you give yourself time for two laps through the store!
The Argyle Alligator
1222 East Blvd
A new edition to East Blvd, meet The Argyle Alligator. Owner Casie is a mom to two little loves and a self proclaimed baby clothing and accessories addict who can’t pass up a good bargain. The Argyle Alligator gives moms a chance to indulge in high end brands for their tots without breaking the family budget. Look for a big selection of Lilly Pulitzer, Mini Boden and Shrimp & Grits for boys and girls newborn to 6T and when they outgrow the fancy duds it’s time to bring them back to consign them.
1315 East Blvd
Petal is your stop on East Blvd for on trend clothing and accessories since 2008. They continuously offer a wide selection of outfits from casual wear to dresses for graduation and wedding season all at a very affordable price. Dresses in the $30-$40 price range, sunglasses under $10 and sandals under $30 were recently spotted on our last visit, so we can’t wait to see the deals they offer during the Sidewalk Sale!
Nue Brows to Brazilians + Beaute Bar
1315 East Blvd
You know Nue for all things waxing but have you stopped to look at the Beaute Bar the last time you were in?
The Beaute Bar is stocked with products from Jane Iredale makeup, Glamglow cleansers and masks, Lalicious scrubs and lotions, Lollia hand creams and perfumes and more.
Theory Design Studio
1405 East Blvd
Theory Home & Gift Studio from the ladies behind the Theory Design Studio is the newest kid on the block. Taking over and completely transforming the space next to Starbucks that use to home Coral, Theory will offer all the finishing touches to make your house into a home. Stop by for a sneak preview during the Sidewalk Sale and get all the details for their grand opening on June 11th.
1419 East Blvd
McKenzie Claire opened their doors in April and have added a much needed upscale designer women’s boutique to East Blvd in the space left vacant by Sloan. On our last visit we found dresses and tops from Rebecca Taylor, Rachel Zoe and Elizabeth and James and we are obsessed with the fun clutches and beach bags from Mar y Sol. Take a peek at their Instagram feed and we think you will understand mckenzieclaireclt
1528 East Blvd.
Pour Olive is a locally owned and operated gourmet oil and vinegar shoppe located in the heart of Charlotte’s Dilworth Neighborhood, in the same shopping pad as Vestige. They sell over 40 selections of hard to find — some hard to even imagine — cold-pressed olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Sidle up to the 20+ taps of premium, infused and fused olive oils on one side of their bar, and to 20+ taps of dark and white balsamics from Modena on the other.
1532 East Blvd
Looking to add some looks to your festival wear wardrobe but still want to be able to afford the price of admission? Pop into Vestique for the latest trends of the summer, from bodysuits to crop tops to gladiator sandals. They also offer jewelry and accessories to send you out the door with a complete new outfit.