A list of clothing store openings in the Charlotte area


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Belk after bankruptcy

Several apparel-focused retailers have expanded to the Charlotte area over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the pandemic pushing more and more consumers online and several major retailers filing for bankruptcy, including Belk and L’Occitanethe Charlotte area has seen several clothing and accessories stores open physical retail sites.

Here is a list of some of the announced store openings during last year:

â–ª Apricot Lane, a boutique for women with clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories and gifts, opening February 24 at Village of Birkdale. It is the third location in North Carolina, with another store south of Charlotte on Rae Road and the other in Morehead City. The Apricot Lane franchise in Birkdale is owned and operated by mother and daughter Georgina and Leah Susswell of Huntersville.

â–ª The Burlington department store opened two stores in the Charlotte area: 6390 Bayfield Parkway in Concord, about 5 miles from Burlington on Concord Mills Boulevard, and another at The Poplin Place mall at 2901 WUS Highway 74 in Monroe.

â–ª Moxie Mercantile, Michelle Castelloe’s locally owned women’s boutique, has expanded to the Charlotte area. Moxie opened two stores last year: Moxie Mercantile in Matthews and a new Betty by Moxie Mercantile brand in 1219 Thomas Ave in Charlotte, selling children’s clothing as well as women’s clothing and gift items. Moxie Mercantile also has locations in Plaza Midwood and Davidson. Another store will open in the fall at 219 Main St. in Fort Mill, SC

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The Moxie Mercantile boutique opened a sister store called Betty by Moxie Mercantile in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood in fall 2021, just months after opening a new location in Matthews (pictured). Moxie Mercantile

â–ª Pierre Millier, which sells luxury clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women, will open its first Charlotte store in April at 6815-F Phillips Place Court in Charlotte. The Raleigh-based retailer opened for business more than 20 years ago and has 20 stores in 11 states, according to the company’s website.

â–ª Sephora, a national beauty supply company, opened in Concord Mills and Birkdale Village in Huntersville.

â–ª Stash Pad, selling vintage clothing and accessories, has reopened at 2708 Monroe Road, Charlotte. Locally owned by Corrie Throckmorton, the original Plaza Midwood store opened in 2015.

The Stash Pad’s newly expanded online presence has attracted buyers including costume designers from Netflix and HBO, and items are available to rent for film and commercial shoots. Philippe Freeman CharlotteFive

â–ª DICK’S, a sporting goods store, is moving from Northlake Mall to Concord Mills.

â–ª My Casaplus size women’s clothing store in Concord Mills.

â–ª Vivian Jewelers at Concord Mills.

â–ª CHIEFa men’s sportswear and casual wear retailer, in SouthPark.

â–ª The copper closeta shop where everything is $45 or less, in SouthPark.

â–ªFree People’s Movementselling sportswear, as well as supplements, at SouthPark.

â–ªgolden goosea brand of clothing, accessories and footwear, in SouthPark.

â–ª psycho bunnya New York brand revisiting classic menswear like polo shirts and t-shirts, at SouthPark.

â–ª Saint Laurentprominent Parisian fashion designer of women’s and men’s clothing, leather goods, footwear and jewelry, at SouthPark.

â–ª Scotch and sodasbased in Amsterdam, clothing store for men, women and children, in SouthPark.

â–ª One of 50a high-end fashion jewelry line from Spain, at SouthPark.

â–ªvincea luxury men’s and women’s clothing brand based in Los Angeles, SouthPark.

â–ªMarc Jacobs, the American fashion designer’s collections include ready-to-wear clothing, handbags, fragrances and cosmetics, at Charlotte Premium Outlets.

â–ª Vans “Off the Wall” Release with infant to adult footwear will open in April at Charlotte Premium Outlets.

This story was originally published February 25, 2022 06:00.

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Catherine Muccigrosso is a retail journalist for The Charlotte Observer. An award-winning journalist, she has worked for several newspapers and McClatchy for over a decade.

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