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Best Local Boutiques For Back To School Clothes Shopping In Charlotte

July 30, 2013 8:00 AM

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Now that resale is upscale, the boutique look will fit every budget. Skinny jeans in bold colors will remain a hot look for the new school year. Trendy teens are accessorizing with colorful scarfs and earrings. Skinny is not the only look for jeans, though. Boot leg and flare are a constant for school wardrobes and a fit for every size and shape. From the latest clothing fads to the stylish classics, check out these boutiques to get the kids ready for school.
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Back to school shopping for kids (Credit, Catherine Lash)

Kid’s Place
8042 Providence Road, Suite 1300
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 544-2311

Kid’s Place has been in business for 38 years in Charlotte. Joan Morgan has been clothing children since the 50s. Her daughter, Julie Beam, started in the business in high school. School bags, lunch bags, raincoats and boots are hugely popular during the back-to-school shopping season. Find traditional and classic styles in brands such as Hart Strings, Kissy Kissy, Maggie Breem, Florence Eiseman, Good Lad, Little Threads, Royal Child, Wesson Willy and Zuccini. Morgan says the shop carries leggings, tops, jumpers, dresses and lots of plaid. Monogramming on shirts, dresses and reversible jumpers with holiday themes is popular. Find Halloween- and Thanksgiving-themed clothing during the first part of September. Christmas items will arrive during September’s end. Kid’s Place sells many girls’ dresses in sizes seven to 16. There is always something on sale!

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Back to school shopping for kids (Credit, Catherine Lash)

Homestyles Gallery & Specialty Shops
11237 Lawyers Road
Mint Hill, NC 28227
(704) 573-1510

Homestyles Gallery & Specialty Shops is located in Mint Hill — the outskirts of southeast Charlotte. From home to clothes, it’s all under one roof. One of the vendors is Little Lollipops Childrens Consignment Boutique. A variety of styles and sizes are offered in clothes, shoes, boots and accessories. Pair pink cowboy boots with a little knit dress. There are bows and other hair accessories for little girls. Take time to stroll through the gallery of shops, and don’t forget to go upstairs where you can find mod skirts, purses and dresses. Find unique and different items for school supplies, such as custom-designed spiral back notebook covers. Shopping on a tight budget? The prices at the Gallery cannot be beat.

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Back to school shopping for kids (Credit, Catherine Lash)

Charlotte Warehouse Sale
13015 Rosedale Hill Ave.
Huntersville NC 28078
(704) 577-6726

Dress the kids in boutique styles without designer prices. Charlotte Warehouse Sale is located in the Lake Norman community, just north of Charlotte. The fashions are new, overstock items. Find brands such as Michael Kors, American Rag, Pink Rose, Rampage, Alfred Dunner, Karen Scott and more. Shop for casual dresses, outerwear and suits. Don’t expect the personal attention and glitzy interior of a boutique, but find familiar designer brands.

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Magic Windows of Charlotte
6800-H Phillips Place Circle
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 643-7041

Owner Carole French began her retail experience in New York. Magic Windows of Charlotte is an upscale boutique featuring tailoring and classic designs. Brands include Anavini, Arc-en-Ciel, Burberry, Eland Kids, Florence Eiseman, Magil, Tartine & Chocolat and Vineyard Vines. Find casual to special occasion clothing at designer prices. Look for the giraffe at the store entrance!

Fancy Pants Children’s Boutique
1025 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 344-0333

Fancy Pants Children’s Boutique is located in Myers Park Shopping Center. The store offers clothing from over 200 American and European designers. Brands include Skivvy Doodle, Luigi/Claver and Deux Par Deux. Visit the Bliss Trunk Show on August 15 and 16 for some serious savings. There is a full-service shoe store located within the boutique.

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Catherine Lash engagingly connects with people. She has learned that interested listening and thoughtful questioning are the means through which collaboration creates a story. She grew up traveling the world and learning military life in an Air Force family of seven. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and three kids. Her work can be found at

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