2400 Park Road, #2A
Charlotte, NC 28203
www.jtposh.comFor upscale but affordable luggage, consignment shops are a wonderful place to look. They often carry high-end brands for reduced prices. Additionally, consignment stores tend to have very exacting standards for accepting their wares, so you know you’ll be getting high-quality goods. JT Posh carries a variety of clothing from fashionable designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Gucci and Lilly Pulitzer. However, the store also carries bags from brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Remember, the selection will vary depending on the store’s inventory, so check back often. It also has an online inventory, so check out the website.
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720 Governor Morrison, Suite E110
Charlotte, NC 28211
www.bdjeffries.comIf you are looking for genuine alligator or crocodile skin travel accessories, then B.D. Jeffries is the place to shop. The specialty store offers a variety of luggage, including garment bags, overnight bags, commuter bags and more. Although B.J. Jeffries is not known for cheap prices, it has very high-quality goods and has been in business for the last 11 years. B.D. Jeffries has buyers that travel to France, England and Italy to purchase the leather goods. The store also offers antiques and other accessories gathered from markets in London, Paris and throughout the European countryside if you’re looking to decorate your home.
8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Suite #C73
Concord, NC 28027
www.concordmills.comIf you are doing some shopping in Concord Mills, you can stop by Quallets, another store that offers leather goods. In addition to leather wallets, the store also offers a variety of goods, including luggage. Concord Mills recommends that you enter through Entry 3 if you are planning to head over to the almost 1.4-million-square-foot shopping mall. The mall, located about a mile from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, is North Carolina’s largest tourist attraction.
3731-A Woodpark Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28206
www.jafrum.comIf you are looking for something more specialized…say, for a motorcycle…then Jafrum is the place to look. Jafrum totes the slogan, “The Motorcycle Experts,” and it has a wide variety of gear for traveling on a bike, whether it be down the street or across the country. From saddlebags to hydration packs to trunk bags, Jafrum has a bit of everything. The store also carries just about everything else (minus motorcycles), so you can get totally outfitted for whatever you need. Whether it is helmets, jackets, tires or boots, you can pick it up at Jafrum.
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