THE BAG LADY
This Bag Lady carries an eclectic array of books, jewelry, and random must-haves. The womengeared gift store claims to be an oasis for ladies, offering blissful Votivo candles, humorous gift items, K. Robins jewelry and even a corner dedicated to the community with educational and health resources for women. For the art connoisseur, The Bag Lady has an incredible selection of local artwork, which features the only MaryAnne Radmacher original watercolors in the country, as well as unique Story People sculptures. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-4 pm. www.the-bag-lady.biz 1710 Kenilworth Ave., 704.338.9778. Map 1, D5
This Plaza Midwood lifestyle boutique features a sophisticated blend of home and personal accessories often made by hand using natural materials. Stock includes leather goods, hand-poured soy candles, linen bags and more. Open M-Th 11 am-6 pm, F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. www.moxiemercantile.com 2008 Commonwealth Ave., 704.877.7879.