Carolina ladies flock to Capitol when it’s time to gear up for any noteworthy event or fancy soirée. With exquisite designs by Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta and Dries Van Noten, who can blame them? Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm. www.capitolcharlotte.com. 4010 Sharon Road, 704.366.0388. Map 1, D9
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The charming boutique is packed with delightful designs, an upbeat atmosphere and an unbeatable shopping experience thanks to the many stylists on hand ready to help customers find the perfect attire to suit their personality. www. clairdeluneshop.com. 1820 South Blvd., 704.582.3313.
The place to pick up cute dresses, skirts, and tops at inexpensive prices (most are less than $100) also stocks graphic tees and denim from Rock & Republic and True Religion. But it’s K-La’s accessory selection— bangles, bracelets, cocktail rings, and sunglasses—and fabulous designer knockoffs (Balenciaga, anyone?) that makes this a great place to stock up on wardrobe staples. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.shopkla.com. 4123 Park Road, 704.523.2017; 9816B Rea Road, 704.752.3834.
Owner Jammie Dean lines racks with feminine dresses by Amanda Uprichard, Prairie New York, Ella Moss Black Label, MINT and more. Plus, there are plenty of options when it’s time to accessorize with jewelry, clutches, scarves and sunglasses. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 1-5 pm. www.shoppetal.com. 1315 East Blvd., 704.817.8871. Map 1 D6
Opened in 2000 by two sisters, Courtney Sloan and Jill Sloan Pleune, this shopper’s hot spot is the perfect trifecta of shoes, clothes and accessories. The bold and unique jewelry pieces are a can’t miss shopping experience. Open M-F 9 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 1-5 pm. www. sloanboutique.com. 4310 Sharon Road, 704.338.1400. Map 1 C6
Two college friends who started as online retailers in Raleigh now offer their bright and stylish women’s fashion and accessories at eight brick-and-mortar stores in the Carolinas. Find tops with vibrant prints, elegant dresses, stylish bottoms, fun activewear, jewelry and accessories. Open M-F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 1-5 pm. www.vestique.com. 1532 East Blvd., 704.910.6426. Map 1 C6; 9816 Rea Road, 704.543.0403.