THE BAG LADY—
This Bag Lady carries an eclectic array of books, jewelry, and random must-haves. The women-geared 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.
Paper products, crafts, books, knickknacks and much more await patrons at this charming chain shop that is sure to exceed your stationery needs. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 1-6 pm. www.paper-source.com. 6800 Phillips Place Ct., 704.552.2220.
Whether you need to outfit your office, send out invites, or pick up personalized thank you notes, this perfectly pretty paper store at Specialty Shops on the Park has you covered. Your gifts will stand out in their selection of beautifully crafted papers and ribbons and best of all, they’ll do the wrapping for you. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm. www.shoppapertwist.com. 2902 Selwyn Ave., 704.366.3100.
PURA VIDA WORLDLY ART—
This eccentric NoDa boutique offers a delightful mix of locally made goods and folk art from cultures around the world. Boho
chic clothing, jewelry, candles, gourmet food items, pottery, religious trinkets, and more. Open M-Th 10 am-2 pm and 4-6 pm, F 10 am-2 pm and 4-8 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-4 pm. www. puravidaart.com. 3202 N. Davidson St., 704.335.8587. Map 1 E4
THREE LITTLE BIRDS—
From bridal to babies to birthdays, this design-centric stationer and gift store offers thank you cards, notes, announcements and the like from brands like Alee & Press, Crane & Co., Spark Letterpress, Vera Wang and more. But for something more unique, Three Little Birds gets creative with original, specialty custom design, letterpress, thermography, foil stamping and die cutting stationery. Open Tu-F 10 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. www.threelittlebirdsinc.com. 2115 Southend Dr., 704.379.7778. Map 1 C6