A favorite part of my job is researching and finding new shops and brands. I've always got my eye on social media, news and word on the street to scout out fun items for my clients.
One local shop I recently found is Belle Boutique. After liking so much of what I was seeing on Instagram I reached out to the owner to schedule a visit. Currently located in Belmont, a new shop in McAdenville will be opening in May (stay tuned to my IG for news about the Grand Opening party!). First, let me say that Belmont is the cutest little town and honestly not that far of a drive. I took my mom with me and we chatted the whole time in the car, so 40 minutes from where I live felt like 15. When we arrived, I was taken aback by the gorgeous homes and cute restaurants in historic downtown Belmont. Belle Boutique is in the sweetest old home with a great front porch (and a porch swing!) and decorated like a magazine (I might've snapped a photo of the adorbs bathroom, see below). The owner, Shannon, is as sweet as she is Southern. We hit it off right away as we chatted about clothes, husbands and the fact that our UPS delivery person either loves or hates us. When I asked about the name she told me, "Belle means beauty. The name came from the verse in Proverbs 31:25 about being 'clothed in strength and dignity.' At Belle, we believe what's most important is what you put on the inside first, then we get to share in making our Belles feel beautiful on the outside as well." Love it. I believe the same thing and have almost the same words on my About Me page!
With brands like She & Sky, Twine & Twig and BeachCandy, the shop is chock full of unique clothing and accessories. And aside from ALL the fabulous tops, cute dresses and denim, there were the lightest seed bead earrings (that may have come home with me), the softest Turkish cotton beach towels, great little clutches and SO much more. Charlotte-area friends: you really need to make a run down I85 - hit the boutique, eat at a fun local restaurant then hit the antiques stores - Boom. Saturday planned. And, if you aren't local you can shop her store online HERE.
#RUNDONTWALK.....AND LET HER KNOW CHARLOTTE SHOP GIRL SENT YOU!!!