Where To Buy Your Next Holiday Party Outfit In Charlotte

Where To Buy Your Next Holiday Party Outfit In Charlotte

The holidays are approaching and it’s one of the most intense shopping times of the year. Aside from your list of gifts for others, you should not feel guilty about treating yourself to a fashionable new outfit if you plan to attend any holiday outings. Head to these five shops to get outfitted for every holiday party this season.

Boris + Natasha Clothing Boutique
1214 Thomas Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 375-0079
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Named for the foreign spies, cartoon characters from the 1960s show “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” Boris + Natasha Clothing Boutique offers something cosmopolitan for men and women at all prices. From head to toe, you can find something funky and fashionable on any given day at its Plaza-Midwood location. Jewelry includes one-of-a-kind items designed by local artists. The jewelry case is stocked and ready for the holidays. Ladies can go shopping for sparkly dresses and shoes. For the gentlemen, there are tuxedo pants and blazers. Boris + Natasha Clothing Boutique offers lots of festive sweaters with alpine and Nordic motifs, “not the Rudolph [the red nosed reindeer] kind.”

Doll. (a boutique)
2902 Selwyn Ave., Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 910-5314
www.dollaboutique.com

Doll is a women’s boutique offering to make you “stand out with your style.” It wants to do what it can to help you dress like a celebrity. The shop’s list of designers appeal to the young and young at heart. The arrow ring covered in glittering jewels on the boutique’s Facebook page, for example, is certainly an eye catcher. As this article went to press, a black lace V-neck dress from NightCap arrived that would make a definite fashion statement at a festive event. Doll expects more sparkling items and some colors as the holidays approach.

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House of Africa
1215 Thomas Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 376-6160
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Just across the street from Boris + Natasha is the House of Africa. As you enter, you will see an impressive gallery of African art, but clothing for men, women and children is also available for your Kwanzaa celebration. Ready-to-wear items can be bought off the rack, but a custom-made outfit made with aso oke, lace, batik or brocade fabrics can be arranged for the entire family. You are sure to find gorgeous jewelry, perfumed oils and Kwanzaa gifts to finalize the shopping list.

Junior League WearHouse
1117 Pecan Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 377-1854
www.jlcharlotte.org

The Junior League of Charlotte has had a history of community service since 1926. Providing for children’s personal and educational needs and supporting the arts has been its quest. The Junior League ladies raise funds in part by selling recycled clothing for men and women at their “WearHouse.” Go browsing and you could come away with some designer party duds while supporting your community. Savvy shoppers know about the “Gamblers Sale” from late July to early August with discounts that progress from 50 percent off to 75 percent off to Dollar Days.

Scarlett Plus Boutique
4732 Sharon Road, Suite P
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 552-7383
www.scarlettplus.com

For zaftig ladies whose sense of style demands the best, visit Scarlett Plus Boutique for some of the most fabulous plus-size fashions in Charlotte. This little shop, across the street from South Park Mall, is adorned with photographs of well-known curvy ladies who have visited – Academy award-winning actress Mo’Nique has shopped here. The service is welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable. The boutique has all you need from casual to elegant and evening wear to swimwear. Personalized services include custom-made clothes, wardrobe consulting and personal shopping for a look second to none for that holiday soiree.

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Jacquelin Celeste Peters has produced award winning radio programs at WPFW Pacifica-Washington. She is a Culture and Events Examiner in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she calls home. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.