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9 Ways to Shop Online & Support Small Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immediate challenges to businesses in Charlotte and the nation. During this time, we encourage you to interact, shop and support our neighbors from the safety and comfort of your own homes.

COVID-19 has brought a lot of stress on our community, especially on the small business owners who offer experiences and products we love. Now more than ever, we encourage you to interact, shop and support our neighbors from the safety and comfort of your own homes.

The Sporting Gent - Photo by Kate Magee

Remember that time you had that date and you HAD to find the perfect outfit in under 24 hours and the girls at Monkee’s of Charlotte came to the rescue? Or when your mother-in-law came in town and you needed a frame to showcase the pictures she printed for you years ago and Charlotte’s Inc. saved you in the nick of time? For all the times our local businesses have dressed you, introduced you to a new line, helped elevate your home decor, or simply made you smile, amidst the COVID-19 madness, it is now our turn to step up and support them.

Charlotte Running Company

Phone: 704.377.8786
Neighborhoods: Lake Norman, Rock Hill
With almost 20 years under their belt, Charlotte Running Company continues to serve the running community with an extensive list of brands of shoes and accessories. Shop their shoes online and receive same-day shipping and delivery free of charge or swing by Iredell County or York County for curbside pick-up - Dilworth, Northlake and Ballantyne are closed.

Charlotte’s Inc.

Phone: 980.299.7162
Neighborhood: Myers Park
Known for their cutting edge fashion, gifts and home accessories, Charlotte’s Inc. has free local delivery within 5 miles, free flat rate shipping anywhere and curbside pick-up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. From costume jewelry to show-stopping centerpieces to designer dresses and shoes, they have something for everyone.

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Circa Interiors

Phone: 704.332.1668
Neighborhood: SouthPark
Circa Interiors is known for their fine 18th, 19th and 20th century English and Continental antiques, custom contemporary furnishings and exclusive lines. While they have temporarily closed their doors to the public, they now have private in-store appointments or virtual shopping appointments via FaceTime, curbside pick-ups or porch drop-offs you can book by emailing Lori@circainteriors.com, sending a DM on Instagram or by calling or texting Lori Klingman at 704.905.3446.

Girl Tribe

Phone: 704.249.9910
Neighborhood: South End
Girl Tribe was founded by Carrie Barker and Sarah Baucom with a mission to empower women in a tangible and powerful way, so it is only fitting that they led the charge on closing their doors to protect the community. In lieu of onsite shopping, they are offering free shipping on all orders and have created a Facebook Group “Shop Girl Tribe Co.” where they are giving consumers front row access to see and purchase new, exclusive and pre-order items. Best of all? They’re continuing to put their tribe first by selling a select T-shirt and sweatshirt where $10 of the proceeds will go toward readily available funds for local small businesses through the “Girl Tribe Sponsorship.”

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Ole Mason Jar

Phone: 980.202.2173
Neighborhood: South End
While their new store opening celebration in South End’s Design Center of the Carolinas has been postponed, you can still interact and support Ole Mason Jar. In lieu of shopping in-store, they are offering complimentary shipping on online orders or virtual appointments, and 10% off when you buy a gift card.

The Pink Hanger

Phone: 704.366.7272
Neighborhood: Myers Park
The Pink Hanger is a fashion forward, contemporary women's boutique carrying a collection of dresses, tops, denim, jewelry and accessories from designers including Citizens of Humanity, Amanda Uprichard, Tart Collections, AgoldE, Dolce Vita, Jenny Bird and Splendid. Visit their website or Instagram page to shop! They are offering free shipping on all orders, free curbside pick-up during business hours, free next-day local delivery for customers located within a 5 mile radius of the store, and appointment-only shopping Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Sporting Gent

Phone: 704.896.5600
Neighborhood: Myers Park
Equipped with all a man needs, The Sporting Gent carries tops, bottoms, accessories, footwear, field gear and fly goods. While their store is closed, shopping online is highly encouraged. They are also doing at-home delivery (no contact, just ring your doorbell and leave outside the door) and are offering free shipping, no minimum order.

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Tabor

Phone: 980.207.4860
Neighborhood: Myers Park

Known as “an experience for the modern man,” Tabor features designers such as RRL, Thom Browne, APC and Engineered Garments. While their doors are closed to the public, they are offering free shipping for online orders, curbside pick-up, and personal drop-offs for clients in Charlotte via “Tabor Takeout”.

Woo Skincare + Cosmetics

Phone: 704.333.0443
Neighborhood: Myers Park
For some of us, staying at home means more time to pamper for the big reveal when it’s safe to emerge from our households… enter Woo Skincare & Cosmetics. Yes, the store is closed, but they can be reached via Instagram (@woocharlottenc) or 704-333-0443 and their team will return messages as soon as possible.

Looking for other ways to support our local businesses? Follow your favorites on social media, engage with them on their platforms, buy a gift card or even write a glowing review online.

This post was last updated on Friday, March 27, 2020.