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When it comes to shopping in Charlotte, SouthPark is more than a mall – it’s mecca.
Because we love it so much, we wanted to give our Agenda readers the ULTIMATE SouthPark shopping guide.
We got all the deets on new store openings, created shopping routes to fit your mood and went beyond the store directory to find some hidden gems you really won’t want to miss.
From this day forward, if you experience SouthPark any other way, you’re doing it wrong.
SouthPark is always adding to their impressive roster of stores and restaurants. Next time you visit, here are some new stores to check out.
Where it is: Across from the Microsoft Store
What they do: Peloton is revolutionizing at-home fitness by merging state-of-the-art technology and immersive class content taught by NYC’s best instructors. You can check out their insane Peloton bikes in person and get all the gear to go with it.
(2) Trina Turk
Where it is: In the Neiman Marcus wing
What they have: Colorful, California-cool women’s apparel. The store is bright, cheerful and will definitely make you want to book a vacation. Expect bold signature prints, dynamic hues and effortless, carefree glamour.
(3) Tommy John
Where it is: In the Belk wing with Coach and Loft
What they have: Men’s and women’s underwear. They claim to have “The Most Comfortable Underwear on the Planet” and Kevin Hart is even a company investor. The store has a ultra-cool vibe with kombucha and cider on tap.
Where it is: In the Belk wing outside of Tommy John
What they have: This little pop-up store sells all things Nespresso. You can learn about their different machines and even try a espresso for yourself. Perfect for a mid-shopping day pick me up.
Where it is: Across from kate spade new york
What they have: Arhaus is a purveyor of eclectic, luxury furnishings made by skilled artisans around the world. Expect high-end furniture and other home decor.
(6) Gusto Farm to Street
Where it is: The food court, next to Chick-fil-A
What they have: This fast casual restaurant is serving up fast-fired pizzas and farm fresh salads. If you want a pizza, try the Street Heat or the Rio. For salad, go with the Rooster’s Revenge.
(7) Bulla Gastrobar
Where it is: In The Village at SouthPark, next to Cowfish
What they have: Inspired by Madrid’s tapas scene, this small plates heaven is serving up traditional Spanish dishes like patatas bravas, albondigas and to-die-for paella. Start with sangria, always.
Find the full SouthPark store directory here.
Sometimes it’s nice to go off the beaten path and enjoy something different. We went beyond the store directory and found some hidden gems that you might otherwise miss.
(1) The photo booth in Urban Outfitters
Where: UO in the wing nearest to the Container Store.
What you’ll find: An actual photo booth at the front of the store. Insert cash and become the full on hipster you’ve been dying to be.
(2) Wine by the glass at Dilworth Coffee
Where: Dilworth Coffee in Belk
What you’ll find: $6 wine by the glass every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Everything is better with wine, isn’t it?
(4) Cooking classes at Sur La Table
Where: Sur La Table in the Dillard’s wing
What you’ll find: In the back of the store, they have a massive kitchen where chefs teach cooking classes 7 days a week. Check the schedule.
(5) Free kombucha on draft
Where: Lululemon in the Belk wing closest to Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom
What you’ll find: In the front left corner of the store, they offer customers complimentary kombucha on tap. Very refreshing.
(6) Free yoga and barre classes
Where: Athleta in the wing closest to Maggiano’s Little Italy.
What you’ll find: Free workout classes hosted almost every Sunday. They offer everything from yoga to barre to HIIT cardio workouts. Plus, you can pick up a cute outfit. Here’s their workout schedule.
(7) Get your car washed while you shop @ ProntoWash
Where: Located in the lower level parking deck between Nordstrom and Belk.
What you’ll find: An environmentally friendly auto spa that will take care of everything while you browse.
SouthPark boasts an impressive store directory but, depending on your mood, you may not be into browsing the entire place.
Everyone has a different shopping style, so we put together some customized routes to get you where you need to go.
You’re a mom of 2 trying to kill time on a rainy afternoon…
The LEGO Store: This store has little stations where kids can play with LEGOs. Just sit back an enjoy your iced coffee.
The Disney Store: Talk about sensory overload. This place is magical and is sure to have their attention for awhile.
American Girl Bistro: Bring along your daughter’s American Girl doll and you can have lunch or afternoon tea in the bistro. They even have tiny seats for the dolls.
The playground: If it stops raining, this is an ideal place to wear out some kid energy. It’s located in the outside area between Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Dining Pavilion.
You’re a dedicated yogi who lives in athletic wear and looking to add to your legging collection…
Lululemon: This is your go-to. Their yoga mats are the best around and you can snag some complimentary kombucha.
Ivy Citizens: When it comes to style, this place rivals the big athletic wear companies and they are local. Every girl in your Yoga One class will wonder where you shop.
Origins: Going all natural most of the time means you need good skincare products. Origins’ are cruelty-free and formulated without toxic chemicals.
You’re a total bank bro and not ashamed of it. You need clothes that live up to your reputation…
Neiman Marcus: They offer a high-end selection of men’s workwear and you can pick up those Gucci loafers you’ve been eyeing.
Vineyard Vines: Every finance guy needs stylish weekend threads and VV is perfect for those days you take the boat out on Lake Norman.
The Art of Shaving: Nothing is more relaxing than a straight razor shave from one of their master barbers. We’re talking hot towels and essential oils.
You’re an Instagram obsessed millennial searching for a perfect brewery ensemble…
Nordstrom: Hit up the Topshop area upstairs for some inexpensive (but still v trendy) options.
Urban Outfitters: Tap into your cool girl vibes and find the perfect distressed denim jacket. You will be the envy of everyone at Sycamore.
Chipotle: Let’s be honest, Chipotle is life.
Have someone shop for you.
Whether you need help shopping for gifts or need help finding the perfect outfit for this year’s holiday party, SouthPark has a personal shopper, Suzanne Libfraind, who can get the job done.
Your first three hours are completely complimentary and all you have to do is schedule an appointment.
You can contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-270-0250.
Stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, J.Crew and Anthropologie also offer personal stylists who can help you find fresh attire.
Become an Insider.
With so many awesome stores open, it’s a great time to become Simon Insider®. It’s free to join and you can earn rewards while you shop. Earn $10 in Insider Cash for every $250 you spend and up to $40 on every purchase automatically when you link your credit or debit card to your account.
Plus, you can even earn perks like reserved parking. Insiders who spend $1,000 or more per month are eligible for a reserved parking pass. No more trekking through the parking lot for you.
Sign up to be an Insider at one of these kiosks.
Or you can sign up right now (here) and get shopping.
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