Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage on the "Cool Spot to Shop" list!

BIG Thanks to Jen Aronoff and The Charlotte Observer for giving a nod to Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage and Sleepy Poet in their annual "Cool Shops" list!!

Where to spot a cool shop

For a New South city that's long turned its eye to the future, Charlotte has had plenty of choices for shoppers interested in looking in the other direction - to the past, for one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items.

Of course, it helps to know where to search. So travel beyond the region's gleaming malls and abundant big-box centers, and let's see what else is out there.

The behemoth of the scene is Sleepy Poet Antique Mall (4450 South Blvd., Charlotte), a 55,000-square- foot former auto parts shop that has aisles of merchandise in a range of booths, with old-fashioned signs, furniture, records, books, dishware, glassware and more.

One corner of the vast space is home to Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage, which stocks standout, reasonably priced men's and women's clothes and accessories - including hats and jewelry - from the 1940s onward. Polyester slacks, '70s plaid shirts, housecoats, bowling shirts and dainty dresses that look like they walked off the set of "Mad Men" mingle on its racks, and seasonal selections appear throughout the year (such as ugly Christmas sweaters, just in time for your Christmas party).

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/09/20/1660912/where-to-spot-a-cool-shop.html#ixzz109a5if4l

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