4400 Sharon Rd., Charlotte
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 12:30–6 p.m.
Of all of the malls in Charlotte, this is the best. Located in the heart of the affluent South Park neighborhood, the mall boasts 185 stores and a host of restaurants, including M5, California Pizza Kitchen, and Maggiano’s Little Italy.
In addition to all of the standard mall stores—think the Gap, Victoria’s Secret, J. Crew—there are dozens of high-end national and international upscale shops, including Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, and Burberry. It’s home to one of just two Nordstrom stores in the Carolinas, the first Neiman Marcus in the region, and the first complete Crate & Barrel store in the state.
It’s rare to see shoppers wearing sweats and sneakers here (unless both are designer). Here, it’s shoppers who are dressed to the nines who get the best service from the upscale retailers.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition