330 East Blvd., Charlotte
HOURS: Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.,
Sun. noon–5 p.m.
The packed parking lot is the first clue that Paper Skyscraper is a destination for shoppers. After all, there aren’t many places where you can find handmade Japanese papers, kitchen gadgets, architecture books, and Jesus action figures under one roof. Paper Skyscraper has all of these items and more, making it a haven for shoppers who are looking for the perfect gift (or those who want to treat themselves).
Warning: The collection of kitsch is addictive, so plan to spend an hour—or an entire afternoon—in the store. The enormous collection of merchandise can make shopping feel a little overwhelming, but the helpful staff is willing to help you navigate the aisles to help you find what you want.