The Lucky Store Directory

Charlotte

Potion

(This shop is now closed.)

Done up in warm brown and blue tones, this beauty depot could not be more inviting. It goes beyond aesthetics, though: Owner Samantha Smith stocks only limited quantities from small lines, like Bare Escentuals and Kai, to give her shop an even more personalized feel.


1419 East Blvd., 704-347-6841

Fresh Boutique

Known for its graphic cherry logo and racks of top picks from lines like Alvin Valley and Ella Moss, this reliably terrific store has a loyal following far beyond its posh Myers Park neighborhood.


813 Providence Rd., 704-343-9071

I.C. London

This lingerie shop's spare walls and uncrammed racks set a pleasingly frills-free tone that's in sync with its many utilitarian underpinnings (simple mesh bras, basic boy-shorts, unadorned camis).


1419 E. Blvd., Ste. F, 704-377-7955, iclondon.com

Luna

Pass through the massive iron-scrollwork doors—which, in a former life, were French cemetery gates—at the largest branch of this über-femme Southern boutique chain; once inside, browse a well-merchandised selection of casual and fancy pieces.


6809 Phillips Place Ct., 704-554-6000, shopluna.com

Poole Shop

This store is entirely user-friendly: Jeans are conveniently organized according to brand, size, and style into a huge grid of easy-to-access cubbyholes; the tees are neatly arranged by cut and color atop mod-looking tables.


6815 Phillips Place Ct., 704-553-8868

Sloan and Step by Sloan

Sloan, beloved for its party-ready dresses and tops from labels like Diane von Furstenberg and Trina Turk, plays host to a shoe store—Step by Sloan—upstairs. There, you can find flats and heels from lines like Jean-Michel Cazabat and Pura Lopez, plus Botkier handbags.


Sloan: 1419G East Blvd., 704-338-1400; Step by Sloan: 1419M East Blvd., 704-376-1275, stepbysloan.com