8 must-have spring arrivals from local shops

Feminist Goods Co.
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The snow made a surprise visit after spring equinox, but it’s officially time to store winter coats and prep for balmy, allergy-ridden weather. Draw attention away from your watery eyes and runny nose with a cute, must-have spring arrival. Here are eight local shops to find your warm-weather gear:

(1) CLT Boutique

CLT Boutique
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New Arrival: Queen Charlotte Crop Top
Price: $25
Inspiration: “Not into working out? No sweat (sorry, had to). It looks like the athleisure trend is hanging around, and I’m here for it. Our new Queen Charlotte crop top shows off our love of the QC, and you can still look cute even if you’ve never been to the gym a day in your life. Perfect for girls who wear activewear, to do literally anything.” -Brit, Founder of CLT Boutique
Where to find them: on the website and popping up around town

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(2) CLT Find

CLT Find
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New arrival: Cotton & Clay Co. handmade earrings
Price: $24
Inspiration: “They are lightweight & add the perfect pop of color to any outfit. Support local and look super chic while exploring the QC!” -CLT Find team
Where to find them: 7th Street Public Market. 224 East 7th Street

(3) Fit Atelier

Fit Atelier
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New arrival: Fit in Charlotte Tank
Price: $35
Inspiration: “We are obsessed with this cool, breezy tank that you can throw on over anything this spring. We’ve been pairing it with everything from these $80 leggings to jean shorts. It’s super chic, reps the best city in the world (CLT) and really comfortable for both working out and running around town.” -Brit, Fit Atelier Co-Founder
Where to find them: 1930 Camden Road Suite 100

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(4) Feminist Goods Co.

Feminist Goods Co.
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New arrival: Girl Gang Forever tee in inclusive sizing (XS – 3XL)
Price: $28
Inspiration: “Inclusive sizing has been top of mind for me since the inception of Feminist Goods Co and I am so excited to offer sizes XS – 3XL. One of my core beliefs is that feminism is for every body and with this release that belief becomes solidified for my customers.” -Lauren, founder of Feminist Goods Co.
Where to find them: on their website

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(5) Girl Tribe Co.

Girl Tribe Co.
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New Arrival: Girl Tribe Sweatshirt
Price: $62
Inspiration: “Girl Tribe is endlessly inspired by our customers and their journey in empowering the women in their lives. Our clothes feel like an extension of that message. Plus, these sweatshirts are the best for those chilly spring mornings.” -Cara, Girl Tribe Co. Store Associate
Where to find them: 1800 Camden Road Suite 102

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(6) Glory Days Apparel

Glory Days Apparel
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New arrival: Baseball in Charlotte Starts at 7:04 Tee
Price: $30
Inspiration: “Baseball is starting on April 4th and we’re excited to get out to the ballpark.  Changing the home game start time from 7:05 to 7:04 is the great kind of unique branding we like to do as well.  Kinda like how we label our medium shirts “Schmedium”. We had to celebrate the fact that the start time is the same as Charlotte’s area code.” -JD, Founder of Glory Days Apparel  
Where to find them: on their website and popping up around town

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(7) Laura James Jewelry

Laura James Jewelry
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New arrival: Vintage Lucite Floral Bar Earrings
Price: $76
Inspiration: “I was definitely inspired by the idea of outdoor spring parties when I crafted these statement earrings! I used a bold celadon yellow and a mix of vintage lucite against the architectural lines of the gold bars to add extra interest.” -Laura James, Founder of Laura James Jewelry
Where to find them: Cotswold Marketplace. 200 North Sharon Amity Road

(8) The Sporting Gent

The Sporting Gent
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New arrival: Fly Flag Long Sleeve Tee
Price: $38
Inspiration: “This is our own blend of cotton tee shirt, designed to be light enough and soft enough to be worn any time of year in and around Charlotte.” -Marc, Chief Shirt Folder at The Sporting Gent
Where to find them: Colony Shopping Center. 2848 Selwyn Avenue



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