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Celebrate SouthPark’s Women-Owned Small Businesses

SouthPark is brimming with renowned women-owned small businesses that make the district shine. This International Women's Month, we celebrate the women who lead, inspire, and shape our community. Discover the women-owned shops, restaurants, and fitness studios in SouthPark:

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Swati Patel at Clean Your Dirty Face

Clean Your Dirty Face

Short on time but in need of a skincare boost? Clean Your Dirty Face has you covered. Founded by Shama Patel after battling skincare challenges in her teens and 20s, the Charlotte Clean Your Dirty Face locations are owned and operated by Swati Patel. The facial bar is full of estheticians who take the guesswork out of achieving healthy skin. Try a customized 30-minute facial with a steam, deep clean, exfoliating session, mask, toner, moisturizer, and facial massage. Or, pop in for a 5-minute flash facial for a deep clean with a 2-in-1 AHA pumpkin enzyme resurfacing mask.

Palestra Boutique Spa

Indulge in the VIP treatment at Palestra Boutique Spa — located next to the Hyatt Centric Charlotte SouthPark. Boasting an array of elevated offerings that include customized facials, body treatments, massages, hair removal, and lash and brow services, Palestra makes it easy to lose your stress and find your calm. Co-owners Lora Lindquist and Brian Collins also make up two of the professional massage therapists on their extensive team.

AKT SouthPark

Take a functional approach to fitness with AKT’s upbeat dance-based group classes that tone and build lean muscles. Choose from one of four choreographed classes, including dance, bands, tone, and circuit all of which are sure to give you a fun, low-impact and high-intensity full-body workout.

BK Pilates

BK Pilates opened in Apex in 2024, and the boutique fitness studio is ready to prove that you don't need to lift weights to get stronger. BK Pilates offers instructor led or private reformer pilates classes that improve strength, flexibility, and confidence. Owner Meredith Opsahl, a former advertising sales executive, trained as a Balance Body instructor for 12 years before opening BK Pilates in Charlotte.

Hustle House 

Hustle House

Build your dream body and achieve your fitness goals at Hustle House. Offering 50-minute HIIT classes, you won’t wonder how Hustle House earned its name with strong, inspiring women like Destiny Wellenreiter as co-owner of all Hustle House Charlotte locations. Hustle House is located on Apex Dr. within a suite that neighbors BK Pilates.

Gourmand Market

Level up your lunch at Gourmand Market. Owned and operated by Bo Phillips, Gourmand Market features elevated eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between, making even the quickest coffee runs sophisticated and enjoyable. If you’re hoping to dine in, come hungry and indulge in pork belly or beef tartare. If you’re an early bird, try a breakfast bowl or a beignet. Night owls will enjoy the extensive beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktail lists.


Spruce up your space in sophisticated style when you visit SouthPark’s Granville. You’ll be in awe of antique and modern beauties hand-picked in a wide range of neutrals. Granville also offers elegant lighting, glassware, and more. Founded by antique enthusiast, Patty Simpson, in 2001, Granville has garnered admirers and shoppers for more than 20 years. 

Ladies of Lineage

Brides will rejoice over the unrivaled wedding dress options at Ladies of Lineage. Founded by Natasha Duff-Cole, Ladies of Lineage is designed to bring a curated selection to every unique bride. Upcoming brides can reserve a bridal suite with their girl gang and head over to Ladies of Lineage — located in Phillip’s Place — for a day of personalized dress shopping.


SouthPark’s Boem symbolizes style from the inside out thanks to unmatched clothing and a sleek, stylish exterior. Megan Orrell opened Boem in 2008 to combine attainable fashion with an inclusive environment. Tempting window shoppers of all kinds with an extensive lineup of clothing, accessories, and shoes, Boem is the perfect place to indulge in retail therapy.

Capitol Clothing

Capitol & Poole Shop

You’ll elevate your shopping experience by simply stepping foot in either Poole Shop or Capitol, sister stores founded by Laura Vinroot Poole. With a penchant for emerging trends and an eye for business, Laura Vinroot Poole helps make the journey to dressing well a little easier and more fun with an abundance of neutrals, pastels, and eye-catching prints. Laura's brands are well known amongst SouthPark's most stylist women and Hollywood stars (check out Brooklyn Decker's Capitol fashion at the 2023 Met Gala), as Capitol and Poole Shop offer a look for any occasion.

Disco Honey

Disco Honey’s modern exterior and on-trend window displays give passersby a glimpse of the temptations they can browse inside — gold-dipped charm necklaces, maxi dresses with ruffle details, slouchy statement sweaters, and other carefully selected fashions from co-owners Shani Amara and Alley Dean. 

Anne Neilson Fine Art

Amplify your home’s artistic style with the one-of-a-kind pieces available at Anne Neilson Fine Art. The gallery was founded by artist Anne Neilson in 2014 with a mission to give back to the community through art and features more than 50 artists from all around the world annually. Anne Neilson Fine Art also donates a portion of their proceeds to nonprofit organizations, so you can feel even better about your purchase.

Circa Interiors & Antiques

Whether you’re a new homeowner or looking to give your current home a modern makeover, Circa Interiors & Antiques is SouthPark’s premier design studio. Dating back to 1979, this studio was opened by Charlottean Cindy Smith and continues to be operated by her son and daughter-in-law. Circa offers a sophisticated mix of sculptures, cabinets, centerpieces, light fixtures, throw pillows, and more in every sophisticated style you can imagine. Regardless of which room needs revamping, you’ll find rare, exquisite finds at every corner when you’re in Circa.

Girl Tribe Co.

Girl Tribe Co.

Founded by Carrie Barker and Sarah Baucom, Girl Tribe Co. is a brand for besties, by besties. The duo founded the brand in 2014 with $200, and it has since grown to include two brick and mortar shops and a widely successful pop up event business. The brand boasts an edgier inventory with cheeky trucker hats, tees, game day gear, the season's latest fashion trends, and sweatshirts adorned with slang and cute phrases.

Amina Rubinacci

Perfectly located on Carnegie Blvd., Amina Rubinacci brings the classic, preppy looks you want for your home and office. Owned and operated by mother-daughter duo Jeannie and Stuart De Marco, you’ll find exclusive looks from Italian designer Amina Rubinacci throughout the store. A soft feminine color palette, beautiful textures, classic silhouettes, and exciting prints make this store a must-visit for anyone in the SouthPark area. You can shop on your own or treat yourself to personal styling with an experienced style expert.

The Bar Method

The Bar Method is a ballet inspired workout that focuses on low impact, high rep movements. Melani Insko, owner of The Bar Method in SouthPark, has always used dance as a way of staying fit and is able to share that passion through her business. 

Bedside Manor

Bedside Manor is another woman-owned Carnegie Blvd. hotspot you’ll want to explore when shopping or strolling in SouthPark. Owned by Laura Fitch, Bedside Manor boasts all things bedding, bath, apparel, and décor. Organize your hall table in style with textured tray sets, add your favorite memories to luxurious picture frames, or find the quilt you’ve been waiting for — Bedside Manor makes all of it possible.

Elizabeth Bruns Jewelers

Discover the jewelry and home décor you’ve dreamed of at Elizabeth Bruns Jewelers. With SouthPark roots that go back to 1978, this jewelry store offers everything from earrings, necklaces, brooches, and bracelets to beautiful jewelry boxes and home goods. You’ll find the perfect engagement ring, birthday gift, or anniversary gift for yourself and your loved ones with the top-notch selection of gold, silver, and diamonds available at Elizabeth Bruns Jewelers.

Toska European Spa

Toska Spa & Facial Bar

Watch your stresses melt away as you find skin serenity at Toska Spa & Facial Bar. Taking pride in curated skincare, owner Toska Husted is a renowned skincare expert who has been featured in Vogue, Forbes, and Southern Living. Offering a plethora of face and body treatments, you can enjoy brightening or deep-cleansing facials, enzyme peels, lymphatic drainage, and so much more.

House of Nomad

Founded by friends who shared a love for design and travel, House of Nomad is the studio and shop full of curated collections from co-owners Kelly Lentini and Berkeley Minkhorst. Whether you prefer a neutral look grounded in simplicity or like to live colorfully with funky feminine design elements, House of Nomad can match your aesthetic and vision.

Donald Haack Diamonds

Donald Haack Diamonds is absolutely a contender for SouthPark small businesses with the coolest history. For Donald Haack Diamonds, the origin begins in the jungles of British Guiana and lives on through his daughter, Julie Haack, and grandson who share Donald’s passion for distinctly unique jewelry. Here, you can find jewelry of all styles with colored gemstone rings, classic diamond studs, pendants and charms, watches, and more.

I.C. London

Centrally located in The Village at SouthPark Mall, I.C. London is Charlotte’s Premier Lingerie Boutique owned and operated by Shelley Domenech. Offering a full line of sleepwear, shapewear, bras, and underwear, I.C. London has a mission of ensuring women of all shapes and sizes get properly fitted so they can find their most flattering and comfortable lingerie with highly inclusive band sizes from 30-54 inches.

Shower Me With Love

Shower Me With Love is SouthPark’s very own baby boutique. Created by husband and wife, Andrew and Emily Shallal, this shop features a curated collection of clothes, cribs, changing stations, and more designed with durability and style in mind. You can design your nursery from scratch, stress-free, or build up your baby’s wardrobe without a hassle.

Dilworth Tasting Room

Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark

Dilworth Tasting Room is your neighborhood wine bar that combines high-quality wines and cocktails with a casual luxe atmosphere. Owned by husband and wife team, Zoe and Jeffer, Dilworth Tasting Room boasts open-air patios to bring an elegant European flair patrons can enjoy year-round. While their menu frequently changes to accommodate the season, you’ll always find a vibrant mix of salads, sandwiches, burgers, smooth wines, and craft cocktails to savor.

Caroline Grace

Caroline Grace is redefining children’s clothing with a boutique full of stylish clothes for infants, toddlers, and beyond. With a story that pulls on your heartstrings, Caroline Grace was founded by a young widow, Breezy Clements, determined to make her dream of owning a children’s boutique come to life after unexpectedly losing her husband. You’ll enjoy hunting down the perfect dress, romper, hoodie, or matching set — each with playful prints — for your little one.

E Martini

Located on Gov. Morrison St., E Martini offers top-of-the-line lingerie and swimwear. Founded by Eileen Martini, E Martini also offers custom tailoring that includes added cups or cuts as needed based on your unique preference and body type. A former winner of Charlotte Magazine’s Best Bathing Suits, E Martini’s collection will make you a standout in a sea of standard sets from department stores.

Ivy & Leo

Ivy & Leo is another SouthPark boutique you won’t want to miss. This brand, owned by Stephanie Strause, is rooted in soft color palettes and plenty of floral prints to undoubtedly elevate your seasonal wardrobe any time of year. Whether you prefer khakis and denim or brights and prints, Ivy & Leo has something for everyone. 

Woodhouse Spa

Woodhouse Spa is a resort style spa in SouthPark, owned by LeAnn Lambert. She is described as a "kind and genuine business leader." Her entrepreneurial spirit has given her experience in several different industries, but she has taken her passion for wellness and elevated environments and brought it to life at Woodhouse Spa SouthPark.

Find more things to do in SouthPark using the daily events calendar, or explore the 350+ ways to dineshop, and play in the neighborhood.

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