Thursday, June 20, 2013

Shopping bus tour to depart Saturday

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week, Charlotte-area clothing boutiques are joining forces for a shopping bus tour, Observer's news partner WCNC-TV reports

This Saturday, a bus will pick up shoppers in the Lake Norman and Dilworth areas and take them to Fifi’s Fine Resale in Cornelius, The Cheeky Bean in Ballantyne, The Junior League Wearhouse in Plaza Midwood, JT Posh in Dilworth and Summerbird in Dilworth.

“I’ve been on several of these across the country," Fifi’s Fine Resale owner Julia Austin told WCNC. "We wanted to bring this to Charlotte.” 

Jennifer Malone and Jessica Horton of J.Leigh Events who helped plan the tour say the goal is to introduce Charlotte-area residents to great shopping around the region.  

“In this day and age, especially in Charlotte, there are so many chains," Horton says. "I live in Davidson, and I would never know about the Cheeky Bean, there down in Ballantyne."

Tickets are $45 each and include transportation, lunch from locally owned Sunflour Bakery and CafĂ©, drinks, a gift bag of treats from other local retailers and a percentage off your purchases. 

Buy tickets here.