Hidden Gems of CLT: CLT Find
CHARLOTTE, NC — What are you missing in your favorite neighborhood? WCCB Charlotte’s Alexandra Elich explores tucked away spots, historic businesses, and secret gardens in the middle of our bustling city.
On this week’s Hidden Gems of Charlotte, Alex visits CLT Find.
Do you ever feel lost when you’re shopping? Hunting for that perfect gift? Well, there’s a spot in Uptown that could help you “find” it.
Toni South is the co-owner of CLT Find. Before CLT Find South was making handmade soaps and natural beauty products. Her business partner, Christy Pope, a children’s author.
“We just started kind of talking about this idea of what if we did some sort of pop up shop that was a bunch of local vendors all together in one store,” says South.
Through selling her beauty products South was offered an unassuming space in the back of the 7th street market in Uptown to do something different.
“Just started kind of talking about what if we just signed a six-month lease, reached out to all these vendors that we’ve gotten to know from doing pop up and things and just try it out,” says South.
Three years late they sell products from more than 90 local vendors. Everything is made in Charlotte.
“There’s not a lot of places you can go, have a one stop shop and get so many different local artists all in one place. We know the people behind the brands. So you can pick up a necklace in the store and I can tell you this is a person who made it, this is their story. I think it’s the story behind those brands that have made this successful,” says South.
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