Friday, January 27, 2012

New boutique opening in Metropolitan

Lipp Boutique will open Sunday afternoon at the Metropolitan in midtown Charlotte, offering a selection of designer apparel and accessories for women.

The store is the creation of Shital Vaghasiya, who moved to Charlotte from Chicago about three years ago with her husband.

"The boutique will carry women’s clothing and accessories by a variety of designers. I wanted to bring fabulous, cutting-edge fashion to Charlotte," said Vaghasiya, in a statement. "I hand-picked what I think is a great mix of up-and-coming designers as well as more established designer lines."

Lipp will carry clothing, jewelry, makeup, purses and shoes. Labels will include Paige, Hudson, Cotton Citizen, BCBG Max  Azria, French Connection, Michael Kors, Young, Fabulous & Broke, among others. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The store is opening at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29.

The store isn't Vaghasiya's first foray into business. She previously owned a string of Jimmy Johns restaurants in Chicago, which she sold when she moved to Charlotte. Vaghasiya said she plans to open a second Charlotte location for Lipp in the future.

Lipp's Twitter account is here, and Facebook is here.

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Unknown said...

Thrilled to have found this blog. My Aunt who lives in the Outer Banks put me in touch with her friend whose niece, I believe, will be managing the store. I look forward to hopefully writing about the store on my new blog. Please visit sometime! In the meantime, I will be following your blog for great Retail Real Estate news in the Queen City!....

Regards, Whitley Adkins Hamlin
the Queen City Style

Anonymous said...

while I'm for boutique but upcoming designers including Michael Kors? really? he's been established for years.... just have a hunch this will be shuttered after a year. especially since people really don't "shop" in midtown outside of tj and target.

besides that another chicagoan moving here is nice but boy it is a lot different than chicago....