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Old 04-11-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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Weren't they going to put a Ritz Carlton there? I always thought it was a strange location to put a Ritz or a Saks....
Actually, it's a great location. It's at the entrance to Glen Eagles Golf Course where the Wachovia Open is held. With golfers like Tiger Woods coming to town they would probably have good business.

 
Old 04-11-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Weren't they going to put a Ritz Carlton there? I always thought it was a strange location to put a Ritz or a Saks....
The last I heard, that project was supposed to still move forward. I had checked on this last Fall. This was for a villa type residential complex.

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

In addition, there is to be upscale retail and a wellness center. Have not driven by lately to see what is going on . . .

I would be interested in finding out what other "upscale retail" - and any restaurants - will be there. For some reason - I had it in my mind that the owner of Noble's had at one time said they might put a restaurant there (Someone correct me if I am wrong).
 
Old 04-11-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Weren't they going to put a Ritz Carlton there? I always thought it was a strange location to put a Ritz or a Saks....
That was gonna be Ritz Carlton Residences. The new Ritz Carlton Hotel is currently under construction in Uptown Charlotte!
 
Old 04-13-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Lovepink221. I'm one of those who know the style is two years behind. I've been here 9months and shop frequently and the styles for the most part is lacking. Everyone has their own style tastes. My 15 year old daughter arrived Sunday evening back from NY with $$$ worth of new clothing. Trust me when I say the girls in her school will not be rocking her new jeans, tops, sneakers, sandals or accessories. I can't wait till Memorial weekend to shop in NY for trendy hip stuff. I could find all the work clothes I need at Ann Taylor to fit in with my day job, but I like to dress it up on weekends and occasions.

My advice to you is to post a blog about children wearing tye die clothing to get a better feel if this will work down here. I could tell you it may work for the small percentage of I'll say skate boarders teens. My daughter will be one of them because she will wear tye die.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 12:48 AM
 
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hi arussell
thanks so much for your input. i truly do appreciate it. the clothing store i own here in ny is tie dye but not like grateful dead kind, it's girly dresses, soffee shorts, skorts, american apparel tanks and the like. i sell mostly babies - teens. i also have some great adult items as well. i was curious if those types of clothing would work, exists already etc. we'll be coming on weds to check out the charlotte area so i'll investigate it then. i get it with the whole ann taylor by day and new york girl by night. that's kinda my life right now living here. considering i'll be coming home every few months, i'm sure i can do what you guys do and visit the stores here that i know i can grab a bunch of fun trendy pieces. where do you live in charlotte? we're investigating a bunch of areas. not sure where to focus. everything will make more sense when we come this week. i would love to ask you a bunch more questions. if you see this posting before weds, my email address is: qtpatooties@aol.com . thanks again for your terrific input.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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To say that Charlotte is two years behind is pretty ignorant. I am and have been married to two of the most fashion savvy ladies that one could ever meet. One was a model for C&A in London and my current wife was a buyer for many years traveling to and From NYC regularly. Charlotte buyers are in NYC and other areas around the world on a daily basis and buy what sells. Magazines and ads from other sources dictate what women wear. The clothing displayed in magazines is either available or on order as soon as requested. Charlotte has a close connection with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco through business, direct flights, or what have you therefore keeping Charlotte in the front lines as far as being fashionable. It was different thirty years ago. But to say that shopping is not really good or even great in Charlotte would be incorrect. It is possible that some trends might not catch on as largely in Charlotte as in some other places but it is unlikely that it would be because on non-availability. Besides, I have many friends that fly to Charlotte with empty suitcases for shopping. they fill them up around the area and go back with huge smiles on their faces for finding great deals, etc.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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Was it bring your tractor to school day? I know the horse stables at our local high school were empty last week on bring your tractor to school day.



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BWHAAAAAHAHAHAA! I just sent my daughter off to school in a pair of Jordache jeans and Buster Browns. My sons are both wearing their overalls and sleeve-less tanks.
Are you kidding, OP? This is Charlotte for goodnessakes!
I'd say some are more stylish than what I've seen walking around Longeyelind.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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thanks for the info vindaloo. very helpful and i'm sure true! not sure why dawnw has to interject with such negativity but oh well! i guess when you have so much time on your hands, it gets boring!
 
Old 04-14-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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Charlotte can support a Saks, the problem is finding the right spot for it. It will come, eventually.
I would like to see it in the Birkdale area. I just don't my wife to find out about it if it happens.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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thanks for the info vindaloo. very helpful and i'm sure true! not sure why dawnw has to interject with such negativity but oh well! i guess when you have so much time on your hands, it gets boring!
Wow! You sure have a lot to say about posters who have been posting here, for quite some time! Look at DawnW's post count and her reputation. She's very respected on this board. I'm sure she was just making a joke.

Just know that Charlotte is on-trend, for the most part. People in Charlotte aren't living under a rock. Don't label and judge, and you'll be welcomed with open arms.
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