Charlotte’s premier venue for high-end shopping is SouthPark Mall, the largest mall in Charlotte and the state. Located just five minutes from Sharon Woods, SouthPark Mall has more than 150 stores, including designer favorites such as Kate Spade, Burberry, Tiffany & Co., and Hermes. The mall holds the distinction of being the most congested shopping area in the United States on Black Friday, which actually starts Thursday at SouthPark.
In addition to SouthPark Mall, you'll find several smaller, yet equally upscale shopping areas nearby. Phillips Place offers a refined Old World shopping experience with park benches, bubbling fountains and beautiful flowers. Featured stores include Restoration Hardware, the locally owned women’s specialty boutique Luna and Po’s Point, a needlepoint store featuring a large selection of hand-painted canvases, fabulous fibers and accessories.
Sharon Woods residents also love to shop at Specialty Shops on the Park, located across from SouthPark Mall. Beautifully landscaped, this open-air shopping center has a little something for everyone. From exquisite jewelry at Elizabeth
Bruns Jewelers to high-end kitchenware from Williams-Sonoma to authentic Italian food at Toscana Ristorante Italiano – if you’re looking for something special, look no farther than the Specialty Shops on the Park.
Of course, not all purchases are as glamorous as a designer handbag. Groceries have to be bought, too. For that, there's Morrocroft Village, home of Harris Teeter, the area's biggest grocer. Half dozen farmers markets open up regularly within 20 minutes of Sharon Woods. The biggest one, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market sells fresh produce, pork products, grass-fed beef, goat milk cheese, baked goods, and delectable jams and jellies.