We cannot wait to have another event in Charlotte, North Carolina. The sale was unbelievable – your host, Heather Griffith did a fantastic job finding a great location and bringing in such a variety of items! The support, participation and trust in us was really felt and so appreciated. From the consignors, shoppers and to all of you that helped spread the word – thank you. The community support was fantastic and we cannot wait to come back in the spring!
When Leftover Luxuries comes into a community, we have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and companies. We wanted to acknowledge and give a shout out to everyone that participated, supported us and helped make our first Sale Event a tremendous success. ALL of these companies are local – right there in Charlotte and that have so much to offer ALL the time. Check them out!
If you haven’t heard of, visited or read some of the following - definitely do! You can link to any of them below in our text – if any of them interest you, make sure to like them on Facebook, follow their blogs and check out their websites! So many options, just at the touch of your fingers to find out what is going on in Charlotte. Fantastic publications, bloggers and ways to advertise your business too!
The SCOUT Guide, Charlotte. This is a fabulous, well done publication of local Charlotte – they also have a great BLOG and Facebook presence. If you are interested in advertising or having the publication available in your business location, make sure to contact Hobby Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scoop Charlotte is another great way to find out what is going on in town – they too have a Facebook page, and Twitter - so many different ways to follow and stay in the know. Queen City Buzz is a weekly online events calendar featuring kid and family friendly events in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas. The BLOG is updated each Sunday night with the coming week’s events, and often features giveaways from local events or businesses. The Queen City Buzz also started Mom to Mom Consign – it is a newly released iPhone app that makes children’s consignment easier that ever. There is even a Facebook page too. Buy and sell gently used children’s clothing, gear and toys, maternity wear and more, right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The app is a available to download FREE from the Apple App Store. They can also be reached at email@example.com. Charlotte Smarty Pants is another way for all of you Saavy Moms to find out what is going on in town too! Definitely like them on Facebook.
Leftover Luxuries LOVED being located at Atherton Mill! If you are interested in space there – contact Edens Realty.We were surrounded by so many fabulous stores and restaurants. The people we met could not have been nicer or more supportive of us being there. If you have yet to shop the Atherton Market – you do not know what you are missing. Check out their Facebook page! Every day we had lunch from one of the great options right there at Atherton Mill – if you have never eaten or ordered from these fabulous restaurants – you definitely need too. There is something for everyone. Check out their websites by clicking onto them -
Fabulous wine selection at Vin Masters.
Luna’s Living Kitchen has amazing food and juices – want to cleanse, check them out.
Big Ben Restaurant & Pub – YUMMY – they had one of my favorite salads! And, of course, Icehouse – always a great place to eat and watch SPORTING events on one of the many big screens that fill the restaurant. AND, if you are a cook – you must go by the Savory & Spice Shop - the smells you encounter walking in will make your mouth water!
We also want to give a shout out to all the other companies and organizations in Charlotte that also sell fabulous things! We can’t thank you enough for participating as consignors and for being so supportive of Leftover Luxuries! All of these companies are local…..if you haven’t been or checked them out, here are their contacts. Isabella has fabulous things…..from furniture to accessories. AND, the candles that Erin sells are absolutely delicious. Definitely visit Erin’s website…..or, even better, walk into her store! JT Posh has fabulous finds too. This upscale consignment boutique is definitely the best in Charlotte. It is always filled with fabulous items from designers such as Tory Burch, Milly, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and many more! Plus, they work with boutiques around the country that ship them brand new items weekly! We also had owners and vendors from the following……if you haven’t been before – you need to visit: Mary Jane Shoppers, Desperate Housewives, The Pompous Peasant, The Potato Sack Warehouse, The Sleepy Poet, Cotswold Marketplace, and of course Alexander Scott and Slate Interiors.
The other thing I had the chance to try while in Charlotte were COOKIES from Helen’s Kitchen. These are delicious and a fabulous find. Need to purchase holiday gifts? Send your friends, family and coworkers a batch of these – unbelievable!
Artist – here are links to three of the fabulous artist that consigned with us – see something you like – call them up! Need to fill a wall in your home…..or even better, this is also a great idea for a holiday gift! Holly Graham, Tom Waldron, Carol McGrath and Terry Thirion.
The “Got Wine” hats were a hit at the sale – you can find those and other accessories through Bryan Griffith – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another fabulous secret we found out during the sale and that couldn’t have come at a better or more convenient time for me – was Yumma Services. My car was an absolute mess – this professional detailing company cleaned it up to where it almost looked brand new. Contact: Dave Bledsoe, email@example.com.
Want to consign? Need to get your item picked up and delivered to us? Or purchased something from us that you need delivered? Make a Move and Calvin Mitchell are great choices to have in regards to pick up and delivery options. Make a Move is available for all types of moves, pick-ups and deliveries – all year long! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South End was fantastic and Leftover Luxuries is definitely coming back in the Spring…….start thinking about all those items you would love to sell! Your contact and host in Charlotte is Heather Griffith – her contact is Heather@leftoverluxuries.com. Please contact her if you would like to consign for the Spring event.
Thank you and enjoy the holidays that are upon us!
Wendi Smith, CEO & Founder, Leftover Luxuries, LLC