Founded by childhood friends Hillary Crittendon and Laura Martin Mills, Brandshop is a traveling retail event with the mission to bring together the best emerging designers and entrepreneurs with you– a passionate, savvy audience eager to discover new brands and engage with like-minded women. Over the past year Brandshop has traveled everywhere from Atlanta and New Orleans to Nantucket and Nashville.
This coming Friday, December 9 through December 15, Brandshop will return to Charlotte for the second year in a row. The week-long engagement will be held at the site of the future Tompkins Hall development.
Brandshop’s week-long events will include shop-in-shops from over 30 emerging brands (including several Brandshop newcomers like Rallier, MDS Stripes, and many others!) in fashion, art, and design, as well as a day-long speaker series featuring top entrepreneurs including Mark D Sikes and Jane Scott Hodges of Leontine Linens who will speak on topics ranging from design to business. For the first time, Brandshop will be hosting a kids day that will feature a very merry visit from Santa, a workshop with kidpreneur Riley from LITTLE LUX, and more.
Here are all the fabulous emerging brands featured at the event, as well as the featured trunk shows that will be popping up for 1 or 2 days throughout the week. The “Best of the Local” Day is Thursday, December 15 where you have the opportunity to view a collection of Charlotte and North Carolina’s hottest new designers. One of Peachy’s favorites, Indigo Tilt, is one of them! Shopping is free and open to the public. To see the full schedule of activities click here. For a complete speaker lineup click here. To purchase your speaker series tickets click here.
Peachy is thrilled to kick off this fabulous event by being a host for the VIP Party Thursday evening. And of course all of us are excited to do a little holiday shopping…aren’t you? So mark your calendars and bring your friends, the more the merrier. We hope to see you there!