Buy Your Brandshop Tickets

My friends at BRANDSHOP are hosting some amazing events in early December in Charlotte and tickets are going fast. This speaker series is not to be missed…and the shopping is stellar too. 

Founded by childhood friends Hillary Crittendon & Laura Martin Mills, BRANDSHOP is a traveling retail event that connects top emerging brands & designers with savvy women in markets around the country.

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This December 9 – 15, 2016 BRANDSHOP will return to Charlotte, NC for a second time with one of its signature FLAGSHIP events after a successful series of 2016 shows in cities around the country including New Orleans, Atlanta, and Nantucket. BRANDSHOP is focused on introducing you to the country’s most innovative, buzzworthy brands to create an experience that is as much about content as it is about shopping. Expect to discover exciting brands like Sugarfina whose 14, 000 person waiting list for Whispering Angel Rosé Gummy Bears garnered national headlines (yes, we have the famous gummies!); and Rothy’s – a San Francisco based company that uses a 3D knitting process to turn recycled water bottles into stylish, washable ballet flats. In addition to shopping, the Flagship events feature book signings, cocktail parties & a speaker series.


BRANDSHOP is thrilled present the Speaker Series on Friday December 9th, in partnership with online retail furnishings company This engaging, day-long event features a stellar lineup of speakers who are leaders in their respective creative fields, and who will join us at Brandshop to share insight, advice & accomplishments with our Charlotte community. Expect to hear from accomplished creatives & business leaders like interior designer and founder of MDS Stripes, Mark D. Sikes; designer, author & president of Mark Hampton, Alexa Hampton; entrepreneur Jane Scott Hodges of Leontine Linens; editor & designer Eddie Ross who is the Consulting Style Director for; and Michelle Newbery, President of



Additional programming includes a kid-focused day on Saturday, December 10th that features a visit from Santa (photos are free with a $100 purchase at Brandshop), a jewelry workshop by Kidpreneur Riley Kinnane-Petersen of LITTLE LUX to benefit the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Charlotte, and shopping with top kids brands.



We started Brandshop in the fall of 2015 because, as busy women ourselves, we didn’t have time to discover the emerging companies and unique individuals in the art, fashion, and design worlds whose products and expertise we wanted to bring into our own home. Like many of you, shopping for us is a conscious decision and an exercise in self-expression. When we connect with a brand’s story, our enjoyment of our purchase—whether it’s a dress, a painting, or an heirloom-quality handbag—increases ten-fold. Unfortunately, we found that many of the products and companies that we were interested in did not have the distribution power or marketing reach to get our attention. (This is in part because the companies are young with limited marketing budgets, and in part, because our hometowns were outside of major fashion and design hubs like NYC, LA, etc. where young brands often focus their efforts.)

Brandshop is a way to introduce—in person—sophisticated shoppers to a curated collection of emerging brands we think they’ll enjoy. It’s also a venue for those brands to reach an audience of women who will carry their brand’s message forward. In addition to a highly edited shopping experience at each Brandshop event, we are also proud to host a full-day of panels led by female entrepreneurs and leaders in the art, design, and fashion space.

WHERE: MORRISON SHOPPING CENTER 532 Governor Morrison Street
(Space was formerly Shower Me With Love)


Shopping Hours:

Friday, December 9th & Saturday, December 10th: 10am – 6pm Sunday, December 11th: 12pm – 5pm
Monday, December 12th – Thursday, December 15th: 10am – 6:30pm

Thursday, 12/8 – Brandshop’s Opening Party in partnership with The Scout Guide (private, invite only)

Friday, 12/9 beginning at 10am – Brandshop’s Speaker Series (this is a ticketed event). Full-day passes are $120. Early Bird Tickets ($96) available. Discount applies until October 15th, 2016

Tickets available HERE

+ Designer trunk show with MDS Stripes
+ Book signings with Mark D. Sikes, Jane Scott Hodges, Mary Giuliani, and Serena Wolf

Friday, 12/9 from 7pm – Designer & Speaker Soiree & Networking with Charlotte Lucas (private, invite only)

Saturday, 12/10
+ Santa Visits from 10 am – 12 pm

+ Little Lux Jewelry Workshop benefitting the Children’s Scholarship Fund at 10am (tickets: + Book signing with Serena Wolf, author of “The Dude Diet” from 10am – 12pm
+ Designer trunk show with Arzberger Stationers

Tuesday, 12/13
+ Hilliard Studio Method Class at 9:30 am
+ Designer trunk show with Arzberger Stationers

Thursday, 12/14
+ LOCAL DAY with designer trunk shows from some of Charlotte’s best designers & artists


INSTAGRAM: @thebrndshop



Mark D. Sikes, Interior designer, Author, Founder of MDS Stripes
Alexa Hampton, Interior designer, Author, President of Mark Hampton
Jane Scott Hodges, Founder of Leontine Linens
Eddie Ross, Design & Lifestyle Editor, Consulting Style Director for Michelle Newbery, President,
Molly Hartney, VP of Marketing & Merchandising at
Helen Ballard, Founder of Ballard Designs
Phoebe Howard, Interior Designer, Author, Owner of Mrs. Howard Stores
Mary Giuliani, Caterer to the Stars, Author & Restaurateur
Serena Wolf, Food Blogger, Author & Chef
Katherine Kenney, Buyer, Poole Shop
Nicole Najafi, Founder & CEO of Industry Standard
Leilah Mundt, Founder & CEO of Crème Collective, a Lowe’s company since 2011, takes projects from concept to completion by offering every customer high-touch customer care, a curated selection of high-quality home furnishings, interior design services and professional installation for a seamless shopping experience. The company features more than one million products in a host of different categories, from lighting and furniture to hardware and decor. 

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