A lot of stores say they have something for everyone, but Moxie Mercantile in Plaza Midwood means it. With a mixture of old and new, Moxie Mercantile packs a ton of character and amazing finds into one place.
The store opened almost a year ago in November 2015 and set up shop in a home that dates back to the 1920s. The store’s renovations not only gave new life to a local fixture but it also added some much needed boutique shopping to Plaza Midwood — an eclectic Charlotte neighborhood that has no shortage of diners and bars. But Moxie Mercantile is the first of its kind, bringing a fresh, fun spin on retail in the area.
Moxie Mercantile owners Clifton and Michelle Castelloe wanted shopping to be a fun and joyful experience for everyone and created the space with that in mind. The shop is open and inviting with bright walls, hardwood floors, a stone fireplace and patterned rugs. You’ll feel more like you’ve stepped into a friend’s house instead of a store!
Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, wedding gift, baby gift or something “just because,” they’ve got plenty to choose from — and all at great, affordable price points. Moxie carries a lot of small business products, local artisans and jewelry designers, as well as a great selection of locally made candles, pottery, leather goods and humorous greeting cards. They also sell a selection of fair trade products that benefit women and children in other countries, which we think is pretty darn awesome!
If you’ve got someone who’s hard to shop for, this is the place to go. If you’ve got to find multiple gifts for different occasions or different people, this is the place to go. It’s seriously a one-stop shop and the perfect place to do your holiday shopping for the upcoming season without the hassle of running around town to several different stores. Believe it. You’ll thank us later.
There’s so much to look at — from terrariums and succulents to luxury bath products and men’s shaving soaps, they’ve got it all — and Moxie’s open layout and well-organized, clutter-free displays will keep you from getting overwhelmed.
Perhaps our favorite part of the store is dedicated to vintage barware — the glasses, the shakers and decanters; it’s all there.
The store is constantly changing inventory to keep things fresh, so it’s always fun to stop in whenever you’re in the area. Give yourself enough time to really look around and explore when you visit, though, as you’re sure to find something unique and exciting to take home.
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