Charlotte-centric clothing brand Glory Days Apparel opening Saturday in South End

Charlotte-centric clothing brand Glory Days Apparel opening Saturday in South End
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Popular Charlotte-focused clothing brand Glory Days Apparel is opening its first brick-and-mortar store this Saturday, August 1 in the RailYard area of South End.

The exact address is 1423 Winnifred Street, across the street from Hoppin’.

Why: The Glory Days Apparel brand gained popularity through its presence at pop-up markets throughout Charlotte.

Harris explains that the question of a storefront continued to come up when interacting with fans who wanted to shop Glory Days in-person without having to wait for the next pop-up event.

“It’s humbling and exciting that our fans want us to have a spot. Having a footprint here in Charlotte and saying, ‘This is our city and we’re proud to represent it’ solidifies it,” Harris says.

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Beyond just customer desire, Harris explains that the Glory Days product line has expanded substantially, making it a challenge to tote the brand’s full offerings around to events scattered all over the city.

Harris notes that the size of the micro-retail spaces (the shop will be 368-square-feet) below the Centro Railyard apartments allows small business owners to have the room they need to grow without jumping into a massive storefront with a debilitating rent. It makes the location an appealing choice for a first shop.

Founder JD Harris started Glory Days Apparel in his home garage. The mural behind Harris is painted by local artist Darion Fleming (@daflemingo).

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