All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide


Map4010 Sharon Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Shopping


Laura Vinroot Poole changed the landscape of Charlotte retail when she introduced labels like Nina Ricci, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy — normally reserved for shoppers in the Big Apple.

On your first visit to one of Laura Vinroot Poole’s upscale stores—Capitol and Poole Shop for women, and Tabor for men—expect warm, attentive service from the sales staff. On your second visit, expect them to know your name. By the time you’re a regular, shopping trips are an excuse to catch up with friends.


Best Women's Shoes in 2010, Best Boutique for Designer Labels in 2011, Best Evening Wear in 2015, Designer Boutique in 2017 Sales Staffs (Capitol, Poole Shop, and Tabor) - 2018 (Editor's Pick) Women’s Boutique - 2018 (Voters' Pick)

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2010
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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