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Since 1997, Charlotte magazine has dedicated its May issue to the BEST OF THE BEST. We call it The BOBS, and we recognize the city's finest in food and drink, nightlife, entertainment, shopping, mind and body, and more- hundreds of winners in all. And then we throw a huge party! The event offers all of Charlotte a chance to sample the best food and drink as well as mingle with all of the BOB winners. It has become one of the most anticipated parties in the city. Check back here for more information on the 2014 BOB Awards! Voting will begin in January.


The 2013 BOB Award winners have been announced! See the winners here.  Congrats to all the winners! For a complete guide of BOB winners from 2011-2013, check out our BOB Winners' Guide by clicking here.


The 2013 BOB Award party was held at Label Charlotte Thursday, May 23. BOB Award-winning restaurants including Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, e2 emeril's eatery, Sushi Guru, Queen City Q, TCBY, Pickleville, Bean Vegan Cuisine, Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse, and Cantina 1511 served their delicious food. Live entertainment including dancers, performances by Caroline Calouche, Hannibal, Miss Mena and Caricatures by Joel. The event was hosted by 107.9 the Link's Kelly McKay and Ramona Holloway and 107.9 the Link's Anthony Michaels Show was live. Thank you to all who attended!


Video by: Vittorio Video Productions


Red carpet photos by: Catch Light Studios. CLICK FOR RED CARPET PICTURES.


Photos below by: poprock photography.


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4010 Sharon Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211


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.

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Year Won:

Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick

Website: http://capitolcharlotte.com

Award: 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)
Best Window Displays - 2019 (Editor's Pick)

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