Shopping Guide for Arboretum

Bruce Julian

For classic, fine crafted men's clothing from business to casual, and suits to shoes, stop by Julian's. Custom tailoring is available to make your clothes fit perfectly, or if you're too busy to stop by, Julian's door-to-door salesman will bring a selection to you depending on your needs. A bonus for the men who hate to shop, Julian's features three TVs showing nothing but sports, vintage pinball and slot machines, plus an in-store bar service with Martinis and Bloody Marys.

8128-300 Providence Rd., 704-364-8686,


Mother and daughter co-owners, Kerry and Kendra Surface, help clients rediscover and refine their sense of style. The boutique features such designers as Diane von Furstenberg, Babette, Zoe D, and Rundholz. Jeans and t-shirts from Three Dots and Majestic offer customers more casual options. Also look for Laura James and Chan Luu accessories, and Nour sunglasses, plus shoes from Crispianos and Havaianas.

2907 Selwyn Ave., 704-338-9011,

Omega Sports

With stores all across North Carolina, Omega is the place to go for sports apparel and equipment. From baseball to swimming, football to lacrosse, you'll find all the equipment, padding, and clothing needed for your sport of choice. Top brands include Nike, Life is Good, The North Face, Louisville Slugger, and Adidas. Plus, Columbia, Speedo, and Wilson. The knowledgeable staff can re-string your racket, or help you find the perfect apparel for your sports needs.

8036 Providence Rd., 704-541-9221,

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