Couture in Cornelius

A new, high-end bridal boutique opens near Lake Norman
Deborah Young

Alicia Margin noticed a void in haute couture bridal offerings in the greater Charlotte area and took action. Together with a silent partner, she opened Penlorée L’Atelier in Cornelius, a high-end bridal boutique and showroom presenting exclusive bridal collections from the likes of Carolina Herrerra, Angel Sanchez, Anna Meier, and more. “We wanted to bring that urban, New York City feel into the area,” explains Margin of her boutique, which carries seven haute couture designer bridal collections. Sleek hardwood floors and white walls give way to a loft-like space where brides are treated to glamorous, oversized private fitting rooms to complete the boutique’s lavish feel. 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Ste. 201, Cornelius, 704-765-1050,