Ease your social conscience while you shop. These local retailers offer sustainable, eco-friendly fashions.
VIBE An urban scene with unique details, such as the two Parisian lanterns that once hung along the Champs-Elysées. THE OFFERINGS Find more than eight exclusive eco lines, including Eco-Centric, Sworn Virgins, and Boy Meets Girl. Don't miss enviro-savvy jewels from Love Heals (necklaces start around $150). For each piece you buy, the company pledges to plant ten trees. SPLURGE Staffers created their own line of bamboo T-shirts ($30-$40) that are tissue soft. Plus, this month bring your own reusable shopping bag and score a 10 percent discount on one item. 8145 Ardrey Kell Rd., 704-321-2626
VIBE Feminine classics mix with trendy accessories. THE OFFERINGS Stock up on basics with tanks, linen dresses, and tees from ORGANIC by John Patrick. Find high-waist trousers ($168) and Loomstate Jeans' traditional boot cut denim ($145) made with organic cotton and grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. SPLURGE We love the versatility of the ORGANIC curve-hugging pencil skirt ($178) in khaki. It's a closet staple, transitioning from the office to the weekend with ease. 6800 Phillips Place Ct., 704-553-8868
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VIBE Expect chic minimalism and piles of designer denim. THE OFFERINGS Summon your inner nobility with Aristocrat jeans, in a variety of cuts and washes. Fashion veteran Bob Bak (formerly of Chanel and Diesel) designs each pair. Plus, all fabrics and dyes are chemical free, making these jeans 100 percent biodegradable. Look for more eco-friendly lines to come. SPLURGE Windsor boot-cut jeans in the super-dark, Normandy wash (around $200) have a lightweight texture and a slim fit. They're perfect for a casual night in uptown. 720 Governor Morrison St., 704-366-9339