101 Best North Carolina Lifestyle Companies and Startups

February 10, 2023
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This article showcases our top picks for the best North Carolina based Lifestyle companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Lifestyle industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top North Carolina Lifestyle Startups

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TangerOutlets

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Made Trade

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The best online store for exceptionally designed, ethical and sustainable goods.

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Kitsbow Cycling Apparel

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Kitsbow makes premium cycling and outdoor apparel here in the U.S.A. in a wide range of sizes to ensure a perfect fit.

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Valanbio Therapeutics

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Valanbio Therapeutics is an early-stage anti-infectives company that develops novel antibiotics for Gram-negative organisms.

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Implus

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Implus has evolved to become an innovative manufacturer of consumer goods and accessories.

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Rack Room Shoes

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Rack Room Shoes Fashionable footwear for the entire family.

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Sona Dermatology & MedSpa

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Sona Dermatology & MedSpa provides laser hair removal, botox, dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and body contouring.

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The Cato Corporation

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The Cato Corporation (Cato) is a women’s fashion specialty retailer.

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Venturing Lifestyle Designs

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Venturing Lifestyle Designs is a consumer company that manufactures women apparel specializing in clothing for outdoor adventures.

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Endgame360

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At Endgame360 our primary objective is to delight our 50+ million monthly readers with high-quality content.

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Bio 54

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Bio 54 delivers topical anti-coagulant drugs.

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FitMom Athletics

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FitMom Athletics is a lifestyle brand designed to improve exercise quality, offer support and transition from pregnancy to postpartum life.

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Yuno

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A social commerce site that awards users with cashback when they share their purchases with friends.

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International Textile Group

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International Textile Group is a company which provides global textile solutions.

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Marie Oliver

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Marie Oliver is a women’s lifestyle clothing brand that designs and sells women’s apparel and masks.

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Bonworth

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BonWorth in many respects is a True American Story – how enterprise, vision and courage made the story of building of an iconic brand.

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Wildlife Collections

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Wildlife Collections is a wild products retailer.

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Acqualina

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Acqualina is a beach resort and spa.

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IQ Brands

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IQ Brands is a leading designer and distributor of fashion casual and athletic socks.

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Pardon My Fro

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Pardon My Fro offers lifestyle brands of clothing, accessories, and chic home decor crafted specifically for woman.

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Metal Arts Group

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Metal Arts Group offers a unique selection of artist-designed jewelry and proudly handcrafted.

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TCK Sports

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TCK Sports is an e-commerce company located in Conover.

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Modern Salon

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Modern Salon is a beauty personalcare company located in Charlotte.

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Senior Living Communities, LLC

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Senior Living Communities is a hospital & health care company that provides retirement living services.

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Sharon Towers

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Sharon Towers provides nursing care, independent living and assistive living services to the elderly people.

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Fem Things

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Fem Things offers the trendy, creative, and high quality fashion for women who love to express themselves in style.

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Girls ‘Round Here LLC

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Sof Sole

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Sof Sole is an online foot store that specializes in providing insoles, shoe care, socks, and accessories products.

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Swan Beauty

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Swan Beauty is a skin care centre that provides facials, body treatments, and permanent makeup.

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Sachi

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Sachi is a business that provides massage and wellness services.

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Playtex

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HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hanesbrands Inc.

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K. Bell

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K. Bell is an apparel & fashion company providing socks.

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Ketologic

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Ketologic is a wellness company that provides the products, tools, and resources to sustain the keto diet.

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In Blue Handmade

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In Blue Handmade is a manufacturing company that produces customized handmade leather and waxed canvas bags.

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Charlotte Magazine

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Charlotte Magazine is a publishing company offering lifestyle, events, and entertainment information.

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Regulator Marine

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Regulator Marine is a builder of offshore sportfishing boats.

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New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh

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New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh is the latest addition to our growing chain of premier bridal salons.

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Lumina Clothing Company

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Lumina Clothing Company manufactures clothing, shoes, accessories, and grooming products.

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Shots No Chaser

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Lifestyle and Party Brand

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Hatteras Yachts

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Hatteras Yachts is a company dedicated to finding distributors yacht, and sale of clothing.

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Salon 42

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Salon 42 provides haircut, wedding, and consulting services.

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Hydrate Medical

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Hydrate Medical is a health and wellness company that engages in IV hydration therapy and treatment.

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Casual Corner

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Casual Corner was an American retail clothing chain founded in 1950. It operated stores under the names Casual Corner and Petite

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13th & Mars

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Clothing-based crowdfunding for your planet.

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Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Nantahala Outdoor Center is a sports company offering whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and flatwater paddling.

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K-Idol Stuff

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The coolest and most unique K-Pop, K-Drama, and Korean Idols-inspired merchandise and collectibles store online

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Will Johnson Building Company

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Will Johnson Building Company is a construction company that provides custom home building, home designing, and renovation services.

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North Carolina Aquariums

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North Carolina Aquariums is a system of three public aquariums to promote diverse natural and cultural resources.

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MARC DEFANG NEW YORK

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Marc Defang New York is an e-commerce site for prom, pageant and bridal footwear brand.

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Wendy Newman Designs

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Wendy Newman Designs creates custom mandala designs on Umbrellas, scarves, leggings, and kimonos.

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Yoga Basics

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Yoga education and resource

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Toskaspa.com

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Toska is a spa boutique located in South Carolina that provides skincare services.

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WellStar360

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WellStar360 helps employers control healthcare costs through employee engagement and lifestyle change.

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Urban Ultralight

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Premium marketplace for bike commuter gear, clothing, and services

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The Laurel of Asheville

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The Laurel of Asheville is a lifestyle magazine that offers both print and digital editions.

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Kustom Koozies

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Personalized Koozies and T-shirts, screen printer

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Happy Legs Club

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Premium women’s razors shipped right to your door.

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Carmen Carmen

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Carmen Carmen offers hair cuts, makeup, styling, hair extensions, bridal and young artist saloon services.

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Luxe Beat Magazine

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Luxe Beat Media is a prime resource for all aspects that luxury creates content through our website, magazines, radio shows and books.

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Transoms Direct

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Transoms Direct manufactures interior products.

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Freaker USA

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Freaker USA quickly grew to be the global leader of preventing moist handshakes and sweaty beverages.

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Camp Rockfish

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Camp Rockfish provides retreats, outdoor programmes, and summer camps for all ages.

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Sealy of Australia

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Sealy Australia is a manufacturing firm that focuses on mattresses and bases that have orthopedic and Posturepedic utilities.

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Family Weight Loss Center

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Family Weight Loss Center is a personal health practice that offers personal attention and motivation to help reach a healthy weight.

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Atomic Ranch

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Atomic Ranch is a magazine that provides MCM design, architecture and history.

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ITParade.com

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An E-commerce company that provides classified, auction, reverse auction.

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The Highlands Gem Shop

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The Highlands Gem Shop is a jewelry store that provides diamonds, colored stones, and antiques.

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4Evermore Ventures

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4Evermore Ventures is a provider of female active wear to improve quality of life, health, and fitness.

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Bibi Threads

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Bibi Threads is a clothing brand reinventing the way a woman feels.

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Charlotte Parent

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Charlotte Parent provides magazines for parents to the challenges of raising children.

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Harris Leather and Silverworks

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Harris Leather and Silverworks is a manufacturing company that produces a wide collection of saddles, belts, boots, straps, and garments.

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Salon Dragonfly

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Salon Dragonfly is a hair salon.

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Cambria Downtown Asheville

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Cambria Downtown Asheville, located in the heart of Asheville, a hotel that strikes a perfect blend of upscale relaxation, business & fun!

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Kohn-ell Association Management Services

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Kohn-ell Association Management Services is provide accurate and timely information, advice, and management direction in a prompt.

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Bradford Luxury Apartments & Townhomes

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Bradford Luxury Apartments & Townhomes provides studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes, and three bedroom townhomes.

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CY Design Studio

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CY Design Studio manufactures customized jewelry in sterling silver and gold with an accent of gemstones and freshwater pearls.

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Pine Apparel

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Pine Apparel is an online fashion store that offers tees, bodysuits, sweaters, pants, jeans, leggings, and jacket products for women.

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Sole Dimensions

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Sole Dimensions is an offline retail store that focuses on kids, sandals, athletic, comfort, and dress shoe products.

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Composia

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Composia is a company who sells accessories and clothing.

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Endurance Magazine

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Endurance Magazine is a lifestyle magazine publishing company that focuses on educating, inspiring, and motivating athletes.

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Bimici

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Bimici will offer home fashion products on a wholesale basis to established retail department stores.The target market will be large .

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The CUT Barbershop

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The CUT Barbershop is a salon that offers men’s premium haircut, buzz cut, beard, and neck trim services to men.

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Ask Realtor Carla

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Ask Realtor Carla is a real estate firm that involves in property management of three bedroom homes, and luxury and energy efficient homes.

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My Inspiration Lounge

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My Inspiration Lounge is an online portal that connects women to the best content on the web.

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Crazy Like That

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Crazy Like That offers t-shirts for geeks.

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Furniture Outlet World

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North Carolina Discount Furniture

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DBM

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DBM is an online shop for apparel, bags, drinkware, office supplies, fun & outdoor, stationery, trade shows, & event items.

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Armis Salon and Spa

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Armis Salon and Spa is one of Charlotte’s most trusted hair salons, offering a variety of Hair & Skin services, and body waxing.

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Gaston Alive

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Gaston Alive is a monthly magazine publication that covers various information on home, gardening, fashion, food, culture, and community.

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Sophisticated Curves

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Sophisticated Curves is an online women’s clothing store.

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Brandzaffair

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Connecting people with the brands that fit their lifestyle + the people who share the same lifestyle.

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FitzGerald Morrell, bespoke glove co.

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FitzGerald Morrell, bespoke glove co. is a best-fitting and highest-quality gloves in the world.

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Upmann’s

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Upmann’s will be an exclusive membership required club for the discerning lady or gentleman.

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Workchic

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Workchic.com a leading workwear and professional style destination for career gals.

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Elements Photography

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Elements Photography provides photography sessions focused on newborns, babies, toddlers, children, teens, families

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Town of Pink Hill

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Town of Pink Hill is a community living firm that focuses on providing luxurious amenities, schools, shopping, and medical facilities.

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Carolina Home + Garden

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Carolina Home + Garden is a publisher of home design, decor, and lifestyle magazines.

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New4Her

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New4Her is a thrift store for women. No item is more then $25 because we pride ourselves on quality clothes at low prices.

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Classica Store

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Classica Store is an online store and retailer of mens and women sunglasses.

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Brown & Wood

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Brown & Wood is a car dealer focused primarily on selling Cadillac and other luxury cars.

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