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FASHIONABLE DELIGHTS FOUND AT CONCRETE & LACE BOUTIQUE 21 May 2014.

Women typically wear vintage clothing to express their individuality, and now the Queen City has a new selection to choose from. Housed in the kitchy warehouse known as Area 15, located at the intersection of 15th Street and North Davidson Street, sits the city’s newest recycled fashion boutique: Concrete & Lace. The brainchild of owners Rachel Michele and Kim Irene, Concrete & Lace offers highly affordable (think under $10), personally picked pieces, not only from decades past but current labels as well. Inspired by their own love of all things fashion, the duo opened their boutique with the hopes of sharing their great finds with the public. They also extend their services for personal shopping. This growing business is driven by their core values of sustainability, affordability and course by their by their own sense of distinct individuality. Whether it is funky or classic pieces you might have in mind, Concrete & Lace carries and amazing assortment of everyday-wearable vintage tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories. The boutique also features local jewelry line Girl Power Racewear, as well as Kelly Busher’s tee-shirt line Live Free and Dye, which stems from his own graphics and screen-printing company. Hand-made floral wreaths by Yume Clothing are also featured items. With the NoDa Alley Rally (the newest food truck sensation) scheduled regularly for the rest of the season from 5pm to 8pm on Thursdays, Concrete & Lace will be the ideal place to browse for unique finds, all while grabbing a bite or drink with friends. The rally benefits community organizations such as the Free Store, Optimist Park and Community Gardens, with the extra bonus of being pet-friendly. The business hours of the boutique vary, so be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instragram. - by Katherine Culclasure


Concrete & Lace Boutique