Southern Living names this Charlotte NC decor store the best

Cotswold Marketplace was named one of the best home decor stores in the South by Southern Living.

Cotswold Marketplace was named one of the best home decor stores in the South by Southern Living.

Thousands of small, local businesses call Charlotte home, but one has been named among the top shops in the region.

Southern Living released a list of the 30 best home decor stores in the South selling stylish vintage and contemporary furniture, art and accessories.

Several shops across the Carolinas were featured as “can’t-miss destinations” to shop, including Cotswold Marketplace, a retail and design center in Charlotte.

A display of home decor and furniture at Cotswold Marketplace in Charlotte, NC. Courtesy of Cotswold Marketplace

“No matter what style you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it at this 10,000-square-foot store with more than 70 vendors. Opened in 2010 by Melissa Vandiver and her daughter, Kate Vandiver Leary, Cotswold Marketplace is filled with vignettes that pull together furniture, linens, pillows, lighting, and locally made art (like Maggie Blank French’s impressionistic paintings of landscapes in the Carolinas),” the report says.

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“If that all sounds a bit overwhelming, don’t worry. Whether you’re redoing an entire room or just looking for one special piece, they have a helpful team they describe as a ‘wonderful mix of designers, artists, retail gurus, style setters, and general been-there-seen-that experts.’ Cotswold is also a one-stop shop for gifts like vases and colorful glassware.”

Cotswold Marketplace has over 80 vendors offering furniture, art and more. Courtesy of Cotswold Marketplace

With dozens of vendors to shop from, Cotswold Marketplace has what Vandiver calls a “true hodge podge of different sizes and offerings” for a variety of styles, from furniture and rugs to art and decor.

Along with Cotswold Marketplace — the only Charlotte shop on the list — here are the other North and South Carolina home decor shops featured as the best in the South:

You can find the full report on the 30 best home decor stores online at

Cotswold Marketplace

Location: 200 N Sharon Amity Rd # B, Charlotte, NC 28211

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instagram: @cotswoldmarketplace

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