While the downtown shoe boutique Epiphany Shoes has been open since May, its tucked-away location on the brick path of Brevard Court, near Latta Arcade, keeps its newness factor hot. Dressed in furry pink rugs and simple black walls, Epiphany Shoes is the only ladies' shoe boutique in downtown, says owner Kim Thomas, who spent 17 years in the corporate world before "stepping out on faith" to open her shop. Prices range from $40-$300 "making it affordable for the teller and the executive," she says. As for how she picks her products, "I'm not tied to any particular brand. I tend to gravitate to independent designers. I look for the shoe that pops out, that's eye-catching." With the fall shoes coming out soon, Epiphany Shoes' catchphrase and mission, "Catering To Your Sole," is in full mode.
Location: 136 Brevard Court
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, noon-5 p.m.
Contact: 704-332-SHOE (7463), www.epiphanyshoeboutique.com