- Little Five Points
The Scoop: If you've got it, flaunt it. That's what our magazines and mothers have always told us...The Scoop: If you've got it, flaunt it. That's what our magazines and mothers have always told us, anyway. And whatever that "it" is, there's something to help you flaunt the ever-living heck out of it at Cherry Bomb. This hot pink treasure trove of clothing, shoes, and accessories is something like what Marie Antoinette's dressing room would have looked like if Marie were a hip, modern-day resident of Little Five Points--all pink and glitter and feathers (oh my!). From slinky, club-worthy mini-dresses to flowy West Coast tunics and curvalicious knit dresses, Cherry Bomb's got a wide range of duds, and they all serve one purpose: to make your "it" factor more flauntable.
The shop, which has been providing something a little extra sexy to Little Five for about a decade now, is all sorts of girl-glam gone wild... with a healthy dose of Little Five-style funk, of course. In other words, this isn't some stuffy uptown boutique. Cherry Bomb is the kind of space where total strangers unite in their shared, unadulterated glee over, say, a pair of sequined stilettos. And where does most of this shopping glee occur? Why, the shoe room, of course! That's right Cherry Bomb has an entire room filled with kicks of all colors, styles, and price ranges. Turquoise pumps? Wooden wedges? Spike-adorned heels? Yes, yes, and yesand whether your budget is $40 or $400, there's a sparkling and/or neon high heel in here for everyone. Probably one of the biggest draws, this form of shoe heaven is enough to make any ladies' footwear enthusiast do a Carrie Bradshaw squeal.
The ladies of Cherry Bomb are there to help every customer get glammed up from head to toe and find their own personal styleand their inner bombshell while they're at it. "We're all about the experience," says Dara Metcalfe, visual merchandiser of the store. "We can help style any woman who walks in here, whether she's looking for shoes, a dress, or an entire outfit." Cherry Bomb's buyer, who is based in L.A., sends the best catwalk trends to Little Five straight from the city of well-dressed angels. From staples like Joe's Jeans and Hudson to glamazon dresses and funky yet affordable jewelry, it is entirely too easy to walk out of Cherry Bomb with several closetfuls of new duds. Luckily, for every higher-end Betsey Johnson party dress, there's a pair of sunglasses for under $20, thanks to a great mix of styles, designers, and prices. And that, dear Scout, is what makes this place a true gift from the sartorial gods.
Monday & Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.