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Natural Awakenings Charlotte

The Bag Lady Continues to Evolve

Nov 01, 2018 07:22PM

The Bag Lady: Intuitive Gifts, in Charlotte, was created in 1995. Owner Susan Burns says, “I am proud and grateful to be the fourth proprietress of the shop.” The Bag Lady is ametaphysical gift shop and bookstore that sells a variety of incensechoices, reiki-infused scented candles, singing bowlsof all shapes and sizes, tingsha ritual bells, a wide selection of jewelry, oracle and tarot cardsand an impressive collection of crystals and stones. Their top sellers are sage and stones.

The Bag Lady also boasts a great selection of books for readers of all ages, including children and young adults. Topics include fiction, health and wellness, creativity, self-help, and spirituality. “We’ve got something for everyone!” exclaims Burns. She holds a degree in English with a specialization in medieval studies and has classical music training and many spiritual classes to her credit.

The store offers a schedule of intuitive readers, new moon and full moon circles, as well as classes on astrology, chakras and more. Each of the seven employees bring their own special talents and gifts to the store, such as energy healing, life coaching, pagan and Wicca traditions, crystals and their properties, esoteric spirituality and more. All these “bagettes” can help customers find what they need on the path to self-empowerment and spirituality.

“The first thing that we hear is how much customers love the feeling when they walk into the store. They feel positive and uplifting welcoming energy that makes them feel loved, appreciated and valued. We aim to have unique and gorgeous items that are overwhelmingly positive,” says Burns. “We also love to support local artists, and are working to get community-produced products into the store.”

Burn shares, “We are delighted to have been serving the spiritual community in Charlotte for 23 years through many ups and downs in the economy. We have changed with the times and grown so much in the process; and now we are grateful to be in a larger space with limitless possibilities. People in Charlotte and the surrounding towns are looking for more spiritual meaning in their lives. They are thirsty to learn more about what they can do to enact positive change and what tools they can use. We are very supportive of people on their journey and take pride in providing all the objects and information that can help.

There is an event room for classes and gatherings that customers can use for meditation when it is available. There’s even a large copper meditation pyramid in the store. The Bag Lady will hold a psychic fair from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on November 11. Additional classes are offered in November, but none in December. They resume in January 2019. Burns advises, “We help people who have been on their spiritual path for a long time and want to learn more, or share their knowledge with others by offering classes in our event space or readings in our intuitive reading room.”


The Bag Lady: Intuitive Gifts is located at 1516 E. 4th St., in Charlotte. For more information, call 704-338-9778 or visit 

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