Four independently-owned boutiques will be the first tenants at UNION at Biltmore Fashion Park, which is scheduled to open in November.

Whoopie Baking Company, Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, Paris Envy and Frances are the first wave of retailers announced for the one-of-a-kind, urban and independent shopping experience.

The 7,200 SF UNION will be located on the east end of the shopping center between Stingray Sushi and Seasons 52, offering shoppers a mix of more than a dozen one-of-a-kind boutiques ranging in size from 200-500 SF, as well as a casual eatery.

UNION is an opportunity to bring small, independent entrepreneurs and artists to Biltmore replicating the unique retail mix historically found at Biltmore Fashion Park.

“We are really excited to be part of UNION and surrounded by local entrepreneurs who have a passion for their business in a well-established shopping destination,” said Laurie Lavy, owner of Paris Envy.

Paris Envy will offer a collection of handcrafted vintage and vintage-inspired home furnishings, décor and accessories. From zinc kitchen tables to crystal chandeliers, Paris Envy offers a diverse mix of specialty items including candles, jewelry and special gift items.

Whoopie Baking Company will bring its signature whoopie pies in assorted flavors such as Spicy Pumpkin, Mimosa, Sweet & Salty and Peanut Butter Cup to UNION, as well as other specialty ingredients related to the sweet treats including salted carmel and marshmallow fluff. Dog lovers can pick up a special treat — woofie pies for their beloved canine companions.

Local entrepreneur Georganne Bryant of Frances will join the UNION line up offering women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, books, paper goods, novelty items and art. Frances will also keep their original location on Central Avenue and Camelback.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with Biltmore Fashion Park and expand my business into this exciting new urban concept. Biltmore Fashion Park has always been a great landmark and I’m grateful for this opportunity,” said Georgeanne Bryant, owner of Frances.

Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, will offer discerning beauty and makeup buffs all natural, organic skincare and beauty products and custom fragrances for those who love to pamper their skin naturally without harsh chemicals or parabens. Citrine will carry exclusive lines and favorites such as REN, Jane Iredale and Kai fragrances beloved by celebrities.

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