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Wow, Randolph!

I fall in love with your Interior designing!

Her Highness, Princess Oni of Cambodia

Philanthropist, Author & Business Woman

Baroness Darcy for Magnolia Emporium

"I'm so thrilled to see my friend

Randolph James and his 

Magnolia Emporium  again on the cutting edge of making their part of the

Queen City a place to experience the best of local arts and culture. 

Mr. James,

I so enjoy your design aesthetic!"

Her Grace, Lady Darcy 

Baroness Quaranta Di San Severino e Fusaro

Educator & Philanthropist

"Thanks to Randolph,

owner of Magnolia Emporium,

(who now enters realm of family),

for two days straight of ideas.

I have a new office space.

My bedroom feels so much more cozy.

I've got my favorite chairs back where I love them in the kitchen.

Spring sprucing up was a blast!"

Maureen O'Boyle, Media Personality/News Anchor

Current TV Anchor for WBTV, in Charlotte

Past national TV Host for Inside Edition & EXTRA

Appeared in several movies as herself.

A philanthropist in the arts and various charities

Maureen Oboyle
Charlotte Fashion Plate

"If you haven't visited

Magnolia Emporium yet, you need to!

He is an amazing home designer and his space is just fabulous! You never know what you will find in each corner of the store...explore every will love"

Melissa Heider-Latin, aka Charlotte Fashion Plate

Melissa is a celebrity spokesmodel, reality tv personality, magazine owner and food & fashion blogger.

When asked why she loves Magnolia Emporium...



"Randolph, that's why....

need I say more?" xxooxxoo

Kelli Ellis, Designer/Author/Speaker

Best Selling Author of "Do I Look Skinny In This House?"

Kelli is a celebrity designer and has been featured in numerous publications, online and starred on television across the globe including NBC, ABC, BBC, TLC, BRAVO, HGTV, SKY, LUXE, Elle Décor, Modern Luxury, Angeleno, Vegas Luxury, CA Homes and Design, Dwell, Domino, O Magazine, ELLE, LUXE and Traditional Home Magazines. 

Kelli Ellis
Jennifer Michelle

"I love working with Charlotte creatives! Every time I visit Magnolia Emporium,

I am treated to the most eclectic blend of fashion finds, artwork, home décor & gourmet items."

Jennifer Michelle, Actress/Model/Business Owner

Jennifer Michelle has been a recognized face in the modeling industry, for decades.  She not only has been featured in countless national magazines over the years but also as 'The Face of Iman Cosmetics'.  

Jennifer is also an accomplished actress having appeared in many feature films and tv-shows. She appeared in three different shows just on B.E.T Network, alone.

She most recently was featured on the television show Outcast on HBO and FOX.  She has acted and worked with stars like Marlon Wayans, Brandy, Mario Lopes, Claire Danes and more.

Jennifer Michelle can also be seen frequently on tv as a fashion correspondent for local and national television.

"This is the place to go for all the most exceptional and unique gifts!"

Victoria Schweizer,

Philanthropist/Artist/ Owner of Vane Gallery

Victoria is has tried her talents at many things in her life, including as a lawyer, movie co-producer, publicist, and broker.  However, her most fulfilling role is as a philanthropist.  Through this, her incredible talents as an artist are showcased as she uses her talents to raise money for many wonderful and charitable causes. Her work has garnered the attention from Oprah to Crown Prince Albert II of Monaco and everyone in between.

Victoria Schweizer
Rebekah Del Rio

"Thank you, Randolph James, 

you're amazing!!!"

Rebekah Del Rio, Singer/Songwriter/Actress

Rebekah is a very talented award-winning performer, who happens to also have a three-octave vocal range!  She has performed on stage with legends like Elton John, Rod Stewart, Patti Labelle, James Taylor & more...  Rebekah is also known for her breathtaking performance in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, and performed it with Moby on guitar.

"We’re lucky to have such great unique small businesses in Charlotte like 

Magnolia Emporium."

Julie Eiselt,

Mayor Pro-Tem for Charlotte, NC.

Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt grew up near Milwaukee, Wisconsin as one of four children.  She chairs the Transportation & Planning Committee, and is Vice-Chair of the Budget and Effectiveness Committee. In 2019 Julie was appointed by Governor Cooper to serve on the North Carolina State Banking Commission, and was appointed by NC Transportation Secretary Trogden to serve on NC FIRST, a state Transportation Revenue commission. In the community Julie is a Team Leader for Room In The Inn, a board member of The Relatives, and has served on various arts boards.

Julie Eiselt Mayor Pro Tem
Kiersten Parsons Hatchcock

"Magnolia Emporium is the best shop in Charlotte! Gorgeous, curated selections and the owners are the best - they really care about every person who comes in."

Kiersten Parsons Hathcock,


Founder of Mod-Mom Furniture

Kiersten; AKA Mod-Mom, widely recognized from being on the syndicated TV series Shark Tank.

She has a large celebrity clientele and national endorsement for various products.  Kristen is also a featured guest speaker on Ted Talks as well as many design industry events, around the county.
She has been widely featured on and in People Magazine, The NY Times, The LA Times, dwell, TBS, CNBC & much more.  Recently Kiersten has partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

"You have the cutest store ever!!!! 

Magnolia Emporium is the perfect spot in Charlotte, NC .

The perfect combination of art, music

and beautiful people!!! "

Lissette Diaz,

Singer/Songwriter/ Producer
Sweet Lizzy Project

Nashville, TN & CUBA

Lisset Diaz started her career as a musician in University, participating in several music festivals and theater plays as a singer.  This multi Award Winning performer recorded her first album in 2014. In 2017, she participated in the PBS show "Havana Time Machine" with Raul Malo and The Mavericks.  She is currently on a world tour with the band and recently launched a new album under Mono Mundo Records, in Nashville Tn.

In 2019 Rolling Stone listed their newest album as one of the Top 10 Albums to purchase.

Band Members

Lisset Díaz
Miguel Comas Damas 
Angel Luis Millet Barlet 
Alejandro Gonzalez Labrada
Wilfredo Gatell Guevara

Sweet Lizzy Project
Deann Mitchell Bonilla.

I have hired Randolph and Magnolia Emporium numerous times for design. His work is impeccable. He listens to your needs and creates magic. He is trustworthy, efficient and professional. He works endlessly to create his vision for you and is driven by perfection. It was a true honor to have worked with him and I would highly recommend him to anyone. You will not be disappointed."

DeAnn Mitchell-Bonilla, 

Deann Mitchell Photography

Alliso Viejo, CA

Narnia for adults! This is a boutique that will appeal to every one of your senses. Such an amazing store full of gifts for everyone. I have a family who is hard to buy for and several friends who seem to have everything, this store makes shopping easy and fun.

I always leave feeling I have gotten the best gift ever!

The staff is helpful and friendly.

The only negative is you won't want to leave!

Chastity Register

Dayton, Ohio

Chastity Irwin Register
Anna Mouchref

One of my VERY favorite places to shop in Charlotte!

A gorgeous array of very mindfully selected items, with unique stories behind each item. It truly is an Emporium.

Fell in love with this special shop at first sight!

Anna Mouchref,

HR Project Manager - Siemens Professional Education at Siemens,

Global HR Business Partner at Siemens

Munich, Germany

I am 100% delighted with the quality and care taken in the renovation of my home. The skill and attention to detail has far surpassed my expectations.

Magnolia Emporium has transformed an old townhouse and made it new again. I am looking forward to working with Randolph on my future projects.

Bravo & Well done!!!!

Ronnie Healey,

Retired Nurse

Ronni Healey
Buff Faye

"Yes I'm a fan of Magnolia Emporium 

and I'm as big of fan of the SPIRIT that drives and guides it. Bravo ya'll!!!!!!!"

Robert Earl Reynolds, 

Artist and Entertainer

Mr. Reynolds is a Multi-Platinum, CMA, ACM, Grammy Award Winning Entertainer

& Founding Member of The Mavericks.

Wow! Love this place!

It's a drag queens dream!!

Buff Faye


 Shane Windmeyer AKA Buff Faye "Entertainer of The Year" is the founder/executive director of Campus Pride, the leading national non-profit organization benefiting LGBTQ youth nation-wide on college campuses. He is also a nationally recognized speaker, educator and best-selling author of six books.

His persona as Buff Faye has brought national acclaim as an award-winning performer and many national titled wins. As Buff Faye, Shane is the number one “charity queen” raising money for Campus Pride as well as many other charities. Buff Faye has also appeared on many national television news programs including CNN.

Robert Reynolds
Lemond Crayton Hart

"Best Curated Home Furnishings, Fashion Master Pieces, and Personal Treasures. Their Design Staff is phenomenal!

I Love Magnolia Emporium!" 

LeMond Crayton-Hart, Designer/Model/Stylist
Charlotte, Los Angeles, New York

Lemond is a sought-after international custom men's clothing designer & celebrity stylist.  His avant-garde nature has brought him critical acclaim, in fashion.

His military service has given him the dedication and drive, his talent has propelled him to new heights.

'Randolph and I met while he was working in Manila.  He is very passionate and professional so I'm not surprised, for what he has achieved


 Magnolia Emporium.


Phio Enaje,

International Award Winning Fashion Designer

U.A.E. & Manila

Considered one of the most influential clothing designers in The Arab Emirates and S.E.Asia

His collections epitomize elegance and have graced many VIP's across the Gulf Nation.  Phio's work has also garnered him many awards and editorial/TV publications.

Phio Enaje
Peter Anthonii

"I've been shopping with

Magnolia Emporium since the opening and love

so many of the products they carry.  

This store is a gem in Charlotte !!!"

Peter Anthonii,

Reality TV Star & Producer

Miami, FL

Peter is reality tv personality along with producing upscale fashion events through one of his many companies, called Fashion DLux. 

He is also a celebrity spokesmodel and runs a high-end PR firm, called PAC Public Relations and most

recently is staring in "To Have & To Hold", on the Oprah Winfrey - OWN TV Network.

"Magnolia Emporium has to be my favorite store in Charlotte, NC. This is a "must stop in" place when you're in Charlotte. You will be amazed..."

Donnie Lee Strickland,

Singer - Songwriter

Nashville, TN

Donnie is an award-winning singer-songwriter, out of Nashville.

Nominated for 3 Josie Music Awards 2016:

Modern Male Country

Vocalist of the Year

Modern Male Country Artist of the Year 

and Modern Male Country Entertainer of the Year  

Had a long-running show in Branson, MO.

and has opened for many country music legends.

Ranked #1 on Reverbnation in many categories.

Donnie Lee Stricland
William C Dodenhoff

"There is no place on earth like Magnolia Emporium

and Randolph and Robert.

You have to experience it. Nope it's not the mall but I promise you it is unique. If art is your thing this is the best place to get paintings and often meet the artist.
I am always overwhelmed every time I venture into the store.

Randolph makes everyone FEEL special.

William C Dodenhoff,


Charlotte, NC

William (Bill) C Dodenhoff is a retired G.E. Executive. Bill helped test and implement some of the most revolutionary products of the time.
 After his retirement from General Electric he purchased and operated two of the largest telecom companies in the western united states.

An avid flyer and past owner of several planes, he would often be found piloting his personal aircraft  across the country, to attend business meetings.

Over the last 10 years, Bill developed a revolutionary product made of cast stone.

It is now being installed in luxury homes across America.  Even in his 80th year, he cannot stop creating and developing business ideas.

The rest of his time is spent with his loving wife Dorothy,

a senior banking executive.

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