New Chopt location, Trynab Studios + 3 more Birmingham openings coming soon

New Chopt location, Birmingham openings
Chopt’s newest location in Vestavia City Center. Photo via Olivia Moses for Bham Now

We hope you’re caffeinated, Birmingham, because we’re jumping into five new Birmingham openings that you don’t want to miss.

From salads to sweet upcycled clothing, we’ve got it down. Keep reading to learn all about it, plus how you can make your weekend plans. It’s never too early…right?

1. Trynab Studios

Trynab Studios, Birmingham openings
In order to score these great pieces, be sure to make an appointment today. Photo via Trynab Studios

Huge news for Woodlawn: Trynab Studios is moving to First Ave. N. As the first Latina-owned studio in the Woodlawn area, owner Leslie Gomez is stoked about opening their new space. A little background on Trynab Studios: they sell upcycled vintage clothing, and all of their pieces are unique—so you’ll never see the same thing twice.

The best part? Their studio doubles as a creative work space that you can book as an hourly rental. This Birmingham opening recently had their grand opening on October 23, so be sure to make an appointment and head on out to shop. Also, head their Instagram to check out their styling inspiration—it’s amazing.

“Trynabstudios is a woman-owned studio shop for all your vintage & upcycled clothing needs in Birmingham, AL that also doubles as a creative studio space offering hourly rentals for photography, workshops & pop-ups!”

– Leslie Gomez, Trynabstudios, Founder

2. Chopt

 Can't wait to see all the new Birmingham businesses added to Vestavia City Center. Birmingham openings
Can’t wait to see all the new Birmingham businesses added to Vestavia City Center. Photo via Olivia Moses for Bham Now

Get ready to get your greens on, Birmingham. Chopt Creative Salad Co. is joining the Vestavia City Center family right by Crumbl. Cookies. This is their second Birmingham location, adding to their relatively new location at The Summit. This New York-based business is bringing more quick, healthy options to the city of Birmingham, and you won’t hear us complaining.

Chopt gives guests the option to choose from specialty, curated salads or go rogue and build your own using their fresh ingredients. Stay tuned for announcements regarding their opening. Can’t wait to try? Head to the location at The Summit located by REI and AMC Summit 16 Movie Theater. Santa Fe Salad, please!

3. Apricot Lane

The new Apricot Lane at The Summit. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now. Birmingham openings
The new Apricot Lane at The Summit. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

We always love a new boutique, and what better way to celebrate the upcoming holiday season than with a new one at The Summit? This boutique sells trendy clothes, jewelry that is perfect for your next night out and great basics to layer with as the weather starts to turn. Owner Barbie Kauffman stays busy preparing for their Grand Opening in early November, and you don’t want to miss it. Because they are celebrating the new opening, they’re hosting raffle contests for your next Apricot Lane shopping spree. In order to enter, all you have to do is stop by the store and provide your contact information.

Head on over to this new Birmingham opening at The Summit today for all your holiday party needs or just to be styled for a weekend on the town. They’ll be glad to see you there. Also, it’s important to know that Apricot Lane is located right beside Fruitta Bowls—so no wrong turns here.

4. Bar La FĂŞte

You'll be feelin' fancy with this new Parisian style wine bar + kitchen in Mercantile on Morris. Birmingham openings
You’ll be feelin’ fancy with this new Parisian style wine bar + kitchen in Mercantile on Morris. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for Bham Now

New wine bar alert! Bar la FĂŞte is your next wine destination in the heart of Birmingham. Coming in early 2022, this new spot will feature a great selection of fine wines, beers and high-end spirits with food to pair. Coming from the minds that brought you The Essential and Bandit Patisserie, Kristen Hall and Victor King, you know it’s bound to be tasty. Since the concept centers around Parisian culture, you know the decor is going to be magnificent.

We haven’t even gotten to the best part. Adjacent to Bar la FĂŞte will be another Bandit Patisserie location, serving up delectable pastries in an intimate way. A “petite pâtisserie,” is what they’re calling it, and we can’t wait to have all the French ambiance added to Mercantile on Morris. This new Birmingham opening will have us sprinting to Mercantile on Morris faster than you can say “oui”.

  • Location: 2212 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: TBD—check out Bandit and The Essential for a sneak peek

5. Sweetie Couture

Sweetie Couture at their soft opening celebration. Birmingham openings.
Sweetie Couture at their soft opening celebration. Photo via Tira Davis for Bham Now

Speaking of Mercantile on Morris, here’s another new Birmingham opening that is headed your way sooner rather than later. If you want to shop the trendiest apparel, home decor, beauty and wellness brands, Sweetie Couture at Mercantile on Morris has got you covered. We recently checked out their soft opening and were so impressed with the one-of-a-kind items that they have curated. Because they recently hosted pop-up shops at The Summit, they are so excited for their forever home on First Ave. North.

Can’t wait to shop the latest? Head to their website to get the scoop on their latest drop. Plus, their Fall collection is available for preorder, so if you see us looking fab for Fall, you’ll know where we got it. We’ll keep you updated with details surrounding their official opening as always, Birmingham.

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