Friday, April 18, 2014

Lingerie Store Expands to Mt. Pleasant

Bustin' Out

Posted by Rebecca Stanley on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 5:08 PM

If you watch makeover shows or even morning news programs, you know that properly fitted foundation garments are just as important as outerwear when creating a style. Fortuitously, Charleston’s Bits of Lace opened a new store at 453 Coleman Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant. Bits of Lace specializes in helping women find their true size. Owner Ruth Brennan is looking forward to serving an expanded customer base. “Eighty-eight percent of women are wearing an ill-fitting bra,” says Brennan, who hopes to introduce her new clients to Bits of Lace’s “Fit to Brafection” approach.

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The Bits of Lace brand is surely about fit, but it’s also about luxury. Since 1976, the store has carried high-end bras and undies by designers like La Perla, Prima Donna, and Chantelle. Now shoppers can also browse a variety of sleepwear and the latest in lingerie like Hanky Panky thongs. For all the aspiring Dita Von Teeses, Bits of Lace still carries garter belts and shapewear.

“Our customers can expect our unique brand of personalized service and unmatched attention to detail. We invite everyone to our new location,” says Brennan. The Mt. P Bits of Lace will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon-Sat. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Welcome to Charleston, LUSH

Beauty Deli

Posted by Melissa Tunstall on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Squeeze into 316 King St.
LUSH, the vegetarian-friendly cosmetics company, will open on King Street in mid-July. LUSH plans to open its deli-inspired store at 316 B King Street. But, what is a beauty deli, you might ask? Well, rather than the typical deli that serves up mammoth sandwiches and delectable sides, LUSH dishes up cosmetics made from fruits and vegetables in a deli-styled store. Displaying its products like an upscale grocer, face masks are kept on ice, Bath Bombs are organized like fresh produce, and a the different skincare lines are set up like a bar—more salad than boozy.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Troubadour finds new, upscale home

Lindsey Carter's line lands in Neimans

Posted by Melissa Tunstall on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Local fashion designer Lindsey Carter has a new man in her life, a famous, well-to-do man who goes by the name of Mr. Marcus. A Mr. Neiman Marcus, that is. Her Troubadour line, which masters the perfect combination of sweetness and edge, was picked up by the national retailer and will be available online this fall. Soon shoppers across the country will fall in love with Troubadour just as much as we have. Pre-order sale starts in July at neimanmarcus.com. Congrats, Lindsey!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Lauren Lail launches vintage-inspired clothing line

In the Library

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM

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Lauren Lail's Library: Archives of Fashion has long been a favorite source of vintage clothing and accessories. And now Lauren's launching an original vintage-inspired clothing line. Stop by the launch at Novel (341 King St.) on Tues. April 30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There will be live modeling and libations. Be sure to check back next week for our interview with Lauren.

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Social Primer's K. Cooper Ray talks Southern style with Dockers

Man of Style

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Dockers has been teaming up with influential people in the menswear industry for their documentary-style Men of Style Series, and they recently featured Charleston's own K. Cooper Ray. The Social Primer founder is promoting the Alpha khaki, part of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The clip was filmed in Charleston.

Other tastemakers featured in the series include Michael Williams (A Continuous Lean), Lizzie Garrett (Tomboy Style), Luis Ruano (Managing Editor, Highsnobiety), Javier Gonzalez (Filmmaker, Halley), and Doug Conklyn (SVP of Global Design, Dockers).

Check out all of the videos right here, and Ray's is below.

Dockers Men of Style | Cooper Ray from Paul and Williams on Vimeo.

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