Calling all brides: Junior League of Charleston hosts bridal boutique Feb. 1-2

Shop major discounts


The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) is hosting their fourth annual bridal boutique: A Gown Affair Sat. Feb. 1-Sun. Feb. 2 at the Citadel Mall. The event features discounted bridal, formal, and cocktail attire, with proceeds benefitting the JLC’s efforts in the Lowcountry. This year’s event will also include a raffle featuring a two-night stay at luxury resort property, Montage Palmetto Bluff.

Early access to the Bridal Boutique begins Sat. at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. — purchase these $10 VIP tickets online. The event will then open to the public from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to gowns, the boutique will also have a variety of donated accessories, ranging from new to gently used. Store samples and gently used evening gowns will be priced starting at $25; bridal gowns will start at $75.

Beth Bailey, President of the Junior League of Charleston says, “We’ve seen this event grow tremendously in popularity over the past four years, and we are excited to host this event that not only provides a great selection of merchandise but also supports the mission of the JLC as we empower women to be the heart of our community’s leadership.” 

Guests looking for an even more drastic discount should visit the Bridal Bash Price Slash on Sun. from 12 to 3 p.m. Shoppers will have one last chance to make selections from the wide array of styles on sale. Featured designers include Amsale, PalomaBlanca, Jim Hjelm, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and more.

Support the Charleston City Paper

We’ve been covering Charleston since 1997 and plan to be here with the latest and Best of Charleston for many years to come. In a time where local journalism is struggling, the City Paper is investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, engaging views can flourish. We can't do it without our readers. If you'd like to support local, independent journalism:



No need to leave the house to shop with these Charleston companies

Connelly Hardaway

f you’re getting antsy during this time of social distancing, might we suggest some retail therapy? There are a lot of ways to shop local during this time, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local artists and retailers.


Gaillard Center’s 2020-2021 season features Broadway musicals, chamber orchestras, and an iconic dance company

While so much of the world has seemed to come to a standstill, area arts organizations and venues continue to plan for their upcoming seasons — offering a shimmer of hope at the end of this coronavirus tunnel. The Gaillard Center promises “10 sensational performances” during this upcoming season, including two Lowcountry Broadway premieres.

Brookgreen Gardens opens new outdoor exhibit, “Southern Light,” on May 15

Murrell’s Inlet’s Brookgreen Gardens is currently open, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. And, after its original opening date was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bruce Munro’s massive outdoor light installation, Southern Light, will open to the public on Fri. May 15.

Sam Reynolds

Sam Reynolds, a Lowcountry folk songwriter who now resides in Vermont, released a collection of soft, subtle, and stirring piano instrumentals on May 1 titled Broken Tulips.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival says 2020 event had $19.9 million local economic impact

A survey by the College of Charleston reports that 54% of the 28,000 Charleston Wine + Food attendees were local.