Thursday, May 21, 2020

J. Stark's virtual raffle celebrates 6 years of handcrafting in Charleston

Bag some bags

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, May 21, 2020 at 4:41 PM

Enter J. Stark's Instagram auction for a chance to win a ton of cool stuff (worth over $2K) - FILE PHOTO
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  • Enter J. Stark's Instagram auction for a chance to win a ton of cool stuff (worth over $2K)
This Memorial Day weekend is normally when local retailer J. Stark celebrates their anniversary. This year, though, they're doing things a little differently and taking the fun online.

It all starts May 22 with a raffle and a pretty sweet grand prize: The big winner walks away with almost one of everything from J. Stark's product line (valued at over $2,000).

Tune into J. Stark's 'gram at noon on Friday; you can participate in the raffle for one week, with a chance to win the grand prize or walk away with "hefty" second and third place prizes.

J. Stark will also be doing an IG Live collaboration with Lowcountry Local First, auctioning custom backpack designs to benefit LLF.

While the store's new King Street location is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus, J. Stark plans on hosting a virtual six-year anniversary party featuring local bartender Joey Goetz, who has bartended all of J. Stark's parties. Goetz will whip up a cocktail from Bar George while updating J. Stark fans on the new James Island bar set to open soon.

Stay tuned to J. Stark's Instagram for more party deets.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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

Buy local

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 12:50 PM

Shop sweet new goods from your favorite local tote makers at - PROVIDED/ J. STARK
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  • Shop sweet new goods from your favorite local tote makers at
If 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. Here's who to shop from your couch (or the curb):

Updated April 14 at 11:40 a.m.

J. Stark makes backpacks, travel bags, tote bags, all the bags you'd ever want and need. Owners Jess Nicoles and Erik Holmberg are offering to walk shoppers through the shop or through any bag in particular via FaceTime. Talk about customer service. Be on the lookout for their deals of the day.

Beloved local bow tie company Brackish Bow Ties is making masks for the health care community. Every purchase on their site helps with these efforts.

Croghan's Jewel Box is offering discount codes for select items; check them out on their Instagram.

Lina Rosa Jewelry is currently offering 20 percent off earrings until Sat. April 18.

You can always shop vintage goods at Be sure to check out the Red Rose vintage bid page, @redrosevintagelottery.

Holy City Vintage Market has been hosting virtual markets — tune to their 'gram to stay up-to-date with the next one.

Zen out with some of Candlefish's candles; you can shop online or set up curbside pickup.

Celadon is offering 25-50 percent off ... everything.

Shop virtually with the Station Park Circle.

Blue Bicycle Books is offering curbside pickup and free local deliveries within five miles of the shop.

Beckett Boutique is offering 25 percent off items on their website with code spring25.

Paula Rallis Home (which sells vintage goods and custom furniture) offers discount codes on their 'gram.

You can snag discounts if you shop online at Maris Dehart, be sure to follow their Instagram.

Snag 25 percent off all in-stock handbags or all sale merchandise online at with code 25OFF.

Shop online at Hampden Clothing. You can chat with a stylist through video or text, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Itinerant Literate is offering virtual one-on-one book consultations. You can also buy books online and have them delivered and stock up on audio and e-books.

Monkee's of Mt. Pleasant has a full-service website where you can order what you want and have your products delivered curb-side (or to your home). Monkee's is keeping Instagram up to date with all their new items, too.

Order flowers for those you love from Tiger Lily; they've reduced their delivery fees to $10.

Roadside Blooms is still delivering flowers and plants and getting creative with new projects like the Plantmate Club, where they'll deliver a surprise plant, soil, and care instructions.

Charleston Hemp Collective is offering curbside pickup and delivery (minimum $40 for delivery), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. They're offering a flower pre-roll special at their Folly Road distribution center (1250 Folly Road), $5 pre-rolls, minimum of 5 at a time. Call (704) 244-7200 to learn more.

Many of the artists who share and sell their work at Mitchell Hill are extending a 20 percent off discount on their works. Learn more at

Customers can now shop Wonder Works through a virtual tour. Order goods over the phone, (843) 849-6757, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every day for no-contact curbside pickup or porch delivery.

Smoke n Brew offers 25 percent off all glass (and 15 percent off store-wide items) on 4/20.

Shoes on King is offering 20 percent all new merchandise this week, with 30 percent off Tory Burch items, plus free shipping.

Nectar Sunglasses host a 4/20 sale (on Mon. April 20) with 42 percent off everything on their website for 24 hours (no code needed).

Polly's Fine Jewelry offers 20 percent off online orders with the promo code HOME. For every $100 gift card you buy, you get an extra $20.

Get free shipping with orders over $50 when you shop Palmetto Moon online. 

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Monday, January 20, 2020

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

Shop major discounts

Posted by Priscilla Vanartsdalen on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 2:27 PM

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.

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Markdowns and Mocktails features steep discounts on vintage clothing

Big deals, good drinks

Posted by Priscilla Vanartsdalen on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 9:15 AM

You'll find a lot of vintage goods for just ten bucks - FILE PHOTO
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  • You'll find a lot of vintage goods for just ten bucks
Grease Kelly Vintage and Runaround Sue Vintage are partnering to host Markdowns and Mocktails: a major vintage clearance sale on Sun. Jan. 26 at Tin Roof.

The event will include marked down items and mocktails made by Kathleen, a beloved bartender at Tin Roof who is nearing the end of her long-time employment at the bar. Those in attendance will enjoy shopping and non-alcoholic drinks (regular drinks will be on tap too, fear not), 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Lovers of vintage items and participants of #SoberJanuary alike were kept in mind in the planning of this event. The sale is being labeled as an “all-things-must-go” clearance, as these sellers are anxious to clear out their old inventory to make room for all new finds; most items will be on sale for $10 or less.

While this event is free, those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Second Woodhouse Day Spa location is now open in the WestEdge apartments

Another reason to relax

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 9:02 AM

We're talkin' 9,000 square feet of relaxation - PROVIDED
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  • We're talkin' 9,000 square feet of relaxation
Charleston's second Woodhouse Day Spa opens on Fri. Jan. 17, celebrating with giveaways for guests. Joining its sister location in Mt. Pleasant, this Woodhouse spa is 9,000 sq. feet and features 17 treatment rooms, three relaxation rooms (with fireplaces, ofc), and a boutique.

In a press release owner Kim Powell said: "We want to be a haven for our community and promote wellness and self-care, especially for those in our incredible medical district."

The spa is located on the first floor of luxury apartments, 10 WestEdge. The development, which is located on the west side of the Peninsula, houses apartments, retail space, the Harbour Club, and a 50,000 sq. foot grocery store.

Woodhouse's new location will offer the same menu of services as its Mt. Pleasant spot, with services that range from facials to massages to sleep treatments.

Learn more about Woodhouse online at

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