Thursday, November 16, 2017

Red Rose Vintage throwing huge Black Friday sale

Vintage clothes, throwback prices

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:31 AM

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If the words "Black Friday" give you heart palpitations — either from excitement or utter dread — then you're going to want to swing by Red Rose Vintage the dark day after Thanksgiving.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 424 King St., shop men and women's vintage styles for $1, $5, and $10. Tuff Stuff Vintage will also be in on the super duper deal action. It's great for Black Friday vets who love a good deal, and hesitant consumers who hate crowded malls but love vintage threads.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lowcountry Local First's Buy Local Month starts today

#BuyLocalCHS

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:07 PM

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You've heard it before and you better believe you'll hear it again — it's really, really important to buy local. Don't believe us? Well, now's a good time to start paying attention to where your dollars go. Starting today, Wed. Nov. 15, through Fri. Dec. 15, nonprofit Lowcountry Local First hosts their annual Buy Local month.

According to LLF, when you support locally owned businesses, 45 percent of your dollars stay within the community, as opposed to 14 percent when you buy from out-of-town businesses.

The premise is incredibly simple: Buy your holiday gifts from locally owned businesses. Easy enough right? LLF has made it even easier by offering both a rundown of upcoming holiday markets, as well as participating businesses, on their website.

For example, if you're looking for locally made clothing and accessories you can hit up Croghan's Jewel Box, Artisan Tees, and J. Stark. And for the most fun (we think) way to peruse a large number of local artisans and crafters, be sure to check out the overwhelming number of upcoming holiday markets — stay tuned for our full guide to holiday markets, hitting stands next week.

Until then, remember to put your money where your house is.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Enter to win the ultimate wedding package from Charleston Wedding Week starting Wed. Nov. 1

Bridal bliss at your fingertips

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 9:47 AM

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  • You could be her — look at those flowers!!

Anyone who has ever been part of a wedding — be it bride, guest, caterer, or photographer — knows the planning and execution can be daunting. And, no matter how much you DIY it, the event ends up being pretty damg pricey.

This year, Charleston Wedding Week (CWW), along with Breeze by Yoj Events and sponsors Diamonds Direct and Henri Daussi, will be offering the ultimate wedding giveaway package to help make your dream day as dreamy (and easy) as possible.

The package by Breeze by Yoj Events will include catering with beer and wine, photography, music, florals, tables, chairs, linens, personalized stationary, an officiant, and a "stylish reception getaway" a.k.a. a chic car that drives the couple from the reception to their honeymoon suite. The wedding bands will be provided by Diamonds Direct and Henri Daussi.

Yoj did this for a client, and could do the same for you, for free - E BEA PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Yoj did this for a client, and could do the same for you, for free

Starting Nov. 1, enter the competition by sharing a photo of you and your betrothed along with a description of how you met and why the Lowcountry is your ultimate wedding destination at charlestonweddingweek.com/ultimategiveaway.

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Then, share your post on Facebook and encourage your friends to vote for you online. The winner will be announced during CWW (Jan. 24-27, 2018) and no later than Jan. 28.

While the giveaway is going to save you some major dough and horrid headaches, don't put your wallet away just yet. Caveats: you have to have your wedding within a year of the announcement (by Dec. 31, 2018) and the winner is responsible for venue selection and fees (the venue must be located within the greater Charleston area). You also must use Yoj approved vendors — we think they know what they're doing, though (the proof is in the pictures).

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tonight: Head to Skinny Dip Charleston for Corroon trunk show

Totes stylin

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:56 PM

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Kelly Corroon, founder of luxury luggage brand Corroon, will be visiting Skinny Dip Charleston tonight from 4 to 7 p.m.

With three core principles in mind — weight, ease of use, and style — Corroon has designed chic, colorful bags that will make you look like a celeb whilst trudging through security.

Shop the brand's signature double stripe style, or find a bag you love and have it personalized with stitched or hand-painted decals and monograms. Then start planning your next trip.


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shop St. John Knits at Gwynn's of Mt. Pleasant trunk show this weekend

Simple luxury

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:04 PM

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Founded in 1962 by Robert and Marie Gray, St. John is an American luxury house specializing in "effortless, alluring, and refined clothing." While the clothes they offer today are worn by the likes of Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, and Hillary Clinton, the company has humble beginnings — a knitting machine inspired Marie to design dresses for herself, and the brand has since been a "coming together of craft and couture based on the premise of a simple, yet elegant knit dress."

Shop the couture line this Friday and Saturday at Gwynn's of Mt. Pleasant from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gwynn's, founded in 1967, is an independently owned and operated luxury department store offering men's and women's designer clothing and accessories, including labels like Jimmy Choo, Escada, Tom Ford, and more.

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