Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mobile plant truck Haegur opens pop-up shop on King Street next month

Planting roots

Posted by Christina Burnley on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 9:25 AM

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Bj Stadelman is the local business owner of Haegur, a mobile plant nursery that’s taken Charleston by millennial storm. For those who’ve stopped by Stadelman’s truck, you know his space exudes a level of Instagram cool that one could only dream of pinning to their Pinterest board. Well get ready, because come July, Stadelman is opening a summer plant shop at 1102 King St.

This thriving business started with one big step: Stadelman quitting his 9-5. Taking inspiration by his own design, Stadelman quit his job as a hair stylist, and became the coolest plant stylist in town. The green guru took his passion to the streets (literally) and opened his Cushman Truckster up to the wandering locals of Charleston for his first shop in 2017. With immense popularity, there was only so much his little plant shop could hold, and that’s when he created the mobile nursery he is known for today.

Fast forward a year later and Stadelman's planting some roots in the King Street market. This July, go get your green goods from the upper King spot; follow Haegur on Instagram to stay up-to-date with Stadelman's moves. 

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Check out the new Lina Rosa jewelry collection at Mac & Murphy Thurs. June 21

Best little earrings that could

Posted by Christina Burnley on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 4:12 PM

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This Thurs. June 21, head over to Mac & Murphy from 5-7 p.m. and take a first look at Paulina Rodriguez’s latest collection in her jewelry line, Lina Rosa. Rodriguez is a Charleston based jewelry designer whose childhood passion transitioned into a full blown career with her one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. She’s a self-taught bead weaver, whose design complexity influences her to spend anywhere from one to twelve hours threading individual beads and creating her uniquely stunning jewelry.

Last year Rodriguez took home the style runner-up award in Garden & Gun's Made in the South awards. In her interview with G&G she said, "I was so obsessed with beading when I was a teenager. I had a beading desk in the living room so I could watch TV while I worked.” 
And that obsession's paid off; just a few days ago the Lina Rosa Instagram page featured Wendy Williams rocking a pair of custom earrings, Silver Mary. Not to mention Lina Rosa's shout out in the City Paper in our Best of Charleston issue (please see: Best Little Earrings That Could). 

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Surf-inspired women's boutique Bennie + Coco now open on Queen St.

Salty chic

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Tue, May 15, 2018 at 2:54 PM

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You don't have to have a view of the coast to get a taste of the sea. Now, thanks to  local businesswoman Katie Poole, mermaids of the land can officially shop surfer chic threads at French Quarter women's boutique, Bennie + Coco.

A resident of Isle of Palms, Poole is also the brains behind event planning firm The Burlap Elephant and cocktail bar service Batch. Inspired by her own beachy digs, Poole has created a boho, ocean-side vibe inside her Queen St. shop.
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Bennie + Coco will sell up and coming brands including Banjanan, James Perse, Chan Luu, The Great, Made by Dawn, 9 Seed, Madeworn, Rollas Jeans, Banner Day, and Carolina K. The shop will also carry swimwear, accessories, and lifestyle products.

And Poole's wares aren't solely inspired by all things coastal. She knows what she's doing in the fashion world: the Richmond, Va. native earned her degree in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Alabama, managed boutiques in Virginia and Charleston, and even worked at Vogue. 

Location Details Bennie + Coco
Bennie + Coco
50 Queen St.
Charleston, SC

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Virginia College Cosmetology students offer free services to cancer survivors on Tues. June 5

Giving back

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, May 14, 2018 at 12:36 PM

As part of the national initiative, Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support, students of V's Student Cosmetology Services at Virginia College will offer complimentary manicures, haircuts, and hair curling from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tues. June 5 at their campus, located at 6185 Rivers Ave., Suite C.

All men, women, and children who have battled cancer are invited to attend, with additional activities like face painting, a balloon pop, and photo booth available as well. An appointment is not required, but those interested in receiving services can make an appointment by calling (843) 614-4364.

In a press release Virginia College campus president Jeff Georgeson says, "It has been so wonderful to see our students love what they’re learning and become inspired to use that to help others. Cancer has affected our Virginia College family, too, so it is a real honor to be able to contribute to this cause."

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Nordstrom-owned Trunk Club closing Cigar Factory location

Shipping Out

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, May 4, 2018 at 4:13 PM

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Trunk Club says it's closing its Charleston Clubhouse location in the Cigar Factory (701 E. Bay St.) at the end of the month.

Trunk Club, which offers personal stylist services by mail, opened the local clubhouse in the newly-reopened Cigar Factory building in 2016 to provide an in-person experience to compliment the company's services which are usually offered virtually. Founded with venture capital money in 2009, Trunk Club was bought by Nordstrom in 2013 for $350 million.

Asked about the closure, a Trunk Club media rep included the following with a statement:

"Closing a Clubhouse isn't a decision we take lightly, because it has an impact on our people and our customers. We remain committed to serving the Charleston market, and believe the best way for us to do that moving forward is by focusing on our Trunk service."

The company occupied a ground floor storefront space in the historic building as well as a large chunk of the second story of the pristine renovated factory building. Earlier this week, Koko Fit Club also closed its doors at the Cigar Factory.

Trunk Club says the local Clubhouse will take appointments through June 1.

Location Details The Cigar Factory
701 East Bay St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 723-4444

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