Friday, December 2, 2011

Shop Talk: Curiosity brings vintage goods to Queen Street

Grand opening Saturday

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM


Curiosity has been settling into their new space at 56 1/2 Queen St. for the last few weeks. After several recent antiquing trips around the South, owner Courtney Laine is ready for the shop's official grand opening on Sat. Dec. 3.

Laine channeled her love of antiques into an Etsy store last year, and after finding success with that, she decided to try her hand at a bricks-and-mortar. The shop is stocked with a well-curated collection of on-trend, affordable antiques and home goods like colorful seltzer bottles, silverware, cake stands, trophies, and soda crates. Laine also has an eye for quirky conversation starters like a vintage circus peanut candy mold and an antique French champagne rack. She has a stock of goodies she rents out for vintage-inspired events as well.

Shoppers at the grand opening will enjoy 20 percent off everything, mini doughnuts from Glazed, and a free tote bag with a purchase (while supplies last). Stop by between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to shop. Curiosity's regular hours are Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., plus Mondays and Tuesdays by chance or appointment. We also hear she'll be open late for the Art Walk on Friday. See for more.


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage shopping at the Cocktail Club Saturday

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Candy Shop Vintage
  • Candy Shop Vintage

Four style curators are teaming up for a shopping event at the Cocktail Club on Sat. Dec. 3. Candy Shop Vintage, Magar Hatworks, Style Girl Collection, and Lori Wyatt Vintage will be selling their wares from 2-6 p.m. Charleston magazine's Ayoka Lucas will host the vintage-inspired shindig, which will include old-school cocktails and complimentary La Bubbly. Show up early, from noon-2 p.m., for a cocktail class (just be sure to contact the Cocktail Club in advance to sign up). Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress — the lucky person deemed best dressed will win a prize pack including various vintage goodies and a bottle of La Bubbly.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

King Street ranked among top 10 shopping streets in U.S.

Another reason to shop local

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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As if we needed another reason to love King Street, U.S. News and World Report ranked it as one of the top 10 shopping streets in the country. Listed along with well-known, big-city boulevards like Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive, New York's Fifth Avenue, and San Francisco's Fillmore Street, King Street is noted for its intimate charm. Joel Fineman reports:

"This historic avenue pulses with pedestrians in search of the perfect outfit or gift. Beautiful buildings house big-name brands like Apple and Banana Republic; however, it's the number of family-owned boutiques and male clothiers that really distinguishes King Street. Gentlemen should head to Bob Ellis for shoes and M. Dumas & Sons for apparel, as both are third-generation family-operated Charleston landmarks. Although King Street bustles with pastel-clad patrons particularly in the spring, you'll find Southern hospitality persists year-round."

The City of Charleston is providing free printable two-hour parking passes for downtown garages, which you can print here.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

ReFurnish home consignment sale going on through Saturday

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 4:00 AM


Looking to update your home on a budget? Then stop by ReFurnish, a temporary home consignment sale at Harborside East in Mt. Pleasant at the base of the Ravenel Bridge. Going on today through Sat. Nov. 5, the event is hosted by Hayne Beattie-Gray and Sunny Gray and will feature a curated collection of gently used furnishings and accessories including rugs, artwork, glassware, books, and more. 

"We are creating a temporary showroom of selective consignments," Beattie-Grey said in a recent release. "Expect to find a stunning collection of everything for the home — and at great prices.”

Food trucks will be on-site for lunch and dinner daily. Sponsors and vendors are donating a portion of the proceeds and select items to East Cooper Habitat for Humanity. Find out more at Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Indigo and Cotton teams up with Jack Rudy for tasting

Sip and Shop

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM

While you're out on the Upper King Design Walk tonight, be sure to make a detour up Cannon Street for an event at Indigo and Cotton. The menswear store is teaming up with Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. for a tasting featuring music from Steven Fiore. Here's the deets:

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