November 29, 2012
Part One: ’Tis the Season!
.... For sweet sales, specials, and jolly happenings
By Molly Hutter and Daisy Bainum
With the holidays upon us, gifting and giving’s on our minds. And from the looks of December’s roundup of sales and soirées, the same goes for local retailers, too. From gown boutiques and clothiers to stationers and jewelers—all are in on making this season merry with some superb goings-on. So pull out your planners for part one of our two-week holiday event listing rollout! (P.S. With nearly a dozen happenings geared toward the guys, you’ll want to share this run-down with your man, too.)
The RSVP Shoppe’s hosting a holiday drop-in tonight from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and we suggest you do just that. As a participant of this weekend’s 9th Annual Shopping with Friends event, 10 percent of the shop’s proceeds will go toward Lowcountry Aids Services, so purchase some of their paper pretties and leave feeling good.
The RSVP Shoppe, 141 Broad Street, (843) 577-9740, www.facebook.com/TheRSVPShoppe
November 29, December 6 & 13
Greenville folks, book your next few Thursday evenings with JB Lacher Jewelers’ three-part designer showcase series. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. today to scout out the freshest looks from the Philadelphia-based designer Paul Morelli during their “A Season to Shine” trunk show. Next Thursday, December 6, join in the jeweler’s annual holiday celebration, which will feature an Alex Sepkus trunk show, appetizers, cocktails, and a complimentary carriage ride through downtown Greenville. Plus, fitting for this season of giving, with every jewelry purchase made that evening, a donation will be given to Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN). And finally, see the latest from Temple St. Clair during a trunk show December 13, lasting from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call for select pricing and details for each designer showcase.
JB Lacher Jewelers, 123 College Street, Greenville, (864) 232-7385, www.jblacher.com
November 30 & December 1
Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2013 collection debuts at Maddison Row in this two-day trunk show. Featuring elegant gowns in lace and tulle, these newest styles are described by the designer to be “dreamlike.” Like a celeb who zips into town and out, this collection will be in the store for one weekend only. Call to schedule your appointment.
Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979, www.maddisonrow.com
November 30 & December 1
Searching for a gift for your betrothed? Find it at the Southern Tide holiday trunk show at M. Dumas & Sons. A Lowcountry favorite with Greenville, South Carolina roots, the colorful menswear line has pullovers, polos, and khakis aplenty that would suit him for showers, or even a casual wedding. If you’re shopping together, bring him along for the chance to meet and mingle with Southern Tide representatives. With any purchase made this weekend, you’ll receive a bonus freebie and be able to enter to win a Yeti Cooler, a $250 gift certificate to M. Dumas, and a Southern Tide outfit.
M. Dumas & Sons Inc., 294 King Street, (843) 723-8603, www.mdumasandsons.com
Girls, find yourself some new best friends this month at Skatell’s. Throughout December, select diamonds pieces—from bling for your fingers to jewels for your wrists—will be offered at discounts of up to 30 percent.
Skatell’s, 1036 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, (843) 849-8488, www.skatells.com
Treat yourself to holiday savings at Gown Boutique of Charleston’s sample sale. The store is offering extra discounts on their stunning floor sample gowns, all in pristine condition and high style.
Gown Boutique of Charleston, 664-A Long Point Road, Belle Hall Shopping Center, (843) 856-2682, www.gownboutiqueofcharleston.com
Celebrating an engagement this season? If so, make your move to mac & murphy, where if you either book your consultation or order your wedding invites between now and March 31, 2013, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount.
mac & murphy, 74.5 Cannon Street, (843) 576-4394, www.macandmurphy.com
The early groom scores the deal! Book your attire for your spring wedding from Charleston Tuxedo anytime now through January 1, 2013 and you’ll enjoy 25 percent off your entire order.
Charleston Tuxedo, 60 Calhoun Street, (843) 974-5938, www.charlestontuxedo.com
Congrats! Just by reading this you’ve received a 10 percent discount on apparel at Rogue Wave Surf Shop, courtesy of owner Rhett Boyd. Mention you saw this week’s Bridal Buzz to get the deal.
Rogue Wave Surf Shop, 69 Spring Street, (843) 737-2550, www.roguewavesurfshop.com
Gentlemen: it’s time to suit up. This month at JoS. A. Bank, the groom’s ensemble is on the house with the purchase of five groomsmen outfits.
JoS. A. Bank, 328 King Street, (843) 723-9770, www.josbank.com
Consider this your invitation to Open House’s annual sale. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to enjoy food and beverages, browse their impressive collection of stationery, furniture, china, gifts, and more, and—oh yeah!—receive 20 percent off everything in the store.
Open House, 28 Windermere Boulevard, (843) 766-2467, www.openhousecharleston.net
After Mayor Joe Riley and Santa Claus light the towering Christmas tree in Marion Square, head south on King Street—shops will stay open late, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the road will be closed to traffic. Visit Croghan’s Jewel Box for late night shopping, then work your way down to Roberto Coin for “ladies night,” where you can sip “Rubytinis,” enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and scope out presents to go under your tree back at home.
Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King Street, (843) 723-3594, www.croghansjewelbox.com
Roberto Coin, 200 King Street, (843) 805-4000, www.robertocoin.com
December 1 & 2
Cross some to-dos off your bridal planning list during the 9th Annual Shopping with Friends Red Ribbon Holiday Weekend—an event that benefits Lowcountry Aids Services. Pick your save-the-date or invitation suite from the stellar offerings of Dulles Designs, who is giving a portion of all sales to the cause, then find a rehearsal or engagement party frock at Rapport —10 percent of whose proceeds will benefit the charity, as well.
Dulles Designs, 89 Church Street, (843) 805-7166, www.dullesdesigns.com
Rapport, 235 King Street, (843) 727-0088, www.rapportcharleston.com