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Style File Buzz

August 2016
Style File Buzz
The buzz in fashion and shopping around Charleston

Island Style

New shops just keep coming to Kiawah Island’s Freshfields Village. In June, Scout & Molly’s, the popular North Carolina-based chain of women’s boutiques, arrived bearing a wide array of designer clothing brands (such as Amour Vert, Elan, Karen Zambos, and Atina Cristina) for ladies of all ages, plus jewelry, handbags, and more. At press time, Doolittle’s—a longtime local staple for quality pet food, as well as products like toys, leashes, and beds—was preparing to open its third location. (We have a feeling that their self-service pet bathing room is really going to come in handy after romps in the sand and surf!) And the shopping mecca even got a new salon, Kiawah Nail Studio. [Doolittle’s, 352 Freshfields Dr., dolittles.com; Scout & Molly’s, 458 Freshfields Dr., kiawah.scoutandmollys.com, & Kiawah Nail Studio, 205 Gardeners Cir., Kiawah Island.]

A Heavenly Match

At last: we no longer have to shop the wares of local brand Proud Mary via online store or big-name retailer (like Madewell or Urban Outfitters). This spring, owner Harper Poe partnered with Lily Peterson of Flowershop to open a shared space on Spring Street. Downstairs, find hand-tied bouquets, dried flower crowns and arrangements, and a selection of vases and books. The floral design studio also offers a biweekly ”flower share” program and seasonal workshops. Upstairs at Proud Mary Market, peruse the company’s shoes, clothing, accessories, and home décor items made by artisans in Mexico, Peru, Mali, Morocco, and Lesotho—plus market finds from around the world. On August 6, the shop’s hosting an in-store event for one of its Mali artisans. [125 ½ Spring St., flowershopchs.com & proudmary.org]

Wedded Bliss

This summer, New York City-born Lovely Bride added Charleston to its quickly growing list of locations (eight shops span from D.C. to San Francisco). The beautifully styled boutique is known for carrying indie designers, such as Kate McDonald, Theia, and Karen Willis Holmes, that appeal to the modern bride seeking less tradition, more personality. Look for two trunk shows this month: Rue De Seine’s RDS Nomadic Love Collection (showing for the first time in Charleston) from August 5 to 7 and Sarah Janks’ All The Stars Collection from August 9 to 21. [127 King St., lovelybride.com]

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