Jennifer Davis is a force majeure in retail Charleston real estate. She brought us Warren on King, Carolina on King, Savannah Bee Company, Alex and Ani, Ibu, American Apparel, Rebecca Roller Rabbit, and Best Chefs America. Coming soon, Nola Couture at 363 King Street, Benrus at 162 King, Bevello at 285 King. She helped Christophe Artisan Chocolatier find their highly successful expansion location at 90 Society Street, which I personally frequent and appreciate. The courtyard is perfect for enjoying French Press Coffee and upstairs there’s more than enough room for a meeting.
Those are just leases. Jennifer’s Domicile Real Estate Brokerage sold the buildings housing Gap, Bebe, Groucho’s and Five Guys, Earthbound Trading Co., Husk, The Hidden Countship, Eli’s Table, Charleston Shoe Co, and a bunch of the ones where they placed the aforementioned lessees.
Icing on the cake, Jennifer bought her own building at 163 King Street.
It’s not about numbers to Jennifer, she is on a mission to take one of the Ten Best Shopping Streets in the Country (U.S. News and World Report) to new heights, strategically placing side street locations and second level shops with as much success as their downstairs/main street counterparts. She wants our downtown retail to continue to represent uniqueness, creativity and quality. Ibu, for example, by Susan Hull Walker is an upstairs locally owned business with international tones, and a space like nothing you’ve seen before.
Jennifer's playful marketing campaign features beautiful photography, beautiful people and clever taglines, like “Tooting our own horn,” to announce $23,000,000 in retail transactions for 2014. There aren’t many realtors that pay such attention to detail, and it pays off in commercial—and residential—sales. Go Jennifer!
The success of holiday event, A Night in Wine Country, Taste, Shop, Stroll King Street prompted organizers to do it again. This time it’s a fashion-only, big wine event sponsored by Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week and held Friday, March 13 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at nine wonderful stores. Think jewelry, shoes and across-the-board fashion. This time a wine expert will pour at each store, discussing the profile of each select wine, of which there will be twenty-seven. It’s my favorite kind of education.
Duvall Catering will pair some imaginative bites at several of the locations, and the talented chefs at the Harbour Club return for an encore. Roberto Coin Boutique invited Savannah Bee Company to partner because of their delicious, original and popular hors d-oeuvres. Go to www.kingstreetstrolls.com and get your tickets for What Are You Wearing to Charleston Fashion Week, Taste, Shop, Stroll King Street.
February’s 2nd Sunday on King Street was enjoyed by a large and lively crowd. It was a beautiful day, football season was over, it was still a little chilly to go to the beach and well, everybody loves 2nd Sunday. Put March 8 on your calendar, especially if you have always wanted to read the names on the bricks, count cornices on historic buildings, or enjoy a meal on the street with your dog under the table.
HandPicked's Sterling Silver and Stone BOGO Sale is going on now. Hundreds of new styles have just arrived at their shop at 333 King Street.
Stock up on pretty silver jewelry like these Starfish Post Earrings, perfect for a beach lover, or their new Stella Stone Cluster Necklaces featuring a beautiful faceted stone, beaded cluster, and long fringe chain.
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The Gamecocks 2015 Baseball Season is under way! Get all of your winter University of South Carolina gear at Carolina on King.
Their shop and USC welcome center at 258 King Street is stocked with all the hats, sweatshirts, jackets, and cold weather gear you need for the next game.
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The Charleston Angler sat down with their friend and original Palmetto Longrodder member, Randy Hamilton, to record how he ties one of his favorite redfish flies, the Copperhead.
The perfect redfish attractor pattern for off-color, muddy water, the Hamilton Copperhead Fly is a simple and efficient fly that's a must have for any fly fishermen's box. You can get your own Copperhead fly by visiting a Charleston Angler tackle shop or through their online store.
They have three stores to serve your fishing passion: In West Ashley at 654 Saint Andrews Blvd; in Mount Pleasant's Town Center, 1113-J Market Center Blvd; and in downtown Charleston in the City Market at 188 Meeting Street
Cos Bar Charleston will be hosting a Laura Mercier Masterclass with National artist, Angelia Hicks, on March 6th at 6:00pm. Learn the steps to the Flawless Face in a workshop setting. Appointments are limited! Call 843.793.176 to book your appointment, Group spots are available on Saturday, March 7th.
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Other colors and monogram options are available for order. Visit Copper Penny at 311 King Street or call 843.723.3838.
Made to Measure Specialist Jim Bruce and Fabric Specialist Blanche Housekencht of Gladson Fabric Mills will be at the Brooks Brothers King Street Store Wednesday, February 25. They will provide one of the elite products offered by the Brooks Brothers Company, custom suits, which are ordered at trunk shows throughout the country.
During these one-day events the specialists perfect fits, take measurements, and work with fabric selections to produce suits that are personalized for each client. Appointments may be booked before, during and after store hours by calling (843) 723-9405.
"This is significant because it's the first such event to be held in Charleston since Brooks Brothers opened in 2005, and it's the first such event in the country this year," said Mary Lou Brazeau, Manager of the 205 King Street store. "We're fortunate to be chosen and have access to these talented experts and the array of fabrics, especially at this time. Suits ordered during the event will be ready by Easter."
Candlefish: At this candle shop equivalent of an apothecary, browse hundreds of handpoured pillars and votives, including the whole line from locally made Rewined. take a candle-making class (from $35) to learn how to create soy-wax luminaries. 71 Wentworth street, Suite 102; candlefish.com
Ibu: Susan Hull Walker founded Ibu in 2013 to work with women’s cooperatives around the world, encouraging economic self-sufficiency and showcasing global textile traditions. At her newly built brick-and-mortar location in downtown Charleston, you can buy the wares of these female artisans, from vintage-silk tunics to ikat clutches. 183 King street; ibumovement.com
Roberta Roller Rabbit Charleston is opening on King Street! Join them at 336 King Street for their opening fiesta on Thursday, February 19th from 6-8pm.
The first 50 to RSVP will receive a special gift. 15% of the evening sales will benefit Water Mission International. RSVP to RSVP@RobertaFreymann.com.
Charles Constant of Domicile Real Estate Brokerage represented the tenant, Roberta Roller Rabbit, in the lease of 1,425 square feet of retail space at 336 King St. in downtown Charleston. Jennifer Davis of Domicile Real Estate Brokerage represented the landlord.
Yves Delorme's new 2015 bedding collection, Ailleurs, was recently featured in the March issue of Architectural Digest.
Woven with spring floral prints and finished in bright colors of a blossoming flowerbed, the Yves Delorme Ailleurs bedding collection will create a botanical-inspired oasis in your bedroom.
Made of premium Egyptian cotton, a white and aqua geometric pattern coordinates with the lively tropical print atop a crisp white background.
Visit Yves Delorme at 197 King Street in the King Street Antique District.
Introducing the latest addition to Savannah Bee Company's artisanal honey collection: Spun Cinnamon Honey. Crystallized honey and aromatic cinnamon are spun together to form a smooth and irresistibly delicious Cinnamon Honey.
Stir it into coffee or spread on warm toast for an instant cinnamon roll! Or eat it right off the spoon for a delightful, healthy treat. Get yours at 216 King Street.
Who says you have to wait 6 more weeks until spring? Bring spring to you in this fetching floral shirtdress from Eight Sixty, available at Sam's Closet. It's spring pastel-hues are sure to lift your spirits. Dress it up with strappy heels or down with sandals.
These bright & flowy kimonos at Lori + Lulu are getting us so excited for spring! Shop these pretty new arrivals and save 50% off their seasonal inventory.
Lori + Lulu's upscale women's boutique at 231 King Street carries brands like Alice & Trixie, Calypso St. Barth, Goddis, Gypsy 05, Sorelli, Theia, Three Dot, and many more!
Brooks Brothers' Presidents’ Day Sale is here just in time for SEWE! Shop from February 12 - 16 for up to 60% off Final Clearance items*! Visit your local Brooks Brothers store at 205 King Street in the King Street Antique District.
*Select styles. Please see a Sales Associate for details.
Celebrate Valentine's Day in TINA Stephens' collection of pink and red seamless styles. Their pieces are festive and flattering with cleverly designed textures to hide any figure flaws and super comfortable fabric that stays perfectly in place.
In honor of SEWE 2015, Candlefish will be offering three workshops over the February 14 - 15 weekend.
3 Little Beads is giving the public an opportunity to pick their own pendant and string their own necklace with bright spring colors. The pendants available will be antlers, oyster, arrowheads, and buffalo teeth*. Be sure to email email@example.com after you register to let them know which pendant you would like to use from the list above. 3 Little Beads will provide all materials and equipment.
As always, workshop-goers will have a chance to shop in the Candlefish store with 10% off. All classes are BYOB and they will have glassware waiting for you.
You'll find great pieces like these Sable Sequin Shorts by Esley. Dress them up with a pretty blouse and pumps or dress it down with chambray and sandals.
With extra-thick walls made from UV-resistant polyethylene, this cooler will keep your ice icy whether riding shotgun with you in the A/C, securely strapped to the back of your ATV, or basking in the sun on your boat.
They will also have a tent at Brittlebank Park during SEWE. where they will be doing free fly tying demonstrations throughout the day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Saturday, they will be featuring a kid's cast net rodeo.
Le Creuset is French for “if you love to cook you’ll love using these tools.” Not really, but it’s how many of us feel. Watch The Food Network; many of the host chefs use their exquisitely produced cast iron pots and pans. Many of our talented Charleston chefs use them, too. I don’t claim cooking proficiency, but I use it, and there really is a difference. Not to mention it’s so pretty.
In Charleston we are fortunate to have a larger-than-most Le Creuset presence. Their North American Marketing Office and Culinary Center, L’Atelier Le Creuset, is at Ripley Point. For a long time, their signature store sat cozily at 241 King Street between Starbucks and the Pauline Sisters Media Center.
The company has always paid homage to its Charleston presence, with knives forged by local Quintin Middleton, Gullah Blue mini-cocottes specially packaged with Jonathan Green artwork, a Le Creuset Honey Pot package with Savannah Bee Company, and a luxurious Palm color that couldn’t possibly be inspired by Northern France.
During the holidays Le Creuset quietly closed their King Street location and popped up at the City Market in the lovely Planters Inn. Think Relaix & Chateau, friend Hank Holliday and America's #1 Best Small Hotel according to Travel + Leisure. A perfect fit considering the high-end nature of the product. Enter through the Inn or from North Market Street, shop for your treasure and they’ll ship it free for both visitors and locals. Those pieces are too heavy to cart around anyway, let the UPS guy do it for you.
The store is brighter than the King Street location, with expansive video screens that showcase colorful products along with mouth-watering dishes writ large. Now it’s the new Stainless Steel collection and in March they’ll transition to a color focus on Marseille Blue. Later they’ll introduce new World Cuisine cookware collection, with new pieces specially designed for native dishes from countries of origin. I have the paella pan, there will be a new wok, and there are some pieces/dishes unfamiliar to me—Tagines, Balti. Take over the world, Le Creuset, and thanks for taking over Charleston.
Have you been to King Street legend Mary Norton’s new space at 439 King Street, one of those hidden treasures upstairs above Juanita Greenberg’s? In the beautiful studio you’ll see Mary’s unique brand of style and creativity reborn as Moo Roo Renew. Moo Roo bags are back along with jewelry, art, furnishings and anything else the now unrestrained designer brings to the party. Best, it’s all repurposed from something else. According to Mary’s website, “Each piece of furniture, decor, accessory or handbag has begun its journey as overlooked or damaged. It is then transformed into a one of a kind Moo Roo work of art by award winning designer, Mary Norton, and her team of artisans.” The space is open every day and so welcoming you’ll want to linger.
February brings another 2nd Sunday on King Street, Valentines Day and SEWE, sometimes with kinder, gentler weather, sometimes not. But those three events are always worth the trip downtown or across town, whatever your starting point. See you there!
Also shop new arrivals from Calypso St. Barth, Johnny Was, Young Fabulous & Broke, Analili and Hale Bob.
Visit lori + lulu outside their shop at 231 King Street.
Check out Tom Ford's new matte lipsticks at Cos Bar Charleston.
These lipsticks create a powerfully sophisticated look of unadulterated color. Formulated with a luxurious, velvet matte finish, the lip color smooths comfortably onto the lips in a spectrum of richly pigmented hues.
Stop by the shop to see new arrivals from their 2015 Saffiano Collection and get a gift for your sweetie for Valentine's Day.
This new Document Briefcase with Handles features fun contrasting color edges, gusset and interiors, zippered back pocket, two interior compartments, and zippered closure.
Made of fine Italian leather with Saffiano texture, it is durable and easy to clean. Available in bold violet/pink, red/violet, and mandarin/turquoise.
Stop by Digital Remedy Repair at 263 King Street during 2nd Sunday and have them perfectly apply a tempered glass screen protector to your device for extra protection from scratches and drops. They will apply it while you wait.
You can also drop off your devices for quick 15-20 minute turn-around time on most iPhone repairs and same day service for laptops. Enjoy 2nd Sunday and pick it up when you're done!
Joint Venture Estate Jewelers has a beautiful selection of antique jewelry to surprise your sweetheart with this Valentine's Day.
Just look at this breathtaking Platinum Engagement Ring for sale featuring a 0.85ct round K/L VS2 diamond and 14 surrounding 0.36tw round diamonds.
Cariloha has a whole new scarf collection featuring new designs, colors, and signature bamboo softness. Choose from beautifully Dip-Dyed Pashminas, Geo Bamboo Infinity Scarves, and Open-Ended Nautical Stripe Scarves.
They are warm, trendy, and coordinate perfectly with any Cariloha bamboo tee, dress, or hoodie.
This February 14, couples can break away from the routine bouquet of flowers with Caviar & Bananas’ newly debuted “Treats For Your Sweet.” Catering to both men and women, these one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day packages are available for pre-order with complimentary delivery for downtown orders. Featuring a variety of Caviar & Bananas’ signature goodies, the five collections below are sure to satisfy the hearts and taste buds of any sweetheart around.
Cut Loose is a unique brand in that all of their clothes are sewn and dyed to order. Boutiques across the country select they styles and tell them which colors from their seasonal palette to dye them.
You will have fun putting outfits together from their extensive line of casual clothing. Each pieces comes in a simple, flattering shape so you can easily combine pieces to create a look. Every season offers new wardrobe workhorses, pieces you can wear over and over, and combine to create your “go to” outfits.
The name “Cut Loose” is figurative, inviting you to have fun dressing in a relaxed style, with a bit of individuality.
Honey is a good way to help your muscles stay nourished for longer periods of time and delay fatigue. In addition, your blood sugar drops during your workout and honey is a great way to boost your blood sugar slowly thereby avoiding sugar crashes.
These little straws are filled with 100 percent pure yellow star thistle honey. Throw one of these natural energy boosters in your purse or gym bag for a convenient post-workout treat.
Find these cute, superiorly designed Petite Heart Cocottes at the Le Creuset Boutique (112 North Market Street) just in time for Valentine's Day. These mini casseroles are ideal for baking desserts, appetizers, or side dishes. Surprise a loved one with a sweet treat baked inside like this Cinnamon Swirl Bread Pudding!
Banana Republic's Silk Cotton Cashmere Sweater is a must-have this winter. This luxe pullover has a slim, modern fit for all-day sophistication. It's impeccably soft and lightweight - perfect for layering. Pair it with jeans for a casual look or wear it under a blazer for the office.
Visit Banana Repbulic's King Street store at 249 King Street.
Wear your heart on your sleeve in this wonderfully-comfortable Talbots' sweater. It's covered in whimsical hearts and finished with a chic, zip shoulder detail. Pair it with bold, red skinny jeans for a cute Valentine's Day date look or under a blazer for work.
Roberto Coin's Tiny Treasures Collection is full of heartfelt jewelry worthy of Valentine's Day.
Show her that she has your heart with these pretty and versatile 18K Gold Tiny Treasurse Heart Earrings.
Or surprise her with this Tiny Treasures Diamond Double Heart Necklace featuring 18K White Gold and two layers of diamonds for extra sparkle.
Roberto Coin Boutique | 200 King Street | 843.805.4000
This January and February, Salon Couture is offering $50 off Brazilian blowouts. This winter, get frizz-free, shiny hair that is effortlessly manageable with body and bounce.
These treatments actually improve the health and condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.
Call Salon Couture at 843.853.0505 to book your appointment today.
New Jeffrey Campbell sandals are now in at Copper Penny Shooz, and they are guaranteed to get you excited for spring.
Add glam and sparkle to any outfit in these 10MM Jeweled Leather Jeffrey Campbell sandals.
These Hough sandals from the designer feature a velcro ankle strap for a sleek, clean look. They come in lovely spring colors from coral suede to beige leather.
This Valentine's Day, tell her you love her with a piece from the Kwiat Fidelity Collection. The Fidelity Collection features independent lines that intersect, symbolizing commitment and fidelity.
These Diamond Hoop Earrings from the collection are perfect for the romantic and fashionista alike. The intersecting lines form smooth curves that are accented by scintillating white diamonds. Available in 18K white, yellow, and rose gold.
Spice up your spring and summer wardrobe with her eclectic, free-spirited designs. We love this Printed Jumpsuit with it's fun, neon, geometric print. And then there is the stunning High Neck Column Dress that just oozes bohemian chic.
Also check out their new arrivals from M by Missioni, Fabrizio Gianni, Paule Ka and more!
Kick the New Year off at Moo Roo Renew's Talk Swap & Shop on January 28th at 6 - 9pm. Guests are invited to bring their vintage Moo Roo bags* to receive a $50 store credit or swap among other Moo Roo Sisters!
Can't find a vintage Moo Roo in your closet? No worries! All are welcome to the Talk Swap & Shop. Bittermilk will be whipping up handcrafted cocktails while award winning designer, Mary Norton, takes guests around the latest Moo Roo Renew creations.
Moo Roo Renew is kindly asking for $20 donations to Chase After A Cure as an entry fee. Visit Moo Roo Renew at 493 King Street, 2nd floor (above Juanita Greenberg's) show your support to Chase After A Cure!
*Moo Roo Red Tag Sample Sale bags are not eligible for store credit.
Sweet Lulu's Bakery on Wheels will be at Moon and Lola's King Street store from 5 - 8pm. Enjoy 15% off your Moon and Lola purchase when you purchase one of Sweet Lulu's mason jar desserts.
Shop new jewels for the new year like Moon and Lola's new Ibiza Necklace which features a single tassel and rhinestone cluster to take your necklace layering game to the next level.
Join Sam's Closet on Tuesday, January 20 from 6 - 8pm for champagne and first picks from their new arrivals! Their final fall & winter markdowns are now 50 - 70% off and they are offering 20% off a regular priced item with the purchase of a sale item.
The sale continues on Thursday, January 21 from 8am - 6pm. Stop by Sam's Closet at 72 Wentworth Street for the latest in fashion.
New year, new bags! The Charleston Bag Company has some gorgeous new, one-of-a-kind bags in store like the cheery yellow Athena. Wisdom, courage and inspiration, Athena is a savior of style. This bag will brighten your days and boost your outfit with a pop of sunny yellow.
The Charleston Bag Company also carries recycled leather goods like these bright, limited-edition card holders. Carry your credit cards, transit passes, and IDs in this small leather case - perfect when swapping out bags.