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The Buzz: October 2018

October 2018
The Buzz: October 2018

Courtney Turnage wears an Amina Rubinacci sweater, Mantu skirt, and Marsell shoes, all available at RTW.

Monkeying Around

Upscale boutique Monkee’s, once on Daniel Island, opened a new Lowcountry outpost in Mount Pleasant this summer. The women’s retailer originated in Wilmington, North Carolina, and has since become a favorite among Southern women of all ages, boasting an extensive collection of brands as well as flexible price ranges­—”You can find a great dress here whether your budget is $75 or $500,” says owner Lindsay Cunningham. Expect on-trend frocks, separates, shoes, and accessories, as well as a selection of gift items. 1421 Shucker Cir. #114, Mount Pleasant; monkeesofmountpleasant.com

Pillar of Style

While much of Charleston is a-changin’, this institution remains, and more stylish than ever. RTW, an independent boutique offering designer jewelry, accessories, handbags, shoes, and formal wear, celebrates its 40th anniversary this fall. Having catering to trendsetting locals since 1978, owner Janyce McMenamin has much to celebrate, and a cocktail party, open to the public on October 27 at 6 p.m., invites shoppers to join in the festivities. The event promises toasts from designers—including Peter Cohen, Georgina von Etzdorf, and Alejandro Alonso Rojas—champagne, and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a curated exhibition of 40 looks worn by notable RTW clients throughout the years, which will remain on display in the shop’s historic three-story building. Raise a glass! 186 King St., rtwcharleston.com

Break a Sweat

Want to welcome the new season with a new workout routine? Check out the HYLO Fitness that opens in West Ashley this month - 466 Savannah Hwy., hylofitness.com. Like the flagship location in Mount Pleasant, it specializes in H.I.I.T., yoga, and barre classes. For the downtown set, Rhapsody Crossfit has arrived, with trainers leading both group and one-on-one sessions. 700 King St., rhapsodycrossfit.com

Talk of the Towne

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre welcomes two newcomers this month, both all about stocking the latest trends. Lizard Thicket -1640 Palmetto Grande Dr., lizardthicket.com- is filled with fashion-forward and affordable clothing, as well as handbags, shoes, and accessories, while Traveling Chic Boutique takes on a boho vibe and offers styling services to help shoppers find their best look. 1242 Belk Dr., travelingchicboutique

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Photograph by Eric Jennings