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The Buzz: September 2017

September 2017
The Buzz: September 2017

The latest news in fashion and shopping around Charleston

Stepping Up

This month, RTW Charleston reveals an expansive new shoe and handbag department featuring the likes of Manolo Blahnik, Chloé, Lanvin, and Dries Van Noten. “Customers often ask, ‘What shoe do I wear with this?’ Now we can show them,” says owner Janyce McMenamin. “It really makes dressing someone more complete.” Look for grand opening festivities to be announced soon on RTW’s website and social media. 186 King St., http://rtwcharleston.com/

Street Smarts

This summer, the brand-new YESAND got locals buzzing with its debut product: limited-edition slip-on Vans with a map of the Charleston peninsula hand-drawn over the top, plus palm trees and pineapples along the sides, Rainbow Row on one heel, and the Ravenel Bridge on the other. Online, you can purchase your own custom map kicks (pick your city and landmarks), or wait til the company’s September 30 pop-up shop at Sneaker on King Street, where founder Joel Sadler will introduce new styles. Visit YESAND’s website for event details and more products, including ”Pinemapple” tank tops. http://yesand.shop/

Timely Arrival

Before the wristwatch, men tucked their timepieces into waistcoat pockets, securing them with a chain that might also be adorned with fobs—decorative objects carrying personal significance. During World War I, women took to wearing the charms on necklaces when their husbands were away. The beauty and traditions associated with antique European fobs inspired local designer Jessica Schmidlapp to create jewelry line Dudley VanDyke, which is available exclusively at Croghan’s Jewel Box. The pendants combine semi-precious stones and 14K gold or sterling silver and can be added to chains of varying lengths and styles. http://dudleyvandyke.com/

Fresh Finds

A new crop of tenants set up shop in Kiawah’s Freshfields Village this summer. For the fitness-minded, there’s Studio 33, offering private and group classes in yoga, Pilates, barre, and more. Bluemercury moved in with its signature selection of high-end cosmetics plus a spa, where treatments include oxygen facials, glycolic peels, and waxing. And finally, local retail and interior design staple Elizabeth Stuart Design opened its second location, stocked with furnishings for the home and garden as well as jewelry and accessories. 165 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island; http://www.freshfieldsvillage.com/

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Photograph courtesy of YESAND