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The Buzz: September 2018

September 2018
The Buzz: September 2018
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During M. Dumas’s fall trunk show series, suit maker Hickey Freeman offers custom, in-store tailoring.

TREASURE HUNT 

With a style reminiscent of ancient Etruscan, Greek, and Roman designs, fine jeweler Elizabeth Locke pays a visit to Croghan’s Jewel Box for a trunk show on September 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crafted in gold and precious gemstones, many pieces incorporate one-of-a-kind antiquities, with all reflecting Locke’s artistic vision, influenced by her continued travels around the globe. The designer is known to gather inspiration by “treasure hunting” at numerous antiques shows, world markets, and auctions annually. Join Croghan’s in their upstairs drawing room to shop the opulent collection. 308 King St., croghansjewelbox.com

SUITING UP

For 100-plus years, M. Dumas & Sons has outfitted the Lowcountry in everything from breezy seersucker to formal wear. This month, the iconic shop offers three trunk show events in its ongoing fall menswear series. Visiting retailers include luxury suit manufacturer Hickey Freeman, shirt and blazer designer Stone Rose, and L.E.N. Custom Accessories on September 14 and 15, as well as New Zealand brand Rodd & Gunn with custom belt maker W. Kleinberg on the 21st and 22nd, and leather shoemaker Trask on the 28th and 29th. 294 King St., mdumasandsons.com

FINDING HAVENS

After more than a year in its North Central location, specialty clothier Havens packed up its linen and tulle to take over a new Upper King space in August. Owner Havens Blanton calls the expanded boutique “the same, but different”: the shop maintains its signature style, though the fresh digs are bigger and brighter, allowing for new labels and more inventory. The “slow-fashion” retailer boasts edgy yet whimsical designs from small, high-end designers and strives for looks that are “unconventional, independent, and free-thinking.” 579 A King St., havens-chs.com

CRUSH WORTHY

Following a slew of pop-ups at local markets and boutiques, Jesse Nersesian and Lee Curtis, the green thumbs behind Plant Babe, are taking operations to the next level. Their brick-and-mortar shop, opening late this month, delivers succulents and low-maintenance houseplants, as well as home décor and works by area artists. While the storefront promises an abundance of on-trend greenery, shoppers can expect more than just plants. “Our goal is to also teach our customers how to properly take care of them,” says Nersesian. 1836 Meeting St., shopplantbabe.com