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The Buzz: May 2017

May 2017
The Buzz: May 2017

The latest news in fashion and shopping around Charleston

OOBE purveys its menswear line, plus complementary wares, such as indigo-dyed footwear by Oak Street Bootmakers.

Trunk Shows on Tap
Pull out your calendar, as this month’s filled with trunk shows. The fun begins on May 4 and 5 as RTW displays pieces from Brunello Cucinelli’s fall/winter 2017 women’s collection. Julep’s first-anniversary Derby Party, May 5 to 7, spotlights preppy spring women’s wear from Sail to Sable while offering food, drinks, special promotions, and giveaways. May 11 brings Dorothee Schumacher to Hampden Clothing, and during the May 18 Pitt Street Stroll, Out of Hand features a Mikal Winn jewelry trunk show. [Locations vary.]

Hey, Guys!
Shops devoted to menswear don’t often open downtown, so the tall, dark, and handsome OOBE is a welcome arrival, indeed. The two-story flagship store displays a fresh retail line from the Greenville-based brand previously sold only through speciality outfitters. Guys will find everything from pants to shirts to casually styled sport coats keeping company with shoes, sunglasses, watches, knives, and the like. When visiting the shop, be sure to check out the ”Indigo Bar,” devoted to garments dyed in the historical blue hue. [161 King St., www.oobe.com]

Settling in Beautifully
If you’re looking to refresh your interiors, you’d do well to stop into West Ashley’s new Hampton Home. Interior designer Jennifer R. Mendelsohn of J. Rhodes Interior Design has curated a selection of modern upholstery and furniture, original artwork, rugs, lighting, and high-end accessories. “I want people to feel comfortable spending $25 on a local item like a Rewined candle or $5,000 on a fabulous European-made piece of furniture,” says Mendelsohn. [1299 Ashley River Rd., www.hamptonhomecharleston.com]

Ready to Reveal
It’s a big month for contemporary art in Charleston: Redux expands, the Halsey and The Southern mount exciting exhibits, and a new fine art gallery opens on Church Street (the exact date was TBD at press time). Jaclyn Quilal-lan, who launches the endeavour with artist Scott Parsons, says Revealed ”will feature mostly emerging local artists,” including painters Patch Whisky and Sean Williams and metal artist Matt Wilson. It will also exhibit paintings by Julio Cotto—a Charleston resident turned Brooklynite—alongside tables and lighting by Dustin Bruckman, art prints, handmade jewelry, and children’s books by Jonathan Miller. [119 Church St., www.revealedgallery.com]

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Photograph by Aaron Greene