More sales, shows, and parties for brides- and grooms-to-be
By Molly Hutter and Daisy Bainum
The fun this month continues with Part Two of our monthly roundup of fabulous goings-on in town. Read on to find the best in what awaits betrothed couples in shops this holiday season.
Join local jewelry designer Dee Ruel for her holiday trunk show. Sip on spirits and indulge in desserts while checking out her custom-made jewels (featuring dainty gold and colorful gems) and stationery. Buy straight from the show or place custom orders. dee ruel, 826 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, (843) 568-3522, www.deeruel.com
Grab your guy and get to M. Dumas & Sons for the High Cotton trunk show. Owner and founder James Hill will be in the shop from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an exclusive look at his Spring 2013 collection. Best known for their 100 percent cotton bow ties and cummerbunds, the North Carolina-based company will have your man well-suited for any or all upcoming wedding fĂŞtes. M. Dumas & Sons Inc., 294 King Street, (843) 723-8603, www.mdumasandsons.com
December 6 David Yurman devotees: donâ€™t miss this special event at REEDS Jewelers, where one of the largest collections of the designerâ€™s pieces in the Southeast awaits. From 4 to 8 p.m., a trunk show of new and unique Yurman pieces will be yours for the browsing and buying. Need any more enticement? How about the live music, treats from the Daniel Island caterer Laura Alberts, and an open bar that will be making spirits bright? REEDS Jewelers, 1239-C Belk Drive, Mount Pleasant, (843) 416-3174, www.reeds.com
Stop by REEDS Jewelers for a trunk show from Marco Bicego, an Italian line known best for its 18K yellow gold pieces, the newest of which will be on display. The show will last about a week.
REEDS Jewelers, 1239-C Belk Drive, Mount Pleasant, (843) 416-3174, www.reeds.com
Work your way down the Cannon Street's Wedding Quarter corridor 5 to 8 p.m. for an after-hours shopping extravaganza. Indigo & Cotton, Sugar Bakeshop, Magar Hatworks, mac & murphy, and a Proud Mary pop-up shop from Harper Poe will all be open late, and, aside from their respective offerings, will offer shoppers live music, yummy bites, or beverages.
December 6 & 7
Searching for a win-win situation? Look no further than Kiawah Fine Jewelryâ€™s Wish Nights, where you can find some gorgeous bejeweled gifts and give to a worthy cause. A portion of purchases made between 4 and 7 p.m. either night will be given to the South Carolina Make a Wish Foundation. Enjoy cocktails and hors dâ€™eouvres and be sure to fill out a holiday â€śwish list,â€ť as some of the proceeds made from items purchased off your list will be donated to the foundation, as well. Also, need some gift ideas? Visit the jewelerâ€™s Facebook page throughout December to browse their holiday gift guide. Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Drive, Johnâ€™s Island, (843) 768-5357, www.kiawahfinejewelry.com
December 7 & 8
Fall in love with the latest looks from Legends by Romona Keveza during this trunk show at Maddison Row. Newly engaged ladies take note: the Fall 2013 collection will be on display.
December 7 & 8
Stumped on what to gift your man? Get inspired at this Vineyard Vines trunk show at M. Dumas & Sons. Any piece from the line, famed for its bright colors and preppy patterns, is sure to make him smile. Bonus: the two-day trunk show will feature giveaways (while supplies last). M. Dumas & Sons Inc., 294 King Street, (843) 723-8603, www.mdumasandsons.com
December 11 & 12
Happy holidays from Brooks Brothers!
The menâ€™s clothier is celebrating the season with a â€śGolden Fleece Event,â€ť a holiday promotion that includes 20 percent off all items purchased with a Brooks Brothers credit card and a 15 percent discount on items purchased with any other credit card. Two percent of net sales during the event will be donated to various charities, including St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital. Brooks Brothers, 205 King Street, (843) 723-9405, www.brooksbrothers.com
Guys, find your galâ€™s wish list and head to King Streetâ€™s Croghanâ€™s Jewel Box after hours for Menâ€™s Night. From 5 to 8 p.m., you can browse their top-notch jewelry and gift items, all while enjoying cigar, bourbon, and beer offerings. Canâ€™t make the event? Donâ€™t worry, the shop will be open daily from now until Christmas; in addition to their normal Monday through Saturday hours, you can stop by Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Croghanâ€™s Jewel Box, 308 King Street, (843) 723-3594, www.croghansjewelbox.com
December 12 & 13
Have the dress, but need the rest? Visit RTW this weekend for two accessory trunk shows, including designer purses by Celestina Bags and Jewelry by Dorie Love. RTW, 186 King Street, (843) 577-9748, www.rtwcharleston.com
Stop by Kiawah Fine Jewelry from 4 to 7 p.m. for Menâ€™s Night, complete with scotch tastings, massages, and specials on gift sets. Ladies, perhaps you should leave your Christmas list lying around to give him some pre-shopping inspiration? Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Drive, Johnâ€™s Island, (843) 768-5357, www.kiawahfinejewelry.com
December 13 & 20
Fill our your wish list at Out of Hand, then fill your man in on their series of holiday Menâ€™s Nights. With free beer (and shopping advice!) ready and waiting for him there, how can he object? Also, of note: throughout December, the Old Village shop will be open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Out of Hand, 113C Pitt Street, Mount Pleasant, (843) 856-3585, www.shopoutofhand.com
Take a look at the newest needlepoint belts from Smathers and Branson during this trunk show at M. Dumas & Sons. While youâ€™re there, meet and greet one of the lineâ€™s owners. M. Dumas & Sons Inc., 294 King Street, (843) 723-8603, www.mdumasandsons.com
December 26-January 6
Men: prep your wardrobe for the New Year (without hurting your wallet) by hitting up Brooks Brothersâ€™ semi-annual sale, featuring discounts of up to 25 percent off. Brooks Brothers, 205 King Street, (843) 723-9405, www.brooksbrothers.com
December 29-January 31
Get your hands on handsome menswear for 20 percent off at Grady Ervin & Co. during their semi-annual sale, and youâ€™ll be ready to make the wedding party rounds.