Sale into Summer Julyâs jam-packed with serious nuptial savings
written by Jennifer Blencowe
Weâve got two words for you: Summer. Sales. Take a break from the beach (and those rising temps) this month and head indoors for some cool savings. From wedding gowns and little white dresses to tuxedos, jewels, and engagement party apparel, youâll find anything and everything for your Big Day at donât-miss prices. Read on for all of those, plus a few top-notch trunk shows headed our way.
Be it a festive engagement party getup or a summer wedding ensemble youâre searching for, you can score it at a stellar price this month at RTW. The King Street specialty shop is offering a 50 percent discount on select items during the first few weeks of July. RTW, 186 King St., (843) 577-9748, www.RTWCharleston.com
Men: suit up for the summer (and the fall, winter, and spring, for that matter) in designer duds from King Streetâs Grady Ervin & Co., on sale now as part of their annual summer sale. Grady Ervin & Co., 313 King St., (843) 722-1776, www.GradyErvin.com
Are you and your âmaids on the hunt for fabulous (and affordable) attendant frocks? Visit Bella Bridesmaid this month for their $100 sample sale on discontinued dresses. Also of note? Fresh looks from names like Alfred Sung, After Six, Amsale, Encore by Watters, Monique Lhuillier, and more will be sprinkling into the shop from now until the end of August (new dresses not part of the sample sale).
Swing by the Old Village to visit Swoonâthe newest sister boutique of the Out of Hand and Ooh! Events familyâwhere you can find that perfect summer wedding, rehearsal dinner, or engagement party ensemble. This month, youâll score spring and summer apparel from 10 to 40 percent off. Swoon, 123 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant, (843) 654-9716
Looking to don an original dress on your Big Day? Head to Gown Boutique of Charleston, where you can now commission a custom-designed gown. Throughout July, the boutique will offer 10 percent off these one-of-a-kind dresses, so call to schedule your appointment today. Gown Boutique of Charleston, 664-A Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant, (843) 856-682,Â www.GownBoutiqueOfCharleston.com
Searching for a unique MOB, MOG, or engagement party dress? For fashion-forward finds at discounts of up to 50 percent off, visit Rapport, now having their summer sale on names including Armani Collezioni, Belford, Nina McLemore, Elie Tahari, and more. Rapport, 235 King St., (843) 727-0088, www.RapportCharleston.com
To celebrate the season (and your upcoming nuptials), jet to Jeanâs Bridal for their summer sale, featuring a 30 percent discount on in-stock designer gowns. Jeanâs Bridal, 798 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, (843) 881-2056, www.JeansBridalCharleston.com
Grooms, groomsmen, and male wedding goers: get well-suited for wedding season this month at Charleston Tuxedo, where tux rentals are offered at 15 percent off. Charleston Tuxedo, 60 Calhoun St., (843) 974-5938, www.CharlestonTuxedo.com
This month at North Charlestonâs Tuxedo Junction, gents will receive $30 off all tuxedo rentals. Plus, when five or more groomsmen place their order, the groom receives a complimentary tux rental.
Searching for one-of-a-kind jewels at one-time-only prices? Paulo Geiss Jewelers has a select sale case, which throughout July will hold baroque and Tahitian pearls, 18K gold earrings, and other sparkling sensations. Paulo Geiss Jewelers, 116 East Bay St., (843) 577-4497, www.GeissJewelers.comÂ
Gentlemen, if youâre looking to pop that big question this season, make your way to REEDS Jewelers to see their new collection of engagement rings. Also worth mentioning? The latest styles from David Yurman are in shop now, too. REEDS Jewelers, 1239 Belk Dr. #102, Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre, Mount Pleasant, (843) 416-3174,Â www.Reeds.com
Find dapper designer styles on sale this week at Billy Reid, where certain spring merchandise will be marked down up to half off. Billy Reid, 150 King St., (843) 577-3004, www.billyreid.com
Find hot looks at cool prices for those upcoming summer nuptials at Gwynnâs of Mt. Pleasant. Their storewide âsweet summerâ sale is happening now, offering 50 to 70 percent discounts on spring and summer merchandise. Gwynnâs of Mt. Pleasant, 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, (843) 884-9518,Â www.Gwynns.com
July 1-15 Bella Bridesmaid has rehearsal dinner dresses, getaway frocks, and little white shorties galore in shop this month. And the best part about it? As part of their summer promotion sale, if you order yours by July 15, youâll receive 15 percent off. Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079, www.BellaBridesmaid.com
Get ready for guilt-free shopping. This Friday, Copper Pennyâs doors will open at 8 a.m. to kick off their annual summer blowout sale. Get there early to make the most of the deal, with spring and summer apparel marked down anywhere from 10 to 70 percent off. Copper Penny, 1228 Belk Dr., Mt. Pleasant Town Centre, Mount Pleasant, (843) 881-9889, www.ShopCopperPenny.com
July 15-August 15
Help celebrate Bella Bridesmaidâ anniversary by stopping by and doing some savvy shopping. In honor of their anniversary, theyâre offering customers a 5 percent discount on orders placed between July 15 and August 15. Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079, www.BellaBridesmaid.com
July 26 & 27
Visit Gwynnâs of Mt. Pleasant for this two-day ESCADA trunk show. Known for colorful, modern takes on classic cuts, youâre sure to find a dress for any and all of your summer shindigs. Gwynnâs of Mt. Pleasant, 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, (843) 884-9518,Â www.Gwynns.com
Plan ahead for tax-free weekend! As if the whole âtax-freeâ thing wasnât good enough, a few top-notch trunk shows will be happening about town, too, including Legends by Romona Keveza at Maddison Row (August 2 & 3), and Jenny Packham, Badgley Mischka, and Amsale at White on Daniel Island (August 1-5). Maddison Row, 171 Spring St., (843) 702-7979, www.MaddisonRow.com
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975, www.WhiteOnDI.com