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Talk of the Town

November 5, 2012

Talk of the Town

Part two of November’s fabulous deals, steals, and happenings

By Daisy Bainum & Molly Hutter

The weather has finally taken a turn for the cooler, and so sales and shows and more are heating up, up, up. Here’s the second installment of what you need to keep on your radar this month. Enjoy!

November 1-15
Good news! There is still time to take advantage of the Fall Promotion happening at LulaKate. For two more weeks, the store is offering an extra five percent off all bridesmaid dresses. This promotion is also available at Bella Bridesmaid on all LulaKate bridesmaid dresses. Grab the gals and hurry over!
LulaKate, 310-B King Street, (843) 805-7193,; Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

November 8
Save big on wedding essentials at Open House’s annual holiday sale. Searching for invitations, thank–you notes, or a gift for the bride and groom? For one day only, this sale offers 20 percent off everything in the store, as well as free printing on all stationery. With specials like these (and gratis hors d’oeuvres) this event is not to be missed.
Open House, 28 Windermere Boulevard, (843) 766-2467,

November 9
Grab the gals! Prize giveaways plus jewelry plus champagne and hors d’oeuvres equals Ladies’ Night at Loy Harn Jewelers. Between 6 and 9 p.m., Relax the Back will have massage chairs on hand for shoppers to enjoy, plus, you’ll score 25 percent off all merchandise (minimal exclusions apply, including for Nina Nguyen jewelry). Another don’t-miss deal of the night? You’ll receive $100 off a purchase of $500 or more.
Loy Harn Jewelers, 1485 Hwy 17 North, Suite B, Mount Pleasant (Wando Crossing Shopping Center), (843) 881-0111,

November 11
While out and about during November’s Second Sunday on King, stop by Roberto Coin to sip champagne as you shop, offered in celebration of their two-year anniversary!
Roberto Coin, 200 King Street, (843) 805-4000,

November 11
Bring along your pup and shop at Croghan’s Jewel Box during this month’s Second Sunday on King! As a participant in Dog Days Downtown, Croghan’s will be donating 15 percent of their sales between 1 and 5 p.m. to the Charleston Animal Society. While you’re there, enjoy a sip of their “Salty Dog” drink and commission a whimsical portrait of your pet during their sidewalk art sale.
Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King Street, (843) 723-3594,

November 14 & 15
Browse the newest goods from jewelry designer Temple St. Clair during this trunk show at Croghan’s Jewel Box, coming Thursday, November 15. Also, be sure to stop by the night before between 5 and 8 p.m. for Croghan’s “La Bubbly and Baubles with Temple St. Clair” event, in which you can meet and chat with the internationally renowned designer, best known for her fine gold craftsmanship and use of colored gemstones.
Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King Street, (843) 723-3594,

November 15 & 16
Bring your man to M. Dumas & Sons for this Southern Proper trunk show, which will include a wide selection of bow ties, hats, shirts, and more. Known for its appreciation of Southern heritage and fashion, this line puts the Southern in Southern gentlemen.
M. Dumas & Sons Inc., 294 King Street, (843) 723-8603,

November 15, 16, & 17
Find a sparkling accessory for your bridal look (or, men: an engagement ring for your lovely lady) during this trunk show at Paulo Geiss Jewelers. Revel in the designs of A. Link jewelry, which feature Forevermark diamonds, during this three-day event.
Paulo Geiss Jewelers, 116 East Bay Street, (843) 577-4497,

November 16 & 17
Drop by Bella Bridesmaid for a two-day Joanna August trunk show featuring the new collection from their “Ceremony” line. With unique and flattering styles in an array of colors, this line is designed to offer chic, re-wearable bridesmaid dresses. Call or email to set up an appointment.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

November 23, 24, & 25
Ready to take on Black Friday? Find bridal bliss at Bridals by Jodi with their three-day-long sample sale. With all dresses offered at least 15 percent off, it’s a great chance to save big over the holiday weekend.
Bridals by Jodi, 7800 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, (843) 863-8400,

November 28 & 29
Swing by RTW for the Brunello Cucinelli Spring/Summer 2013 collection trunk show. Expect chic, layered, opulent pieces that will dress up any shower, rehearsal, or engagement portrait session. Appointments are recommended.
RTW, 186 King Street, (843) 577-9748,

November 29, 30, & December 1
Planning a holiday shopping soirée with your girlfriends? Bring them to Bella Bridesmaid for the Dolly Pearl trunk show. Featuring great dresses for ‘maids and brides alike (for parties, rehearsals, etc.), there’s something for every gal in your group. They’ll be showing bridal alternative pieces, too. Southern-influenced, Dolly Pearl dresses are statement pieces each bride needs in her trousseau. Call or e-mail to set up an appointment.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

November 30 & December 1
Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2013 collection debuts at Maddison Row in this two-day trunk show. Featuring elegant gowns in lace and tulle, these newest styles are described by the designer to be “dreamlike.” Like a celeb who zips into town and out, this collection will be in the store for one weekend only. Call to schedule your appointment.
Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979,

November 30 & December 1
Searching for a gift for your betrothed? Find it at the Southern Tide holiday trunk show at M. Dumas & Sons. A Lowcountry favorite with Greenville, South Carolina roots, the colorful menswear line has pullovers, polos, and khakis aplenty that would suit him for showers, or even a casual wedding. If you’re shopping together, bring him along for the chance to meet and mingle with Southern Tide representatives.
M. Dumas & Sons Inc., 294 King Street, (843) 723-8603,

Mon, 11/05/2012