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Freshfields Village welcomes new stores to the Charleston market

Freshfields Village welcomes new stores to the Charleston market
April 2022

Plus, Haegur: A Maker’s Post is opening on Sulilvan’s Island

Freshfields Village hosts Sidewalk Saturdays offering special promotions on April 16 and May 21.

Shop To It!

Find several new stores at Freshfields Village this spring. The Kiawah Island lifestyle center is welcoming the Charleston area’s first Johnny Was boutique, a California-based brand known for its boho women’s clothing and accessories, and Luminary, a Florida-based line featuring travel-inspired fashion. The Beaufort Bonnet Company children’s shop and Spartina 449 women’s lifestyle store, which both have a presence in the Charleston market, are opening second locations at the village. In addition, Lululemon has relocated in an expanded space. “Resort retail is having a moment,” says Ward Kampf, president of Northwood Retail, which owns Freshfields Village. “Unique, upscale brands are finding that resort retail enclaves have turned into year-round shopping experiences.” Look out for Music on the Green, featuring live bands from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 15, and special promotions for Sidewalk Saturdays on April 16 and May 21. [165 Village Green Ln., Kiawah Island,]

Maker’s Mark

After closing his popular King Street plant shop in July, Bj Stadelman is reopening this spring on Sullivan’s Island with a slightly different concept, inspired by the natural beauty of the new location. Haegur: A Maker’s Post is a “celebration of makers everywhere,” intended to provide a place that encourages creativity, conversation, and collaboration. Customers will find tropical plants, home decor, books, and a curated collection of artisan-crafted goods, such as pieces from the ceramists of Studio Union. The shop features an indoor-outdoor event space, where Stadelman plans to host workshops and wine tastings. [2019-B Middle St., Sullivan’s Island,]

Putting on the Reitz

Fashion Institute of Technology graduate Erin Reitz is debuting her clothing line, E.M. Reitz, with a trunk show on April 1 at Worthwhile on King Street. The first women’s collection features four pieces—two shirts, a shirt dress, and a skirt—all made in New York from men’s Italian suiting and shirting fabrics. “The line is sophisticated but approachable, for women that are confident and cool but not showy,” explains her husband, Brooks Reitz, who is helping with marketing. ”It isn’t incredibly frilly or feminine, but it is also not boxy or androgynous. It’s right in the middle—for a woman who knows how to dress simply and stylishly and favors quality and fit.” []