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The Buzz: Ala Von Auersperg launches her artful women’s clothing line in the Charleston market

The Buzz: Ala Von Auersperg launches her artful women’s clothing line in the Charleston market
May 2022

Plus, Under the Almond Trees celebrates its fifth anniversary with a fundraiser for Florence Crittenton Programs

Artfully Dressed

Ala Von Auersperg brings her resort clothing line to Charleston this month when she opens her Church Street boutique on May 6. The women’s clothing and accessories brand features prints designed from Auersperg’s artwork, inspired by the tropical surroundings of her home in the Caribbean. Shoppers can expect to find “effortlessly elegant and universally flattering” pieces, such as breezy caftans and ponchos, stretch knit dresses, and coordinating shawls, including a wide selection of extended sizes. Look for events to be hosted in the store’s outdoor courtyard. [102 Church St.,]

Shop with a Purpose

Children’s boutique Under the Almond Trees is hosting a Mother’s Day party to celebrate its fifth anniversary from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 5, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Florence Crittenton Programs. Enjoy food from Crave Kitchen & Cocktails’s Papi Chulo food truck while shopping local vendors. Bid on silent auction items, such as a Bugaboo stroller and car seat and dinner for two at Charleston Grill, or buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a Madison Mathews dress, Charleston Shoe Company sandals, or Brackish earrings. Florence Crittenton has been offering housing, medical care, and other services to at-risk pregnant women and young mothers in the Lowcountry since 1897. [190 King St.,]

Support Local

Local Love CHS has a new, larger home in the shopping center at the corner of Camp and Dills Bluff roads on James Island. The gift shop, which started out as a booth in the Patina Market three years ago, features a wide selection of goods, including jewelry, candles, skin care products, pottery, and clothing designed by Charleston makers, as well as books by local authors. Look for eluCook, BR Design Company, Kristy Bishop, Morowa & Company, Penelope Design Studio, Paige Thorn Silks, and Motherland Essentials, to name just a few. You’ll also find local food items such as Blender Bombs smoothie boosters, Daysie Simple Syrups, Apis Mercantile honey, and Estuary Beans & Barley coffee. Select your favorites to build a gift box for birthdays, holidays, or corporate gifts, or choose one of their themed packages. [1238 Camp Rd., Suite E, James Island,]