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The Buzz - December 2019

The Buzz - December 2019
December 2019
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New stores and Charleston Fashion Week's Holiday Shopping Extravaganza





Handbag designer Sara Rossi opened her first Beau & Ro boutique in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.

Brand New Bag

Beau & Ro, the stylish line of leather handbags designed by Sara Rossi, has debuted a boutique in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Rossi, who moved to Charleston in 2017 and helped open The Skinny Dip on King Street, launched her own store in the space between Soft Surroundings and Zoe’s Kitchen, just in time for the holidays. Rossi founded the Beau & Ro brand in 2014 in New York and has expanded the collection from her signature convertible clutch to include globally sourced handbags, earrings, and hats, as well as shoes and dresses arriving this spring. In addition to carrying Beau & Ro’s entire collection, the flagship will also feature some of Rossi’s favorite clothing and jewelry brands. [1242 Belk Dr., Suite 101, Beauandro.com]

Home Sweet Home

From Sarah Reed of Dodeline Design­—the graphic design and stationery studio known for its whimsical prints—comes Shop Southern Cities, a website featuring gifts inspired by Charleston, Savannah, Charlotte, and New Orleans. You’ll find notecards, holiday ornaments, and other keepsakes featuring Reed‘s illustrations of local landmarks—Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, and the Ravenel Bridge, as well as her custom blue Charleston toile print. Reed plans to add new cities to the collection next year. [ShopSouthernCities.com]

On a Roll

Roller Rabbit—the lifestyle brand formerly known as Roberta Roller Rabbit that features colorful kurtas and cozy cotton pajamas for the entire family—has returned to Charleston after closing its store in 2017. The new King Street boutique offers women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, and bedding. The store also features an outdoor patio where customers can relax after shopping. [163 King St., rollerrabbit.com]

High-Fashion Holiday

Spend December 7th checking off your gift list at one of the city’s most stylish retail destinations when Lexus Charleston Fashion Week® hosts a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place. Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, enter for a chance to win door prizes, and pamper yourself with free beauty services. End your day at a cocktail party at The Palmetto Cafe, where prize winners will be announced. Free; RSVP to cocktail reception. [130 Market St., charlestonfashionweek.com]