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The Buzz: Souchi brings handloomed sweaters to Broad Street

The Buzz: Souchi brings handloomed sweaters to Broad Street
January 2023

Plus, FP Movement expands Free People’s activewear line to a new storefront on King Street

Sip & Shop
Enjoy a glass of vino while browsing the new Souchi women’s knitwear boutique on Broad Street from 4 to 6 p.m. on January 18. Owner Suzi Johnson, who founded the brand in San Francisco in 1997, relocated to Charleston from Colorado last summer and opened her downtown store in September. After selling her line wholesale for years, Johnson returned her focus to her creative process, hand-looming cashmere, wool, silk, and organic cotton sweaters for her shop. Customers also will find a curated selection of dresses, denim, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. [141 Broad St.,

Get Moving 
In time for gearing up to work on those New Year’s resolutions, Free People has opened a separate wellness-focused FP Movement store a few blocks away on King Street, featuring the popular brand’s activewear collection. One of the largest FP Movement stores in the country, the Charleston location offers sports bras, leggings, joggers, shoes, and skin-care products, as well as water bottles and yoga mats. Look for the lifestyle store to host monthly fitness classes, which can be found listed on the in-store schedule or under the community tab on the website. Free People umbrella company URBN owns Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, which also have stores on King Street. [420 King St.,]

Meet & Greet
Get to know the newest sellers at Wynsum Antiques and Interiors at its vendor showcase party from 6 to 8 p.m. on January 26. The dealers include Charleston mother-and-daughter duo Penny and Susan Sellers of Cadeaux Chic, Helli Luck’s Tropical Tapestries of Pawleys Island, and Don Bethune’s Fine Antiques from Macon, Georgia. Wynsum Antiques, which opened in 2016, houses about 30 merchants, including antiques dealers, interior designers, ceramicists, estate jewelers, and other artists. It resumed its vendor showcases in the fall after canceling the events during the pandemic. [648 King St.,]