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Aged Inventory Clothing Sale

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

1531365-dry-cleaning-services-liberty-townshipoh-liberty-drycleanEach year, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners clean out all of the clothing that has not been picked up by customers in over a year. From Jul 20 at 7:30am to Jul 25 at 6:30pm, the unclaimed clothes will be on the racks in the front lobby of the downtown location at 107 Rutledge Avenue in West Ashley at South Windermere Shopping Center. Shoppers simply come in and look at the available clothing that is already cleaned, pressed, bagged and on hangers. To purchase, patrons pay just the cleaning fees originally on the ticket.

“We will hold the sale all week with everything from Prada hand bags from $40 and super nice clothing for just the cleaning cost such as $2.65 for a shirt, $5.65 for pants, sweaters, silk blouses and $10.50 for suits,” said owner Courtney Friedman. “Additionally, we will also be pulling clothing to donate to the ladies at My Sister’s House!”

Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service dry cleaner and laundry service with free pick-up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also services 46 hotels, over 20 restaurants, and 6 hospitals plus commercial and residential accounts 6 days a week. In addition to wash/dry/fold and dry cleaning services, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning and restoration. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available.

For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners, visit www.lowcountrydrycleaners.com.

Charleston Krewe Now Accessorizing King Street with Local Flair

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

1It is no secret that the world is in love with Charleston, her history and her beauty. Now at Charleston Krewe, located on historic King Street, everyone can enjoy the Southern city’s iconic prints on locally inspired bow ties, pocket squares, belts, dog collars, jewelry and more. One of Charleston Krewe’s founders, Cecile Hardy, saw a niche for high-quality, Charleston-inspired products at great price points, something she calls “attainable luxury.” Hardy has already been remarkably successful with NOLA Couture, established 2006 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

2Hardy said, “Our customers feel a sense of confidence and pride while wearing our products. Show your Charleston pride in a Rainbow Row bow tie about sums up our mantra.” According to Charleston Krewe managing partner, Reiss, “Our Charleston-centric designs made in the South have been well-received.” From Rainbow Row, palmettos, the pineapple fountain and shrimp boats to “Ducks and Bucks” for the sportsmen in your lives, there is something for everyone. With the brand’s wide age range of customers, kids, ladies and gentlemen alike can sport an emblematic design year-round. “Charleston Krewe products are an expression of one’s personality and love for Charleston and the Lowcountry,” said Reiss.

Charleston Krewe is continuously adding more iconic Charleston prints to the line.  A portion of the proceeds of certain designs (like the Rainbow Row prints benefit One80 Place and the sea turtle print benefits the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program) go right back into the community.

A New Orleans native who spent a summer at the College of Charleston and well-versed with unique cultures, Hardy joined forces with her brother, Joe Reiss, a College of Charleston graduate and Charleston resident, Elizabeth Hiers, to open Charleston Krewe, sister brand of NOLA Couture. With four partners in the company as well as director of retail, Lauren Hozey having attended the College of Charleston, the connection between New Orleans and Charleston was made immediately. “Krewe” refers to a fun social club that sponsors parties, balls and parades in New Orleans, especially during Mardi Gras. Thus, “Charleston Krewe” was the perfect name to display the mélange of charm of the two cities.

Charleston Krewe is located at 363 King Street in downtown Charleston. For additional information on Charleston Krewe, visit www.charlestonkrewe.com or call 843.203.6253.

A Taste of British Flare Has found Its Way to the Lowcountry!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

Steven Shell Living

by Lydia Stubbs

As the not-so-quaint town of Mount Pleasant continues to expand, more and more stores are calling the Lowcountry their home. When Steven Shell, a renound furniture designer based out of London, began looking at various locations around the country to open his unique and whimisical furniture store, he knew he had to pick Charleston as soon as he arrived. Steven Shell has the philosophy of offering customisable furniture to consumers at the wholesale price. His first store, Steven Shell Living, has only been open since the beginning of May, but has been a great find for the locals of Mount Pleasant. The unique furniture found in his thrifty store gives its’ competitors a run for their money.

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The very talented Steven Shell has learned the trade of designing furniture from being in the business for more than 25 years. With his background in trading antiques he was able to take his passion for design and create a magnificently created line of furniture.  His line of handcrafted furnishings is now available in 22 countries and is created by master artisans in Indonesia. With the majority of his furniture being constructed of Indonesian mahogany, he believes in replenishing the resources used in making each piece.

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Steven Shell takes pride in his new store, and believes everyone should be able to afford professionally made furniture at an affordable price. With his beliefs, inspirations, and elements of design visible throughout the entire store, the locals have fallen in love with his British flare. The store’s goal is to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere to its’ customers, while helping them find the perfect piece of furniture to complete their designing expeditions. Go in and visit this newly opened store and see the amazing selection of wholesale furniture that they have to offer.

Steven Shell Living is located at 642 Coleman Boulevard in the Moultrie Plaza on Coleman Blvd., and right next to Wild Wing. for more information, visit www.stevenshell.com.

Mew Kids: Hip Clothes for the Next Generation

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

securedownload (1)Sewn with love in Charleston, SC by the Charleston Garment Manufactory, Mew Kids offers high-quality, one-of-a-kind eco-friendly garments to customers with the e-shop destination.  Each piece is personally selected, designed and assembled creating looks that can never be duplicated.  Mew Kids brings original, quality American-made garments to the global market.  

“What makes Mew Kids different is the added benefit you get from receiving a truly original and individually designed look delivered to you,’ said Designer and Creative Director Megan Waldrep.  ‘It’s a chance to use authentic materials like vintage t-shirts to create a ‘can’t be reproduced’ look for every child.  No two are alike!”

securedownload (2)Mew Kids celebrates American culture through quality made-with-love-in-the-USA garments and carefully chosen products for the younger generation and the young at heart. At Mew, the message is simple, to enliven, inspire and be inspired while encouraging and contributing to the spirit of adventure and the pursuit of happiness. Mew Kids gives people an opportunity to be a part of something bigger…preserving American culture through supporting quality domestic craftsmanship and carefully chosen sustainable materials.

Join the Mew Kids Club to receive a personally styled head-to-toe outfit shipped monthly to you door. It’s the perfect present from traveling parents or loved ones to show that you are thinking of them whether you are near or far.  Mew Kids guarantees each child will have a garment that no one else will have.  Easy to wear, all Mew Kid garments are ready for play time, adventure time, any time.

The e-shop at www.mewkids.com is stocked and updated weekly – Check out “What’s Mew Wednesday” to see new additions added weekly.  Carefully chosen products and hand-made pieces you can’t find anywhere else.

SHOP : A Designer Consignment Sale

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Do you have amazing clothes hanging in your closet with the tags still attached? How many things do you have that you have worn once – never to wear again? SHOP : A Designer Consignment Sale is making it fun, easy and exciting to clean out your closet and shop for amazing deals on the best designer clothing at a fraction of the cost!

SHOP : This event is THE opportunity to find amazing deals on designer clothing. This event will be held at the soon-to-open Eclectic shop located at 875 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant. To participate, please review the info below and email: shopconsign1@gmail.com and we will email you the proper forms/sign you up for the sale!

HOW DOES IT WORK:
ONE :: Clean out your closet!
TWO :: Bring your goodies to us cleaned, pressed, tagged and on white plastic hangers!
THREE :: Watch them sell, and make up to 60% of the sale price!
This sale will feature the very best clothing, shoes, and accessories from your favorite women’s contemporary designers

Rather us do the work for you? All you have to do is bring us your gently used/pressed designer merchandise, and we will take care of the hanging, processing, merchandising, and selling of your items. The best part – you get a check for 50% of the selling price of all of your items the week following the event!

THE PREVIEW PARTY:: cocktails, girlfriends AND shopping?? Consignors will have the first opportunity to shop our amazing sale.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6pm – 9pm Eclectic/875 Coleman Blvd.

THE SALE :: We will be holding one day consignment sale open to the public on Friday, September 28th, 2012 10am – 4pm Eclectic/875 Coleman Blvd.
??QUESTIONS??
Mason: shopconsign1@gmail.com or call 843.729.0197

Charleston Fashion Week

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo courtesy: jwkpec.com

With 7000 attendees at sold out events in 2011, Charleston Fashion Week is known as one of the hottest trend-setting multi-media events. The inspiring series of more than 45 runway presentations will take place on March 20-24th in Marion Square under the white tents. Throughout the five day event, emerging designers as well as established talent will strut the latest trends on the runway. Emerging designers presenting include Adrienne Antonson (Asheville, NC), Angela Sum (New York City, NY), Emily C Pollard (Falls Church, VA), Gil Tisdale and Dominique Verona (Johns Island, SC), Hannah Goff (Savannah, GA), Hazel Bae (Pineville, NC), Jessica Patricia Krupa (Toms River, NJ), Jordan Lee Brooks (Rock Hill, SC), Keely Lauren Cansler (Raleigh, NC), Kelly Elizabeth Ruehlman and Amy Cochran Quinn (Raleigh, NC), Ashley Newsome (Savannah, GA), Mikasa La’Charles (Chesapeake, VA), Nancy Faw Crowell (Murrells Inlet, SC), Nina Awasum (Randallstown, MD), Ra Jang (Ridgewood, NY), Samantha Michele Hyman (Brooklyn, NY), Shelley Lucille Smith (Charleston, SC), Tsvetelina Gerasimova McAuliffe (Concord, NC), Vartika Vikram (Charleston, SC), and Bob and Kris Galmarini (Charleston, SC).  The 2012 featured designers are Emily Bargeron, Michael Andrew Wiernick, Sarah Parrott, Luciana Scarabello, Nikki Poulos, Chris BenzCharlotte Hess, and Faith Thornburg.

Photo courtesy: KarsonPhotography

Each night on site, there will be a Style Lounge that opens an hour before the fashion shows plus during the day, Tanger Outlets present Pop Up Shops with boutiques showcasing their duds, official CFW merchandise, stylists demonstrating hair & make-up design, food trucks, lectures, book signings, and more. If guests want to grab a bite before the shows, there are also Fashion Plate Dinners on Tuesday at High Cotton and Wednesday at O-Ku. In addition to the runway shows, be sure and check out the after parties each night from 10pm-2am…

Tuesday, March 20:
The Cocktail Club & The Macintosh (479 King St.) bring 1920s Boardwalk Empire theme with DJ Forge

Wednesday, March 21:
Fish (442 King St.) featuring DJ SK

Thursday, March 22:
Trio Club (139 Calhoun St.) hosts Dance/Glow after-party with DJ Arthur Brouthers

Friday, March 23:
Music Farm (32 Ann St.) has special musical guests McKenzie Eddy, Damon Dash, Boogie DJ, & Sean O’ Connell

Saturday, March 24:
Charleston After Dark and  26 Industries present RAIN at the South Carolina Aquarium (100 Aquarium Wharf)

Charleston Fashion Week supports Lowcountry AIDS Services and MUSC Children’s Hospital. Sponsors for the 2012 event include: Art Institute of Charleston, Cos Bar, Embassy Suites Hotels, F22 Internet Solutions, Ferguson, Francis Marion Hotel, Gathering Floral +Event Design, Gosnell & Company, inventivENVIRONMENTS, Paul Mitchell The School Charleston, REEDS Jewelers, smartwater, Snyder Event Rentals, Tanger Outlets, TD Bank, Technical Event Company, and The Shops At Charleston Place.

WHEN: March 20-24th

WHERE: Marion Square, Downtown Charleston

TICKETS: Click here.

INFORMATION: Please visit www.charlestonmag.com/fashionweek.


		

RAIN- The Official Charleston Fashion Week Finale Party

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Poster courtesy: CHS After Dark

Presented by Charleston After Dark & 26 Industries together with Charleston Fashion Week, RAIN: The Official Charleston Fashion Week Finale Party will take place on Saturday, March 24th from 10pm-2am at the South Carolina Aquarium. The exclusive party features DJ STEVE SMOOTH with performances by DJ Y-NOT- DJ CILO and HEATHER FRIEDMAN plus a A LUXE RUNWAY SHOW at 11pm with LAS OLAS & DANCE FX, produced by designer PAMELA CANELLAS, HOT JAM ENTERTAINMENT MIAMI, JONNY SHERWOOD of JONNY COSMETICS, CHARLOTTE COGGIN BELK of ELYSIUM SALON and directed by ROBIN LEE of ROBIN LEE MODELS. The party benefits Your Power Initiative. To arrange for designated driving services, please contact the SC Bar Car at 843-300-9995.

Photo courtesy: Charleston Magazine

Your Power Initiative was created to help assist diversified inner city and rural area youth of the Trident and surrounding areas of Charleston, South Carolina through life skill training, positive mentoring, job training and placement and healthy lifestyles through sports.

WHEN: Saturday, March 24th from 10pm-2am

WHERE:
The South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401

TICKETS: Purchase HERE. General Admission Ticket includes admission to event, all inclusive food & fashion show, $45, VIP RAIN: All Access & All Inclusive includes access to VIP area, unlimited food and drinks & fashion show, $95

MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.RainCFW.com.

Charleston Girl Perfume: The Perfect Gift This Valentine’s Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo courtesy: John Lindroth photography

Just in time for Valentine’s Day is the recent launch of Charleston Girl Perfume. Charleston Girl eau de parfum is a sultry, enticing fragrance that opens with a burst of sparkling-fruity top-notes, weaves a delicate and sensuous floral middle and finishes with a soft, amber and sandalwood dry-down. While including ingredients native to Charleston, this luminous fragrance captures the spirit of a true southern belle. With its chic red & white packaging and beautiful scent, Charleston Girl is the perfect pick for her this Valentine’s Day.

Kelly Gaskins, Photo courtesy: Ken Malcolm Photography

Former journalist and Charleston native Kelly Gaskins always had aspirations to branch out and start her own business.  Gaskins played a major role in designing the fragrance. She teamed with perfume manufacturer Alpha Aromatics to make the vision of her scent a reality. “I wanted to create a scent that would appeal to the refined tastes of every Charleston girl and bring out the fun, fearless southern belle in every woman,” said Gaskins. “It was fascinating to learn that you can layer so many different scents to create a beautiful end result.” The young entrepreneur even designed the bottle packaging. The simple and elegant bottle design is inspired by the graceful and natural beauty that distinguishes Charleston girls. Adorning the neck of the bottle is a stylish red bow that serves as a subtle and sexy accessory. The moniker written in beautiful cursive on the bottle adds a touch of sophistication and charm.

The perfume is inspired by the unique and unforgettable southern women of Charleston. “If you ask anyone that visits our city about the women here, they will tell you that Charleston girls are naturally smart, sexy and sophisticated,” said Gaskins. “Charleston girls possess an elegance and charisma that never seems to age.  We exude a confidence and charisma that lights up any room.”
The 1.7oz bottle retails for $39.99 at www.CharlestonGirlPerfume.com and in select boutiques.

Charleston’s City Market Gets Renovated

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

By Sidney Wagner of Eclectic Interior Design Group

Photo courtesy: Charleston City Market

If you have ever visited Charleston, you have more than likely been to the City Market downtown. It is a must for tourists to buy locally made trinkets and sweetgrass baskets to mark their trip to the Lowcountry. To me, it is one of those things you can say “been there, done that” and check it off your list. However if you are my parents, you must go every time you visit your daughter and make her go with you. Now, I guess they will have a new excuse to drag me there as the Charleston’s Historic City Market just completed it’s 18 month, $5.5 million dollar two-phase renovation.

Photo Credit Margaret Houston via Garden & Gun Magazine

The land was given to Charleston in 1788 by Charles Pickney with the stipulation that it always be used as a public market. (Many think this building was used to sell slaves before the Civil War, but this is untrue.) The building itself dated back to 1807 and had not received any updates in over 40 years. The updated 37,000 square foot space houses 148 vendors and provides shoppers with the illusion of an outdoor market yet the comforts of air-conditioning. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this. Despite the cramped quarters, lack of temperature control and smell of horse manure from the nearby carriages, I liked it looking old and authentic. I have yet to see it, so I will hold my judgments until I do.

Photo Credit Margaret Houston via Garden & Gun Magazine

WHERE:
Charleston’s City Market
188 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843-937-0920
info@thecharlestoncitymarket.com

Hours of Operation:
Open at 9:30 a.m. daily.
Seasonal Night Market Open from 7 pm to 10 pm in “C” Building

Heather Key Tiller’s Filigree Jewelry Boutique

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo provided by Filigree

Downtown Charleston offers a varied shopping experience for the tourists and locals alike. However, it is the small treasures of the sometimes hidden stores that make Charleston shine. One of those is Filigree, an innovative jewelry boutique featuring the creative wares of Heather Key Tiller. Located at 47 John Street in the fashionable Design District of historical Charleston, Filigree offers custom-designed pieces using unique accent finds as well as precious and semiprecious stones accompanied by 14-karat gold or sterling silver. All styles of necklaces, bracelets and earrings feature a signature “key” clasp and are created on-site in limited release.

According to Vogue Magazine, “Her pieces are excitingly unique and exquisitely handmade. The varied classic designs feature high quality, scintillating stones and lustrous pearls.”

Turquoise, Peruvian opal with various antique chains, Photo provided by Filigree

Heather Key Tiller graduated from Vanderbilt University and studied jewelry design at Penland School. She began her career in 1997 as a gemstone and metal artisan. Heather sold her designs at trunk shows, farmers’ markets and eventually in 80 stores along the Southeast. An entrepreneur with a passion and drive, she took a leap to open Filigree in 2001. Ten years later, Heather is a pioneer in the market of custom jewelry in the Southeast offering original, classic, yet funky natural stone jewelry that is timeless.

MORE INFORMATION: www.filigreecharleston.com

working primarily with natural stones
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