The shopping frenzy begins at Thanksgiving and it doesn’t let up until merchandise return season the week after Christmas. Every year there are crowds, lines, lists and more activities than sane people should ever sign up for. Every year many of us resolve to make the holidays smaller and simpler, just to let them get away from us yet again.
Sure it’s tempting to stay home in your jammies, flip up your laptop and do all your shopping online, but where’s the fun in that? Wrapping gifts is even better than receiving them, and there’s nothing social or personal about that cardboard box the UPS guy brings with a “fond” message printed on the receipt.
This year it’s King Street to the rescue.
Everybody loves 2nd Sunday on King Street, the time each month when locals take over downtown. Three Sunday street closure events, the 8th, 15th and 22nd, mean three opportunities to take a leisurely stroll, pick up everything on your list and toast yourself at one of our great watering holes for being so clever.
Welcome Cariloha. It’s not a typo. Cariloha (from the words Caribbean and Aloha) is
a recently opened King Street shop that features a unique assortment of products all
made from bamboo. If you’re thinking fishing poles and flower arrangements, think
According to Cariloha’s website, “Bamboo is largely considered a woody plant;
however, it's really a true grass. It can be found in many parts of the world but is
primarily grown in East Asia and South East Asia, where it’s used for everything
from building materials to food sources! Bamboo’s soft, silky feel, its antimicrobial
qualities, its ability to take colors well and its breathability are designed to appeal to
those who seek the very best in natural luxury. Bamboo means soft, cool and clean.”
And green. Bamboo is cut and soaked in an environmentally friendly solution that
breaks down the fibers, which are dried into parchment-like sheets. They are milled
into fluffiness, spun into threads and voilá, cloth twice as soft as cotton and nicely
comparable to cashmere and silk.
The beautifully appointed, compact and charming space at 341 King Street is now
filled with soft apparel, bath items, handbags, bedding, blankets, towels and robes.
They even have those ubiquitous second skin yoga tanks and pants seen everywhere
on people with perfect bodies. And some that aren’t. ‘nuff said. Stop in, look around
and say hello to husband/wife managers Ryan and Ashley Porter. It’s a friendly,
pretty place. And soft. Very soft.
It's dresses galore at Butterfly Women's Consignment Boutique! Whether you need something cute to wear for the Fourth of July or just a few summer dresses to beat that Charleston heat, Butterfly has just what you're looking for. From left to right: red, white, and blue Anthropologie "Maeve" dress; strapless red and pink striped J. Crew dress; bright, one shoulder Trina Turk dress.
Butterfly Women's Consignment Boutique is now accepting spring consignments. Bring in your unwanted, stylish hats, designer labels, shoes, top mall brands, accessories, handbangs, designer denim, couture clothing and more to Butterfly. Consignment hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm.
Amanda Rosen from Butterfly Women's Consignment Boutique shows us some great looks for your next summer BBQ on ABC New Channel 4, Lowcountry Live. Leave the shorts at home and look casually chic in a maxi dress or a cute tank & printed skirt. And don't forget to add an on-trend pop of color to your outfit. This season its all about eye-catching color. Stop by Butterfly to pick up a stylish outfit for your next summer get-together!
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.