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Fashion Plate for March 16, 2017

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King Charles Inn is holding a series of pop-up events from March through August in the hotel’s lobby. All pop-ups take place from 4 to 6 p.m.

Pop-up shops schedule:

  • April 21: Versus Apparel, a clothing company that gives everyday attire for men and women a contemporary, faith-inspired twist.
  • May 19: Hermosa Jewelry, a handcrafted jeweler influenced by the Southern lifestyle and coastal landscapes of the Lowcountry, with a vintage touch.
  • June 16: Homegrown Cotton, a men’s clothing line made of only locally grown cotton and all- natural, eco-friendly dyes.
  • July 21: Brooke Wilder Atelier, a women’s lifestyle brand.
  • Aug. 18: M. Dumas & Sons men’s specialty retailer founded in 1917, with sportswear and fine clothing.

The Freshfields Village monthly Sip & Stroll is set for 4-7 p.m. today. Participating businesses will have light snacks and drinks along with special events, sales and promotions. The event will be held the third Thursday of every month through May.

Skinny Dip Charleston, a curated mix of men’s, women’s and lifestyle brands, is opening April 1 at 345 King St. The “collective concept store” offers shopping, wines, coffee, events and food. Skinny Dip Charleston plans a celebration during the 2nd Sunday on King Street on April 9 and is hosting a booth at Charleston Fashion Week’s Style Lounge.

As the title sponsor for the 2017 Charleston Fashion Week, Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant is hosting several events and a VIP lounge.

  • A Ron White Trunk Show begins today and runs through Saturday at the company’s store in Mount Pleasant. Guests can shop the new styles from the Ron White Spring 2017 men’s and women’s collections.
  • On Friday, Gwynn’s will host “1967-2017: A Retrospective,” showcasing the store’s 50 years in business, at Charleston Fashion Week.
  • Also Friday, Gwynn’s will host a meet and greet trunk show with Leo & Sage’s owner and creative director Pauline Sokal Nakios. Nakios will be in Gwynn’s from noon to 3 p.m., and guests can enter to win a $250 gift certificate.
  • From 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, customers can shop the What Goes Around Comes Around trunk show, including authentic vintage luxury goods from Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Celina, among others.
  • MallisTo close out Fashion Week, Gwynn’s is hosting a book signing by Fern Mallis from noon to 2 p.m. at the store in Mount Pleasant. Visitors can purchase Mallis’ book Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis for $55.

The Cooper River Bridge Run will host its first Doggie Fashion Show, featuring adoptable dogs from Pet Helpers and other dogs in fashions from New York City pet designer Ava Nieves and The Elegant Hare’s Margaret Konecky.

Nationally known pet enthusiast Dana Humphrey, also known as The Pet Lady, is bringing two shows to the bridge run.

The first will take place at the Bridge Run Press Luncheon, a private event held at noon March 31 at the Charleston Area Convention Center.

Later that day, the Doggie Fashion Show will move to the main stage at the Kids Run & Wonderfest, held at 2:30 p.m. March 31 at Hampton Park.

Twelve dogs will walk the runway in bedazzled outfits, including six adoptable dogs from Pet Helpers. Southern Charm star Patricia Altschul and her dog will emcee each show.

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