Just as we all know it would be catastrophic to have a bull in a china store, eating delicious yet messy barbecue ribs in a luxury boutique doesn’t seem like such a good idea. One can only imagine the costs you’d rack up if you unwittingly got sauce all over the high-end apparel. But King Street favorite Billy Reid threw caution to the wind on Sunday as it opened its doors for an afternoon-long bash celebrating its third anniversary in Charleston, complete with ribs provided by Chef Sean Brock of Husk. Amazingly enough, party-goers somehow possessed enough poise and grace to avoid any unintentional stains.
The store’s friends and loyal customers — including Charleston fashion scene staples, stylish young professionals, and even several happenstance shoppers who didn’t know the bash was happening beforehand — stopped by to celebrate its three successful years. Brock’s smoker set up camp outside of the store on King Street, which was shut down in conjunction with the Second Sunday festivities, and guests grabbed their ribs then headed inside to combat the Charleston heat. They sipped ice-cold PBR and Bud Light and perused the latest fashions from the Southern designer while listening to live acoustic tunes from local singer Patrick Blake of Whiskey ‘n’ Ramblin’.
The boutique has been a Charleston favorite since its initial opening, so it’s no surprise that folks were willing to forgo a beautiful Sunday at the beach to show their support. We look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with the store for years to come.