Charleston retailers Croghan's, J. Stark, Ibu, and more featured in NYT Style section

All the more reason to buy local


Yesterday the New York Times' piece "Shopping the New South," mentioned several local retailers — "design-minded businesses [who] are staying put in the South instead of decamping to New York or Los Angeles."

Sisters Kathleen Hay Hagood and Mariana Hay, of Croghan's Jewel Box, say, "We have one shot to create a great experience — to introduce the customer to a place that’s like nowhere else." Two in-house lines, the ever popular Goldbug Collection and a new flora series, Bloom Where You're Planted, "help shepherd the family's 111-year-old store into the 21st century."

Ibu, the boutique that sells clothing made by women in developing nations, also gets a shoutout, as well as Cannon Street's "creative corridor" (who knew?), which includes stationary store Mac and Murphy, American-made goods retailer J. Stark, and independent men's brand store, Indigo and Cotton.

Deemed "possibly Charleston's prettiest shop," the Cigar Factory's Fritz Porter is mentioned as well. Owner Sarah-Hamlin Hastings says, "There is the real opportunity to grow here; to try something new."

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