It’s not too often that you find a modern space in downtown Charleston that supports progressive southern designers. The newly open Maris DeHart is a gem of a store located in the heart of downtown on Vendue and East Bay, a location predominately known for restaurants and tourist sites. But when visitors stumble upon this store they will be pleasantly surprised that this is not your typical Charleston trinket store. Alden DeHart Haviland created a concept lifestyle boutique filled with brands and products that have a contemporary edge. You can find something for everyone whether it’s well priced women’s clothing and sunglasses; local art from Elina Mille, Morgan Cole, Carrie Beth Waghorn; distinctive handbags by Ellia Wang, Taxidermy, and HR Deneau; handmade jewelry by Christina Jervey and Ash Hoffman; Charleston inspired graphic pillows by Suite 33 and so much more!
Alden’s vision and innovative ideas will heighten the shopping experience in Charleston. Her unique boutique is a great addition to the shopping mix in Charleston and I’m excited to see the new brands she introduces to our city.
Photo by Terrence Edwards of Current Visuals
I’m excited to partner up with Maris DeHart for a curated selection of some of my favorite designs called Curator Covets. We’re starting off with Ash Hoffman jewelry and pillows by Suite 33, who I’m of course big fans of. I first met Ash Hoffman two years ago at Charleston Fashion Week where we immediately hit off and we’ve been collaborating ever since. I met Emily Papuga of Suite 33 a few years ago when she was designing clothes. She recently launched her collection of graphic textiles and pillows that are inspired by iconic Charleston locations. Stay tuned as we add more local brands!
Their grand opening party which is tomorrow from 5-9pm will be a fun one with DJ Deirdre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage spinning beats, and of course there’ll be bubbles and bites at 32 Vendue Range. Come out and experience Charleston’s new boutique that is elevating the retail scene.
Shirtdress $68, wood clutch by HR Deneau $189, sunglasses $32, silver knot bangle $225, silver open wire cuff $295, and silver bar necklace $175 by Christina Jervey, Stix ring $295 and Chloe ring with tourmaline and tsavorite ring $395 by Ash Hoffman all from Maris Dehart // Shoes by Fortress of Inca $240 from Shoes on King
Photography by Clifford Pate