I wanted you guys to be the first to know about a great new shop that is opening next month, Skinny Dip Charleston. I'm beyond thrilled that I will have some of my products in store, alongside some of my absolute FAVORITE brands (Society Social, Ashley Brooke, KJP, Modern South, Coastal Kelder, & Jenn Griffith to name a few)! But without further adieu, meet the genius girl bosses behind this store. Not only do they have another successful location in Nantucket, they also each have their own brands! Read on to be inspried by these fabulous females.
Meet the Co-founders
Sara Rossi, Founder of Beau & Ro
Named after her parents, Sara launched Beau & Ro with a line of clutches that convert to belt bags and with the addition of numerous handbag silhouettes, stays true to the notion that fashion and function can go hand in hand. Sara was born and raised in Westport, CT and attended Boston College.
Taylor Ivey, founder of Ellsworth & Ivey
Named after her grandmothers, Taylor founded Ellsworth & Ivey, a collection of sophisticated womenswear designed for a modern woman, with a nod to a classic and timeless heritage style. Taylor was born in Palm Beach, FL, raised in Litchfield, CT and attended Tulane University in New Orleans.
The Story of Skinny Dip
Friends first, The Skinny Dip began as a way for Sara Rossi and Taylor Ivey to showcase their own companies alongside complimentary brands from around the country. The Nantucket island store exceeded all expectations in its first year, garnering exceptional sales, strong word of mouth and extensive press coverage for both the store and the concept, including The New York Times and Travel & Leisure. The Skinny Dip will open a second, year-round location at 345 King Street, Charleston in April 2017. There will even be a coffee bar inside; it's going to be epic, y'all! Have a look inside their Nantucket store below.
Be sure to look for the Skinny Dip gals in the Charleston Fashion Week Style Lounge Thursday-Saturday! Also make sure you follow Skinny Dip Charleston on Instagram so you don't miss the dates of their awesome events/workshops. To kick off the first month, there will be workshops from The Town Serif and Conflicted Pixie. I'll be there hosting my Instagram for Business class on April 13!