17 May 0 comment(s)
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Gwynn’s Brings Men Casual Cool Fashion with johnnie-O

You might be familiar with the more famous of the O’Donnell brothers, Chris (he of Batman, Scent of a Woman and NCIS fame). But there’s another O’Donnell making a name for himself in the fashion world – John O’Donnell. The founder of johnnie-O, John O’Donnell sought to create a fashion and lifestyle brand that combined casual West Coast style with the refined East Coast feel. In our opinion, he has succeeded. The johnnie-O line includes men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and focuses on shirts, belts, hats, socks, sweatshirts, and other specialty items including all weather shorts, the "wedge" collar pique [...]
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24 April 0 comment(s)
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Marshall’s Musings: Bring on the Bold with Spring Fashion

Ah, spring. It’s a time to throw open the windows, shed the layers and begin anew. And, just like Nature blooms with bright, bold color, so too should your wardrobe. We’ve seen a variety of vivacious, exciting trends pop up this spring – floral prints, pastel pants and peplums galore to name a few – but my favorite is definitely the unabashed use of bright, bold color. From tangerine (the “it” color of the year thanks to Pantone) to neon yellow, cobalt blue and an array of pretty pinks, color can do wonders for the complexion, play up facial features [...]
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02 April 0 comment(s)
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Easter Hops into Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant

Easter is a time for family and with that comes gatherings – food, festivities and fun. While decorating for Easter typically calls images of bunnies and chicks to mind, we think it presents a great opportunity to pull out the full stops and dress your home to impress. If you’re entertaining for Easter, we have a few suggestions on some elegant serving ware that we think will show you think your guests deserve the best. Begin a tradition this Easter with Match tableware reflecting warm celebrations at well-laid tables and storytelling by candlelight. Match is hand-crafted by artisans in the [...]
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29 March 0 comment(s)
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Charleston Fashion Week 2012: Gwynn’s Fashion at its Finest!

The 2012 Charleston Fashion Week has finally come to a close and our heads are still spinning from the excitement, high-energy and general buzz surrounding the event. Thanks to the hard work and amazing styling of our women’s buyer, Weezie, the overall feedback has been overwhelmingly supportive and we can’t tell you how humbled and appreciative we are. Our show took place on Friday, March 23 and we really focused on bright, bold clothing and accessories – trends that we see taking center stage this year. Some of the lines that were featured included Pierre Balmain, Marimekko, Alexis, Elizabeth & [...]
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21 March 0 comment(s)
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Marshall’s Musings: Shopping Goes Live at Gwynn’s

E-Commerce has completely revolutionized the way shoppers are finding their favorite items. It has made the global fashion industry more approachable and definitely given consumers at-your-fingertip access to their favorite brands. At Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant, we have always been a favorite location for giving our customers a very tailored, personal shopping experience. So, in this age of online shopping, how do we maintain our hands-on approach to customer service? Because our inventory fluctuates so often and we really investigate which items will resonate best with our clientele, straight e-commerce never felt like the right fit. Instead, we’ve taken online [...]
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16 March 0 comment(s)

Gwynn’s Fashion Feature: Brunello Cucinelli – Where Luxury Meets Comfort

Brunello Cucinelli, a name synonymous with luxury and style, is, in our opinion, a label that is made for the stylish Charleston man. The clothing combines comfort with elegance, creating a look that says indulgence without trying too hard.   The fashion brand is named for the man behind the designs – Mr. Cucinelli’s first foray into fashion was in 1978, when he commissioned textile workers from his native region of Umbria, Italy, to knit him a small batch of neon cashmere sweaters. He has since muted his designs to a more neutral palette, and has built a small empire [...]
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12 March 0 comment(s)
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Gwynn’s and Charleston Fashion Week 2012

Entering its fifth year, Charleston Fashion Week has become one of the hottest celebrations of fashion and design in the country. Running from March 20-24 this year, the event features many exciting elements including an emerging designer series, a Rock the Runway model competition, a spring bridal show and so much more. We absolutely love that the event has evolved into the spectacular festival that it is. In our opinion, Charleston has always been a very fashionable city and it only makes sense that that fashion is celebrated in such a dynamic, fun way. What makes Charleston Fashion Week so [...]
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27 February 0 comment(s)
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Marshall’s Musings: Hollywood Award Season Wrap-Up

With the closing of last night’s 3+ hour-long Academy Awards, another season of red carpet extravaganza has come and gone. All in all, I feel that there were some really spectacular looks this year and the red carpet has once again fully embraced glitz and glamour – the overall feel from the entire awards season was less avant-garde and more Old Hollywood. Let’s take a look at some of the more outstanding looks from this year. Tom Cruise really hit on two of my favorite trends in menswear at last night’s Oscar celebration: navy tuxedos and peak lapels. He looks [...]
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20 February 0 comment(s)
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Pierre Balmain – Affordable Couture at Gwynn’s

Attention, ladies. Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant is about to go French. French couture, that is. In the last few years, we’ve seen several well-known fashion houses creating new lines that are available to the public at much more affordable price points – think Vera Wang for Kohl’s, Missoni for Target, etc. We’re very excited to announce that luxury designer Balmain is launching a “line for less” called Pierre Balmain and we will be carrying select pieces! Born in 1914 in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Pierre Balmain is known for sophistication and elegance. He has been credited for saying, “dressmaking is the architecture [...]
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09 February 0 comment(s)
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Gwynn’s Has Valentine’s Day Covered

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of year for love, sweet whispers and affectionate gestures. The last thing anyone wants on Valentine’s Day is to find themselves in the dog house – which is where we come in! Showing how much you care for someone should be easy, right? Well, we agree, which is why we have stocked the best selection of perfect gift ideas for the ladies and the gents. If you’re not sure what to get, stop in to Gwynn’s and our very helpful staff will help you pick the perfect token for your someone special. In the [...]
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