brand spotlight: women-ownder brand

Brand Spotlight: Women-Owned Brands

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: WOMEN-OWNED BRANDS- Girl Power, am I right? We are here for it, and we are ready to celebrate! What better excuse to spotlight some our favorite women-owned brands than the month of March being Women’s History Month? The caliber of these brands is obvious upon first glance.  Keep reading below to learn more about a few of our favorite brands successfully owned and operated by powerful and strong women, each serving as an inspiration to aspiring designers and entrepreneurs. 


            Here at Gwynn’s, we are especially fond of this brand founded by our very own, Diana Knox! Built upon the sudden necessity and requirement for masks, Knox put her own stylish and efficient twist on the need by making mask chains to be worn around the neck.  With every mask chain purchased, a simple, solid mask is gifted complimentary.  You get the best of both worlds with this brand as it keeps you protected and fashionable at the same time.  The variations of these stunning mask chains are endless, from pastel colored, to gold chains, to pearls, and everything in between, you are sure to find the one that suits you perfectly. 


            This brand gives all dog-lovers something they have no idea how they ever lived without: a leash accessory for easy clean-up and storage for dog waste until it can be disposed properly.  Founded by a frequent runner, and Gwynn’s very own home & gift buyer, who found this situation to be especially troubling on a daily basis while out with her dog, she invented this convenient and simple tote that easily attaches to a leash and discreetly holds the waste while on the go.  This is every dog owner’s dream come true!


            Its beauty and success speak for itself.  Estelle Colored Glass is founded by Charleston local Stephanie Summerson Hall upon her inspiration from her grandmother, Estelle, and her beautiful collection of colored glasses.  This line of glassware is gaining tremendous popularity by the day, and for all the right reasons.  They have been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Southern Living, Food Network, and Architectural Digest as well as earning profound recognition by well-known celebrities such as Oprah and Beyonce.  Although this brand is relatively new as it was established in October of 2019, it has quickly become very well-known and in very high demand. 


            Another fabulous company that produces beautiful, handcrafted pieces with intricate oysters, Oyster Candle Company is a locally based brand with a unique approach unable to be found elsewhere.  These pieces are so special that you will be unable to resist purchase upon first glance. 


            A Southern Charm favorite alum, Cameran Wimberly is taking her success to a new level with the publishment of her recent book, One Day You’ll Thank Me: Essays on Dating, Motherhood, and Everything In Between.  We are obsessed with this book, and it is so hard to put down.  Get your hands on a signed copy here at Gwynn’s and learn some amazing life tips from one of the best!


            Another one of our local favorites: Leslie Willis Jewelry! These stunning pieces are handmade right here in Charleston and are nothing less than beautiful.  From bold-colored gems to eye-catching pearls and everything in between, Leslie Willis provides us with only the best.  Check out some of our favorites here at Gwynn’s and follow her on Instagram for more fabulous selections. 


            The vastly talented Christina Jervey is well-versed in her abilities to make rare and beautiful pieces by hand.  After studying metalsmithing and jewelry design, she is able to spectacularly apply her knowledge to a jewelry collection like no other.  With the jewelry being made from brass, sterling silver, and 14k gold, the quality is evident, and the beauty is prominent.  This brand provides standout options to compliment and complete any outfit while boasting choices for all occasions. 


            Looking for a new luxury handbag unlike anything you’ve had before? Look no further! Charleston native Amy Driggers began this company in 2014 and has built it up beautifully.  When combining stunning style with high quality leather and craftsmanship, you have everything you need all in one brand.  From handbags to belts to shoes and more, you can find all of your leather necessities with Taxidermy.  


            This vintage-inspired collection filled with jewelry and accessories with a unique and distinguishable style provides bold and stunning pieces that are sure to attract many compliments.  When wearing items from this brand, your look is automatically elevated with bright colors and a fantastical feel. The local to Charleston  owner and designer Deidre Zahl has made her mark with her constantly increasing following while scoring national recognition in Vanity Fair, InStyle, and Southern Living. 


            Holst & Lee Jewelry screams color and beauty.  Filled with bright statement pieces that are perfect for this upcoming warm weather, this line is a one-stop shop for all of your new favorite costume jewelry pieces.  Natalie Holst utilizes and expresses her creativity through the use of uncommon jewelry materials such as scarves, rope, metallic thread, leather tassels, and much more.  Hurry and grab some new pieces from Holst & Lee to prepare you for spring and summer!

March is National Women’s History Month, but we choose to celebrate our powerful and hard-working women every month of the year! Visit us at to shop products from these stunning women-owned brands and more.  Don’t forget about our new Affirm monthly payment plan to get the pieces you want immediately!

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