We had SO much fun last night opening #CANDYSHOPONCANNON the new Candy Shop Vintage retail showroom located at 9 Cannon Street in Downtown Charleston. It was the perfect way to ring in a new chapter of Candy Shop Vintage retail with lots of friends there to celebrate. Thanks to all who came out and supported! Here are a few photos of the space thanks to Clay Austin:
Obviously I was super excited. I have been working some long, late nights to make this happen and pull it together and it was great to be able to show it off! Having all of my vintage pieces and all of my Candy Shop Collection pieces in one place, as well as our Charleston Rice Beads is a bit of a dream come true, and the location is pretty much perfect – just off king and steps from one of my favorite dining spots – The Ordinary.
We had a beautiful table of treats, most of which were donated by our Cannon Street neighbors, Sugar bakeshop as well as some colorful and stunning flowers courtesy of STEMS from down the street:
My husband stood on a chair at one point and captured this great shot of the room mid-party:
And my friend Joel Finsel of Astral Cocktails served up French 75’s and whisky sours, my personal favorite vintage cocktails:
My daughter enjoyed no less than five mini cupcakes and a host of other sugary things, (thanks for the photos Jess!):
And I loved seeing all the photos shared by other party guests. If you come visit the shop, make sure to hashtag us #candyshoponcannon so I can see your pics! Retail hours are 11AM-6PM Tuesday-Friday and 11AM-5PM Saturdays. Otherwise, we are by appointment, just contact us to set one up if you are unable to come during those times!
Just in time for spring we got our Charleston Rice Bead stud earrings in both in Coral and Turquoise! Designed to match our Charleston Rice Bead Necklaces and Bracelets, these hypoallergenic stud earrings are the perfect compliment and great for everyday wear!
I’ve been running Candy Shop Vintage for a number of years now without a brick and mortar storefront. I love selling to other stores and have carefully curated a wonderful selection of specialty boutiques and stores that carry our Charleston Rice Beads as well as my Candy Shop Collection designs. Still, I’ve always fantasized about a jewel box of a shop one day. I also love collecting and selling vintage and I constantly struggle with not having a single place to showcase my vintage collection. I had not planned on opening a retail store so soon, but the most perfect little 1940’s storefront in Downtown Charleston became available and I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to grab the keys give it a shot!
So, I am excited to announce that the new home of Candy Shop Vintage is 9 Cannon Street, just off King Street in Downtown Charleston! Some Charleston folks might know this as the former headquarters of Stitch Design. They’ve moved their offices further Downtown, but I can’t think of a better team of creative talented people to leave some vibrant creative energy behind. Really, the space did not need much improvement as it was already a great mix of modern and vintage, but I’ve still spend the last month adding some personal touches like new floors (blue of course!), installing an awning, painting the walls and picking furniture and displays.
I’ve even designed some new packaging to go along with our new location. It’s been a lot of DIY around here (I’ve killed off a few brain cells with paint fumes and Goo Gone!), but it makes the project all the more special and personal.
I’ve been working out of the space as well and I can’t say it hasn’t been a lot to juggle, but the end result will certainly be worth it. I have always loved Cannon Street, populated with great, locally owned businesses like Mac & Murphy, Sugar bakeshop and Indigo & Cotton. It’s really an honor to be in on the same block as them. I’ve had some visitors who know I’m here already…
… but it won’t officially be open to the public until Friday, April 24th. Regular hours will be 11-4PM Tuesday-Friday and 11-3PM on Saturdays. Outside of those times, you will be able to make a showroom appointment. If you’d like to attend the opening fete, check out the details below and shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you don’t happen to live in Charleston you can always keep visiting Candy Shop Vintage here online!