If you’re a Charlestonian then you likely already know about Hampden Clothing + JAMES located at 314 King Street. I stopped by this high-end boutique to get a taste of what Marie Claire and Vogue call the top boutique in the country. What really sets this place apart from other boutiques is their dedication to their clients. When I was in the shop I witnessed their commitment first hand. It was evident that they have a very personal relationship with their shoppers and that they choose their collections with specific clients in mind.
Owner Stacy Smallwood and Stylist Katie Byrd styled two outfits for me. For the first look, we picked the Derek Lam 10 Crosby dress and paired it with a royal blue Proenza Schouler clutch, Ginette NY ring, a bold Lizzie Fortunato necklace and versatile Rag & Bone Margot booties. For the second look, we paired a navy Rag & Bone scarf with a white T by Alexander Wang dress. If you see something that you like, you can shop online on their site.