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Ever since Charleston friends Jeff Plotner and Ben Ross launched Brackish in 2007, its handmade feather bow ties have been coveted by everyone from hometown grooms to Hollywood celebs. The accessory brand spread its wings a few years ago when it added women’s jewelry made with its signature sustainable feathers. And now Brackish is wowing us again with its spring line featuring the eye-catching “Jared” geometric black-and-white bowtie. For women, there’s the “Parades Petite Statement” earring—a smaller take on the brand’s cone-shaped earring that’s ideal for bridesmaids and black-tie guests. And for brides, look no further than the “Bianca Stud Earring,” an all-white fan-shaped stud made with rooster feathers.
Love LoveShackFancy’s flounces and florals? Good news: The brand’s Charleston store, which opened to much fanfare last fall, now features pieces from its forever bridal collection. Hopeless romantics and boho brides will swoon over their vintage vibe, like the ‘70s-inspired “Norma,” and the “Ryan” dress, pictured above.
Varnish Lane, a nail salon brand in Atlanta and DC, has brought its waterless pedicure and manicures to the Cigar Factory, and with them, a new place to pregame for bachelorette and wedding parties. By using natural products, the salon’s services are sustainable and longer-lasting (hello chipfree nails!). For brides getting ready for the Big Day, co-founder and CEO Lauren Dunne recommends the Luxe Lane, which includes a sugar scrub, moisturizing wax treatment, and extended massage. “Not only does it give you a chance to relax before the whirlwind, but it gives skin extra exfoliation and a moisture boost to have your hands glowing.”