Copper Penny

Mt. Pleasant. 280 W. Coleman Blvd. 881-3497, Bridal: 881-3449

Downtown. 311 King St. 723-2999

Mt. Pleasant. 1228 Belk Dr., Towne Centre. 881-9889

Copper Penny began as a small boutique with a staff of two in 1986. At the time, the store filled a niche for hard-to-find fashion in Charleston. Today, the company boasts three locations for women’s apparel and has added two shoe stores. They have also expanded into bridal territory — the Coleman Boulevard boutique is well-staffed with associates ready and waiting to style your special day. Fashionistas flock to all of the locations to pick up the latest from such designers as Nanette Lepore and Marc Jacobs. Although a quick browse through the racks indicates that only very small sizes are available for most of the clothing, the sales staff is quick to assist and can often locate pieces up to size 10 by searching all locations. They may not have the market cornered on fashion for the average and plus-sized woman, but if you are of the opinion that one can be neither too rich nor too thin, Copper Penny is the place for you.

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