With the new year comes new ideas, new goals and new tenants. Freshfields Village is thrilled to add six new businesses to its robust retail mix, Spartina 449, Salt Marsh Animal Hospital, Café Eugenia, The Beaufort Bonnet Company, Luminary and Johnny Was. In addition, the Lululemon store is relocating within the center, nearly doubling its square footage from 1,200 to 2,331.
“Resort retail is having a moment,” said Ward Kampf, president of Northwood Retail. “Unique, upscale brands are finding that resort retail enclaves, like Freshfields Village, have turned into year-round shopping experiences. With evolving remote work models, these properties are no longer simply seasonal destinations. Centers like this are attractive for expanding retailers, with a very targeted demographic, inviting outdoor environments and strong year-round sales. We are confident that these new additions to Freshfields Village will be well-received by Kiawah Island locals and visitors alike.”
Lowcountry lifestyle brand Spartina 449 has opened its new store on Kiawah Island on Freshfields Drive next to GDC Home. With thirteen stores across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, Spartina draws inspiration from the natural elements around them, which can be found in their stores. Offering luxurious, curated selections of jewelry, clothing, and handbags, Spartina’s team of mermaids welcome you to find your piece of the Lowcountry to take home. A portion of Spartina’s proceeds benefit the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation. For more information, visit spartina449.com.
Salt Marsh Animal Hospital
Located on Freshfields Drive next to Dolittle’s, Salt Marsh Animal Hospital is a small animal veterinary hospital serving the residents and vacationers of the sea islands. Led by Johns Island resident Dr. Christie Wiles, the clinic offers preventive care, dental care, surgical services, sick care, ultrasound, x-rays, labs and parasite control. Same day appointments are often available. For more information, visit saltmarshanimalhospital.com/.
Café Eugenia, a brand-new cafe and gourmet market named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue, uses locally sourced ingredients to offer an ever-changing assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks and more. The concept has been the dream of Chef Bea Shaffer for years and will be located near the Lakeside Park next to Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill. For more information, visit cafeeugenia.com/.
The Beaufort Bonnet Company
Located off the traffic circle between La Tela and Bluemercury, The Beaufort Bonnet Company creates upscale items for babies and children born with a refined sense of style. Founded in 2012, the company evolved from a few styles rooted in Beaufort, South Carolina to a lifestyle children’s brand headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. The Beaufort Bonnet Company encourages families to embrace childhood and strives to help make memories sweeter. For more information, visit thebeaufortbonnetcompany.com/.
Luminary, founded in 2018 in the heart of Rosemary Beach, captures a timeless traveler whose fashion harmonizes comfort and sophistication. Situated off the Village Green next to Holly & Brooks, Luminary speaks to those who possess effortless elegance and appreciate understated luxury. It strives to fuse travel, discovery, and diverse cultures through its curated collections in Fashion, Home and Design. For more information, visit luminarylifestyle.com/.
Located off the Village Green next to J McLaughlin, Johnny Was designs clothes that cross cultures and defy trends. With a bohemian spirit and a true sense of authenticity, it takes inspiration from anything that is beautiful, genuine and special. With signature embroideries, effortless silhouettes, artisan-inspired stitch work and luxe fabrications, Johnny Was is for the woman looking to showcase her personal style, while appreciating the thoughtful details of timeless techniques. For more information, visit johnnywas.com/.
Lululemon is relocating its store in Freshfields Village to Freshfields Drive between Cantina 76 and Village Optical. This new location is nearly two-times the size of its former space at 2,331 square feet. Lululemon athletica is an athletic apparel company founded in 1998 and is based in Vancouver, Canada. The company offers pants, shorts, tops, and jackets for healthy lifestyle and athletic activities, such as yoga, running, and training, as well as other sweaty pursuits. It also provides fitness-related accessories, including bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats and equipment, and water bottles. For more information, visit lululemon.com.
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