Sad news for today for green shoppers: Nana, a local favorite for chic sustainable and vintage women’s clothing, will officially close its Mount Pleasant doors this weekend after ten years in the neighborhood.
Designer and boutique owner Jackie Flanagan, who created a clothing line by the same name shortly after opening the shop, wrote on the store’s blog that the decision to close was “an extremely personal” one—related to the addition of three children to her family, among other factors—but that the Nana brand will remain very much alive. She’s excited to focus more on her favorite part of the business: designing clothing.
“I feel that people are viewing the closing as a sad thing, whether for their closet or for Mount Pleasant, and I understand that,” says Flanagan. “But I think it’s good to shake things up a bit; redefining retail doesn’t mean we’re going anywhere.”
She adds that you’ll still see her around at “fabulous shopping events,” like a trunk show of her favorite local designers in the works for February and a possible local vendor craft market. Though the brick-and-mortar shop will be closed come Saturday, customers can still purchase Nana’s popular handmade shift dresses—and the upcoming spring collection—on Nana’s website and Etsy shop.
The boutique made our list of hidden gems last year when Goodwood owner Anna Kahoe described Flanagan as “super-innovative” and her boutique “approachable, friendly, and in a cool setting.”
Just after the closing this weekend, Nana will host one of its always-sold-out clothing swaps, which allow shoppers to grab as much lightly used clothing as they please in exchange for their own. Due to high demand, the event was extended to two days this time instead of its usual one; tickets are available through Eventbrite.