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
and her boutique “approachable, friendly, and in a cool
Just after the closing this weekend, Nana will host one of its always-sold-out clothing
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.