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Apricot Lane Mount Pleasant Featured In Miss Tara Belle Blog


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There's nothing better then working with the most fabulous bloggers - Check out this post prior to Apricot Lane Mount Pleasant's Summer in Style party tomorrow night!!

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oh hey babes!!!  back to back posts, like, who am i??  i would say get used to it, but, i'm thinking you probably shouldn't get used to it.  i struggle in the sit down and type a post department.  i don't know why.  the content is there, i always love what i'm talking about, but the distractions are endless and truthfully, i'm just more of a people person.  (sorry dell, i still love you, but you just freeze up when i talk to fast, and, you're kinda boring)  so, being that i am a let's hang and shop and chat fashion all day kinda gal, i absolutely LOVE getting the opportunity to host a party and do just that!!  hopefully you've already seen it on my insta, or fb, or that whole little snap story i did about a week ago, but if you didn't, consider this your official invite to come and hang with me (and the mavster) at Apricot Lane Mount Pleasant manana!!!!  there's gonna be sushi (my fave) shopping (duh!) and giveaways and eyebrow waxing and gossip and fashion and fun!!  that's the main point i'm trying to convey here, it's gonna be SO.MUCH.FUN!!!!!  i really hope you local chicks will show up and hang!  scroll to the bottom for full deets and in the meantime, get a little style inspo from this cute little number i picked up just in time for the event!  i know i know i know, white and denim, again.  what can i say, it makes for a great combo!!  i love the lace illusion waistline and its so airy for this blistering heat!!  and the necklace was the absolute perfect accessory and yes, i realize there are still tags on it.  #sorrynotsorry i'm super lazy and i kinda thought i had them tucked a little better in to the back of the dress, but clearly not so much.  whoopsie!!  also, for those of you that asked about the braids, i'm going to try and do a tutorial for you guys, but really, its quite simple.  double inverted french braids, tied off and fishtail to the end.  have a happy happy monday and hope to see you tomorrow!!!!!

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Originally posted in Miss Tara Belle 

Apricot Lane Featured In Mount Pleasant Magazine


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Feel Good Fashion: Apricot Lane

Apricot-Lane-picLeft to right: Shelby Kerr, Marlene Koedding, Heather Calk, Danae White, Sandra Barnes, Ashley Herrin and Nicole Westberry.

Apricot Lane Boutique in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is bringing both fashion and philanthropy to our community and beyond. Embracing a “think globally, act locally” mind-set, Sandra Barnes, owner of the trendsetting boutique Apricot Lane, is shaking things up in the world of retail and social justice. Working for the greater good, she proves being altruistic is one trend that never goes out of style.

“I know the opportunity to give back will be the most rewarding aspect of this job,” said Barnes, who runs the shop with her daughter, Ashley Herrin. “We really look forward to getting involved in the community and making a positive difference.”

Among the flowy bohemian tunics and suede fringe boots, you’ll find handmade bracelets by 3Strands Global – an organization that rescues victims of sex trafficking and provides them with an outlet for creative expression and steady income. At first glance, the beautiful bracelets are eye-catching, but they become even more significant once you consider their source. A mission trip to Cambodia, in which Sandra crossed paths with Apricot Lane franchise developer and philanthropist Ken Petersen, would set her on an unlikely journey into merchandising and activism.

“That trip was truly life-changing,” said Barnes. “When you see children as young as 6 sleeping on concrete, you feel the call to help.”

And help, Barnes has – not only by carrying a unique array of colorful beaded or woven bracelets made by 3Strands Global but by encouraging charity right in her own backyard.

“Fashion for a Cause” parties offer guests mouthwatering appetizers and cocktails, with a portion of the proceeds of items purchased going to a charity of their choice.

“We want to donate to a diverse group of organizations,” said Barnes, “Whether it’s a local library, team or ASPCA, we want to be able to help a lot of organizations meet their goals.”

Carrying brands that often inhabit the hippest Southern California boutiques, Apricot Lane brings the best of the West to Mount Pleasant. With 70 percent of stock imported from companies based in The Golden State, the caliber of couture is high and surprisingly affordable.

From flared blue jean bell-bottoms to distressed leather jackets, the array of styles offered makes it easier than ever to embrace your inner fashionista. Whether you are looking for a beachy sundress or a killer accessory to tie together an already rocking ensemble, Apricot Lane has got you covered.

Unlike franchises that are limited in what they can offer, Barnes has the freedom to stock her shelves with whatever she feels shoppers will desire. She even encourages customers to come to her with requests. Making sure to bring in new inventory every week, Apricot Lane is truly leading the way in fresh, fierce fashion. Carrying buzzworthy brands, this local shop is sure to keep the ladies of the Lowcountry looking on point.

Since opening in December, Apricot Lane continues to attract a wide range of multi-generational shoppers. Daughters, mothers and grandmothers can be seen sipping champagne while fully reaping the benefits of retail therapy.

Escape into a world where stackable bracelets, showstopping statement necklaces and Piko tops abound. From fitness to fancy, there is no limit to just what a trip to Apricot Lane can bring. Stroll in today. You’ll be glad you did.

To learn more, visit apricotlaneboutique.com/store/mountpleasant or call 843-971-1800.

By Kalene McCort.

Photo provided.

Originally posted in Mount Pleasant Magazine

New Apricot Lane Boutique in Mount Pleasant Featured in Moultrie News


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Mt Pleasant Interior 31 Apricot Lane Boutique has opened in Mount Pleasant at Towne Centre. Locally owned by Mount Pleasant residents Robert and Sandra Barnes, the store will feature apparel, jewelry, shoes, handbags, and accessories to create must-have high-fashion looks for an affordable price. Featuring the most sought after styles, the boutique caters to both mothers and daughters, in their teens and their 50s looking for cutting edge styles. The store is the second located in the state. This new store will not only cater to mothers and daughters, but customers will find themselves being styled by a mother and daughter dynamic duo as Barnes’ own daughter, Ashley Herrin, will be working along side her in the store. A true family-run business, Barnes also has plans to open other franchises in the area to add to the local growth of the retail business in the area. “We are so excited to open Apricot Lane in our town as we know there are many places to choose from already, but none that bring fashion-forward looks at affordable prices and in limited quantities - unlike the larger retail chains. The females that shop with us will have a sense of uniqueness when making a purchase, as there will only be about six of each item in our store with no back stock inventory to refill the floor with the same item,” the Barnes said. Apricot Lane also seeks out any opportunity to do good in the local community. In store, Apricot Lane features brands such as 3Strands, which donates 100 percent of profits to empower, educate and employ young women who have been rescued from sex trafficking, and brands such as Emi Jay, HOME T’s, Good Works and more that donate a portion of each sale to a good cause. Just as Apricot Lane Boutiques are known to keep up with the most stylish trends, they are also on top of one of the newest crazes to hit the fashion scene: fashion parties. Apricot Lane Boutique offers clients a chance to have their own “Girls Night Out” at the boutique, with the store handling the details from coordinating the invitations to the planning of refreshments and snacks. Apricot Lane encourages hosts to bring ten to fifteen guests to the fashion parties. Groups can be made up of co-workers, mothers and daughters, young mothers looking to escape from the kids for a few hours, as well as charity groups, schools or sports teams. The store can offer incentives to donate a portion of sales back to the cause of choice. The Barnes offer the hostess 50 percent off any one item in the boutique, 20 percent off all remaining items and gift card incentives for bringing a certain number of guests. All attendees also receive 20 percent off everything in the store during the party. Apricot Lane Mount Pleasant promises to embody all the characteristics that appeal to shoppers: a great selection of apparel and accessories, a warm and welcoming environment, and genuine, honest customer service and style advice. Whether you’re looking for a great pair of jeans to create a casual look, or a classy outfit to enjoy a night out on the town, Apricot Lane has the brands and accessories to express your style. Apricot Lane is a member of the popular Country Visions, Inc. franchise, specializing in offering a high variety of fashion-forward styles, accessories and gift items at affordable prices. The franchise offers a new mix of merchandise both online and in-store, and offers customers the ability to build a unique style. Approaching system wide sales of $50 million and growing at a pace of 20-30 stores per year provides new resources and opportunities system-wide that will keep Apricot Lane Boutique on top as a fashion trend leader and top retail franchise. Originally Posted on MoultrieNews.com