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The Buzz: Resort-wear line Kenny Flowers opens its first brick-and-mortar, a flagship, in the former Skinny Dip space

The Buzz: Resort-wear line Kenny Flowers opens its first brick-and-mortar, a flagship, in the former Skinny Dip space
August 2023
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Plus, Gorjana brings its West Coast-inspired jewelry collection to King Street



Life On Vacation 
Lifestyle brand Kenny Flowers is bringing its tropical vacation vibes to King Street, where the resort-wear line has opened its first brick-and-mortar location, a flagship store in the former Skinny Dip space. Kenny Flowers was founded by Kenny Haisfield in 2015 after the UNC-Chapel Hill grad and corporate consultant quit his job and moved to Bali, Indonesia, where he started making Hawaiian-style shirts. Haisfield, along with his travel blogger wife, Christina, has expanded the collection to include swimwear, dresses, and other accessories for women and children. In addition to colorful printed button-downs—which feature sunglasses loops in the front pocket and buttons made from coconuts—shoppers can find golf and tennis apparel. Look for Kenny Flowers to host corporate and social events at their second-floor cabana club. [345 King St., kennyflowers.com]

Layer It On 
Gorjana, a Southern California-based jewelry brand known for its gold, layering necklaces, has expanded to the Southeast, opening its 50th US location on King Street. The brand offers necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, including its popular gold chain link “Parker” collection that can be customized with charms. The line, founded by Jason and Gorjana Reidel in 2004 in Laguna Beach, also has introduced more fine jewelry, such as its “Melbourne” diamond row collection, launched last year. [418 King St., gorjana.com]

The Price is Right
Ashley Taylor’s DFTI Boutique in Philadelphia is known for its curated selection of women’s clothing and accessories, with each piece priced at $100 or less. Eight years after opening her  first shop, the Maryland native is bringing the “Dress for the Image” concept to King Street, where she expects to welcome shoppers this month. Taylor will offer new arrivals daily, and each style is available in limited quantities. [367 King St., dftiboutique.com]