I recently took a weekend trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and was totally charmed by its beautiful gardens and antebellum architecture. It’s also a great shopping town, as I discovered when my husband and I stumbled upon the boutique Indigo & Cotton. Stocked with a smart selection of well-made items, mainly from American designers, it felt very much in step with what’s happening in fashion today. On the runways—and on the streets—there has been a pendulum swing toward pared-down staples. Guiding the trend is a crop of fresh labels like Rosetta Getty, A.L.C., and Trademark—all of which boast a cool, no-nonsense aesthetic. At the end of a high- fashion-filled day at work, it’s exactly the kind of uncomplicated stuff I want to wear.
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Derek Lam coat, $6,490, and skirt, $1,190, Neiman Marcus, 888.888.4757; Derek Lam turtleneck, $1,190, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 212.753.7300; The Row bag, $1,090, neimanmarcus.com.
Coach skirt, $295, coach.com.
Esquivel loafers, $750, esquivelshoes.com.
Rag & Bone jumpsuit, $595, similar styles at Rag & Bone, New York, 212.727.2990.
Time’s Arrow wallet, $275, shopbop.com.
Tabitha Simmons booties, $995, net-a-porter.com.
Trademark coat, $298, trade-mark.com.
Shinola watch, $600, shinola.com.
Adam Lippes top, $590, net-a-porter.com.
A.L.C. bag, $1,095, shopbop.com.
Hair by Marki Shkreli for Leonor Greyl; makeup by Serge Hodonou for Chanel at Frank Reps. Model: Carla Ciffoni at IMG Models. Digital technician: Patrick Postle. Photography assistant: Bradley Ennis. Fashion assistant: Esther Kim.