September 2014

Seasons:New Ladies Apparel Shop at Shelter Cove Harbour

Author: Linda S. Hopkins

In a classic case of preparedness meeting opportunity, two ladies with a secret wish got lucky when retail space came available at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina this summer. The opening of Seasons, a fashionable boutique for women, represents a dream come true for owner Bonnie Kriscovich and her former office assistant, April Hinton, the new store manager. For Kriscovich and Hinton, their shared vision of opening a clothing store was never a question of if, but when and where.

Seasons is not another T-shirt or souvenir shop, nor is it the place to buy a designer gown or a pair of stilettos. “We have lovely stores here for dressing up,” Kriscovich said. “The focus at Seasons is comfortable clothing that packs and travels well.” An array of stylish and affordable dresses, wraps, skirts, tops, scarves, bracelets, earrings, purses and gift items await as word spreads of the new shopping venue.

Seasons prides itself on unusual separates that are not available in other local stores. Hinton says she would rather have a wide variety and fewer of each item than multiples of the same. This ensures that you don’t go to a party and see yourself across the room.

According to Kriscovich, she is aiming for a medium price point with emphasis on both quality and uniqueness. Inventory will be refreshed each season, with transitional pieces to get you through those between-season days (think lightweight sweaters and leggings for fall) and versatile pieces that take you anywhere.

A few of the lines you can expect to see at Seasons include Caribe (fashionable, easy-to-wear separates), Focus Casual Life (travel wear), Aryeh (retro and modern fashions), Blue Canoe (natural organic clothing), Catherine Lilywhite’s (knits), and Clara Sun Woo (high-fashion sportswear). Most of the clothing lines at Seasons are made in the USA and are available in sizes ranging from extra-small to extra-large.

Add a touch of comfort and style to any outfit with a Chilly Jilly®, a one-size-fits-all crease-proof wrap that packs in your purse. Keep one with you, and you’ll be prepared for every air conditioning vent, airplane nap, beach sunset, theater performance, stroll in the park or cold day at the office.

To finish your look, Seasons offers a selection of affordable jewelry and accessories. Discover the beauty of tagua beads, also known as “vegetable ivory.” Made sustainably from the nuts of South American palm trees, they are carved and dyed to make colorful necklaces, bracelets and earrings that complement every outfit. Make a smart statement by slipping your feet into a pair of Jack Rogers knock-off sandals for less than half the price, but with all the comfort and style of the designer Navajos.

Handbags by Ili come in various styles and saturated colors for looking chic and carrying your essentials. What’s underneath matters, too, and Seasons has you covered with soft, stretchy Coobie Intimates bras.

While sprucing up your wardrobe, buy yourself a present or pick up something for a friend. Gift lines include Aromatique and Two’s Company (body care products, frames, candles and more).

New to the clothing industry, Kriscovich is no stranger to Hilton Head Island (She and husband Karl have owned property and businesses here for over 32 years.) or to the retail sector, which she describes as “ever-changing.” In addition to Seasons, Kriscovich currently owns Christmas on the Harbour, also located at Shelter Cove Harbour, as well as Christmas stores in Amelia Island, Charleston (S.C.) and Savannah.

“We learn something new every year,” Kriscovich said, alluding to evolving market demands. As for her new venture, she said, “We’re going to take baby steps and keep expanding.”

Hinton, who has a degree in hotel management along with years of retail and management experience, says she’s happy to be out from behind a desk and interacting with customers. Her goal is to serve patrons in a personal way, getting to know them and finding out what they need and want. She plans to host trunk shows and special events to attract both local residents and visitors and establish a solid clientele.

Expressing full confidence in Hinton’s knowledge, talents and skills, Kriscovich said, “You’re only as good as the team that works for you. I have a good working relationship with her, and it’s easy for me to let her blossom.”
The secret is out. Stop by to see what’s new at Seasons, and spread the word.

Seasons is located at Harbourside II, 13 Harbourside Lane, at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, between Christmas on the Harbour and Neptune’s Niche. The store is open daily at 10 a.m. with variable closing hours, depending on the season. For more information, call (843) 842-9911 or e-mail seasonshiltonhead@gmail.com.

Muisc & Taste on the Harbour
Fall Concert Schedule

Starting September 11-October 23, you are invited to Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina every Thursday evening, from 6-9 p.m., to enjoy live music provided by some of the area’s most popular bands. Admission is free. Light appetizers and drink specials from two featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will be available for sale at the foot of the Neptune statue.

September 11: Headliners
All restaurants

September 18: Candace Woodson
San Miguel’s Mexican Cafe, Scott’s Fish Market

September 25: The Target Band
LaFontana Waterfront Grill and Pizza, Mediterranean Harbour Bar and Grill

October 2: Headliners
Bistro 17, Scott’s Fish Market

October 9: The Chilly Willy Band
LaFontana Waterfront Grill and Pizza, ELA’s Blu Water Grille

October 16: The Target Band Bistro 17,
San Miguel’s Mexican Cafe

October 23: Headliners
ELA’s Blu Water Grille

All events are weather permitting and subject to change. Bring a chair; no coolers please. Shelter Cove Harbour is located at mile marker 8 on William Hilton Parkway, across from Palmetto Dunes. For more information, visit palmettodunes.com/shelter-cove-harbour.ph

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