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The Logo Inspiration: The pineapple; an iconic symbol of hospitality, tradition, and Charleston Lowcountry charm.

Charleston, South Carolina; forged with southern grace and sophistication. If you stroll down the cobblestone streets of Charleston and squint your eyes just right, the scrolls of the St. Philips Gate form romantic double images of the letter C in a strong iron forged script.  The perfect southern historic monogram for Charleston Carry™, if you will. With a bit of creativity, this double C script is sketched, reversed and stacked back to back to create a stately pineapple plumage of what is now known as the Charleston Carry™ Pineapple. After a bit of magic and graphic wizardry, our simple sketch morphs into a preppy, plump and perky pineapple... poised, proper and ready to grace...

                                      


                                                                ...The Original Southern Social Purse

St. Philips Church Gate, Charleston, SC

original logo sketch

The Pineapple

HISTORY REFLECTS THAT SEA CAPTAINS WOULD DISPLAY A PINEAPPLE OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES ON THEIR GARDEN GATEPOSTS OR ON THEIR FRONT DOORS AS A SYMBOL OF SAFE RETURN FROM PERILOUS TRADE ROUTES IN THE CARIBBEAN OR PACIFIC. 
 IT IS NOW AN ICONIC SYMBOL FOR  HOSPITALITY.

The Pineapple


HISTORY REFLECTS THAT SEA CAPTAINS WOULD DISPLAY A PINEAPPLE OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES ON THEIR GARDEN GATEPOSTS OR ON THEIR FRONT DOORS AS A SYMBOL OF SAFE RETURN FROM PERILOUS TRADE ROUTES IN THE CARIBBEAN OR PACIFIC.

IT IS NOW AN ICONIC SYMBOL FOR  HOSPITALITY.


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Two Sisters, best friends… twins in taste…daughters of design. 

       ... Two Weddings, and a search for

                     ... the Perfect Heirloom Wedding Purse...


Charleston Carry™ started as pure and unexpected as a simple sketch of a wedding purse design for a “Sweetgrass & Seersucker Wedding” in the Lowcountry. 


The first sister unfortunately never found the perfect wedding purse to reflect her

Island wedding. By the time a date was set for the second sister’s Lowcountry    

wedding, they were both knee deep in sketches of designs. The Bride wanted to capture the beauty and heritage of the Lowcountry and Charleston proper (her fiancé’s birthplace), while also including her love of all things Southern. She chose sweetgrass to represent the heritage of Charleston and her groom and married this sweet detail to her love of seersucker, linen and pearls. The petite Southern purselets were also hand stitched for the bride’s flower girls that she affectionately referred to as her darling Wedding Belles.   

       

The next quest - finding authentic artisans at the famous “Charleston City Market” and along the “Sweetgrass Corridor” of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina to weave their sketched bangle design.


The design collaboration ultimately developed into an heirloom quality reversible wedding purse that would gracefully accompany a Southern bride from the Wedding Aisle to the

Honeymoon Isle of her dreams.  The perfect name for this purse? 

The  Aisle to Isle Heirloom Wedding Purse.


The design process quickly evolved, gathering local favor as the

The Original Southern Social Purseand officially launched on National Seersucker Day as Charleston Carry™.


The beauty and heritage of the Lowcountry are reflected in the Aisle to Isle™, The Wedding Belle™, The Southern Sipper™ and The Soirée Sipper™ purse designs. Hand-woven sweetgrass handle bangles, Dupioni hand beaded scattered pearl silk, classic Southern seersucker, and Belgian linen tailoring accented by vintage inspired baguette buttons are features of the purse. 


With a delicate flip of the wrist, the purses reverse to optional Belgian linen, seersucker or rainbow row brights. Pineapple brass buttons crafted by the same custom button maker for The Citadel and US Navy uniforms attach the sweetgrass bangle handles.


Charleston Carry purses are perfectly poised for popular Southern occasions, antebellum brunches, sunset sails along The Battery, and cobblestone shopping strolls in the city.  Just to name a few...

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the original southern social purse



   Charleston Carry social occasion purses allow you to keep your hands free for more important things like hugs, cocktails and conversation perfectly poised for popular southern occasions, antebellum brunches, sunset sails along The Battery, and cobblestone shopping strolls in the city. 

Just to name a few...

                     - Charleston Carry

THE WEDDING BELLE™WeddingBelle.html


Oh my goodness....

where do we begin to 

explain how all of this

started. A wedding, a search,

an idea, an inspiration, a sketch,

a raw prototype, (sewn on a

sewing machine we got from

Santa Claus in 1979), a bit more  

research, a name and many logo 

doodles later, we were officially

on our way to creating

something very special.