Mount Pleasant fashion boutique Nana to host bazaar December 3rd featuring local designers.
By Shira Karsen
Herds of shoppers at 4 a.m. on Black Friday? No thanks. Risking our eyes to pepper spray for Xbox? Ehh, we’ll pass. But thanks to Nana, a vintage-inspired neighborhood boutique named after the owner’s – Jackie Flanagan– grandma, we don’t have to worry about checking off our gift list. On December 3rd, Nana is hosting “Holly Mart,” a mini bazaar featuring about 10 local crafters who are selling their handmade goodies for the holidays.
Among them are Nana-familiar artists like jewerly designer Sarah McLaughlin (no, not the singer) of Sarah Cecelia, who churns out delicate pieces in materials from gold and silver to stones and beads. There are also some new crafters like Katie Wagner, designer of Moonlight Bindery, who specializes in binding journals and books from literally anything – she made a “lego journal” that we’re absolutely coveting – and Beth Baldwin, a props and scenery designer-turned stuffed animal fanatic who crafts her plushy toys out of repurposed and recycled materials under the brand name Tigerflight. Call us crazy, but we’d be happy with a repurposed, stuffed creature over Target’s discounted plastic goods any day.