For Cynthia B. Stukes, it was a love for sewing and design that eventually blossomed into a passion for couture. Cynthia officially entered the fashion industry in 1990 as a personal wardrobe stylist. Her clients were women who had limited time for wardrobe planning, such as politicians and businesswomen. Backed by her experience as a wardrobe stylist, she and Robert, her husband, expanded their business into retail, adding flavor and spice to the closets of everyday women. Although Cynthia and Robert enjoyed years of success, their passion for couture, coupled with a commitment to bring upscale fashion to their home state of South Carolina, brought them to Carolina Couture — Columbia’s premier designer boutique and bridal salon.
With its revolving chandelier and gracious interiors, Carolina Couture transports one into a whole new world defined by class and elegance. The boutique’s retail section is a virtual treasure trove with every nook and cranny in the boutique lined with gorgeous outfits of every hue for day or evening. The perfect ensemble is easily achieved with Carolina Couture’s plethora of clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories from various designer brands.
“Knowing your purpose and plan and staying on track are essential,” Cynthia says. “We are a ‘Couture’ store; therefore, when you enter the store you will get couture service. We offer customer service at a high level that you will not find anywhere else.”
Carolina Couture is not just a bridal salon but a virtual one-stop-shop with gowns from Barcelona Spain — Pronovias, Allure, Justin Alexander, Mori Lee, Essence of Austral, Stella York, Martina Liana, Casa Blanca, Lazaro, Sincerity, Watters and Alfred Angelo just to name a few. They also carry a large selection of bridesmaids’ and formal dresses. Carolina Couture carries the top names in wedding accessories from invitations and ceremony accompaniments to shoes and jewelry as well as tuxedos.
Carolina Couture features a very large selection of prom and pageant wear to make your teenagers dream come true.
Now catering to Columbians in two locations, The Vista, 929 Gervais Street, and The Village at Sandhill, 661-15 Promenade Place, Columbia, SC. Truly, Carolina Couture is every fashionista’s dream come true! For more information about Carolina Couture visit www.carolinacouture.com.