Located in a historic building dating back to 1878, Hampden stands out on Charleston’s famous King Street with nearly 10,000 square feet of the most unique designer assortment of ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, & accessories. Owner, Stacy Smallwood, travels the world to handpick each item to create not only an exciting fashion destination but also an inviting atmosphere. Featured in Southern Living, Coastal Living, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, NY Times, Harper`s Bazaar, and more, Hampden continues to be recognized as one of the Best Stores in the Country and has earned a reputation for pushing the envelope of traditional Southern Style.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Stacy began her career in fashion almost 15 years ago in the prestigious Neiman Marcus buying program in Dallas, TX as an assistant buyer and was further promoted to department manager in the flagship store. After gaining experience at such a well respected retailer, she continues to use those critical retailing tenets to establish a forward vision for Hampden.
Whether she is styling her clientele in a dressing room or curating a box of specially chosen items to send to her loyal customers across the country, helping a woman feel her best is what drives Stacy to continually seek out the newest designers and change her brand mix every season. By attending fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, Stacy constantly has her pulse on the fashion industry and has become a respected resource for fashion insiders far and wide.