Market Street on St. Simons Island is home to several businesses I love that have University of Georgia alumnae behind them. Stop by and see what these inspiring Georgia powerhouses (#womenofuga) are up to!
28 MARKET STREET
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Yes, there is a TIBI outlet at the beach. Why do we have an internationally known designer with a store on St. Simons? TIBI’s founder and designer, Amy Wallin Smilovic, grew in the Golden Isles. She is a University of Georgia alumna and her first big client was Athens favorite fashion destination, Heery’s Clothes Closet. TIBI has a loyal customer base that enjoys the timeless yet forward-thinking designs.
JOHNSON VANN INTERIORS
20 MARKET STREET
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Johnson Vann Interiors is a full-service design firm. The collaboration of two seasoned designers, Adrian Johnson and Bethany Vann, boasts a wide range of clientele including high-end residential, hospitality, and commercial projects for The Sea Island Company. Adrian, originally from Marietta, Georgia is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree from the distinguished Lamar Dodd School of Art. Adrian has a fresh take on traditional elements of design.
12 MARKET STREET
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The Vine is composed of three distinct yet complimentary services; Landscape Design, Event Design and their Garden Market. The Vine was created in 2008 by Bryce Vann Brock and Kelly Revels. Bryce Vann Brock graduated with a bachelor in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia. The ladies continue to work with the University of Georgia’s local Small Business Development Center for training and tools to grow their business. Look for their event space opening this fall, Greenhouse, which is a captivating and idyllic venue offering an abundance of natural beauty. Bryce is an original which translates into her incredible work for her clients.
CLOTH + LABEL
10 MARKET STREET
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Cloth + Label is a wonderfully chic high-end fashion, jewelry, and home furnishings store. The owner, Valarie Zeh, is originally from Cartersville and graduated with a B.S. from design school at the University of Georgia. Her mantra for fashion and design is “Live your style… Style your Life…” Check out Valarie’s California bohemian chic meets SoHo edgy aesthetic.
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