Lauren Lail carved out a new category for shopping in the south with Library: Archives of Fashion, an anthology of vintage finds, and Library by Lauren Lail, a contemporary collection inspired by vintage silhouettes – all from a sun-drenched showroom on Charleston’s King Street.
After garnering retail experience as the manager of a high-end contemporary boutique, Lail pinpointed one overwhelming theme – every woman’s desire for her style to be distinctly her own. For Lail, that is not solely dictated by trends coming down the catwalk, but about storied pieces that transcend time and enhance individual style.
Her own closet is full of such pieces – all proudly preserving memories from the day they were first worn. “I’ve had this kind of obsession with clothes – not only for their fit or fabric, but also for the memories they evoke. Vintage pieces have a story to tell – they are the books that make my library; each garment chronicles stories of the past and the women who wore them.”
With Library, Lail both curates and creates those rare garments worthy of adding to the anthology. Her pieces tell a story as romantic and nostalgic as any great novel.