Ever since our October feature on Lindsay Cowles’s painting framed by Inge Labuscagne for Reese Witherspoon’s flagship store, Draper James, I have been plotting my return to Music City. When the opportunity arose last month, the first stop was, of course, this blue and white striped storefront in the trendy 12South neighborhood. Even before you walk through the doors, the charm is palpable.
As soon as one of the delightful sales assistants spots you in the store, she introduces herself and asks if you would like a sweet tea. Of course you say yes.
Nationally renowned interior designer Mark D. Sikes designed the traditional with a twist store. From moldings
to light fixtures
to comfortable seating,
Draper James’s classic lady-like styles feel current and are utterly delicious. The best part: all of the dresses have POCKETS!
I was impressed with how well-made the clothing felt. Though it wasn’t all my style, enough was to ensure that I will become a regular customer through its on-line store.
Draper James celebrates Reese’s Southern roots through such iconic emblems as blue and white checks, magnolia blossoms and bows, as well as charming witticisms. You can take them home for your daily delight.
I couldn’t resist bringing home a set of those enclosure cards for myself.
Time for a Pilgrimage
Nashville has become a major travel destination for so many reasons from music (country and otherwise) to food to shopping to good ol’ Southern hospitality. The hoteliers will tell you that Music City is the number one place for bachelorette parties; I’m not surprised. If you are looking for a girls’ getaway, put Nashville on your radar and include plenty of time for Draper James on your itinerary. Filled with grace, charm and sweet tea, you will leave feeling pretty as a picture.