ELENA DAWSON

London based designer Elena Dawson creates beautiful garments and accessories that posses an ephemeral quality that is meticulous yet timeless. By creating pieces that allow the wearer to infuse her semi deconstructed garments with their own life experiences, each collection becomes an exploration in ritual. Elena Dawson makes her designs in-house with a small group of artisans using fine materials such as raw linens, crispy cotton and fine silks sourced in England. The Elena Dawson label was conceived in 2006 after she co-founded Paul Harnden Clothier.  


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CHIFFON BIB | Color: Silver | Size: O/S




PLEAT DRESS | Color: Silver | Size: Small




SHORT PLEAT DRESS | Color: Silver | Size: Small




COAT | Color: Cream | Size: Small


 






LONG SILK DRESS / Color: Cream, Size: M



SILK TULLE DRESS / Color: Black, Sizes: S,M




SILK CURVED JACKET / Color: Black, Sizes: S,M



LONG SILK DRESS / Color: Black, Sizes: S,M



EXTRA LONG SILK SHIRT / Color: Silver, Sizes: S,M




SILK TULLE BIB / Color: Black, Size: O/S



COTTON CANVAS WORK JACKET / Color: Silver, Sizes: XS,S






COTTON CAVAS OVERALLS / Color: White, Sizes: XS,S



 
DRESS IN RED RAW SILK sold out / FROCK COAT IN RED RAW SILK






FROCK COAT IN RED RAW SILK / SHORT DRESS IN CREAM COTTON CAMBRIC




IN BLACK CASHMERE sold out




JERKIN IN BLACK TAFFETA sold out




TAPED FROCK JACKET IN BLACK SATIN SILK / LONG SHIRT IN BLACK HEAVY COTTON / DRAWSTRING PANT





FROCK COAT IN BLACK CASHMERE WOOL




LONG SHIRT WITH BAG IN CREAM COTTON CAMBRIC




CUT COAT IN IVORY SILK SATIN sold out / 2 ZIP SKIRT IN CREAM MUSLIN / BIG BUTTON CROP TOP IN CREAM MUSLIN



CROPPED JACKET IN WHITE LINEN / STAND COLLAR LONG SHIRT IN WHITE COTTON / ROLLED SHORTS IN WHITE MUSLIN W/ ROPE BELT

WAISTCOAT IN WHITE MUSLIN

BIB BLOUSE IN CREAM SILK CHIFFON / TABBARD IN IVORY SILK SATIN sold out

COAT IN WHITE LINEN

COAT IN BLACK LINEN sold out

BIB BLOUSE IN BLACK SILK CHIFFON / TABBARD IN BLACK SILK SATIN AND TULLE  sold out

 

 

June 12, 2017 by NINA GARNER

m.a +

m.a+ launched in 2006 by Italian designer Maurizio Amadei.  This innovative line is know for it's minimalist aesthetic by utilizing unique, expert techniques with the finest materials.  Each design is often made with the minimum appliance of seams with a single piece of cloth.  This collection features beautiful leathers, sterling silver, Maurizio's unique folding technique and simple, elegant designs.  

 

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO PURCHASE.

 



SILVER RIM MESSENGER BAG | LINEN LINING | BLACK LEATHER sold out





TONGUE POUCH | STERLING SILVER | RED LEATHER





TONGUE POUCH | STERLING SILVER | BLACK LEATHER sold out




SILM BELT | STERLING SILVER | RED LEATHER




SILM BELT | STERLING SILVER | WINE LEATHER




Y BUCKLE BELT | STERLING SILVER | WINE LEATHER




TWO RING BUCKLE BELT | STERLING SILVER | RED LEATHER




TWO RING BUCKLE BELT | STERLING SILVER | BLACK LEATHER


SHELL BAG | BLACK LEATHER | STERLING SILVER sold out

 

SHELL NECKLACE | BLACK LEATHER | STERLING SILVER

 

SILVER RIM LATCH BAG | S | BLACK LEATHER | LINED IN LINEN sold out

 

SILVER RIM LATCH BAG | XS | BROWN LEATHER | LINED IN LINEN sold out

 

BELT | WHITE LEATHER | STERLING SILVER sold out

 

 BELT | BLACK LEATHER | STERLING SILVER sold out

 

SKINNY BELT | BLACK LEATHER | STERLING SILVER sold out

SKINNY BELT | DARK BROWN LEATHER | STERLING SILVER sold out

 

June 05, 2017 by NINA GARNER

NOW HIRING




Worthwhile is seeking to fill both full time and part time Retail Sales Associate positions. We are a locally owned and operated, specialty curated women’s clothing store. If you are detail oriented, open minded, friendly and interested in fashion, you just might be the right person to join the Worthwhile team!


RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Greet customers and answer inquiries
-Maintain and restock store displays as needed
-Process POS (point of sale) purchases
-Answer emails and phone calls
-Assist with customer outreach and follow up
-Actively strive to achieve monthly sales goals
-Create welcoming customer service with an emphasis on a ‘personal shopping’ experience



REQUIREMENTS:

-Must work well with others
-Detail oriented
-Hands-on experience with POS transactions is a plus but not necessary
-Able to learn quickly and follow instructions
-Comfortable working in a team like setting but able to work alone when needed as a Key Holder
-Weekend availability



Please email resumes to
info@shopworthwhile.com




June 01, 2017 by NINA GARNER

This week in photographs





 

 
May 18, 2017 by NINA GARNER

GEOFFREY B SMALL - LIMITED EDITION



MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR WORTHWHILE IN CHARLESTON

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO PURCHASE.

"A very special, limited edition collection of hand made pieces was created exclusively for all of the Southern United States for Worthwhile in Charleston featuring some of our most advanced research concepts: exciting new shapes, forms and proportions using elegant new organic natural Italian fabrics and material components in luxurious silk, cashmere, wool, linen, and superfine cotton, remarkable handmade detail pieces and techniques, state-of-the-art new advanced sustainable clothes-making designs and technology.  And of course, more personalized hand work and design than ever before."
-GEOFFREY B. SMALL



MERINO KNIT JACKET HAND DYED, HAND-MADE BUTTONHOLES & BUTTONS SIZES: S,M


“This limited edition handmade cardigan sweater design is one of only 6 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world. Of these, just 2 pieces were created for all of North America exclusively for Worthwhile. It was created from our stand collar puff sleeve sweater pattern and modified by hand in our workrooms in Italy at Cavarzere Venezia from a pure wool extra fine Merino sweater knitted exclusively for us in Prato Italy, then individually hand dyed.”






SLEEVELESS CASHMERE DRESS PURE COMO SILK FLORAL PRINTED FABRIC SIZES: S,M


“This long dress design is one of only 5 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world. Of these, just 2 pieces were created for Worthwhile, from our long pleated A-line tulip shaped dress pattern and cut using super soft pure cashmere woven for us in Biella combined with a luxury pure Como silk faso satin floral print exclusive fabric from the world’s leading silk region, fully lined with authentic Bemberg cupro for super softness and comfort, then specially dyed by hand in our studios.”





CASHMERE TAILORED JACKET JACQUARD PAISLEY LINING, HANDSTITCH BUTTONHOLES & HORN BUTTONS SIZES: S,M

“This jacket design is one of only 2 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world exclusively for Worhwhile. It was created from our 19th century single-breasted 4-button notch lapel flap-pocket jacket pattern from our extensive tailoring research, and cut using supersoft pure cashmere woven for us in Biella, Italy, then combined with an exquisite patchwork lining story of Italian jacquard paisley and iridescent weave viscose.”

 



CASHMERE SKIRT HAND DYED WITH AJUSTABLE TIES SIZES: S,M


“This modified 19th century handmade skirt design is one of only 13 pieces of its kind made by hand with just 2 pieces made exclusively for Worthwhile. It was made by hand using supersoft pure cashmere and special inside ties that can be used to change the shape and draping of the skirt so it can be worn in a multitude of different ways and silhouettes.”




CASHMERE OPERA COAT
HAND DYED SILK, CASHMERE WOOL & COTTON WITH STRIPE LINING
SIZES: M

“This design was created as part of the designer’s “Forests & Trees” special message Paris collection about deforestation and the importance of tress in the world today as the nest solution to stop and reverse global warming now. It is the only piece of its kind made by hand in the entire world this season for Worthwhile, using single breasted three-quarter length bell sleeve shawl collared 1950’s opera coat reproduction pattern and cut in luxury silk, cashmere, wool and cotton special weave fabric combined with a special silk and cotton super 120’s double twist stripes lining.”




COTTON & WOOL DRESS
HAND DYED WITH TWISTED HEM
SIZES: S, M

“This super limited edition hand made skirt dress design is one of only 7 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world. Just 2 pieces were created for Worthwhile from our fully-lined pleated “twisted” lining skirt dress with square neck pattern, developed from our extensive tailoring and design research, and cut in luxury cotton and wool fabric woven exclusively for us by the living master, Luigi Parisotto at Sarcedo Vicenza Italy, along with a special lining story of striped viscose by Tessitura Mauri in Como. The piece also features special hidden zipper construction chosen for discreet tasteful elegance and style, then specially hand dyed in our studios using a special process that requires at least 8 hours of work for each piece to achieve its unique color, patina and softness.”





LINEN & WOOL COAT
COMO COTTON LINING AND HORN BUTTONS
SIZES: M, L

“This coat design is one of only 2 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world this season exclusively for Worthwhile. It was created from our original modified 1950’s European single-breasted 3-button coat pattern with three-quarter length raglan split sleeve coat pattern from our extensive tailoring research, and cut using a luxurious supersoft linen and wool woven in the hill town of Sarcedo Vicenza by Luigi Parisotto and family, combined with a special striped cotton lining story and woven for us by Tessitura Mauri in Como, Italy, along with authentic Bemberg cupro sleeve linings. The design also features horn buttons and hand stitched buttonholes.”




CASHMERE DRESS
DETACHABLE CAPE, HIDDEN ZIPPER AND HAND DYED
SIZES: S,M,L

“This handmade detachable cape dress design is one of only 3 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world exclusively for Worthwhile. It was created from our 2-in-1 convertible fully-lined three-quarter length sleeve round collar pleated waist dress pattern with center back vent design, developed from our extensive tailoring research, and cut using supersoft pure cashmere woven for us in Biella, then fully lined with authentic pure Bemberg cupro woven for us in Novara, Italy. The design also features special detachable cape, beautiful hidden zipper construction chosen for discreet tasteful elegance and style and real hand sewn Italian metal automatica pressure snap buttons in luxurious pure cotton then hand dyed in our studios.”





SILK FLORAL PRINT DRESS
PURE COMO SILK WITH VENETIAN COTTON LACE TRIM
SIZE: M

"This superlux limited edition one piece dress design is the only piece made by hand in the entire world this season.  It was created from our original pattern and hand-cut in luxurious pure silk floral print satin faso fabric woven in Como, Italy with special Venetian pure cotton lace and viscosa tape detailing, then individually hand-washed in our studios for extra again and softness."



BELTED DRESS
HAND-DYED JACQUARD LOOMED FABRIC, HAND-MADE BUTTONHOLES & BUTTONS
SIZES: MEDIUM & LARGE

"This super limited edition dress design is one of only 2 pieces of its kind made by handing the entire world this season.  It was created by hand using super soft luxurious viscose diagonal twill and jacquard loomed fabrics woven for us by the master jacquard loom specialist Ezio Ghiringhelli in Varese, Italy, then individually hand-dyed in our studios using a special process that requires over 5 hours for each piece to achieve its unique colors, patina effects and softness.  The piece also features exclusive and remarkable hand-made buttons in real mother-of-pearl shell made exclusively for us in Padova, and less than 14 real hand stitched and marked buttonholes and extensive hand pick-stitch detailing with pure silk."




SKIRT WITH SPECIAL POCKETS
LUXURY SILK & COTTON FABRIC
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition modified 19th century handmade skirt design is one of only 10 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world.  It was made by hand using superlux silk and cotton suiting fabric woven for us exclusively by Luigi Parisotto and family in Sarcedo, Italy, along with special Italian jacquard weave finishing tape trims made exclusively for us. The piece also features special Italian nickel aluminum zippers made for us in Padova by Italia, chosen for maximum strength and style, hand stitched hook closures, then hand dyed in our studios using a special process that requires over 10 hours for each piece to achieve its unique colors, patina effects and softness."



SILK BLOUSE IN ROSE PRINT
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition handmade blouse design is one of only 5 pieces made by hand in the entire world exclusively for all of North America.  It is noted by its unique asymmetric shoulder-buttoned flap wrap-collar design, impeccable clean-finished french-seamed interior contraction, and uniquely balanced cut, fit and design, and cut using luxurious pure Como silk flower print fabric then hand dyed in our studios with a special process which takes over 6 hours for each piece to achieve its special patina and unique effects."



SILK & COTTON CHIFFON BLOUSE
GREY & WHITE
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition handmade shirt design is one of only 2 pieces made by hand in the entire world.  It was created using an exclusive super lightweight silk and cotton stripe weave chiffon cloth woven in Como, Italy.  The piece also features a special new design and cut from our mid 1990's period research, and was made with hand stitched buttonholes in luxurious pure silk Bozzolo Milano Seta Reale threads, and hand-stitched real mother-of-pearl buttons mad for us in Padova, Italy.  It was then specially hand-washed in our studios for extra aging and softness.



TAILORED JACKET WITH FLORAL JACQUARD 
SIZES: MEDIUM

"This super limited edition special hand made jacket design is the only piece of its kind made by hand in the entire world this season.  It was created from our original modified 19th century pattern and cut in a super soft luxurious viscose jacquard loomed woven fabricant geometric print linings woven for us by the master jacquard loom specialist, Ezio Ghiringhelli in Varese, Italy, then individually hand washed in our studios for extra aging and softness."



LINED WAISTCOAT 
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This special version of the super limited edition waistcoat design is on of only 2 pieces made by hand in the entire world.  It was created from our modified 19th century handmade waistcoat pattern and cut in a luxurious super light Indigo cotton and linen suiting cloth woven by L. Parisotto and family in Sarcedo, with pure silk lining from Como, Italy."


 

TAILORED SHIRT IN ANTIQUE STRIPE
SILK
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition shirt design is one of only 5 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world.  It features a new double-collar button-front, new longer proportion fit and cut from our medieval period research, and cut by hand using luxury pure silk woven for us in Folina di Treviso by the historic Serica della Marca silk mill.  The design also features real mother-of-pearl buttons."


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TIE FRONT PANT
SILK, CASHMERE, LINEN
GREY/VIOLA STRIPE
SIZES: IT44 & IT46

"This super limited edition original modified 19th century handmade trouser design is one of only 2 pieces made by hand in the entire world this season.  It was created using a very special greggio striped organic tailor's superlux silk, cashmere and linen fabric.  Hand dyed and features special hand cut vintage recycle garment leather suspenders."


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PSYCHODELIA SHIRT
LINEN
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition special handmade tailored shirt is one of only 6 pieces of its kind made by hand in the entire world this season.  Created from our original "psychedelia" tailored crew neck shirt pattern and cut in a social extra fine tailor's pure handkerchief linen with "psychedelia" Italian pure vintage silk patchwork details..  The design also features remarkable real horn buttons created for us by the legendary Fontana family of butonmarkers in Parma, Italy and real hand-stitched buttonholes."



LONG TAILORED UNDERSHIRT
DARK WITH BLUE DETAILS
SIZES: SMALL & MEDIUM

"This super limited edition handmade shirt design is one of only 2 pieces made by hand in the entire world.  It was created using a special extra fine tailor's pure handkerchief linen and features special pocket design and placket detailing in pure cotton velvet pinwale from Varese.  The design features an authentic 1940's long tailored undershirt pattern from our extensive work wear period research, combined with real horn buttons, hand sewn buttonholes and special 'touch of color' hand stitch detailing in pure silk thread."

December 08, 2016 by NINA GARNER

POP UP

December 01, 2016 by NINA GARNER

SHOP OUR FAVORITE FALL LOOKS


 

JACKET / TOP / PANTS / SCARF / SHOES 

 



 

DRESS

 

 

DRESS / PANTS



 

 

JACKET / DRESS 



 

 

TOP / SKIRT



 

 

CARDIGAN / SKIRT / SHOES



 

 

DRESS / JACKET / SCARF / SOCKS / SHOES

 

 

TABBARD, JACKET, SHORTS (CALL TO PURCHASE) / SHOES

 

 

JACKET / DRESS / SHOES

September 28, 2016 by NINA GARNER

'YUME (DREAM)' POP UP BY NINA GARNER

Thank you to everyone who came to our pop up event last week featuring artwork from Nina Garner!  Just in case you missed it here are some images of her work and installation.  Special thank you to Show & Tell Art & Design!

September 14, 2016 by WORTHWHILE STAFF

JOB OPENING


REQUIREMENTS

-PREFERABLY SIZE 2-4
-AVAILABLE DURING THE HOURS OF 11-1PM
 ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK, M-THURS
-ABLE TO START ASAP

 PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL 
INFO@SHOPWORTHWHILE.COM
843-723-4418


August 29, 2016 by NINA GARNER