Penny is the founder and the soul of Copper Penny. Breezy sophistication and fine quality are the hallmarks that define her style—pure Charleston. Penny’s travels abroad as a young girl have shaped her fashion perspective as much as the sweet life she has enjoyed here in the South. From the island of Guam and the continent of Europe to the local shrimp trawlers of Shem Creek, sunny shores and deep Charleston roots inform her aesthetic. Penny brought her passion to life in 1987 when the first Copper Penny boutique debuted in the Town of Mount Pleasant, S.C. Expansion brought a second store to the famed King Street Shopping District in historic Charleston. Copper Penny Shooz – a salon specializing in women’s footwear – debuted soon after, also on King Street. Today, the beloved retailer presides over six upscale women’s boutiques and footwear salons, with locations throughout Charleston and in beautiful Savannah, Ga.