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Style & Living Southern Charm

What Exactly Does Kathryn C. Dennis Do as a Gwynn's Intern?

The owner of the beloved shop you've seen on Southern Charm broke it down for us. 

By Jenny Berg
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Living in Charleston comes with some drama — just ask the cast of Southern Charm. But, there's one oasis of calm, class, and couture, and locals head there again and again to stock up on designer labels while sipping a flute of champagne. Of course, we're talking about Gywnn's of Mount Pleasant.

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Open since 1967, Gwynn's (as the locals call it) is the only independently and locally owned luxury department store in the Charleston area. The store sells fit-for-royalty goods from the likes of Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Aquazzura, and Tom Ford. It also has perks like custom tailoring and private shopping suites. 

The beloved shop counts Patricia Altschul among its most loyal customers, and Kathryn C. Dennis recently landed an internship there ... despite a job interview that didn't exactly go swimmingly. (See the clip below.)

Kathryn Is at a Loss for Words During Her Job Interview

So what exactly does Kathryn do at the ritzy retailer? After all, as she herself has said: "the only store I've worked at before is an ice cream shop." Still, Kathryn's close pal Madison Simon, who co-owns Gwynn's with her father Marshall Simon, always knew that Kathryn would be a valuable asset to the store. 

"In addition to having assisted Madison with buying strategies and choices, Kathryn has also worked directly with clients for styling. She has assisted with our marketing efforts for our TV commercials and photo shoots and on a broader scale, she’s a brand ambassador for Gwynn’s," Marshall told The Lookbook. "My daughter Madison had worked with Kathryn in Gwynn’s prior to her formal interview and felt confident in her potential. I, of course, trust her judgement and continue to be impressed by Kathryn’s fashion acumen and savviness." 

We'd say Marshall and Madison made the right decision! After all, Kathryn has an impeccable sense of style, and a great eye for fashion. Now, how do we all get a styling appointment with her?

In the meantime, take a virtual peek inside the glam store, below. 

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