When it comes to the latest trends in women's apparel, there's no better place to shop till you drop than Downtown Chucktown. And if you're searching for the finest threads in Easley, look no further than Copper Penny - the Lowcountry's go-to shop for anyone that has a passion for fashion.
We have been dressing women in Easley for over 34 years and offer upscale designer collections curated with a Southern eye. Here, women from around the United States discover sophisticated, effortless beauty for every season. Whether you're looking for a sassy new dress to impress that special someone or the perfect outfit for your next vacation, your options are endless at Copper Penny.
With easy-to-find locations close to Easley's hottest spots, our curated selection of the newest, most popular women's clothing lines reflects the effortless glamour of Easley. Whether you're a tidy professional or a fierce trend-setter, our goal is to help you find the perfect look for your own unique style. With designer brands like CK Bradley and Holst & Lee on hand year-round, finding your new look is easy and fun when you visit Copper Penny.
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Diamonds are pretty and all, but honestly? Dresses are a girl's best friend. Dresses are fun, comfortable, and versatile. At Copper Penny, they're also fashionable and cute. We have a huge selection of women's dresses in Easley, SC, from stylistic sheath dresses to drop-waist styles that will make your girlfriends jealous.
These dresses are made to fit your waist and then gradually flare out towards the hem. A-line dresses are excellent for minimizing thighs, hips, and midsections while pulling the eyes to your bust. This style of dress is a great fit for almost any body type. There's a reason why so many brides settle on A-Line dresses for their big day! With plenty of varieties, this is a kind of dress that you can wear again and again.Shop Now
Like the A-Line style, empire dresses are made to fit through your bust. Rather than creating a distinctly angular shape like the A-Line, the Empire style flows from the bust down. This is another kind of dress that fits many body types. From curvy to apple body shapes, the Empire draws focus to your bust and minimizes everything else. For lovely ladies on the shorter side, this style defines your silhouette, especially if you choose a maxi length dress.Shop Now
A throwback to the roaring 20's style flapper dresses, Drop Waist dresses look best on lean, athletic bodies that don't have too many curves in the hip area. The key to pulling off a Drop Waist style dress is to ensure that it's not hugging you. This dress is best worn when it is able to hang freely on your body.Shop Now
Once you know the kind of waist that fits your body type, it's time to find your shape. A few of our most popular dress shapes include:
Unless you're feeling extra sassy, chances are you're wearing a top at this very moment. Tops are garments that cover the top half of your body. At Copper Penny, we have an endless selection of tops in a wide range of styles - from basic tees to blouses and everything in between. If you're looking for the highest quality women's tops in Easley, SC, you just hit the jackpot!
With that said, finding the right top for the right occasion is easier said than done. However, at Copper Penny, we make finding the right top fun. Whether you're looking for a top that makes a statement or you need a classic button-down for a subdued style, we've got your back. We only carry the most popular tops from the best brands and designers around the world.
Sometimes called broadcloth tops, poplins have classic characteristics and are often woven with an over/under weave. This kind of weave gives more substance to your top while also giving you room to breathe. Poplin shirts are typically soft and smooth, and are great for everyday business attire, some formal occasions, and for certain ceremonies. Sweet and feminine, our Bruna poplin eyelet bib top features ruffles at the sleeves and an eyelet lace yoke at the front. Pair your poplin with your favorite pair of shorts or jeans for a contemporary, relaxed look.Shop Now
Great for wearing solo or layered over a camisole or tank top, wrap tops are lightweight, versatile, and great for many different occasions. Wrap tops go well with jeans, maxi dresses, and high-waisted jeans or trousers. Our V-Neck Wrap SLV Top by Jayden is uber-popular at Copper Penny and the perfect choice for dressing down or dressing up. The choice is yours!Shop Now
For a dose of feminine fashion, be sure you add an off-the-shoulder top to your everyday wardrobe. A casual, sexy choice, off-the-shoulder tops have unique necklines that cut across your upper arms and chest, leaving your shoulders bare. The result is a flirty flash of skin, which elongates your neck and gives a relaxed, "daytime casual" look. Our Nola off-the-shoulder top pairs perfectly with shorts or even a flowy skirt and is hand-woven in Spain using Jacquard fabric.Shop Now
Who doesn't love a good tank top?! Tank tops are lightweight, versatile, and equally great for lounging in the yard or running errands on weekends. Tank tops lend an air of simplicity to your outfit and can be styled in endless ways. Take our Velvet Heart Victory Tank, for instance. This tank is a refreshing update on our classic sleeveless tank top, complete with fray details and a scoop neck. Throw in the fact that it's machine washable, and you have a wardrobe winner.Shop Now
When choosing a women's top for your outfit, you have to consider how comfortable, confident, and beautiful you will feel. The best way to feel your best in an outfit is to make sure it fits correctly. To get started, you'll want to take your measurements. For most women's tops, the best areas to focus on are your hips, waist, and chest.
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EASLEY — Construction of the new Easley YMCA is progressing on time and on budget, though costs to renovate the nonprofit’s existing facility during the project’s second phase may change.Crews with Hogan Construction broke ground on the 57,000-square-foot building along Frank Parrott Road in May and recently poured its concrete foundation, said Sid Collins, president and CEO of the Easley, Pickens and Powdersville YMCA.When it opens in fall 2023, the new building will house cardio and strength centers, dedicat...
EASLEY — Construction of the new Easley YMCA is progressing on time and on budget, though costs to renovate the nonprofit’s existing facility during the project’s second phase may change.
Crews with Hogan Construction broke ground on the 57,000-square-foot building along Frank Parrott Road in May and recently poured its concrete foundation, said Sid Collins, president and CEO of the Easley, Pickens and Powdersville YMCA.
When it opens in fall 2023, the new building will house cardio and strength centers, dedicated group exercise and spin rooms, and a training room with indoor and outdoor workout spaces. A full-court basketball gym will include an elevated walking track with an enclosed indoor slide down to the lobby. There also are spaces for a nursery and child-watch room, as well as a teen room.
“This building’s going to be bigger, state-of-the-art, and the square footage we need to meet the needs of the community today,” Collins said, noting the YMCA’s mission to provide not only exercise classes, but also targeted programs for cancer and Parkinson’s patients, youth sports and swim lessons, and more.
The improved campus also will include a new aquatic complex with a splash pad and lap and play pools, along with two athletic fields, multiple playgrounds, and a half-mile track. The project’s second phase will see the conversion of the existing 22,000-square-foot, 60-year-old building into adjacent child development and senior centers.
The second phase’s costs are being re-evaluated.
“Our hope is to begin renovating that building immediately, but that’s where, in today’s construction environment, we are in the middle of getting it repriced to ensure that we are within budget,” Collins said.
While construction is underway, the branch already is operating under its new name: the Easley YMCA at the McKissick Campus. The name honors the family of E. Smyth McKissick III, a Clemson University Board of Trustees member and chairman of the board of Alice Company.
McKissick’s father “was on our board when our YMCA was founded,” Collins said. “He and some other great leaders in the community essentially got the existing building that we’re going be renovating built.
“That’s part of the really cool story, and of course, we believe how God is working as well,” he added.
The family’s foundation — the Ellison S. and Noel P. McKissick Foundation — gave the lead donation in a year-long capital campaign that started in May 2021. It raised more than $3.1 million toward the project’s total $17.5 million budget. Additional money is coming from financing and existing funds.
“Because we are expecting prices to be a little bit higher for phase two, we may have to go back and raise a little bit more. But until we know what that number is, we don’t want to begin looking at” additional fundraising, Collins said.
The Easley branch will become the newest and largest building of the area’s three YMCAs. The Pickens branch opened in 1998, followed by the Powdersville branch in 2016.
“The Easley building has been struggling to keep up for a good five to 10 years, so we’re not only building to meet tomorrow’s need, but in some ways, yesterday’s need,” Collins said. “It couldn’t be a better time with the growth that we’re seeing and the demand we’re trying to meet.”
Currently, more than 1,000 families belong to the Easley YMCA. Collins expects that number to grow to more than 2,200 families once the total project is complete.
“What we’re all really excited about is the opportunity to do more for more people,” he said.
Looking for holiday things to do in Easley and Pickens County? There are holiday events, places to see Santa, tree lightings, lots of Christmas parades, shopping events and much more all happening right in Pickens County. Celebrate the season with some of these Christmas things to do in Easley and Pickens County for the whole family.This article includes:Things to Do to Cele...
Looking for holiday things to do in Easley and Pickens County? There are holiday events, places to see Santa, tree lightings, lots of Christmas parades, shopping events and much more all happening right in Pickens County. Celebrate the season with some of these Christmas things to do in Easley and Pickens County for the whole family.
Still looking for Christmas Things to Do? Gifts to give? Ways to give back? You can find all our best Christmas content in our Holiday Guide to Greenville.
Drive your car through the Greenville Pickens Speedway and the whole family will enjoy thousands of lights and Christmas decorations. Tune your car radio to 104.3FM to listen to the accompanying music. Younger children will enjoy this station option: 92.1FM for Kids Show lights music.
Check out our review of the Upstate Holiday Lights Show. The magic begins on November 24th and runs seven days a week through New Year’s Eve.
Where: Greenville Pickens Speedway, Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley, SC 29640When: Daily November 24th – December 31st (Sun-Thurs 6 pm-10 pm / Fri & Sat 6pm-11pm)$35 per carUpstate Holiday Light Show 2022
NOTE: 2022 horsedrawn carriage rides have not been announced yet.
Ride in a horse-drawn carriage through historic downtown Easley starting at the Old Market Square.
Easley’s Christmas Tree Lighting will be Friday, November 25th, 2022 at 5:30 pm at City Hall in Downtown Easley.
The Liberty, SC Tree Lighting event is on December 2nd, 2022 at 6 pm. Enjoy holiday carolers, Santa at the gazebo plus hot cocoa, cider, and cookies. Bring your own camera if you’d like a photo with Santa!
Main Street, Liberty, SC 29657Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 6 pm
Beginning on Main Street in downtown Liberty, the Liberty Christmas Parade is will kick off your holiday season.
The Pickens Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on November 25, 2022 at 7 pm at the Pickens Doodle Pavilion.
Downtown Pickens Christmas parade ushers in the holiday season on Main Street in Pickens on December 2, 2022 at 7 pm.
December 10th, 2022 at 10 amMain Street, Six Mile, SC
Line up along Main Street in Six Mile between GBS Lumber and the Post Office for the Annual Six Mile Christmas Parade.
Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at 6 pmDowntown Easley, SC
Head to Downtown Easley for the popular Christmas Parade of Lights.
Mark up your calendar, friends! You could have a full schedule of festive and fruitful entertainment right at your doorstep this year.
Looking for parks in Easley? My favorite time of year has arrived, and I am so excited! Spring is working hard to break its way into the Southern summer. Recently my kids and I decided to leave the “big city” to check out the suburbs. We set out on a mission to explore some of the Easley parks and were pleasantly surprised with what we discovered!We’ve also added some information for you about a...
Looking for parks in Easley? My favorite time of year has arrived, and I am so excited! Spring is working hard to break its way into the Southern summer. Recently my kids and I decided to leave the “big city” to check out the suburbs. We set out on a mission to explore some of the Easley parks and were pleasantly surprised with what we discovered!
We’ve also added some information for you about all parks in Easley and Pickens Counties, even if we haven’t had the opportunity to visit them yet.
Once Upon a Time, in my former life, I was a baseball wife. My family spent countless hours at baseball parks. I’d been to JB Owens Complex on many occasions. I had no idea there was a playground – obviously, my visits took place before I was a mom. The playground has a climbing structure, one slide, and a swing set. A nice covered picnic shelter has seven tables and a Powerade machine. This might come in handy if you are like me and always manage to forget drinks! While the playground itself is pretty ordinary, it’s the surrounding area that caught my attention. In a very large wooded area, you’ll find a disc golf course. There are plenty of places to tie up your hammock, too. I saw several of these the day we were there. You have no idea how badly I wanted to join them! Can you say relaxing?!
Are you familiar with free libraries? Well, good news! Pickens County has placed one at this playground. If you have books your family has memorized, bring them and make an exchange. There’s one other feature I have to tell you about before moving on. Red Owens Complex has a “Born Learning Trail.” If you’re like me, you have no idea what that is. It’s just what the name says… a trail where you learn. Stations for younger children are set up across the field. Your job is to follow the directions on each sign. It is one of the coolest things I’ve seen outdoors! It provides such a wonderful teaching opportunity.
Pope Field is a small playground for ages 5-12. What stood out to me most were the four slides. Three are side by side. I didn’t have the kids with me on this particular trip, but I can easily imagine the races that would take place. In addition to the playground, there are two ball fields and a picnic shelter.
This park will appeal to you for several reasons. There are two separate playgrounds. The one for ages 2-5 is simple and somewhat secluded. There are two covered shelters and a bathroom. Please note, I am using the term “bathroom” loosely. I’d suggest you make everyone go before heading to this park.
The upper playground, for ages 5-12, is pretty large. It sits beside a basketball court and two volleyball stations. Remember to bring balls to take advantage of these courts. There are no shelters, but several picnic tables and plenty of green grass with perfect spots to throw down a blanket.
Hagood Park is also the perfect place to bring your furry friends. There are two separate fenced-in parks for your dogs. You heard that right! One park is designated for pups, the other for larger dogs.
Picnic tables, a shelter, a concrete walking trail and trains are just a few of the features this park offers. If you have a kid who loves trains, this should be on your list of places to visit. And three cheers for a nice clean bathroom at Doodle Trail Park. Learn More About Having Fun on The Doodle Trail in Easley, SC
Alice Mill Park102 Nalley Street, Easley
Kings ParkOak Circle, Easley
Nalley Brown Nature Park380 Adger Road, Easley
Woodside Park200 South 8th Street, Easley
Check Out Our Guide To Spending A Day in Easley, SC For More Fun Things To Do
I saved the best for last. Jaycee Park is located off Main St in Pickens. I was so excited about this park, I picked the boys up from school and drove all the way to Pickens a SECOND time so they could see it. With the price of gas, that speaks volumes.
I followed the GPS the first time to get photos and check it out. I immediately fell in love. The largest structure is wooden with a slide, ladders, and a bridge. It reminded me of Kids Planet. Everything else is made of tires. There’s a zip line, swings, balance beams, and even ladders made of tires. The boys were fascinated. The climbing wall was ocean-themed and the walking trail was paved. There was even a Born Learning Trail on the other side of the fence.
A gate from the playground leads to a shallow creek with a sand bar. If your children are into skipping rocks and wading in ankle-deep water, you could easily spend the majority of your time here. It wouldn’t hurt to throw water shoes and a towel in your bag. You might be sorry if you don’t – I may or may not be speaking from experience.
This is just a rough overview of some of the family parks in the Easley/Pickens area. A short drive from Greenville, you’ll enjoy checking out these new discoveries as much as I did.
Town Creek Bike Park545 State Road S-39-190, Pickens
The Town Creek Bike Park (TCBP), is an off-road bicycling facility with a number of features, including:
Check Out Our Guide To Spending a Fabulous Day in Pickens, SC For More Fun Things To Do
Looking for other parks and playgrounds in the Upstate? Be sure to check out our ultimate guide to parks near Greenville!
This article was originally written by Andrea Beam and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.
Kids Play and Cafe in Easley, SC is the answer to what many parents of small kids have been asking for in the Upstate, SC – a large, safe, and fun place for their kids to play indoors that also includes wifi, coffee, and snacks for parents and their kids. We visited and have all the details on Kids Play & Cafe!A brand new indoor play place, cafe included, is now open in Easley, SC and we know our readers are absolutely going to love this place. ...
Kids Play and Cafe in Easley, SC is the answer to what many parents of small kids have been asking for in the Upstate, SC – a large, safe, and fun place for their kids to play indoors that also includes wifi, coffee, and snacks for parents and their kids. We visited and have all the details on Kids Play & Cafe!
A brand new indoor play place, cafe included, is now open in Easley, SC and we know our readers are absolutely going to love this place. Kids Play & Cafe was designed by parents and their kids for parents and their kids. It has all kinds of fun and interactive play structures and is perfect for indoor fun plus great coffee – what a great combination!
We’ve got all you need to know about Kids Play and Cafe in Easley and how to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
Kids Play & Cafe started out of a dream a decade ago that Jennifer and her husband, Keith, thought about doing far in the future. Keith was in the military and settling in one place and creating an awesome indoor play place would have to wait. After their two daughters were born and started growing up, the girls got in on the dream and the family started to take steps to make it happen.
And here they are. It’s obvious a lot of thought went into this place. The play structures were designed completely by the family themselves to maximize imagination as were the little tiny town structures. The setup was designed so parents can sit comfortably and pretty much see their kids all of the time yet chat with their friends if they want to.
And coffee – good, local coffee – is available. High-five to Jennifer and Keith.
The couple also asked for a lot of input on what parents would want to purchase for food and drinks at the cafe, which they took into consideration when figuring out what to offer.
There are two play structures connected by a bridge in the 5400 square foot space. They are soft play, climbing structures that allow not only kids to play on them but also their parents if they want. I tested it out myself and indeed, there is enough space for an adult to get up in there and play!
There is a set of three slides plus a twisted barrel slide. There are tunnels, a little zip line, swing, ball pit, and climbing structures within each play area. And there is only one entrance which makes it a bit easier to keep track of the kids.
These little tiny town-inspired play areas are my favorite things in the entire place. Jennifer and Keith’s daughters’ fingerprints of imagination are all over these, which I think makes them extra fun.
The barber shop is adorable. There are a lot of dress-up clothes, play hair care and makeup items, a barber chair (very comfortable, I may add), hats, a mirror, and lots of other thoughtful and fun touches.
The kitchen has all kinds of play pots and pans plus a little breakfast table with a menu. There are play fruits and vegetables in a pantry setup and an apron.
Next door is the doctor’s office, which has all kinds of play items you’d find in a medical office plus charts and first aid kit supplies. It’s adorable.
And lastly, there’s a supermarket complete with tiny shopping carts, reusable bags, grocery items, and a scanner for checkout.
Besides excellent coffee sourced locally from a vet-owned coffee roaster, the cafe has smoothies, lunchables, snacks, drinks, and some healthier items available.
There are plenty of seating options available around Kids Play & Cafe where parents can even bring their laptop to work, get caffeinated, and let their kids run around and get out energy.
Of course Kids Play & Cafe in Easley is offering birthday party packages because, really, this is a great place to hold a party.
All parties include at least 75 minutes of play and 45 minutes of festivities in their private party room. Packages start at $309 and include a certain number of kids and add-ons like food and decorations as you need. Weekday parties are a little cheaper and all packages can be found on their website.
Here are a few tips so you can enjoy your time at Kids Play & Cafe.
Admission for kids a year old and younger is free. Admission for kids ages 2-3 years old is $10.95/weekdays and $12.95/weekends. Admission for kids ages 4-12 is $12.95/weekdays and $14.95/weekends. Admission is good all day.
If Kids Play & Cafe announces membership options, we will post them here.
Normal hours will begin on Monday, April 10, 2023.
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am – 7 pm Tuesday – ClosedFriday and Saturday from 10 am – 8 pm Sunday from Noon – 6 pm
About EasleyEASLEY, S.C. (WSPA) – Easley has a well-preserved history that can be seen in parks, museums and even downtown.Easley’s history starts with railroads which were originally named the Atlanta-Charlotte Airline and weren’t even supposed to run through Easley.“Some people that lived in what is now the city of Easley volunteered to build a depot if they would run it through Easley and they did,” John Cutchin with the Easley Area Museum, said. “The railroad was instrumental to ...
EASLEY, S.C. (WSPA) – Easley has a well-preserved history that can be seen in parks, museums and even downtown.
Easley’s history starts with railroads which were originally named the Atlanta-Charlotte Airline and weren’t even supposed to run through Easley.
“Some people that lived in what is now the city of Easley volunteered to build a depot if they would run it through Easley and they did,” John Cutchin with the Easley Area Museum, said. “The railroad was instrumental to the cotton mills coming to this area.”
Historians said the names of the individuals who brought in the mills were influential to the area.
“In 1900, John Geer from Greenville opened Easley Mill,” according to Cutchin and one of the investors, William Milliken Hagood built Glennwood Mill and his son-in-law built Alice Mill.
Alice Mills was sold and became Alice Manufacturing where the logo has a unique history that involves Walt Disney.
Cutchin said, “Later when the McKissick family had it, Mr. McKissick wrote a letter to Walt Disney asking for permission to borrow the logo for Alice in Wonderland for their product and Walt Disney wrote back and said that’s fine by him. No money transpired just a verbal handshake.”
The Easley Area Museum holds a lot of the history of the mills, including a loom that was donated to Alice Manufacturing.
In the late 1990s, a lot of the mills started to close their doors but most of the workers stayed.
According to Cutchin, “Most of the mills sold the property to the workers that rented them prior to that. Most of the mill villages exist to one extent or another.”
If you ask anyone, they’ll say Easley is familiar with growth and a lot of things that helped it build it to what it is today are being transformed to help all the new people coming in.
“Ealsey Mill is now being converted into lofts,” said Mayor Butch Womack who said even the silos that closed in the 1970s are getting a facelift.
“It’s been reopened now as a restaurant and activities. I think there are five businesses in there now.”
The mayor said growth is good for the city and the downtown is thriving with the new people coming in and hopes there is something for everyone.