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 Greer, 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 Greer 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 Greer's hottest spots, our curated selection of the newest, most popular women's clothing lines reflects the effortless glamour of Greer. 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.
Our clothing lines give ladies a refreshing mix of one-of-a-kind authenticity with real wearability, allowing them to shine with confidence and style all year long. So, go ahead and spoil yourself - you deserve to look like a million bucks!
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 Greer, 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 Greer, 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.
Need help measuring? Swing by Copper Penny and ask one of our friendly sales associates to help you out! While you're there, don't forget to check out our huge selection of women's tops in Greer, SC.Contact Us
Are you looking for things to do this month or even this weekend in Greenville, SC? From concerts to shows to children’s programming, sporting events, festivals, and free events, there is almost always a great answer when you’re searching for things to do near you, at least there is when you live in South Carolina’s Upstate!What’s happening this month in Greenville, SC?Never be bored, and never miss an event your family will love! We’re highlighting some of the coolest, most unique, most interest...
Are you looking for things to do this month or even this weekend in Greenville, SC? From concerts to shows to children’s programming, sporting events, festivals, and free events, there is almost always a great answer when you’re searching for things to do near you, at least there is when you live in South Carolina’s Upstate!
Never be bored, and never miss an event your family will love! We’re highlighting some of the coolest, most unique, most interesting, and most popular events this month. But don’t forget to check out our FULL event calendar for even more amazing options. Here’s what to do this month near Greenville, SC.
For things to do this month in Spartanburg, SC, see our Monthly Event Guide to Spartanburg, SC.
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These New Year’s events are for kids! Several businesses and organizations throughout the Greenville area will host special celebrations to help ring in the new year. Check out these 10+ Family Celebrations for 2024: New Year’s Celebrations for Kids!
The weekend is about here and you’re ready for some fun in the Upstate. But what’s happening this weekend? We know! Here are some great events happening on the weekends this month.
Skating on the Big Ice, select dates December 16th – 30th, 2023Friday Starry Nights, Roper Mountain Science Center, Fridays in January The Toasty Farmer (Indoor Market), Saturdays in JanuaryOpen Art Studios Anniversary Celebration, January 5th, 2024SCCT’s Tell Me A Story Theatre, January 13th, 2024Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert, January 13th, 2024The Watsons go to Birmingham, SCCT, January 19th – February 4th, 2024Saturday Story Time @ Hughes Library, January 20th, 202454th Annual Upstate Boat Show, January 25th – 28th, 2024Feathered Friends, TR Makers Co. January 26th, 2024Greenville Symphony Presents: Lollipop Series, January 27th, 2024
If the scheduled events and festivals aren’t piquing your interest, try these great things to do on the weekend with the family.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert, January 13th, 2024The Watsons go to Birmingham, SCCT, January 19th – February 4th, 2024D is for Dance Party, SCCT, January 26th – February 4th, 2023Greenville Symphony Presents: Lollipop Series, January 27th, 2024
We love free things to do! The events below happening in the Upstate are all “free” meaning they have no admission charge to attend.
The Toasty Farmer (Indoor Market), Saturdays in JanuaryScience Station Jr.: Ice, January 10th, 2023Teddy Bear Tea Party, Hughes Main Library, January 12th, 2024SCCT’s Tell Me A Story Theatre, January 13th, 2024Greenville Symphony Presents: Lollipop Series, January 27th, 2024
Afternoon Explorations, Thursdays and Fridays in January, 2024Friday Starry Nights, Roper Mountain Science Center, Fridays in January 2024Snowy Day StoryTime, Five Forks Library, January 8th, 2024Arctic Art Camp, Yellowbobbypins, January 15th, 2024
Looking for the best things to do with your toddlers or preschoolers?
Check out our full event calendar for tons of free events at Greenville County Library branches that offer several programs just for younger kids and babies! These events are in the morning, recurring, and occur throughout the month. If you see an event you’re interested in at a library branch, check to see if it is offered throughout the month at your local location.
Friday Starry Nights, Roper Mountain Science Center, Fridays in January The Toasty Farmer (Indoor Market), Saturdays in JanuarySCCT’s Tell Me A Story Theatre, January 13th, 2024The Watsons go to Birmingham, SCCT, January 19th – February 4th, 2024D is for Dance Party, SCCT, January 26th – February 4th, 2023Greenville Symphony Presents: Lollipop Series, January 27th, 2024
Looking for a new adventure? Go somewhere new. See something you’ve never seen. Travel far or stay close to home. Here are some ideas to get you started.
A cozy winter getaway can be a great idea when traveling with your family! Gather at one of these winter vacation rentals, where you can relax at a mountain cabin in celebration with a warm drink, a cozy blanket, and a hot tub!
The off-season is a wonderful time to travel, especially because it is cheaper! Especially when you have our list of the Unique, Best Places to Visit in the Southeast! You will find bucketlist worthy adventures that are certain to make the most magical memories for your family.
Have you been thinking about taking an in-state Thanksgiving getaway?The stress of the holidays leaves many families feeling “burnt out,” stressed and tired. With school breaks also just around the corner, a nearby change of scenery might be what you need.Recently, HGTV created a list of the 21 best places for a Thanksgiving holiday vacation thi...
Have you been thinking about taking an in-state Thanksgiving getaway?
The stress of the holidays leaves many families feeling “burnt out,” stressed and tired. With school breaks also just around the corner, a nearby change of scenery might be what you need.
The two cities can be found in Upstate South Carolina.
First on the list is the City of Greer.
Also named as one of HGTV’s Best Small Towns in America, Greer was noted as being on track to become the South’s “next big small town,” according to HGTV.
The area was inspired by cities in Europe and Montreal, with the downtown area being redesigned with brick-paved streets that invite pedestrians to explore the local scene and near-weekly frequent special events, according to the Home and Garden television program.
For those who like to explore, the area also features more than 40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
Next, Spartanburg was named for its art, outdoor experiences and culinary scene, making it a great Thanksgiving getaway for families.
“The downtown area is a designated cultural district with music venues, world-class art galleries, museums and other attractions. Visit the only BMW museum in North America, sip a cocktail at Initial Q, an upscale smokehouse and bar, or hike, picnic and ride horses in Croft State Park. Look for the historic Clock Tower in Morgan Square, shown here, where you’ll find live music, boutiques and public art,” detailed HGTV.
Spartanburg also has several restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day for those who are looking to avoid cooking on the fall holiday as well as festive races to be active and include the whole family for lasting memories.
Join the fun at the Upstate Renaissance Faire!Do you have an unruly bunch you need to keep entertained? Are you looking for a place to take your Lil’ knight in shining armor? Then we have the event for you! The Upstate Renaissance Faire is back for its on September 8th & 9th, 2023 at Greer City Park.Read on to learn all the Upstate Renaissance Faire details, so your family can get in on the fun!2023 Upstate Renaissance Faire Event ScheduleIf your family could use an escape from realit...
Join the fun at the Upstate Renaissance Faire!
Do you have an unruly bunch you need to keep entertained? Are you looking for a place to take your Lil’ knight in shining armor? Then we have the event for you! The Upstate Renaissance Faire is back for its on September 8th & 9th, 2023 at Greer City Park.
Read on to learn all the Upstate Renaissance Faire details, so your family can get in on the fun!
If your family could use an escape from reality, there’s no better place than the Upstate Renaissance Faire. The festival, in Greer’s City park, will transport guests back to the time of knights, fair maidens, and sirens who lurk in the sea. The festival will be filled with fun events for the whole family. Don’t forget to plan your day to include a meal of giant turkey legs.
The schedule is totally packed and we will highlight some of what is happening below but you’re going to want to check out the whole schedule.
September 8th, 2023: 5-10 pm
The evening events will include both fairy dancers and fire dancers. There will also be a costume contest, archery, axe throwing, and knights fighting because why not, it’s a Renaissance festival.
September 9th, 2023: 10 am – 8 pm
There will be the Columbia Marionettes show at 11 am and 1 pm. We absolutely loved this show last year. There will also be more fire shows, a dance competition, and knights tournament.
The Kidding Around Ultimate Visitors and Locals Guide to Greer, SC includes a map of parking options in Downtown Greer that will come in handy!
This children’s area will have activities ongoing throughout the day on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. All children’s activities will take place in front of City Hall and in the grassy area by the playground equipment. Children’s area festivities will include:
New for 2023 is the Quest Experience, which basically puts you into an interactive experience that you can do throughout the Faire. Kids ages 10-15 should be able to complete the quest but anyone is welcome and you can do it individually or with a group.
You can purchase your $15 ticket for the Quest Experience online.
This event will have something to keep a grin on everyone’s face. With live jugglers, dancers, signature turkey legs, and more, no one will find themselves bored at the Upstate Renaissance Faire. If your little ones want to dress up in fun garb for the occasion, a stop at Dollar Tree will outfit them for the day.
Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the festival!
Look at the schedule beforehand so you know what’s happening when you go and so that you don’t miss something you really wanted to see.
Didn’t get enough medieval fun at the 2023 Upstate Renaissance Faire? The Renaissance Festive in Charlotte is a month-and-a-half-long celebration you should check out!
The team at Inland Port Greer loaded and unloaded 17,000 containers filled with goods last month, which is a 42% increase from last October. Inland Port Dillon also had a strong month, handling 3,148 containers in October, up 31% from last year.South Carolina’s two rail-served inland ports provide quick access to inland markets, ensuring goods efficiently flow to and from the Port of Charleston. Customers benefit from supply chain efficiencies and reduced emissions by moving more cargo by rail.SC Ports is currently expand...
The team at Inland Port Greer loaded and unloaded 17,000 containers filled with goods last month, which is a 42% increase from last October. Inland Port Dillon also had a strong month, handling 3,148 containers in October, up 31% from last year.
South Carolina’s two rail-served inland ports provide quick access to inland markets, ensuring goods efficiently flow to and from the Port of Charleston. Customers benefit from supply chain efficiencies and reduced emissions by moving more cargo by rail.
SC Ports is currently expanding Inland Port Greer to double its cargo capacity and increase rail capabilities.
“The bustling logistics hub moves cargo 24/7 for many advanced manufacturers, tire producers, apparel companies and major retailers,” Melvin said. “This growth demanded an expansion to meet our customers’ needs.”
The new, rail-served Navy Base Intermodal Facility, which is currently under construction in North Charleston, will feed more cargo to the inland ports. Both CSX and Norfolk Southern will serve this near-port intermodal yard when it opens in 2025.
“As companies expand their operations and invest in new facilities in South Carolina and throughout the Southeast, SC Ports is investing in critical port infrastructure to support this growth,” Melvin said.
Overall, SC Ports handled 235,006 TEUs and 129,171 pier containers in October. Container volumes are down about 9% year-over-year, with empty volumes driving the decline. Loaded import and export TEUs were down 1%, while empty TEUs were down 27%.
Although the trends of a tempered global economy and overstocking continue, October showed a little relief with loaded TEUs near October 2022 highs.
October also showed signs of strength and optimism with SC Ports celebrating its highest monthly container volume ever at Wando Welch Terminal with 116,745 pier containers in October, surpassing the previous record set in March 2021.
“The Southeast continues to be a thriving market where people and businesses want to locate,” SC Ports’ Chief Commercial Officer Byron Miller said. “South Carolina Ports is well-positioned through strategic investments to support this growth. We are a powerful alternative gateway on the U.S. East Coast for shippers wanting a reliable supply chain partner and access to a booming market.”
SC Ports handled 16,209 vehicles in October, down nearly 10% year-over-year, but up 9% fiscal-year-to-date with 79,116 vehicles handled since July. SC Ports accommodated 27,209 cruise passengers in October, up 11% year-over-year.
SC Ports also recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 15,000-square-foot community center in North Charleston.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce hosts a new annual fall event, Greer Arts & Eats Festival. The festival is an opportunity for guests to enjoy what Greer’s businesses have to offer families year-round. The Greer Arts & Eats Festival will be held in downtown Greer Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 10 am to 8 pm! For more info about the Upstate City of Greer, SC – Check out The Kid...
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce hosts a new annual fall event, Greer Arts & Eats Festival. The festival is an opportunity for guests to enjoy what Greer’s businesses have to offer families year-round. The Greer Arts & Eats Festival will be held in downtown Greer Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 10 am to 8 pm!
For more info about the Upstate City of Greer, SC – Check out The Kidding Around Ultimate Visitors and Locals Guide to Greer, SC.
The Greer Arts & Eats Festival is a family-oriented event held throughout downtown Greer and Greer City Park. The event features art and crafts from over 100 local artisans, children’s crafts and interactive activities, and live music.
Enjoy unique bites and brews from participating food vendors and craft beer stations while enjoying live music from amazing bands on the main stage in Greer City Park.
Music lovers will have the opportunity to listen to regional bands focusing on Americana, Folk, Country, and Bluegrass genres. The live performances all take place on October 7th, 2023 on Trade Street.
The line-up of talent for the 2023 Arts & Eats Festival:
Greer Arts & Eats Festival incorporates the beautiful downtown Greer landscape with a revitalized Trade Street serving as home to Artist Alley. This festival area will be devoted to local arts and craft vendors with handmade goods for sale.
The family-friendly Kid’s Creation Station will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 11 am to 3 pm. Crafts at this year’s festival will be great for all ages, including a gigantic art wall, face painting, craft stations, and A LOT more! The Kid’s Creation Station is completely free, so prepare yourself to take lots of crafts home.
Leave room to eat from many different food vendors throughout the festival and for those 21 and older, drink from one of Greer’s most popular Craft Breweries, The Southern Growl.
Some of the Food and Beverage vendors participating in this year’s event include:
This article was originally written by Melanie Coblentz, but has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.