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 Travelers Rest, 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 Travelers Rest 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 Travelers Rest's hottest spots, our curated selection of the newest, most popular women's clothing lines reflects the effortless glamour of Travelers Rest. 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 Travelers Rest, 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
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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 Travelers Rest, 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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The Charleston-based pizza concept Coastal Crust is set to open a new location in Travelers Rest, taking over the former Resident Diner space on Main Street.The restaurant made the announcement on social media and said the new eatery is set to open something in September, ba...
The restaurant made the announcement on social media and said the new eatery is set to open something in September, barring any delays.
Coastal Crust currently operates a location in the Village of West Greenville at 1254 Pendleton St.
Offering wood-fired pizza, salads, sandwiches, house-made pasta, gelato and more, the concept born out of Charleston also operates in Mount Pleasant, James Island and at Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms.
Co-owner Brian Piesner said the new location, as with all Coastal Crust locations, will be customized based upon the unique offerings of the area.
“It’s very much not a franchise type model,” Piesner told the Greenville Journal. “We customize the menu based on location. Me and the chefs and managers brainstorm about what we think people in the area are going to want.”
Although Coastal Crust originated in Charleston, Piesner said he was compelled from the start to expand into the Upstate, first with a catering truck and then with a brick-and-mortar location.
“I was just drawn by the vibrant community, the proximity to the mountains, the people and the place,” he said. “In fact, I kind of wish we’d discovered Greenville before I moved back to Charleston from New York. It only took a couple of visits to the town, but I fell in love with it, and I wanted to be involved, so we started our catering business, and it grew from there.”
For more information, visit coastalcrust.com.
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. —If there were ever a perfect spot for a staycation, this Greenville County, South Carolina, hotel and world class restaurant is it.Tucked into the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Hotel Domestique, at 10 Road of Vines in Travelers Rest, offers a serene, quiet escape in the countryside of the Upstate.Very LocalIt's also featured on the latest episode of the Very Loc...
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. —
If there were ever a perfect spot for a staycation, this Greenville County, South Carolina, hotel and world class restaurant is it.
Tucked into the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Hotel Domestique, at 10 Road of Vines in Travelers Rest, offers a serene, quiet escape in the countryside of the Upstate.
It's also featured on the latest episode of the Very Local streaming series In Transit, hosted by Dave Holmes, Esquire Magazine’s Editor at Large.
Watch the featured segment above.
More Very Local stories from our area are below.
"It reminds me personally of a lot of the properties I stayed in when I was in Europe," Hotel Domestique owner George Hincapie said of the resort just off Old Highway 25 and Chinquapin Road. "That's sort of the vibe we want to give our guests."
Hincapie, a 17-time Tour de France cycling powerhouse, named the hotel's dining experience Restaurant 17 for that reason. The cycling term domestique is the position Hincapie held on his team, described as athletes "who serve their team and work tirelessly to propel it forward," according to the property's website.
The restaurant's award-winning chef, Haydn Shaak, has a "dedication to local farms and ingredients to craft a truly unique menu inspired by the seasonality of the Upstate," the website says.
Surrounded by windows and offering patio seating, the hotel and restaurant allows guests to take in the beauty and majesty of the surroundings, just a 30-minute drive from downtown Greenville.
But what makes Hotel Domestique so unique is its offerings as a world-class cycling destination. With bike rentals, guided tours and cycling camps, the property gives cyclists of every skill level a chance to experience the adventure and challenge of a bike ride in the mountains.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Travelers Rest Historical Society was recently recognized with an award for their work on the restoration of the former Spring Park Inn, located behind the gazebo along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Travelers Rest.The inn was one of the oldest in Greenville County and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Greenville County Historic Register.The Preservation Honor Award was presented at a ceremony in Columbia on June 27 by Preservation South Carolina, a non-profit organ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Travelers Rest Historical Society was recently recognized with an award for their work on the restoration of the former Spring Park Inn, located behind the gazebo along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Travelers Rest.
The inn was one of the oldest in Greenville County and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Greenville County Historic Register.
The Preservation Honor Award was presented at a ceremony in Columbia on June 27 by Preservation South Carolina, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting historic and irreplaceable architectural heritage across the state, and the S.C. Dept. of Archives and History.
The award ceremony "recognized exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation, and interpretation of [South Carolina's] architectural and cultural heritage" with a series of statewide awards, including the honor awards which celebrated "successful and exemplary historic preservation projects" in the state.
At the event, president Rosemary Bomar received the award on behalf of the Travelers Rest Historical Society. Also recognized were recipients Kyle Campbell of Preservation South, who directed the restoration; John Carroll of Green Build LLC, who completed much of the custom woodwork; and Jason Russo, of Jason Russo Painting and Wallpaper.
The home and the approximately 20-acre property surrounding it were gifted to the Travelers Rest Historical Society, made possible by former owner Nell Anderson Gibson, who passed away in November of 2020.
According to Ed Neves, Gibson's cousin and the spokesperson for the Anderson/Gibson family, the gift was conveyed after much consideration by Gibson, noting that it was not a "spur-of-the-moment decision."
“It took several years of due diligence on [Gibson’s] part to find the right conservation stewards of her family property,” Neves said, adding that Gibson's dream was to preserve the history of her family home and to show the role the Spring Park Inn and the railroad played in the development of Travelers Rest.
"Over the years, she was approached by many developers and realtors, but remained determined to preserve this precious piece of history," Neves said.
"The Travelers Rest Historical Society recognizes this as a great treasure and a wonderful legacy,” Bomar said at the time. “We are honored to have been entrusted as stewards of this gift and are so thankful to Nell and her family for their generosity and foresight in planning for this preservation."
Believed to have originally been built in the 1820s, the home was expanded into a large, 14-room residence by Chevis Montgomery in 1851. The home operated as an inn during the Civil War, continuing for years after it was purchased by Col. Robert Wright Anderson in 1873. When the Swamp Rabbit Railroad was in its prime, the railroad company built a picnic and dancing pavilion on the property, which was connected to the railway by a loading platform in front of the house.
The property is being protected from development and transformed into a museum and park, according to Historical Society officials, who said the house is being restored to highlight it as it would have been in the 1890s and early 1900s, which was they "heyday" of the inn.
As an example, the exterior paint was filed down to discover the original layers of paint. Those chips were used to determine and match the 1800s-era colors of the house, according to Preservation South's Kyle Campbell.
It was not possible to create bright white paint then, so the early paint resembled the cream color that is being used along with the green and burgundy trim that was popular during the Victorian Era, Campbell said.
"The Historical Society thanks these craftsmen and the many others who have contributed to the restoration," said Bomar, adding that they will be recognized at ceremonies when the Spring Park Inn officially opens for public tours.
To learn more about the Spring Park Inn and/or to make a donation toward its preservation and maintenance, visit the Travelers Rest Historical Society website here.
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The emerging food scene in Greenville, South Carolina, makes it a must-stop-and-eat destination. In This Article As someone who has lived in Atlanta on and off since 1978, I'm still amazed at the gems that abound in every nook of the Southeast. There's great delight in discovering a new (to me) treasure like the concentration of Korean res...
The emerging food scene in Greenville, South Carolina, makes it a must-stop-and-eat destination.
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As someone who has lived in Atlanta on and off since 1978, I'm still amazed at the gems that abound in every nook of the Southeast. There's great delight in discovering a new (to me) treasure like the concentration of Korean restaurants near the automotive manufacturers in Alabama or the abundance of incredible immigrant-led restaurants in Clarkston, Georgia.
I've often traveled through Greenville, South Carolina on the drive from Atlanta to Asheville to visit my parents. I can't count the number of times that I've purchased superior South Carolina peaches from the roadside stand next to the Spinx gas station in nearby Travelers Rest because I was wondering what to eat but drawing a blank. I won't have that problem after this eating expedition, because I have found that Greenville's culinary offerings make it a place worth savoring.
As a restaurant critic and a mom, I have two essential criteria for a Southern road trip: There must be good dining options and lots of activities. Greenville has both, including plenty of museums with exciting exhibits and established restaurants in every category, whether it's Bucky's Bar-B-Q or fresh regional cuisine at Soby's. There are imports from other Southern cities and towns, including the Mast General Store (with barrels of candy) and Halls Chophouse out of Charleston, but Greenville has a distinct personality all its own.
In recent years, the city's food scene has expanded its borders, both geographically and culturally. There's everything from Aryana Afghan Cuisine to tacos at Califas, a strip mall spot that started in 2020 as a pop-up serving trendy birria (a slow-cooked meat filling). Califas' owner, Erika Dila, hails from Culver City, California, hence menu items with names like Sunset Boulevard and Palm Springs. The classic Heavenly Delicious Birria Taco is a perfect benchmark for how this dish should taste, and the crispy tortilla shell and gooey strings of melted white cheese make it way too fun to eat. Dip it into the accompanying consommé (cooking liquid) for a saucy treat.
Meat and cheese plate from The Anchorage. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards Swordfish from The Anchorage. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards
Neighborhood favorite The Anchorage was a James Beard Award semifinalist in 2018. Chefs Gregory McPhee (who was on the opening team at Husk in Charleston) and Alex Morgan make this a can't-miss spot. Enter through Taxi House Wines, which sells a fun assortment of the bottles served at this bi-level eatery. Although the cocktails with whimsical names like Kermit the Fizz are delightful, wines match the incredible menu best. Delicious options might include a handcrafted cheese plate with silky smooth bourbon-liver mousse or a thick slab of North Carolina swordfish with fresh greens and fried garlic.
Ruth Doyle of The Cook’s Station. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards Pulled Brisket Sandwich at The Cook’s Station. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards
The Cook's Station presents a hyper-Southern array of products showcased next to top-of-the-line BlueStar ovens for those who have food and cooking on the brain. Its newest location on Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville opened during the pandemic and sells gadgets and goodies that you never even knew you needed. Want to shop for a while? Grab a glass of Champagne from the wine bar or a sandwich at the cafe.
Jianna’s Respect Your Elders cocktail. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards Jianna chef Michael Kramer. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards
In the West End of downtown, close to Fluor Field and the new South Carolina Children's Theatre, you'll find Gather GVL, an outdoor food court of multicolored shipping containers. It's home to 13 businesses serving everything from giant artisan doughnuts at HenDough to Maine-style lobster rolls at The Lob Father. As you walk down Augusta Street, you'll see cute boutiques like Augusta Twenty selling brands like Vince, Longchamp, and Alice + Olivia plus locally made jewelry. After a day of shopping, lunch at Jianna is a wonderful way to recharge. Fresh pasta is the first thing you notice as you climb the pastel green stairs to the Italian eatery, which looks out onto Falls Park on the Reedy. If the weather permits, take a seat on the patio. Order the tender and light chicken piccata or any of the homemade pasta dishes. Each is sauced with a deft hand and is even better complemented by wine—you are on vacation, after all.
Topsoil Restaurant in Travelers Rest. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards Trio of Spreads and Chicken Liver Pâté at Topsoil Restaurant. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards
It would be hard to discuss the culinary scene in Greenville without mentioning the town of Travelers Rest, which is about 9 miles away and growing into a powerhouse with strong ties to the land. There you'll find Topsoil Restaurant. As soon as you see the door handles, which are cast from metal to look like curled carrots (with tops intact), you'll know this is a place that takes the earth seriously. Committed to farm-to-table cuisine, chef Adam Cooke was a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast in 2020.
Topsoil Restaurant’s fresh bread. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards Brunch at Topsoil Restaurant. PHOTO: Peter Frank Edwards
Baguettes are for sale near the hosting stand, but save yourself for the jaw-dropping ways this kitchen spins ingredients, such as a plate of za'atar-roasted carrots and beets served with chard hummus and cilantro pesto. If you're lucky, you might catch the homemade raspberry doughnuts; they're slightly sweet, a little tart, and pure love in each warm bite.
Wondering where to stay? The Westin is a stalwart on Main Street, but if you like something more contemporary, the AC Hotel Greenville feels brand-new and has a rooftop area ideal for special events. During my stay, the license plates in and out of the valet hailed from as far away as New York.
Given the abundance of tourists visiting Southern towns, it seems like the rest of the nation is finally waking up to find that our culinary industry has something to say—and we don't whisper. After seeing other cities get their due, it's great fun to watch the accolades for the Greenville area roll in and to see its tide rise.
There’s a place tucked away in the foothills of Travelers Rest that will transport you far from the daily grind of everyday life in the Upstate. Hotel Domestique’s Restaurant 17 is the place where you can pour yourself into a seat on the patio, and just breathe in the surrounding beauty. The menu is carefully curated, utilizing ingredients supplied by local farmers, cheese artisans, beekeepers, and more.A meal at Restaurant 17 is more than just nourish...
There’s a place tucked away in the foothills of Travelers Rest that will transport you far from the daily grind of everyday life in the Upstate. Hotel Domestique’s Restaurant 17 is the place where you can pour yourself into a seat on the patio, and just breathe in the surrounding beauty. The menu is carefully curated, utilizing ingredients supplied by local farmers, cheese artisans, beekeepers, and more.
A meal at Restaurant 17 is more than just nourishment, it’s an experience. Paired with a weekend getaway stay at Hotel Domestique, you’ll forget you’re less than an hour from home.
Owner’s Name: Rich Hincapie
Do you have a kids menu? Yes What are your contactless delivery options? Curbside pickup
Do you offer outdoor dining? Outdoor dining – covered, open & heated What makes your spot unique?Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Restaurant 17’s beautiful setting is the clear root for the restaurant’s modern, place-driven perspective. It all adds up to an experience that brings people together over tables of authentic, thoughtful food and drink. Where old-world hospitality meets familiar European views, the cuisine reveals an elevated twist on classic Italian and Mediterranean favorites. Chef Haydn Shaak marries classical training with his dedication to local farms and ingredients to craft a truly unique menu inspired by the seasonality of the Upstate.
What dish is the most popular? Southern Fried Chicken Padano
What dish are you the proudest of? Chef Haydn’s Southern Vegetable plate features local and seasonal vegetables from our local farmers, and we are proud to showcase the produce of our region in a unique, fresh way.
It’s my first time at your restaurant, what do you suggest we order? The Cheese & Charcuterie Board and House Made Ricotta Dip are must-haves for snacks to start. For Small Plates, the Domestique Puttanesca and Sausage + Peppers Radiatore are house favorites. Finally, for entrees, the Southern Fried Chicken Padano and Mountain Trout Piccata are fan favorites!
Where do you love to eat when not at work?Jianna
Gifting Options: Gift cards
Restaurant 1710 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest | 864.516.1254