"Love & Desire"
For Cynthia Stukes, it was a love for sewing and design that blossomed into a
passion for couture. A personal wardrobe stylist since 1990, her clients included
women with schedules too busy for wardrobe planning, such as politicians, businesswomen
and movers and shakers within the community.
With this experience, she and her husband Robert expanded their business
into retail, adding flair and pizzazz to the closets of everyday
women. Their years
of success, a passion for couture, coupled with the commitment to bring
upscale fashion home to South Carolina evolved into Carolina Couture — Columbia’s
premier designer boutique and bridal salon.
Its revolving chandeliers and grand interiors, transport you into a
whole new world defined by style and elegance. The boutique’s retail section is a
virtual treasure trove with caches of gorgeous designs of every hue and texture
for day or evening. The perfect ensemble is easily achieved with Carolina Couture’s
selection of shoes, handbags and accessories from various designer brands.
Stukes admits that if she had the opportunity to dress a famous person
it would be First Lady Michelle Obama — she epitomizes the caliber of woman who
appreciates what Carolina Couture has to offer —classic style with
contemporary undertones to appeal to both the young and the young at
The boutique’s bridal section is a virtual one-stop shop with gowns from
Pronovias, Allure, Mary’s, Moonlight and Forever Yours as well as a whole
selection of bridesmaids’ and formal dresses. Carolina Couture
also offers designer names in wedding accessories from invitations and
to shoes and jewelry.
Truly, Carolina Couture is every fashionista’s dream come true!