As sisters, Adrianne and Carol Lyn Dempsey, owners of Sapphire Boutique, have always dreamed of opening a women’s boutique together. They both majored in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management at the University of South Carolina. Adrianne and Carol Lyn have each had the privilege to work with Samantha Molgren, owner of Sam’s Closet Boutique, which was previously located where Sapphire Boutique is today in a double gallery historic building on Wentworth Street behind Sermet’s on King. In March of 2015, Sam brought to their attention that she will be parting her separate ways, along with selling Sam’s Closet. They then decided to take over the store and change the name to Sapphire Boutique. They feel extremely honored to have the opportunity to carry on Sam’s reputation of great style and fashion. As they take on this challenge, their goal is to continue to carry Sam’s outstanding brands along with adding their own style. Expect to find the thousand square-foot boutique’s atmosphere to be laid-back, where shoppers are welcome to take a seat and hang out with the friendly staff. Look for on-trend finds as well as reasonably priced classics of exclusively carried brands such as Cameo, Finders Keepers, Lovers+Friends, Stylestalker, Sanctuary, The Fifth Label.