Market Street Boutique carries a variety of beautiful jewelry pieces from Spartina 449!
Welcome to Spartina 449
If you’re like us, you prefer style over fashion. You’re just as comfortable in heels as you are barefoot on the beach. And if you’re looking for laid-back lux or casual elegance, you’ve found it in Spartina 449.
We are recognized for our upscale, designer handbags and accessories, but it’s the rich history, people and coastal beauty of Daufuskie Island that we most admire. Take a look around South Carolina’s breezy Lowcountry, and you’ll see why we can’t help but be inspired.
Where it all began
Accessible only by boat, in a seaside cottage nestled on the small island of Daufuskie, an idea began in 2009. Inspired by the island’s character and natural beauty, company founder and CEO, Kay Stanley, imagined how linen and leather could marry with colorful patterns and timeless island stories. That thought became a beautifully coordinated handbag collection beloved by women everywhere.
Oh, how that idea grew. Spartina 449 is now internationally known and featured in specialty retail shops across the country. We also offer an evolving array of products that continue to be inspired by the small, flavorful island we call home.
What’s in a name?
The company name originates from the lush, green cordgrass that flourishes in the saltwater marshes along the Carolina coast. Its Latin name? Spartina alterniflora. And the number 449? Well, it’s the address of that cozy cottage on Daufuskie Island where the Lowcountry landscapes and creaky floorboards helped bring a novel handbag company to life.
Carry a Spartina 449 bag, and you’re carrying history on your arm. Our pattern names—like Pender, Callahan, Mary Lavinia, Stoddard, Bateau Bleu and 1715—are each inspired by the island’s history. Travel! Romance! Mystery! You’ll discover fascinating tales woven into every pattern.
The Spartina Mermaid
Captivating colors, irresistible style—it was only natural that a mermaid became our insignia! The Spartina 449 mermaid is inspired by tales of sailors who, after a night of indulging in island spirits, gazed into the moonlit ocean, convinced they saw mermaids swimming nearby. More than likely, they were actually swooning over local dolphins!
For us, however, the legend is real. We incorporate an authentic Spartina mermaid into every product either as the logo charm, as a separate charm, or on the inside pocket.