Madewell is opening its first South Carolina store on Tuesday.

The women's apparel store has been under construction since October at 282 King St., which was most recently home to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

Madewell is owned by J.Crew and is perhaps best known for its bohemian styles and vast collection of denim.

Although the store will be open to the public Tuesday, the retailer will host an opening celebration 5-7 p.m. Friday with music, refreshments and a debut of its new spring collection.

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