New In Town: Draper James
There are few stores that scream ‘southern hospitality’ quite like Reese Witherspoon’s successful chain, Draper James. Created by the Tennessee native, the first Draper James opened in Nashville in 2015 with an emphasis on Reese’s southern upbringing and coveted personal style. Next came a location in Dallas, Texas, and now our very own in Lexington.
Being a southern gal myself, I have always enjoyed the style of Ms. Witherspoon and made my first visit to the store at it’s Nashville location last year. Greeted with warm smiles and an offering of sweet tea (an excellent touch), I was immediately charmed by the establishment. From its inviting blue and white awning, to the little touches of southern sass sprinkled all around. Country catch phrases like “Bless Your Heart” and “Hello Darlin'” decorate a variety of items including clothing, accessories, and home decor. The design of the store is a classic-meets-modern vibe, everything is clean and sleek, with a perfect touch of southern culture.
The Summit at Fritz Farm is opening doors to many new shopping options, but Draper James is easily the one I am most excited about. While browsing you get a real sense that Reese has had a major influence in every thought and detail. With so many of us looking to celebrities for style inspiration, it’s a special thing to feel like we have a little slice of Hollywood right here in good ole Kentucky. Even though she has an Oscar under her belt, Draper James is proof the down home side of Reese is still very much intact.
From sweet cherry prints to sunny messages, below are a few on my favorite new pieces currently available by the brand: