Southern-wear guru Winter Hodges opens new accessory shop, William Wren

The Virginia-Highland store offers bags, shoes, ties, and more
William Wren's sister shops have relocated most of their footwear and bags, now on the salon-style shelving.
William Wren’s sister shops have relocated most of their footwear and bags, now on the salon-style shelving.

Photograph by Tomas Espinoza

Winter Hodges, Southern-wear guru, has opened his third shop in Virginia-Highland in as many years. Like the two that came before it—310 Rosemont and Winter Wren—Hodges’s newest venture, William Wren (1048 North Highland Avenue), sits at the neighborhood’s eponymous intersection. The latest addition, a snappy new accessories shop, fits in with the preppy vibe of 310 Rosemont (contemporary men’s and women’s clothing and denim, like Clover Canyon and Hudson) and Winter Wren (womenswear at more accessible prices and an in-store Free People boutique).

But don’t be fooled by the name: This is not a men’s shop, just as Winter Wren is not for cold-weather coats and boots. William Wren is for him and her. You’ll find some usual suspects here (Michael Kors bags, Jack Rogers sandals, Cole Haan oxfords) but also Vince, Frye, and a fun collection of Nike Frees—plus local favorites like Oka B jellies and Res Ipsa ties and kilim loafers.

This article originally appeared in our October 2014 issue under the headline “Block Party.”

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