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Beaufort County accessories company expanding

Staff Report //March 27, 2018//

Beaufort County accessories company expanding

Staff Report //March 27, 2018//

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Spartina 449, an upscale women’s handbag and accessory company, is expanding its accounting and operations divisions in Beaufort County. The company’s move to a 40,000-square-foot facility in Bluffton is expected to create 15 jobs.

“We're very pleased to keep all of our employees local as we make this transition to a larger facility,” Spartina 449 president Curt Seymour said in a news release. “Spartina 449 has so many loyal fans in the area, and it supports our brand to remain rooted here.”

The Daufuskie Island-based company, established in 2009, currently employs 79 workers and offers products influenced by the island’s colorful Lowcountry character. The company’s handbags, accessories and jewelry are carried in its brand store locations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, as well as more than 1,500 specialty retailers nationwide.

“We welcome Spartina 449's operations center in the Bluffton business community,” Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka said. “It is only fitting one of the nation's fastest-growing companies is located in Bluffton, one of the fastest-growing towns in the Southeast. We are proud to be a part of Spartina 449's next chapter as it continues its trajectory of success.”

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