The other week I had the pleasure of photographing the Tibi outlet store. Located on the barrier island of St. Simons, GA, the Tibi outlet is tucked away among the live oaks and Spanish moss of the south Georgia coastline. Tibi owner and designer, Amy Smilovic, originally hails from the island, making it the perfect location for the Tibi outlet. Tibi's look has always been one of graphic prints, saturated color and classic design. One glance around the island and it is easy to see where Amy got her inspiration for Tibi.
Fortunately for me, I have been going to the beach in this area for years and there is nothing better than throwing on a Tibi dress for a night out, after a day in the sun. Especially when that Tibi dress can be had for a steal from the Tibi outlet. Along with in season and post season Tibi collections, the outlet offers one of a kind sample pieces. With its newly renovated and expanded digs, the Tibi shop on St. Simons Island is hardly an "outlet" style shopping experience. It is modeled after their chic New York locations, but exudes all the charm and warmth of the island.
The TIBI Outlet
Tibi sales girl, Hays
I scored the coveted utility belt from the previous season...often seen on Olivia Palermo
Tibi girl key chain and Tibi girl Caroline
My awesome sample sale score and the sweet and fun Judy who runs the outlet.
The island, the girls and the shop are so wonderful. I had a blast photographing them. I can't wait to come back with my family at Easter and stock up on some great summer dresses.
Till then Tibi girls...