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Katherine McDonald,
Dress Designer




You can find LulaKate online and Kate McDonald Boutiques in a number of mostly eastern locations.  If you’re in the market for a special dress, spend a bit of time looking over Ms. McDonald’s designs.  

They describe the “look” as representing a young southern woman who is strong, independent, fun and always glamorous.  They hit the mark!

Katherine McDonald has designed dresses since childhood.  She loved visiting fabric stores and sketched endless designs.  Her first ready-to-wear line was launched in 2003, called LulaKate (Lula was her great-grandmother’s name, and Kate for Katherine). After her own wedding, she began to focus on bridal gowns and gorgeous “little white dresses.”  

Headquartered in Charleston, SC, with custom design services in their Charleston flagship location.  Clothes are proudly sewn in the USA, using the finest specialty fabrics. There are stores throughout the eastern region and beyond.

"I feel very lucky to live and work in Charleston,” Ms. McDonald shared with  “It is such a beautiful place with gorgeous architecture, amazing colors and friendly people.  Being a top wedding destination, we have so many kind and creative individuals that work in the industry here.  We are all truly blessed to be able to do something we love in such an amazing city."

Check out their websites: and

Visit them in Charleston at 82½ Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

Photo: Designer Katherine McDonald fitting a bridal gown for the NY Bridal Market in April 2018.