REESE WITHERSPOON LAUNCHES A SOUTHERN-INSPIRED LIFESTYLE BRAND
Text by Colleen Egan
Reese Witherspoon’s latest role isn’t as an actress, but as an entrepreneur: The Oscar winner has recently launched Draper James, a clothing and lifestyle brand inspired by her Southern upbringing.
Named for her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, the brand offers clothing and accessories as well as home items such as throws and mint-julep cups. Draper James has also commissioned items from Southern artisans and stores, including a magnolia-shaped sterling-silver bowl by Charleston, South Carolina, silversmith Kaminer Haislip and a set of linen cocktail napkins embroidered with sayings like “Top Me Off” by Savannah, Georgia’s Number Four Eleven. The products are available online, and a brick-and-mortar Draper James store will open in Nashville this fall.