In the fall of 1978 RTW opened its doors and became a pioneer of urban renewal in downtown Charleston. RTW was the first new business on King St in 50 years. Janyce McMenamin, the owner, put together an eclectic mix of designer clothing that was intended to create an individual style for the RTW clients. With the power to personal shop for the client, and to mix together a defining style, RTW began to thrive. Curated from around the world, beautiful clothing of excellent design, superior fabrics, and very special workmanship made its way to Charleston.