Our Story


Amy and Loren have lived in Wheaton, Illinois for almost 30 years.  They also live part-time on Kiawah Island, in South Carolina.  In 2004, after 23 years in the retail consulting world, they retired from corporate life, and opened their first store, SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters.  They now have nine retail shops and restaurants in South Carolina and Illinois (five stores in Freshfields Village), are proudly locally owned and operated, and try to feature local and regional products whenever possible.  When not on the islands, Amy and Loren still spend time in Chicago, helping to run their businesses in Naperville, visiting their family, helping to run a large charter school network in the inner-city, and enjoying the vast and amazing Chicago restaurant scene.  They also enjoy and collect wine, and spend 2-3 weeks each year in wine regions all over the world.

Our Other Stores

SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters
Apparel, Footwear, Equipment, and Accessories – For All of Your Island Pursuits!

Coastal Footwear
Athletic, Outdoor, Casual, and Dress Footwear for the Whole Family!


Southern Tide
Two Southern Tide Signature Stores!



Trails & Tides
Southern Tide Naperville is Now Trails & Tides and Features Patagonia!

Kiawah Spirits
Just Maybe the Finest Spirits Store You Have Ever Been In!

FortyEight - Wine Bar & Kitchen
48 Wines by the Glass Every Day!

SixtyFour - Reserve Room
Exclusive Dining and Private Events!

Southern Tide Savannah
Opening Spring 2020 in Savannah, Georgia!