Laura Vinroot Poole owns Capitol, an internationally-recognized specialty store with locations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Los Angeles.
For Laura Vinroot Poole, Capitol has never really been about fashion...it has always always been about the people. From the designers she meets on the road to the editors and friends she hosts in-store, Laura gets to know our guests on a deeper, more authentic level through What We Wore.
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Best of Season Four
In a year of many ups and downs, What We Wore offered listeners meaningful new perspectives and moments of respite and laughter with host Laura Vinroot Poole. Join us in taking a look back at Season 4.
TABOR Mini Series | Chris Olberding
This episdode is part 3 of our TABOR Mini Series in collaboration with Capitol's brother store, TABOR. Chris Olderbing offers insight into the manufacturing landscape in the US and shares how he founded his iconic shirt collection, Gitman Vintage.
TABOR Mini Series | Alan Bedwell
This episode is part 2 of our TABOR Mini Series in collaboration with Capitol's brother store, TABOR. Alan Bedwell’s antiques journey started at the early age of 11 years old working alongside his mother at Gray’s Antique Market in London. He went onto work as an antiques buyer and accessories designer at Ralph Lauren and created a collection for Bergdorf Goodman which launched his business, Foundwell.
TABOR Mini Series | Pierre Mahéo
This episode is part 1 of our TABOR Mini Series in collaboration with Capitol's brother store, TABOR. Pierre Mahéo is the founder of Officine Génerale. Pierre’s stories of his childhood by the sea in Brittany and the inception of Officine Generale are very real, yet beautiful, much like his collection.
Sports & Fashion | Steve Smith Sr
Steve Smith SR. is a legendary NFL wide reciever turned NFL Network analyst and podcast host of Cut to It. Laura and Steve discuss everything from Steve's first jersey to his journey through retirement on this special episode.
Natural Beauty | April Gargiulo (Vintner's Daughter)
April Gargiulo is the founder of Vintner’s Daughter, a coveted natural skincare line. Completely new to the industry, April quickly became a star in the beauty world due to her vision for a more simple skincare system and her commitment to the finest ingredients. Her entrepreneurial tale according to her own inner compass is inspiring and unique.
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Unique, interesting and fun. I was surprised how much I enjoyed these easy little conversations. A fresh relief when everything else is so heavy. Do yourself a favor: try several episodes. Very good chance you’ll be glad you did.
Fashion with a twist of Southern hospitality
I have enjoyed this podcast so much, and I hope there are more to come! As a North Carolinian living in San Francisco, listening to this just takes me home. I also love the last question about asking what people wore to prom! That’s a keeper.
I love this podcast!!! So fun to hear stories from such beautiful (and handsome) influencers in the fashion world. Just finished the episode with Pam Stowe, who I’ve never met but admired from afar ever since we moved to Charlotte three years ago. I loved that she mentioned Joe Sugars! My husbands father bought ALL his clothes there and my husband still shops there! They send him a box when he calls- it’s like stitch fix for southern men🤣🤣🤣
Please keep releasing episodes- the storytelling is magical!