Shopping in Charleston/Downtown

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Charleston has endless shopping opportunities. Whether you're looking for top brands or one-of-a-kind boutiques, you can find them here.

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Robert Lange Studios

Voted Best Art Gallery 4 years in a row by the Charleston City Paper. RLS Represents the very best in emerging and mid career artists with a focus on contemporary realism.

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Affordabike Bicycle Shop

Custom-made beach cruisers and the largest selection of bikes and accessories in town. Known for our friendly and professional staff. Free pickup/drop off for rental bikes.

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Anglin Smith Fine Art

A gallery for contemporary realism and color. Featuring works by painter Betty Anglin Smith & her triplets, Jennifer Smith Rogers, Shannon Smith Hughes, Tripp Smith & others.

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Atrium Art Gallery

“Charleston’s Most Exciting Art Space”- contemporary, abstract, realism, landscape, Lowcountry and black & white photography from local, national and worldwide artists.

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Beads on Cannon

Two fabulous floors of beads from all over the world! We carry everything to do with beading. Best store in southeast, located downtown 12-6 M-Th, 11-6 Fri, 11-5 Sat, 1-5 Sun.

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Ben Silver

Classic style has always been our business. Traditional clothier to gentlemen, world renowned for authentic striped and crested silk neckwear. Visit our elegant 19th century quarters - under the clock - to find the finest shirtings, tailored garments, understated accessories and fine women's apparel. M-Sa, 9am-6pm. Some Sundays 12pm-5pm.

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Berlins for Women

Famous for fabulous special occasion frocks, interesting sportswear & new designers. 4th generation Ellen Berlin continues the Family tradition since 1883. Private parking.

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Birds I View Gallery

Home of bird painting legend, Anne Worsham Richardson. A tradition since 1972, the gallery blends works of contemporary Charleston Artists, Rushing, Grimsley & Zemp.

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Blue Bicycle Books

The favorite locally-owned bookstore. Over 50,000 used, rare, local & new books. We focus on connecting writers with readers with writing programs, events & book signings.

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Brackish

Feather bow ties handcrafted locally using intricate detail not found in mass production. The ties are sustainable works of art; a perfect addition to any southern wedding.

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Candy Shop Vintage

One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop unique pieces and a variety of Charleston Rice Beads.

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Channels of Charleston

Lowcountry inspired lifestyle boutique. Relaxed family atmosphere, exceptional customer service and fine quality goods for men & women.

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Charleston Antiques Show

English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation.

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Charleston City Market

Open M-Su. The sprawling City Market encompasses three open air sheds and one enclosed Great Hall, which house more than 140 merchants, including 20 locally owned boutiques.

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Charleston Distilling Co.

Small batch distillery making award winning handcrafted spirits using local grains.Tours and tastings: Monday - Saturday 11am to 7pm. Reservations recommended via the website.

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Charleston Gallery Association

Charleston Gallery Association with over 40 art galleries in the greater Charleston area. Visit our website for a printable map and a link to all galleries and art offerings.

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Charleston Mix

Charleston Mix is made with an indubitable collection of premium ingredients that have been native to Lowcountry parties for centuries. It’s the Bloody Mary Perfected.

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Charleston Rice Beads

Charleston Rice Beads by Candy Shop Vintage are a revival of vintage design. Designer Deirdre Zahl has re-imagined these chains that pay homage to our city’s port history.

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Charleston Rice Beads by Gold Creations

Come by family-owned Gold Creations in the City Market and take home a piece of Charleston. Our Charleston Rice Beads are the classic expression of Southern culture and style.

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Charleston Shop Curator

Andrea Serrano is the Charleston Shop Curator. Her appreciation of fashion, fashion blog and shopping guide showcase the diversity of style here in fashionable Charleston!

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Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier

3rd generation French Chocolatier Christophe Paume & his Cafe offer sandwiches, baguettes, French pastry & chocolate: Hand-painted, bars & sculptures, even chocolate shoes!

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City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Open Tu-F 11am-6pm; Sa & Su 12pm-5pm; closed Mondays. A venue for work that is new, vital, and innovative – with a focus on broadening the Charleston art outlook to include up and coming local, regional, national and international contemporary artists who specialize in cutting edge contemporary art. This gallery aims to do for fine arts in Charleston what Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto have achieved for performing arts.

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Distil Union

Our Wally Wallets are a family of front-pocket friendly carrying solutions. Designed in Charleston, launched on Kickstarter and available at Objective Design Shop.

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Dog & Horse Fine Art

Offering extensive inventory, commissioned portraits and art advisory services to build collections of 19th – 21st century art for clients. US and European artists on view.

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Drift

Products include items found in Southeast Asia, handmade jewelry created in store and brands from Australia, Hawaii and California. DRIFT has a little something for everyone!

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Edward Dare Gallery

Visit this gallery for works that celebrate the colorful tapestry of the southern coastal culture including crashing waves, lush marshes, wildlife & sensitive portraits.

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Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery

We specialize in classically trained Russian impressionist and Dutch realist as well as top award winning regional and national artists. Offering museum quality works.

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F & J Beverage Co. LLC

Touted by Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Beverage Media among others, F&J Bloody Mary mix is available online and at select retailers nationwide...make it Fat & Juicy!

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Friedrich's Optik

Our frames are for people who see eye-wear not just as an accessory, but as an expression of their personality. See yourself in Friedrich's!

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Gold Creations

Gold Creations charms visitors with Charleston inspired 14K gold and sterling silver southern style jewelry. Come see our Charleston Charms, Charleston Gates, and Rice Beads.

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Helena Fox Fine Art, LLC

Since 2004, specializing in fine contemporary representational art. The gallery is a compilation of national and international artists offering an extensive variety of works.

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High Wire Distilling

We make premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. Tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday.

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Horton Hayes Fine Art

Original works by locally & nationally recognized artists. Offering landscapes, still-life, figurative works & architectural depictions rendered in oil, pastel or watercolor.

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Indigo & Cotton

A well-edited selection of independent designers from the U.S., Europe and Japan. Selected as part of the GQ 100 top men's stores in America. Established in 2011.

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John C. Doyle Art Gallery

This iconic Charleston Impressionist gallery has works by John C. Doyle and Margaret Petterson. We offer original oils, photography, monotypes, & museum quality reproductions.

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Joint Venture Estate Jewelers

Consignments of fine, preowned, estate jewelry & watches, platinum engagement rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, Omega, Rolex, Patek. Jewelry & watch repairs & batteries.

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King of Pops

Specializing in locally sourced, all natural frozen treats. We utilize the freshest ingredients available & partner with local farmers to bring you unique local flavors.

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King Street Antique District

Voted the “best antique shopping in the U.S.” by the readers of Travel + Leisure. Find antiques, plus charming hotels, fine dining, fashion boutiques, gifts and fine jewelry.

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King Street Fashion District

Named one of the “10 Top Shopping Districts in USA” by Forbes Traveler. Handbags and shoes straight from the runway, European lingerie, designer fashions, jewelry & eyewear.

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Le Creuset Boutique

Featuring cookware from iconic cast iron, to versatile stoneware and innovative wine accessories, the flagship Le Creuset Boutique has just the right item in store for you.

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Lily

Purveyors of life’s little luxuries. Witty cards, intoxicating toiletries, vintage jewels, Belgian Linen, bits of architectural salvage & Lowcountry delicacies are found here!

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Lowcountry Artists

The oldest artist-owned and operated gallery in Charleston. This large gallery features lowcountry-themed fine art and hosts artist receptions every first Friday, 5-8pm.

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Lowcountry Olive Oil

Delicious Carolina-infused olive oils & vinegars is what you'll discover inside our historic store. Local gifts, delectable treats, art & candles, homegrown snacks & spices.

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Lulu Burgess

Hysterical gifts, the perfect card, Charleston products, fabulous clothing, accessories, and more! Mention this guidebook on your first visit and get 15% off of one item.

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Market Shop of Historic Charleston Foundation

Featuring locally-made & inspired gifts. Jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books & tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping & support local preservation efforts.

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Mercantile and Mash

Located inside the Cigar Factory, featuring a provisions style retail center, casual eatery, provision stations, coffee shop, casual bar and a series of unique indoor markets.

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Meyer Vogl Gallery

Contemporary fine art gallery in Charleston’s French Quarter. Featuring paintings by Laurie Meyer & Marissa Vogl, we also exhibit works by nationally recognized guest artists.

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Mitchell Hill

A contemporary gallery & interior design firm, featuring original artworks by 30+ artists as well as high-end furniture & accessories. Located on upper King Street.

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Moon and Lola Charleston

Best known for its personalized accessories & signature acrylic monogram in addition to metal monograms, nameplates, initial charms & cuff links, jewelry & Greek items.

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MoonPie General Store

Chattanooga Bakery's first MoonPie General Store complete with an old fashion soda fountain. Factory-fresh MoonPies, RC Cola, unique gifts, apparel, ice cream & more!

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MOSA Boutique

Located on King Street, MOSA Boutique carefully curates their inventory to feature upscale American and European brands. Shop the latest trends online and in store.

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Objective Design Shop

Come experience a one-of-a-kind shop inside Distil Union, a local product-design studio! From watches to lighting, shop a source for modern design unlike any in the Southeast.

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Oliver Pluff & Co.

Oliver Pluff & Company creates historical Teas, Coffees, and Wassail spice blends from Early American heritage, hand packaged in Charleston, SC.

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Open Door

A well-edited collection of tabletop, home accents, jewelry and festive gifts from makers along the eastern seaboard and beyond. Wedding and gift registry services available.

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Pauline Books and Media

Operated by the Daughters of St. Paul, offering a complete selection of Bibles, Christian books, music, confirmation gifts, medals, children’s books, cards and candles.

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Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Pink Dot Beauty Bar specializes in a carefully curated selection of the most sought-after cosmetics, fragrances, skincare lines and innovative beauty accessories.

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Principle Gallery

Principle Gallery Charleston showcases museum-quality works from established American and International artists within the realm of Contemporary and Classical Realism.

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Produce

Joining scent & soil by creating candles inspired by the harvest. Sweet, earthy, spicy & crisp hand-cultivated candles made with natural soy wax and premium cotton wicks.

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Queen Street Grocery

Established in 1922, Charleston’s oldest corner store has diverse history, a butchery, a candy shop, a convenience store & now the neighborhood corner store of your dreams.

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Rapport

Located on King Street, Rapport is a high-end women’s clothier offering luxury labels along with high-touch service and creative styling for Charleston’s discerning shoppers.

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Rewined, LLC

Candles made by hand using the richest ingredients available. Handcrafted from a repurposed wine bottle. Fragrances mimic the flavors and aromas found in your favorite wines.

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Roberto Coin for Paulo Geiss Jewelers

Jewelry designer Roberto Coin has devoted his life to a passion for innovative design. His diverse collection is a balance of elegance and creativity.

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Savannah Bee Company

A specialty honey and beeswaxed-based body care company. Come by our store to experience our signature honey tasting & try our all-natural and luxurious body care products.

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Shirtini

Modern classics, effortless style & a curated selection of menswear inspired shirts for women, all buttoned up in a crisp white shop. Come here for the perfect white shirt.

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Spencer Art Gallery I & II

On Gallery Row in the historic French Quarter, over 500 works of contemporary fine art by over 50 artists are shown salon style. View the art, meet attending artist, browse.

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St. John

St. John an American luxury house founded in 1962 on the premise of an iconic knit dress. The collection remains the same as from the very start- modern, timeless & elegant.

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The Boutique

A Charleston institution which has been in business for over 50 years. Offering the finest gifts, china, linens, and lingerie. Come find that special gift at The Boutique.

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The George Gallery

The George Gallery represents local and nationally recognized contemporary artists. The gallery specializes in abstract and non-objective paintings.

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The Preservation Society of Charleston

Visit the Preservation Society of Charleston shop and meet Charleston’s latest artisans in a wide assortment of foods, accessories, and decorative items.

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The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation

Featuring locally-made & inspired jewelry & gifts. Comprehensive collection of Charleston-related books, home accessories, garden furnishings & accessories in our courtyard.

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Tiger Lily

Voted "Charleston's Best Florist" since 2000, Tiger Lily is known for creating luxury floral designs and wedding decor. Delivering to homes, hotels, and businesses daily.

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Troubadour

A women's clothing line from FIT grad and Carolina native, Lindsey Carter. Carried at Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie & boutiques nationwide, designs are fresh, modern & hip.

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Upper King Design District

Southern Living magazine featured the Upper King Design District in the cover article “10 Reasons to Visit Charleston Again.” Every kind of store & dining choice imaginable.

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Wonder Works

With toys for all ages of imagination, Charleston’s favorite local toy store fascinates visitors with inspiring 'wonderfuntastical' toys, gifts, books & gadgets!

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