Cobblestone, sand and water provide endless opportunities.

Famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, pristine beaches, monumental battleships and beautifully preserved architecture barely scratches the surface of attractions in Charleston. You can be as adventurous or as tame as you like. Best of all, our mild climate means you can enjoy most of our sights year-round.

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A bustling kitchen retail shop where you’ll find the artistry, equipment and gadgets that help you make culinary magic happen, with a teaching kitchen featuring enjoy-it-now, fun-filled cooking classes led by our talented instructors. Open seven days a week. Now you’re cookin’.
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Since 1918, three generations of this family-owned retailer have outfitted the best-dressed Southern gentleman. Located in downtown Charleston SC, find classic and unexpected selections from sportswear to fine clothing for men & women from the best names in the industry.
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Over 25 Galleries within walking distance in the French Quarter of downtown Charleston (see website for map). French Quarter Art Walks are the First Friday of March, May, October and December from 5 to 8pm.
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Corrigan Gallery presents local, contemporary fine art with presence and a future of museum quality. Works are available for all budgets and discerning collectors. Second market Charleston Renaissance works are also handled. 27 years of experience is behind the gallery.
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Recognized by Vogue and Marie Claire magazines as one of the top boutiques in the country, this King Street destination stocks over 50 of the world's best designers including Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, MSGM, & 3.1 Phillip Lim and features their entire selection online at www.hampdenclothing.com.
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The Charleston Angler is the premier fishing and fly tackle shop in Charleston. Our local "Redfish" brand stickers, t-shirts, and hats are available in all 5 locations. We don't just sell fishing, we eat, sleep, and breathe it!
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Two fabulous floors of beads from all over the world, carrying just everything to do with beading of all kinds. Largest & best stocked store in Southeast. 12-6 M-Th, 11-6 Fri, 11-5 Sat, 1-5 Sun. Well worth a visit.
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Located in an 18th Century building, this unique shop is a menagerie of designer and estate jewelry, beautiful antique silver and unusual gifts. Specializing in exquisite ideas for events. Over 100 years on King Street and is the place for locals to shop.
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Masters of our craft, we aim to share our illuminating experiences of candle-making through scent, touch, and sight. Home to more than 30 brands of unique candles and thoughtful gifts, Candlefish is an inspiration destination.
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Two fabulous floors of beads await you! You'll find over 25,000 strands of gemstones, 4,000 strands of fresh-water pearls, approximately 16,000 strands of glass, and anything else to make stunning jewelry. If you love making jewelry, you'll love this terrific store!
Affordabike Bicycle Shop
Come to Affordabike for custom-made beach cruisers, unmatched labor and rental prices, and the largest selection of bikes and accessories in town. We are known for our friendly and professional staff. Free pickup/drop off for rental bikes.
Anglin Smith Fine Art
Anglin Smith Fine Art is Charleston’s gallery for contemporary realism and color. The gallery features works by Lowcountry painter Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets, painters Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith Hughes, and photographer Tripp Smith, among other artists.
Atrium Art Gallery
“Charleston’s Most Exciting Art Space” - Featuring Contemporary Art, Abstract, Realism, Landscape, Lowcountry Art and Black and White Photography. We are located in the French Quarter of Downtown Charleston at 61 QUEEN STREET between Church and Meeting Streets.
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.
Berlins For Women
Famous for the most fabulous special occasion frocks in the southeast. Known for interesting sportswear, and new designers. Service unparalleled since 1883 and still at the top of their game. Fourth generation Ellen Berlin continues the Family tradition with an eye for the total Customer experience. Private parking across the street.
Blue Bicycle Books
Blue Bicycle Books is Charleston's favorite locally-owned bookstore. With over 50,000 used, rare, local and new books, the store focuses on connecting writers with readers, through its writing programs and many events and book signings. Founded in 1995.
Bob Ellis
A celebrated Southern institution and, for years, a first name in Charleston shopping. Today, its reputation continues to precede itself as a full-service shoe salon selling designer labels like Jimmy Choo, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Yves St. Laurent, Manolo Blahnik and Gucci. Sizes AAAA, 3 ˝-12.
Brackish
Feather bow ties handcrafted locally in Charleston. Every tie is a sustainable work of art and a perfect addition to any southern wedding. We pride ourselves on genuine, intricate detail not found in mass production.
Brooks Brothers
As America's oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is a global brand offering classically styled apparel and accessories for men, women, and boys. We invite you to visit our location at 205 King Street in downtown Charleston.
Candy Shop Vintage
One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop these unique pieces, along with Deirdre’s collection of Charleston Rice Beads offered in array of colors and finishes.
Candy Shop Vintage
One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop these unique pieces, along with Deirdre’s collection of Charleston Rice Beads offered in array of colors and finishes.
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 micro boutiques. This historic landmark is the best place to pick up a wide variety of authentic Lowcountry souvenirs.
Charleston Distilling Co.
A small batch distillery making handcrafted spirits for people who care about how things are made. Using local grains, we mill, distill and bottle, creating quality SC certified spirits. Located downtown on King St. Tours and tastings: Monday - Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Reservations Recommended.
Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association
CFADA member galleries support the future arts with two major events - Palette & Palate Stroll (July) and the Charleston Fine Art Weekend (November) raising funds for art scholarship and art supplies for the Charleston County High schools.
Charleston International Antiques Show
English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, architectural elements, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. Tickets: online or 843-722-3405.
Charleston Rice Beads
Charleston Rice Beads by Candy Shop Vintage are a revivial of popular vintage design. Local jewelry designer Deirdre Zahl has reimagined these fabulous chains that pay homage to our city’s port history, in necklaces and bracelets in an array of colors and styles.
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier
Located on Society Street, slightly off King, third generation French Chocolatier Christophe Paume is creating an art of chocolate. This French Chocolate Cafe features sandwiches, baguette, Locally roasted coffee, French pastry, hand-painted chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate sculptures, and...chocolate shoes. Reward yourself.
Colonial Candle
For more than 100 years, Colonial Candle has been a leader in premium candle industry. Proudly made in the USA and based in Charleston, our exclusive oval jars provide clean, even burn and are available in over 75 on trend fragrances.
Dog & Horse Fine Art
Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture represents leading talent by US and European artists. Along with extensive inventory, the gallery is a matchmaker for portraits as well as a consultant building important collections of 19th - 21st century works for clients.
F & J Beverage Co. LLC
Whether barside, boatside, or beachside….go ahead, make it Fat & Juicy and start the party early. Touted by Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Beverage Media among other, Fat & Juicy Bloody Mary mix is available online and at select retailers nationwide.
Finicky Filly
Nestled in the heart of downtown on historic King Street, this prominent mother-daughter store has been a local favorite for thirteen years. Features designers Joie, Lela Rose, D.Exterior, Fabiana Filippi, Etro, and over forty other luxurious brands.
Finicky Filly
Nestled in the heart of downtown on historic King Street, this prominent mother-daughter store has been a local favorite for thirteen years. Features designers Joie, Lela Rose, D.Exterior, Fabiana Filippi, Etro, and over forty other luxurious brands.
Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street
Charleston's destination for fine art, Gallery Row is located on Historic Broad Street. A "must see" for serious art collectors. A year-round schedule of fine art events, including First Friday Art Walks, A Taste of the Arts, Blues on Broad and Spoleto Soleil.
George C. Birlant & Co. Antiques
Since 1922, for over ninety years, we have been the anchor for Charleston's historic Antiques District. Third generation, family owned antiques establishment specializing in 18th and 19th century furniture, silver, china, crystal & brass as well as bench made reproductions. Exclusive makers of the original Charleston Battery Bench®.
Gold Creations
Celebrating 40 years, Gold Creations, located in the Historic City Market since 1975, provides a unique selection of fine jewelry. Our 14K gold and sterling silver collections include our signature Charleston Charms, elegant Charleston Gates, and timeless Charleston Rice Beads.
Gold Creations
Celebrating 40 years, Gold Creations, located in the Historic City Market since 1975, provides a unique selection of fine jewelry. Our 14K gold and sterling silver collections include our signature Charleston Charms, elegant Charleston Gates, and timeless Charleston Rice Beads.
Haute Hanger
Opened in 2010 as a sister store to The Finicky Filly, Haute Hanger's goal is to provide Charleston with on-trend fashion at affordable prices. We proudly feature the latest styles in shoes, clothing, jewelry and more from various Los Angeles based designers.
Helena Fox Fine Art, LLC
French Quarter of historic Charleston. Specializes in fine contemporary representational art. Established in 2004, the gallery is a compilation of national and international artists, including Southern painter, West Fraser. The work mingles impressionistic landscapes, maritime paintings, still lifes and more.
High Wire Distilling
Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, High Wire Distilling Company makes premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. They offer tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday from 11AM to 5PM.
Horton Hayes Fine Art
Located at the corner of State and Queen Streets in historic downtown Charleston. The Gallery features original works by locally and nationally recognized artists. Subject matter in the gallery includes landscapes, still-life, figurative works and architectural depictions rendered in oil, pastel or watercolor.
Jackson Davenport Vision Center
Jackson Davenport has been delivering on our commitment to exceptional quality and personal service for over fifty years, making us the Lowcountry’s choice for quality vision for 3 generations. Polarized sunglasses from Costa Del Mar, Oakley, Ray-Ban and Maui Jim.
Joint Venture Estate Jewelers
Established in 1990, specializing in consignments of fine, preowned, estate jewelry & watches. Our collection spans decades and includes platinum engagement rings, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, Omega, Rolex, Patek, unique one-of-a-kind pieces. All manner of fine jewelry and watch repair done on-site. Watch batteries replaced while you wait.
King of Pops
King of Pops specializes in locally sourced, all natural frozen treats. We strive to use the freshest ingredients available and partner with local farmers bring you unique Low Country flavors. Our handmade pops will bring a refreshing twist to any gathering.
King Street Antique District
Voted the “best antique shopping in the U.S.” by the readers of Travel + Leisure. Find antiques from any period and from all over the world, plus charming hotels, fine dining, fashion boutiques, gifts and fine jewelry.
King Street Fashion District
Named one of the “10 Top Shopping Districts in USA” by Forbes Traveler. The Fashion District has handbags and shoes straight from the runway, European lingerie, top designer fashions, jewelry and eyewear. Boutique hotels, great restaurants and superb salons.
Le Creuset Boutique
Featuring an assortment of Le Creuset cookware from iconic cast iron cookware, to versatile stoneware and innovative wine accessories, the flagship Le Creuset Boutique has just the right item in store for you. 112 N. Market Street (at Meeting Street), Charleston SC 29401.
Lee Bros
The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, founded in 1994 by Charleston-raised siblings Matt Lee and Ted Lee, is the mail-order source for southern foods that launched the Lee Bros.' careers as nationally-known writers, TV commentators, and the authors of three award-winning cookbooks.
Lily
Purveyors of life’s little luxuries. Witty cards, intoxicating toiletries, vintage jewels, Belgian Linen, bits of architectural salvage & Lowcountry delicacies, are just a few of the fabulous finds tucked into this bright & charming shop.
Lowcountry Olive Oil
A sampling of our delicious Carolina-infused olive oils and vinegars is just a taste of what you’ll discover inside our historic store. Make us your go-to shop for local gifts and delectable treats—from art and candles to homegrown snacks and spices.
Lowcountry Olive Oil
A sampling of our delicious Carolina-infused olive oils and vinegars is just a taste of what you’ll discover inside our historic store. Make us your go-to shop for local gifts and delectable treats—from art and candles to homegrown snacks and spices.
Market Shop of Historic Charleston Foundation
The anchor store of the newly renovated Great Hall at the City Market. Featuring locally-made and inspired gifts including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. Daily 9:30am-6pm.
Market Shop of Historic Charleston Foundation
The anchor store of the newly renovated Great Hall at the City Market. Featuring locally-made and inspired gifts including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. Daily 9:30am-6pm.
Mercantile
Located inside the Cigar Factory, the 7,500 square feet project will feature a provisions style retail center, a casual eatery, several provision stations, a coffee shop and a 1,700 square foot casual bar. Modeled after Star Provisions in Atlanta, the retail space will feature a series of indoor markets all featuring unique, gourmet food items, gifts, cookware and more.
Moon and Lola Charleston
Best known for its personalized accessories, including its signature acrylic monogram. In addition to its iconic metal monograms, nameplates, initial charms and cuff links, the line includes sparkly earrings, stackable rings, state charms, Greek accessories and home and gift items.
MoonPie General Store
Chattanooga Bakery's first MoonPie General Store complete with an old fashion soda fountain. Adjacent to the popular open-air City Market. Factory-fresh MoonPies, icy-cold RC Cola, unique gifts, MoonPie apparel, gourmet foods, toys, folk art, ice creams, floats, widescreen TVs with MoonPie footage, photo kiosk.
Ombra Moderno
Sunglasses, Readers and Opticals. Retro eyewear from Tart Optical, stylish shades from Illesteva, meticulously crafted eyewear from Berlin’s Lunette Kollektion, vintage sunglasses, and a boatload of Eyebobs share the shelves with a curated collection of fashionable books.
Ombra Moderno
Sunglasses Boutique. A curated collection of retro inspired and fashion-forward sunglasses from independent designers from NY to Berlin, with collections meticulously handcrafted by family run manufacturers in Italy, France, Greece, and Japan.
Paint Nite Charleston
Paint the town red as Paint Nite’s social painting instructor leads you step by step to create your own acrylic masterpiece with provided supplies at a hot local bar or restaurant around Charleston. Use Coupon Code "TRAVEL20" for $20 off your ticket!!!
Pauline Books and Media
Operated by the Daughters of St. Paul, Pauline Books & Media has a complete selection of Bibles, Christian books, music, confirmation gifts, medals, children’s books, cards and candles. Located on the corner of King and Beaufain Streets.
Paulo Geiss Jewelers
For over 25 years, Paulo Geiss Jewelers offers the finest jewelry and timepieces available in downtown Charleston. Discover the best from celebrated masters such as Rolex, Kwiat, Roberto Coin, Precision Set and Ritani. Member of American Gem Society. Graduate gemologists on site.
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. In addition to the boutique, Pink Dot Beauty Bar bar boasts a gorgeous second floor Special Events studio. In this centuries old building, bridal parties, private groups and the like gather to celebrate their special occasion and remember to feel beautiful!
Preservation Society of Charleston Book and Gift Shop
Featuring fine books and gifts relating to Charleston's history and architecture, book signings and special events, we are the oldest community membership-based preservation organization in America. Open Monday -Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and "Second Sundays".
Queen Street Grocery
Established in 1922, Charleston’s oldest corner store has been a little bit of everything through the years: from a true butchery, a 60′s candy shop, and late-night convenience store. It’s newest personality is the neighborhood corner store of your dreams.
Rapport
Stemming from the French term “rapporter,” Rapport refers to a woman’s harmonious relationship with her clothier and her clothes. 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.
Rewined, LLC
We believe in doing every step of our candle making process by hand while using the richest ingredients available. Candles handcrafted from a repurposed wine bottle. Fragrance carefully blended to mimic the flavors and aromas found in your favorite wines. Located at the Historic Charleston City Market.
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. Each original piece is marked with the signature hidden ruby – Coin’s blessing for long life, health and happiness.
Savannah Bee Company
Savannah Bee Company is a specialty honey and beeswaxed-based body care company. Come by our King Street location to experience our signature honey tasting and try our all-natural and luxurious body care products.
Shirtini
Modern classics, effortless style, and a curated selection of menswear inspired shirts for women, all buttoned up in a crisp white shop. Charleston's go to shop for the perfect white shirt.
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. Friendly settings to view the art and meet attending artist. Browsers welcome. Wedding gift registry available.
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 and elegant.
The Boutique
The Boutique is a Charleston institution which has been in business for over fifty years. It carries the finest gifts, china, linens, and lingerie. Charlestonians and their friends know that they will always find that special gift at The Boutique.
The Brass Pirate
The Brass Pirate is Charleston's only Pirate shop. We have exclusive pirate/nautical items. Treasure hunts are conducted daily, learn about pirates and see the city! We now offer laser tag rentals- You pick them up or we bring the FUN to you!
The Fudgery, Inc.
Pungent chocolate aromas alert senses strolling on Market Street. Joyous sounds of the fudgery's enthusiastic singing fudgemakers greet...fudge, ice cream and more! Not another chain...our unique people make each fudgery wonderfully different!
The George Gallery
The George Gallery represents local and nationally recognized contemporary artists such as Tim Hussey, Brian Coleman, Amanda Norman, Whitney Kreb, Alan Taylor Jeffries, Paul Yanko, Tom Stanley, Sally King Benedict and Melinda Mead Scharstein. The gallery includes work that is thought provoking, innovative and of museum quality.
The Peanut Shop of Charleston
We've been carefully hand-roasting the finest and largest Virginia Peanuts available for nearly 40 years. Visit our newest store in Charleston for uniquely Southern gourmet foods, thoughtful gifts, nostalgic candies, and nut specialties. We sample every day. Mail order shipping available.
The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation
Featuring locally-made and inspired gifts including a comprehensive collection of Charleston-related books, home accessories and an abundant collection of garden furnishings and accessories in the lovely courtyard. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. M-Sa 9am-6pm, Su 12-5pm.
The Shops Of Historic Charleston Foundation
Locally-made and inspired gifts and packages including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats perfect for welcome backs or corporate gifts. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. M-Sa 9am-6pm, Su 12-5pm.
Tiger Lily
Voted "Charleston's Best Florist" since 2000, Tiger Lily is known for creating luxury floral designs and wedding decor. With locations downtown and on Kiawah, Tiger Lily delivers tos Charleston's best homes, hotels, restaurants and event venues daily.
Wonder Works
With toys for all ages of imagination, Charleston’s favorite local toy store fascinates visitors with 'wonderfuntastical' toys, gifts, books and gadgets that inspire creativity and a sense of wonder! Visit us in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, West Ashley and Kiawah Island.