Whether you’re browsing the racks at high-fashion boutiques or treating yourself to local designs, you’re sure to find something to treasure in the Lowcountry. Scroll on for our Complete Shopping Guide to Charleston, including the top spots to shop clothing, jewelry, art, specialty products and more.
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A haberdasher’s dream! Ben Silver's custom bowties, tortoiseshell spectacles, jewelry-quality blazer buttons and other tasteful accessories are prized by customers around the world.
Located within Belmond Charleston Place's grand lobby, these shops are an eclectic collection of world-renowned stores nestled in the heart of Charleston's downtown shopping district.
Colorful, coastal and fashionable describes the styles at Spartina 449, a Lowcountry inspired women's lifestyle brand featuring linen and leather handbags, apparel, accessories and jewelry.
Jordan Lash is Charleston's premier men's clothing store offering a variety of notable brands, along with unparalleled service, located on historic King Street.
Highlighted in a host of magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, for its avant-garde designer apparel, Hampden Clothing offers hands-on styling and a waiting lounge with a fully-stocked bar (for boyfriends and husbands who don’t share their significant other’s penchant for shopping).
Stop in Seyahan Jewelry at 57 Broad Street and sip Turkish coffee while admiring a curated selection of jewelry handcrafted by highly-skilled artisans using centuries-old traditional techniques. Seyahan is owned by American-German couple Laura and Matthias, who pride themselves on working one on one with artisans on a sustainable basis. Their partners include master craftsmen and women's cooperatives, all located in the regions of Turkey.
Stroll straight into Shoes on King and you'll stroll out with the most fashion-forward kicks around. This boutique features a curated collection of shoes from both well-known and emerging designers.
You'll find a curated selection of independent designers from the United States, Europe and Japan at Indigo & Cotton, which has been named among the top 100 men's stores in America by GQ.
This sparkling nook is a treasure trove of heirloom silver, estate jewelry and classic gifts. Sisters Mariana Croghan Hay and Rhett Croghan Outten are the third generation owners of this gleaming boutique that has been in business for more than 100 years.
Since 1917, three generations of this family-owned retailer have outfitted the best-dressed gentlemen in sportswear to find clothing from the best brands in the industry. In addition to sport coats and golf shirts, M. Dumas & Sons offers apparel embroidered with the state’s beloved Palmetto tree and crescent moon emblem.
Gold Creations has been charming visitors in the historic Charleston City Market for more than 45 years. Proudly family run and operated by the second generation, this boutique shop offers a vast selection of Charleston-style jewelry.
This luxury department store offers both women’s and men’s designer clothing and accessories, along with a first class shopping experience. Pop in and browse through beautiful designs by Alice + Olivia, Saint Laurent and more.
Charlestonian Callie's hallmark hors d’oeuvre - a delectable, bite-sized biscuit made with finely chopped artisanal country ham, Dijon mustard, and butter - became a made-in-Charleston sensation and the rest is history! Callie's Biscuits have appeared in Saveur, Food & Wine, Southern Living, The New York Times, and the list goes on and on!
Charleston Specialty Foods offers a wide variety of Southern sweets and treats from the best local brands around. From benne wafers to pecan pralines to specialty sauces, this is your one stop shop.
Cocktail enthusiasts delight in Bittermilk! Bittermilk is a line of cocktail mixers made by bartenders with real ingredients. INSIDER'S TIP: Try the Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned. It's a favorite!
Sustainably harvested from Bulls Bay, a pristine estuary in Charleston, this line of solar evaporated sea salt is designed for the discerning home and personal chef. This salt caught the eye of Martha Stewart, and it is available at the Charleston City Market.
Fresh and locally roasted, King Bean is the Lowcountry's coffee of choice. Founded on the simple idea of bringing good coffee to the South, owner and founder Kurt Weinberger began King Bean in his parents' garage in South Carolina in 1994, and boy are we glad he did!
Charleston Mix is made with an indubitable collection of premium ingredients that have been native to Lowcountry pantries for centuries. It’s tasty good and sure to put the wind in your sail with it’s multi-layers of flavor. It’s the Bloody Mary perfected.
From local art to Lowcountry cookbooks to specialty Charleston products, the Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation feature a variety of locally-made and inspired gifts in support of local preservation efforts.
A favorite of Charleston residents and celebrities alike, Bill Murray and Blake Lively included, Brackish began with a quest for the perfect groomsmen gift and quickly turned into a thriving business. Every feather is hand-selected to create the perfect piece of art for any black tie affair.
Ready to #ExploreCharleston on two wheels? Design your own bike online (via BildaBike.com) and pick it up on historic King Street, where all Bilda Bikes are designed and assembled! For those in town for a short while looking to cruise, rentals are also available.
Old Whaling Co's bar soaps, bath bombs, salt scrubs and body butters are expertly crafted by hand in the Lowcountry and delivered to the Charleston City Market, as well as more than 200 retailers throughout the country!
Blue Bicycle Books winks at sidewalk travelers with its modest ten-foot picture window. Step inside and discover the narrow façade belies a deep and winding trove of books - more than 50,000 volumes, including the most complete collection anywhere of used, rare and new Charleston material.
Erected in 1804, the Charleston City Market exists as one of the oldest public markets in the United States. Comprised of four historic buildings that span more than 30,000 square feet, the Charleston City Market is home to 285 local vendors, including 56 artisans who weave sweetgrass baskets, one of the region’s prized indigenous crafts.
Coastal Touch offers creatively designed and locally made quality products inspired by the history of Charleston. From sweetgrass key chains to bottle stoppers, you're sure to find something special to treasure.
From benne wafers to handmade oyster shuckers, Buy Way of Charleston offers an array of local foods and products.
Home to more than 30 brands of unique candles and gifts, Candlefish is a destination for inspiration. INSIDER'S TIP: Join the chandlers for a hands-on, candle-making workshop and bring home your own creation sure to please the senses.
Find a beautiful new piece for your home at Corrigan Gallery, which exhibits beautiful contemporary works of art. There are new works available on a regular basis, so be sure to add a stop to this gem to your calendar often.
Step into the Grand Bohemian Gallery, one of the most eclectic and visually stimulating art galleries in the nation, and admire the collection on display before shopping from a selection of jewelry, paintings, ornaments and original works of art.