Specialty Shops

There's something special about finding something you can't get anywhere else. Charleston is home to many artisans and craftsmen that pride themselves on making one-of-a-kind goods and setting up shops to help you find exactly what you are looking for. If you have one special buy in mind, be sure to visit these specialty products shops and boutiques.

For Bare Feet Shops

Unique designs make the perfect souvenir or gift for everyone! Choose socks of your favorite sports teams, occupation, fun fashion, sea life & more! Buy 4, get $1 off.

Charleston Tea Plantation

Visit for a fun and educational one-of-a-kind experience. See & hear how tea is grown and made. Free Factory Tour, unique Gift Shop, great views and all the tea you can drink!


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 gifts.

Burris Liquor Store, Inc.

Family owned & operated since 1968, we believe in keeping our loyal customers happy by providing friendly, fast and courteous service. Located downtown-plenty of free parking.

Affordabike Bicycle Shop

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

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. 11am-5pm Daily including Sunday.

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.

Buxton Books

For everyone who loves the wonder of books. Our new, regionally-focused, independent bookstore downtown at Concord & Cumberland Sts. Frequent signings and book-based tours.

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.

Cannonborough Collective

We are a coterie of over a dozen local brands and the peninsula's only balloon bar. A few days a month, the gift shop doubles as a maker's space where workshops are held.

Caviar & Bananas Gourmet Market & Cafe

A gourmet market & cafe offering an epicurean experience to excite the senses. This upscale specialty food destination features breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.


Celadon is a fresh, fun and unexpected furniture and lifestyle shop curated through global travels and trends. The shop features artists and makers from Charleston and beyond.

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.

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!

Congregation Beth Elohim, Chosen Treasures Gifts & Judaica

In one of America’s most historic synagogues. Eclectic mix of fine gifts & Judaica featuring work from noted artists from the US and Israel. Unique and beautiful jewelry.

Dirty Billy's Hats of Charleston

See Charleston's history in headwear! Try on a historic hat and browse our vast selection of modern hats and caps for men, women and children at the best prices in town!

Edmund's Oast Exchange

Edmund’s Oast Exchange is a beer and wine retail store right next to Edmund’s Oast restaurant. The two-story space offers over 1,000 different varieties of beer and wine.

Elizabeth Stuart Design

An elegant & eclectic boutique with lush furniture, jewelry & accessories. Providing comprehensive interior design services highlighting your personalized style & originality.


Garden & Gun’s first retail concept offering a collection of fine sporting goods, apparel, barware, jewelry, gifts, entertaining notions & florals.

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!

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.


Graft is a wine shop and wine bar coming soon to Charleston. Created by two long-time friends, it is a celebration of good wine, community, and great times.

Kitchen & Company

Kitchen & Company is the authority for cooking, dining & entertaining, offering an awe-inspiring selection of merchandise to prepare & serve food.

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.


Purveyors of life’s little luxuries. Intoxicating parfum, soaps lotions & potions, bespoke jewelry, candles, handbags, home goods, tucked into an artfully curated boutique.

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.

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.

Mac & Murphy

Located in a century old home on Cannon Street, we are a specialty lifestyle boutique that specializes in all things paper from custom stationery, cards, notebooks and more.

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.

Mixson Market

Offering the finest coffees, craft beers, wines, Charleston-based fare, creative housewares & gourmet meal selections. Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am - 4pm.

MW Hunter Custom Design LLC

MW Hunter Lowcountry Gourmet Baskets & Gifts offers an array of locally-made gourmet goodies. We are known for specializing custom made baskets & gifts for any occasion.

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.

Pluff Mud Mercantile

Goods for Salt & Soul. A local Charleston shopping place with an eclectic mix of hand selected apparel, home, & gift items, small batch and mainstream, or just fun & funky.

Preservation Society of Charleston Book and Gift Shop

Featuring fine books & gifts relating to Charleston's history and architecture, book signings & special events. The only preservation organization of its kind in America.

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.

Rhodes Boutique

A specialty boutique offering ladies apparel, home décor, baby gifts, bridal, and more. We offer numerous embroidery services from personal to corporate orders.

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.

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.

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.

The Shops Of Historic Charleston Foundation

Locally-made and inspired gifts including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts.

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Charleston

Located in the heart of the French Quarter. Custom blends, salts, sugars, teas, peppers, spices and herbs making the perfect gifts for food or tea lovers.

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.

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.

Vom Fass

We pride ourselves on our unique line of high-quality oils, vinegars, and spirits, exquisitely bottled and packaged to your company's exact needs.

Wonder Works

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

Wonder Works City Market

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

Woodhouse Day Spa Charleston

Called the only real luxury spa in Charleston, we welcome you to escape into our serene spa and sip on some champagne, enjoy our cafe menu and shop in our boutique. Welcome!

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