Specialty Shops in Charleston, SC in Charleston/Downtown

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.

Keep Shop

Keep Shop, a luxury retail experience located in the lobby of Emeline, features a variety of handcrafted treasures by some of Charleston’s most preeminent artists and makers.

Candlefish

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.

Amanda Lindroth

An island inspired collection of raffia and rattan housewares, totes and furniture created by the interior designer, Amanda Lindroth.

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.

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.

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.

Fieldshop by Garden & Gun

Nestled within The Dewberry hotel, Fieldshop by Garden & Gun pays homage to the iconic Southern magazine with a collection of curated accessories, housewares and pantry items.

Historic Charleston Museum Shop

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

House of Nomad

House of Nomad is a boutique retailer and interior design firm offering décor items that have been carefully curated by co-founders Kelley Lentini, and Berkeley Minkhorst.

Jackson Davenport Vision Center

Serving Charleston for over 67 years with the ultimate, unique, eye-care experience. With boutique brands such as Lindberg, Cartier, Anne Et Valentin, Matsuda, Lunor & more.

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.

Mercantile and Mash

Located inside the Cigar Factory, featuring coffee service, butcher and pastry counters, casual bar, and unique retail provisions.

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.

Norton and Hodges

Luxury accessories inspired by Africa that capture the lifestyle of the South across handbags, hats, collars, footwear, scarves and jewelry. Shopping available by appointment.

Preservation Society of Charleston Book and Gift Shop

The Preservation of Society Shop features an assortment of locally crafted specialty items from a wide collection of artisans.

Sweet Belgium Waffles

Family-owned and operated Belgian waffle bakery that uses only the finest ingredients and traditional methods to produce exceptional waffles with an endless array of toppings.

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 Port Mercantile

This uniquely curated shopping destination is a modern day mercantile with an upmarket touch, offering thoughtful essentials you didn’t know you needed until you saw them.

The Preservation Society of Charleston

The Preservation of Society Shop features an assortment of locally crafted specialty items from a wide collection of artisans.

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.

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.

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!

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