Charleston Shopping

One-of-a-kind boutiques, where the hottest trends in fashion hang on the racks, make up an important part of the contemporary Charleston shopping experience. Long-established, Christian Michi anchors the corner of Market and King across from the former Saks Fifth Avenue; its window displays are like artworks, and its innovative and European designs are treasured by well-heeled, sophisticated

clients. Forever 21 has replaced Saks, which is indicative of Charleston's demographics. More mature shoppers are pleased to find such high-end shops that sell either their own designer fashions or carry names that are found in Paris, New York, and South Beach, like Kate Spade in the Shops at Charleston Place.

High-end shoe stores make up a category that tends to draw repeat visitors. The number and quality of shoe stores on King Street is surprising for the city's size. Family-owned shops like Berlin's are city institutions. Newer shops like Sugar Snap Peas cater to the growing family demographic.

The Upper King District has furniture shops interspersed between the clothing boutiques and restaurants. These locally owned shops give the personal service that has always been a hallmark of existing King Street merchants in this area. The revival of this neighborhood has sparked a new wave of home-fashion stores; long-term antiques hunters, accustomed to buying on Lower King, have been lured uptown as well. Haute Design is one of the most tasteful of these shops, offering a wide selection of antiques, particularly lighting, imported from France and Italy. Charleston has more than 25 fine-art galleries, making it one of the top art towns in America. Local Lowcountry art, which includes both traditional landscapes of the region as well as more contemporary takes, is among the most prevalent styles here. Such innovative artists as Betty Smith and Fred Jamar, a Belgian known for his whimsical cityscapes, can give you a piece of Charleston to keep close until your next visit. Collectors will find high-end nationally and internationally renowned work in such exquisite galleries as Ann Long Fine Art and the more contemporary Martin Gallery.

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Ann Long Fine Art

  • Art Galleries

Serious art collectors head to Ann Long Fine Art for neoclassical and modern works. This world-class gallery has some outstanding, albeit...

Bachelor Hill Antiques

  • Antiques/Collectibles

David Evans displays an eclectic mix of fine furnishings, antiques, art, and '50s finds in inspiring roomlike tableaux. The fair prices...

Ben Silver

  • Clothing

Charleston's own Ben Silver, premier purveyor of blazer buttons, has more than 800 designs, including college and British regimental...

Berlin's Clothing Store

  • Clothing

Family-owned for four generations, this Charleston institution has a reputation as a destination for special-occasion clothing. The store,...

Billy Reid

  • Clothing

The darling of Southern tailors offers fashion-forward shoppers the best in aristocratic men's and women's clothing. Be sure to check...

Bits of Lace

  • Clothing

When this exclusive lingerie shop opened in 1977, no one thought it would make it in such a conservative town. It's still here and now...

Blue Bicycle Books

  • Books/Stationery

Look for out-of-print and rare books, including hardcover classics, at the recently remodeled Blue Bicycle Books. It has a large selection...

Bob Ellis

  • Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

In business for more than 60 years, this Charleston landmark sells some gorgeous shoes from Prada, Manolo Blahnik, YSL, Jimmy Choo, and...

Buckar Jewelry Architects

  • Jewelry/Accessories

This shop has been crafting custom-design jewelry in Charleston for decades. The friendly staff will take the time to visit as well as...

Carolina Lanterns

  • Household Items/Furniture

Stop in for copper gas and electric lanterns based on designs from downtown's Historic District, as well as a host of other lights and...

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