The city of Charleston South Carolina is known for many things. Its historical buildings, lush green gardens, cobblestone streets and many other things make up its fame. One thing many visitors (and sometimes locals) overlook is the eclectic variety of shops around the area. Charleston has some of the best shopping opportunities in South Carolina and here are just a few you shouldn’t miss.
Hampden Clothing is considered by many of the best fashion magazines as one of the top boutiques in the U.S. Just celebrating their 5 year anniversary, Hampden is growing in popularity in Charleston and around the country. Hampden carries many of the world’s top designers such as Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang and Rebecca Taylor.
Butterfly Consignment Boutique
Butterfly is a consignment boutique but they deal in authentic brand name merchandise like J. Crew, Tory Burch, True Religion, Gucci, Prada, Versace etc. They carry like-new jeans, shirts, purses, shoes of all styles. If you love authentic brand name merchandise, but don’t have the cash to buy it brand new, check out Butterfly Consignment Boutique.
Kids on King
Kids on King is a great clothing store for children with ranging sizes from newborn to 16. They offer everything from children’s formal wear to jeans and T-shirts. This store is locally owned and specializes in hand smocked clothing, shoes, and toys for children. Visit Kids on King to get the perfect gift for your son or daughter, niece or nephew.
The Vault is a sports apparel retailer unlike any other. At The Vault you will find MLB, NFL, NHL, and college gear from yesteryear. The clothing has the look and feel of a worn vintage piece straight from the shelf. Find your favorite team’s jersey or hat from back in the day at The Vault.
The Brass Pirate
The Brass Pirate is fun for anyone. This wonderful little treasure in the heart of Charleston that sells all sorts of pirate paraphernalia. Whether it be T-Shirts and hats, or Compasses and Spyglasses, the Brass Pirate has it. You can find just about anything , so long as it has a skull and crossbones on it.
Old City Market
The Old City Market is a must-see for any visitor to Charleston. The Market is open 365 days a year and every day until around 6:00PM. Three open air buildings and one enclosed building provide the space for over 100 merchants, many of them local, to sell their wares to the general public. If you are planning a shopping trip in Charleston, you absolutely have to go to the Market.
These are just some of the great stores Charleston has to offer. If you are planning on making the trip for some shopping, consider staying at the Shem Creek Inn just outside of downtown Charleston. Shem Creek Inn is just across the Cooper River Bridge from historic Charleston and is a fantastic hotel to relax and unwind after a long day of shopping around town. Book your room today at Shem Creek Inn for your next trip to Charleston South Carolina.