Shopping in Downtown Charleston
Charleston is known for its history, dining, and definitely–shopping! Whether you are searching for locally made products, souvenirs, or luxury brands, you are sure to find everything you need in Downtown Charleston. See below for our guide to shopping in Downtown Charleston.
There are many places to shop and dine in King Street’s three districts. The Lower King Street “Antiques District” stretches from Broad Street to Market Street and was voted the “Best Antique Shopping in the U.S.” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The Middle King Street “Fashion District” (from Market Street to Calhoun Street) is named for its mix of charming locally-owned boutiques and well-known national brands. The Upper King Street “Design and Dining District” can be found from Marion Square to Spring Street. This district is one of the busiest and is known for its excellent dining options and nightlife. In addition, on the second Sunday of every month, King Street is blocked to traffic so that locals and visitors of all ages can enjoy live music, alfresco dining, and shopping.
Address: 188 Meeting Street
Visit one of the most historic places the city has to offer. Located in the heart of Downtown, the Charleston City Market has a design structure unlike anything in the city. Purchase or just window shop from local vendors offering items from sweet treats to jewelry to sweetgrass baskets. The market is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) and operates daily from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Address: 51B George Street
Phone: (843) 573-7256
House of Sage was opened in 2009 by husband and wife duo Chris and Erin Abagnale. This chic boho boutique is located in the heart of Downtown and offers something for everyone! Chris and Erin have spent years seeking out the latest styles and trends, making this store popular with visitors and locals alike. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30-6 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm.
Address: 202 King Street
Phone: (843) 804-6710
For more than 25 years, this locally owned men’s apparel shop has offered unparalleled service and classic southern-style clothing and accessories. Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday, 12 pm – 3:00 pm.
Address: 294 King Street
Phone: (843) 723-8603
Founded in 1917, this family-owned retailer offers our customers one of the widest assortments of men’s specialty brands in the country and is known for its vast selection within each of the brands it selects. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-7 pm; Sunday 12-5:30 pm.
Address: 308 King Street
Phone: (843) 723-3594
Joseph Croghan, a hand engraver and jeweler, opened his store more than 100 years ago and is the oldest family-owned jewelry store in the city. The store features unique antiques and estate finds. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Sunday Closed.
Address: 207 King Street
Phone: (843) 371-1434
Candlefish is an extraordinary candle shop featuring 100 unique scents curated for every candle. It’s also a great place to grab a few friends to create your very own custom candle! The classes are fun and relaxed and offer the perfect opportunity to chat, sip wine, and create a great keepsake! Hours: Monday-Sunday 10 am-8 pm.
Address: 46 Spring Street
Phone: (843) 813-9920
The Tiny Tassel—a jewelry, clothing, and accessories brand inspired by the vibrant colors of Charleston—was founded by Mimi Striplin and started as an online store. In March 2021, Mimi opened a brick-and-mortar store selling her signature pieces like tiny tassel earrings, comfy garments, and beautiful handbags in classic prints and bright and bold colors.