A Guide To

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.


King Street

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.

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Charleston City Market

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.

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House of Sage

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.

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Jordan Lash Charleston

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.

M. Dumas & Sons

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.

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Shops at Charleston Place

Address: 205 Meeting Street

Phone: (843) 722-4900

The shops at Charleston Place’s grand lobby is home to world-renowned luxury stores including Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

Hampden Clothing

Address: 314 King Street

Phone: (843) 724-6373

One of the top boutiques in the country, Hampden Clothing offers a unique assortment of pieces from over 50 of the world’s best designers. Private appointments are available. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 am-6 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm.


Croghan's Jewel Box

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.

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The Tiny Tassel

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.


Southern Ruetz

Address: 128 Meeting Street.

Phone: (843) 259-2792

Southern Ruetz, located in the French Quarter, is a one-stop shop for hat enthusiasts and art lovers. They specialize in crafting unique, custom-made hats using high-quality materials like Australian wool. If you’re feeling creative, you can participate in a walk-in hat-making session, or even book a private room for a group outing. In addition to their hat bar, Southern Ruetz boasts a “Maker Mall” overflowing with treasures from over 45 local Charleston artisans. So whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind hat or want to support the local art scene, Southern Ruetz offers a vibrant and immersive experience.