The Charleston Shopping Guide

From designer duds to timeless home decor—and everything in between—it can all be found right here in Charleston. Thanks to fabulous customer service and stylish retail experts, our local boutiques offer an unmatched shopping experience. Read on for some of our favorite places to shop around town. We hope you’re able to visit them all in person, but if not, most are able to ship anywhere in the country. So get out there and shop small, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

By ALALA (46A Spring Street). If you’re looking for an outfit for a night on the town, By ALALA is a sure bet. They boast a fusion of fashion and interiors. This boutique sells statement pieces, sure to impress the Charleston social scene. Instagram

Charleston Candle Co. (218 Saint Philip Street). Family owned and produced, Charleston Candle Co.’s signature scents are a Holy City must. We recommend Spanish Moss candles, as well as some fancy matches and brass candle snuffers! Instagram

Harper and Hartford (44A Spring Street), Their slogan of “Curious. Cultivated. Curated” is spot on for this chic boutique. Here you can find unique pieces including women’s wear, jewelry, bags and gifts. Instagram

Taxidermy (84 Spring Street). Upscale leather goods. Taxidermy offers luxury bags, purses, belts, shoes and dog accessories, to name a few. These bags are a Charleston staple and everyone aspires to have one. Instagram

The Ben Silver Collection (149 King Street). This wonderful store is a must for men’s and women’s classic styles. As a pop culture plus, those who watch the Netflix show Outer Banks will recognize this store as the place John B. and Sarah Cameron get their alter ego outfits. Instagram

The Charleston City Market (188 Church Street). Located right around the corner from Hotel Emeline, the City Market offers an opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs and locally made goods. You could spend several hours leisurely strolling from booth to booth, finding Charleston treasures. Instagram

Shop Historic Charleston (108 Meeting Street). Shop Historic Charleston is a hidden gem. They stock upscale housewares and distinctively Charleston items.

King Street. King Street shopping is a must when visiting the Holy City. The street consists of clothing boutiques, children’s shops, pet stores, shoes, handbags, you name it.

Maris DeHart (32 Vendue Range #100). A women’s boutique featuring everything from clothing to pajamas to unique gifts. This shop has a fun vibe—and an adorable seating area if your partner’s not quite up for shopping. Instagram

M. Dumas and Sons (294 King Street). For men’s clothing and accessories, this tried-and-true Charleston establishment carries everything from t-shirts to high end men’s clothing. Some of the notable brands include Smathers and Branson, Yeti, and Barbour. Instagram

Businesses in bold indicate they are The Scout Guide Charleston members.

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