2023 Best of the Holy City Shopping

04 Jul 2023


Antique Shop

Terrace Oaks Antique Mall


As the original antique mall of the Lowcountry, antique enthusiasts are sure to discover unique treasures inside this 10,000-square-foot James Island store. More than 60 vendors across dozens of booths span the large space with everything from vintage books, furniture, jewelry, dishes, and other timeless collectibles from days gone by. The shop specializes in preserving each items’ historical nature and favors selling items from the 1970s or older.

Appliance Store

Signature Appliance Center


Refurnish your kitchen or office dining space with quality products from this Charleston appliance hub. Impress your next dinner party guests with top-of-the-line items—everything from a microwave to a dishwasher to even a built-in coffee and/or wine storage system! But the kitchen isn’t the only room they help supply. Check out their array of washers and dryers for your family’s laundry space. With more than 100 appliance options to choose from, you won’t go home dissatisfied or empty-handed.

Art Gallery

Ben Ham Gallery


Housed in an historic, early 19th century brick building in the Upper King District, it’s one of two Ben Ham galleries in the Lowcountry; the other is based in Bluffton. His Ansel Adams-inspired images—taken using large format cameras—capture the finest of landscapes. Because each photograph is a work of art—lighting and focus key factors in his creations—its critical to his craft to conduct the right amount of artistic contemplation and recon before capturing a certain scene.

Bike Shop

Mike's Bikes


From a humble one-stop bike shop for repairs and used bikes to a successful 4,500 square-foot hotspot three decades later, Mike’s Bikes is the prime source for Charleston’s largest cruiser selection. Products include beach bikes, road bikes, kids’ bikes, baby seats, helmets, baskets, locks and more. Top product lines include Giant, Electra, Eastern, Haro, Sun and Masi. Buy a bike here and get a free year of tune-ups and a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty for your frame. They also offer custom fittings and rentals.

Blinds/Shutters/Window Treatments

A Jones Carolina Company


Achieving the perfect balance of light in any room or space is critical. Set the proper mood for reading, sleeping, studying, or just relaxing when you purchase your preferred window treatment options from this Mount Pleasant store. The knowledgeable husband-wife owners can help you find the style that matches your design taste, from plantation shutters and Roman shades to cellular and porch shades, among numerous other options. Call today for a free in-home quote and consultation.


Coastal Carolina Yacht Sales (formerly Duncan’s Boats)


Shop new or pre-owned options for your next river, lake, or ocean escapade. Boat and yacht brands include Tiara Yachts, Sabre Yachts, Back Cove Yachts, Pursuit Boats, Regal Boats and Tidewater Boats. Live out your aquatic dream and invest in the perfectly tailored water vessel for family and friend outings, or opportunities for reclusive recreation. Whether fishing, sunbathing, or cruising atop the waves, the boating experts at this North Charleston site will steer you in the right direction.

Bridal Boutique

Verita Bridal Boutique


This glamorous Mt. Pleasant-based bridal boutique is ready to hear its next blushing bride say “Yes!” to the dress! Round up the bridesmaid squad and other bridal party members for a memorable day of dress up. From gowns, heels and bling accessories to suits, ties and footwear, the store’s large selection of exclusive and exquisite items has something for everyone for the Big Day with a friendly and industry-knowledgeable no-pressure staff.

Car Dealership

Baker Motors


Do you fantasize about fresh wheels? Stop on by one of the area’s Baker Motors dealerships and peruse the lot’s high-end selection of quality vehicles. The company’s automotive service professionals are ready to meet your driving needs, whether it’s a Mercedes sedan, SUV or hard-working sprinter van you seek. Find a new, pre-owned, or pre-owned certified product to fit your preference and price point for buying or renting.

Clothing – Kids

Southern Belles


For more than 15 years, this premier “children’s clothier” destination for fashionable, name-brand apparel, accessories and shoes has helped elegantly clothe preemie newborns to children size 16. This upscale shop even has toys, gifts, décor and other specific products—like blankets, bags and burp cloths—to meet your essential childrearing needs. Find modern and traditional styles to match any occasion at this upscale Mt. Pleasant boutique. Add monogram detail to any outfit free of charge.

Clothing – Men

M. Dumas & Sons


Impress your posse by stocking your closet with classy and professional wear from this preferred men’s clothing retailer of the Lowcountry. Whether it’s for a first date or swanky work event, prepare beforehand with a trip to downtown Charleston’s King Street. Revamp your wardrobe with high-end pieces from celebrated designers like Cole Haan, Duck Head and Southern Tide to your wardrobe. Find everything from basic trousers and dress shirts to must-have accessories like belts, shoes, and even cologne.

Clothing – Women

Styledwell Boutique


When retail therapy calls, look no further than this West Ashley boutique, where top Southern, upscale fashion is the focus. Whether you’re shopping for a much-anticipated island destination—browse the Island Time and Cabana Collection options—or your closet demands newfangled and fancy finds, stock up on blouses, swimsuits, dresses, rompers and more. But don’t dismiss the need for matching accessories. Jewelry, hats, handbags, and belts are all awaiting your discovery. For online shoppers, did we mention free shipping over $150?

Consignment Clothing

Reinvented Upscale Resale


Want to look fashionable but not break the bank? This Savannah Highway destination for gently used finds has something for every customer’s taste. Dubbed Charleston’s best consignment and vintage store, this store houses a variety of exclusive and eclectic finds from apparel, shoes and hats to purses, jewelry and other unique bargains. You never know what you’ll unearth within these walls. Looking to purge some of your best possessions? Call today to book a consignment appointment.

Consignment Furniture

Mount Pleasant Mall


Searching for a signature furniture piece to solidify a room or spruce up your favorite hangout space? Peruse the eye-opening collection of consignment furniture available at Charleston’s largest resale and antique co-op mall. Shop over 100 vendors and women-owned businesses inside this 25,000-square-foot facility. With new & pre-owned furniture options for sale, among other discounted keepsakes, there’s no shortage of options. They also boast fresh daily inventory so add multiple visits here—or to their sister shop, King Street’s Charleston Mall—to your weekly calendar.


PG Countertops of Charleston


Kiss goodbye that outdated kitchen at home or work. This Summerville business is ready to help you overhaul your countertop appearance. But don’t stop at the surface. Every new kitchen also demands new cabinetry and tile backsplashes—services PG can also aid you with. How do you like the sound of marble, granite quartz, quartzite? Whether looking for durable, low maintenance, easy clean-up, heat resistant or other unique characteristic for your countertop, PG has the precise material for you.

Dive Shop

Carolina Dive Locker


Explore life under the waves with superior dive gear and scuba courses offered by this Mount Pleasant shop. Proper preparation is key to a safe, memorable sea adventure. Also, consider a first aid or free dive class at the Lowcountry’s only SSI free dive training center. They also provide local charters and international travel. Go online to review a schedule and plan your next ocean escapade.

Fabric Store

GDC Home


Now one of the largest furniture stores in the Lowcountry, this Sam Rittenberg Boulevard site has humble beginnings. Over the past three decades, they’ve earned their reputable name with quality service and an impressive variety of products. While there aren’t bolts of fabric, the knowledgeable staff can special-order specialty fabrics to revamp your space. From rugs and pillows to lighting and other décor items, tap into your domestic side and spruce up or remodel your favorite interior space.  


Haddrell's Point Tackle and Supply

Don’t plan a day on the water without including a Haddrell’s Point tackle shop in West Ashley or Mt. Pleasant. They specialize in revolutionizing your water recreation experience. In addition to buying all your bait, tackle and apparel needs, they’ll educate you on local fishing spots and events and how to make your fresh or saltwater venture one to remember. Check out their website, too, where you can find a virtual shop and informative video tutorials.

Flooring Company

Carpet Baggers Flooring


Revamp your home, office, or other facility from the ground up with one of Carpet Baggers’ endless flooring options. Engage all your senses when shopping for the best bottom layer to decorate your dwelling. Spy colors and styles, touch textures and breathe in the beauty of quality design. More than 100 options are on display in this Charleston area showroom. Choose from among vinyl, laminate, tile, and other flooring possibilities.


Charleston Flower Market


Pop into this Maybank Highway flower boutique for all the blooms you need to brighten someone’s day or liven up your own home or office space. In addition to bright blossoms, find unique gifts to pair with your perfect flower arrangement—think candles, jewelry, apparel and more! Stop by in person or order online and be sure to stay up to date on all the tricks of the floral trade with this shop’s informative blog.

Frame Shop

McGregor's Gallery Custom Framing

Highlight your favorite snapshots or a special piece of art by framing them with a customized look from this Charleston store. Staff here will take care of your valuable, sentimental and/or over-sized work and help you pick out the best frame for memorializing it on your wall or giving as a special gift. McGregor’s also welcomes commercial picture framing for every budget and an eclectic mix of creative keepsakes in their gallery. Stop by today to purchase a unique piece or gather artistic inspiration.

Furniture Store



Labeled as “Charleston’s modern homestore,” this West Ashley furniture destination specializes in timeless, Scandinavian design for any living room, dining room, bedroom or outdoor space. From chairs, sofas and tables, to lighting, décor and storage pieces, furnish your dwelling or commercial space with only the most stylish, internationally-inspired, high-end pieces. For frugal shoppers, search a number of sale items online. Hausful also offers design services to assist your room remodel. To meet with a design expert, simply call and schedule an appointment.

Garden Center

Flowertown Garden Center


This business has been blooming in Summerville since 2010. Owned and operated by Paul and Charlene Moore, Flowertown Garden Center has more than three acres of beautifully designed display areas featuring a vast array of unique plant material, trees, fountains, statuary, pottery, wrought iron and so much more. The center also boasts five uniquely designed and decorated gift shops, each offering a themed variety of gifts for every personality and occasion.

Gift Store

Two Cumberland


With two locations in downtown Charleston and Mt. Pleasant—plus a third in Spartanburg—this boutique is known for its accessories, clothes, and shoes being affordable, on-trend, and imbued with plenty of southern spirit and charm. Two Cumberland’s clothes and accessories suit any occasion, whether that's a fun night out on the town, a lovely wedding, or even just lounging on your porch with a cold pitcher of sweet tea and some close friends.

Home Accessories

Lavender Hill Designs


This artisan boutique in Mt. Pleasant was born from a desire to bring the best of Europe to Charleston, combining the local Southern style with chic European home accents and personal accessories. Owner Tracey Wannocott is a self-described Francophile who took her passion for France and coupled it with her love of traveling and shopping, providing Lavender Hill Designs with the distinctively French flair customers have come to know and love.

Home Audio

Innovative Sight & Sound


Online reviews rave about the service and support provided by Innovative Sight & Sound—and for good reason; its design and installation teams are experts in the field and provide excellent service through all phases of their clients’ projects. This company specializes in smart home automation, home theaters, media rooms, lighting solutions, motorized shades and security—and promises to work closely with you, your architect, builder, and designer to ensure a final product that exceeds expectations.


Polly's Jewelers


A sparkling reputation to match the sparkling merchandise in their stores, Polly’s Jewelers is Charleston’s largest local jeweler, with three convenient locations in Mt. Pleasant, Summerville and North Charleston. From engagement rings to earrings to tennis bracelets, this family-owned business offers the finest jewelry for every occasion, celebration, and budget. They also offer in-house watch repair, appraisal services, custom jewelry design, and will gladly buy your old jewelry when you clean out your jewelry box.

Lighting Store

Lowcountry Lighting Studio


Whether you're remodeling or building your dream home, LLS has more than 50 years of combined experience in the construction and lighting industry to work with you and your builders to brighten up your space. Services include lighting design and sales; specialized programs for contractors, designers and realtors; custom lighting design and layouts; in-home consultations, complimentary local delivery; and decorative mirror selections. LLS also offers the best in knowledge, quality and customer service for its clients.


Bits of Lace


This locally-owned boutique on Coleman Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant has the understanding of quality and fit, with a wide range of price points to meet the needs of its customers. Bits of Lace offers exclusive selections from around the world with a focus on European and domestic lingerie brands. The store carries elegant brands such as: Celestine, Empreinte, and many premiere bra companies that have been established well over 100 years. 


Velocity Powersports


Velocity is Charleston’s go-to place for new and used boats and powersport vehicles. Situated on the corner of West Montague Avenue and I-526 in North Charleston, Velocity is here to help you discover your next adventure with Powersports vehicles that give you incredible intensity and uncompromising integrity at a great price. Velocity also has a service department with certified factory-trained technicians for every brand it sells, ready to meet all your maintenance and repair needs.

Outdoor furniture

Teak & Table Outdoor Living


Anyone familiar with teak knows it makes for great outdoor furniture—durable, easy to care for and long-lasting. Team members at Teak & Table are driven by a shared belief that they can manufacture and deliver high-quality products and industry-leading prices without sacrificing design, quality, speed or service. Located in downtown Charleston, T&T has a huge collection of outdoor furniture ranging from dining and lounge sets to accessories and more.

Outdoor outfitters

Sportsman's Warehouse


If you are an avid occupant of South Carolina’s waterways and hunting ranges, this is the store for you. Sportsman offers brand-name hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, apparel, and footwear merchandise for your next outdoor adventure. They also carry plenty of supplies for boating, kayaking, camping, hiking, and cookouts. In addition, store visitors can participate in ongoing seminars and special events and choose from an assortment of over 60,000 items with region-specific products for local outdoor activities.

Pet Store

The Wild Pet Stores


Your furry friend has lots of treats to choose from here; The Wild specializes in raw healthy foods, chews and supplements from around the world. With stores in West Ashley and James Island, this pet store offers more than 250 different treats and chews for cats and dogs, including alligator, ostrich, shark, ox, carp, beef, turkey, chicken, duck and pork. The stores also include a self-serve dog wash if your four-legged friend needs a bath.

Shoe store

Shoes on King


These shoes were made for walking along King Street and beyond. Three years after establishing Shoes on Surrey in Augusta, owner Catherine Boardman opened its sister store in the heart of Charleston’s shopping corridor to feature women’s fashion footwear and handbags. Boardman offers her shoppers a carefully-curated collection from well-known and emerging designers in a wide range of price points. Merchandise is also available online.

Surf Shop



If not the pool, there is always the beach and Charleston has quite a few of them that surfers are eager to get to this summer. Credited as the longest established surf shop in the state—and one of the oldest in the country—McKevlins is ready to outfit you with everything you need related to surfing, from the boards to the swimwear. The Folly Beach store also has Longboard skateboarding items, plus watches and eyewear to check out.


Citrine Swim


This store is located on Coleman Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant and gets its name from the citrine stone symbolizing warmth and comfort, energizing and life-giving properties. Citrine Swim is designed with the idea of fusing southeastern roots with Hawaiian influences. It has more than bathing suites, too. Come shop Citrine’s apparel, hats, watches, jewelry and more accessories. The store also carries children’s swimwear.

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