Must-see shopping in Charleston

  • Top Choice
    Robert Lange Studios

    Some of the city's best contemporary art regularly appears in this long-standing downtown gallery. Artist Nathan Durfee's experimental work is a highlight…

  • Charleston City Market

    With more than 300 vendors hawking everything from sweetgrass baskets to piping-hot biscuits, this vibrant, open-air market is one of the nation's oldest,…

  • Beads on Cannon

    A massive bead store, with two floors full of stones, Czech glass, wire, leather, chains, Swarovski crystal, tools and rhinestones. The store also offers…

  • Edmund's Oast Exchange

    Formerly known as Charleston Beer Exchange, this beer and wine retail store opened near its parent brewery in 2017. The two-story space has more than 1000…

  • Indigo & Cotton

    Stocks high-end and innovative brands of clothing, footwear and accessories: for instance, Raleigh Denim, a company that stitches its jeans on vintage…

  • Croghan's Jewel Box

    Long-standing, family-owned jewelry store offering pricey but gorgeous antique pieces, estate finds, engagement rings and other one-of-a-kind gifts on…

  • Shop Historic Charleston

    This place showcases jewelry, home furnishings and furniture inspired by the city's historic homes, much of which is based on Blue Canton porcelain.

  • W Hampton Brand Gallery

    An excellent place to unearth unique souvenirs and gifts, such as likenesses of the homes of Rainbow Row, painted on reclaimed slate roof tiles.

  • Goat. Sheep. Cow. North.

    A gourmet cheese shop that triples as a cafe and wine bar. Get your pasteurized Spanish goat's milk and thermized Italian sheep's milk here.

  • Charleston Crafts Cooperative

    A pricey, well-edited selection of contemporary South Carolina–made crafts, such as sweetgrass baskets, hand-dyed silks and wood carvings.

  • Tavern at Rainbow Row

    America's oldest liquor store has been getting people drunk since 1686. There are free tastings of local whiskey and moonshine on weekends.

  • Farmers Market

    Stop by Charleston's terrific farmers market on Saturdays for local produce, homemade food and drinks, art, music, boiled peanuts and more.

  • Blue Bicycle Books

    Excellent new-and-used bookstore with a great selection on Southern history and culture.

  • Indigo Market

    One-of-a-kind art, jewelry, furnishings, textiles and other gifts, lots of it vintage.