From the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the beautiful low country coastal islands, there is plenty to explcore in South Carolina. Of course, we always love discovering great shops, and were thrilled to visit, long on our bucket list, South Carolina last year. Historic Charleston, a treat to visit with its pretty pastel-colored facades, is home to some of South Carolina’s best shops. Greenville, in the heart of mountainous upstate also has a vibrant and creative independent retail scene. This is a list of some of our Best South Carolina shops, and as we discover more we will continue to update our list. Do you know a shop you would like to share? Use THIS FORM to pop in their details.
LA PATISSERIE CHARLESTON
404 King Street, Charleston
Classic patisserie serving traditional, made in-house French pastries and bakery goods.
BLUE BICYCLE BOOKS
420 King Street, Charleston
New and used independent bookstore. Blue Bicycle hosts events, a writing camp for kids and Charlseton’s young adult book festival.
489 King Street, Charleston
Leather-trimmed twill bags and luggage designed and made in their onsite workshop at the J Stark store.
322 King Street, Charleston
“A general store for the modern tastemaker”, White’s Mercantile offers an ever-changing, wide assortment of goods from Bloody Mary mixes to organic dog treats.
591/2 Cannon Street, Charleston
Gorgeous vintage interior at this “small batch, from scratch” bakery specializing in cupcakes and tarts.
INDIGO & COTTON
79 Cannon Street, Charleston
Curated selection of quality casual Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.
CIRCA BARBER SHOP
139 Jackson Street, Charleston
Popular, stylish barbershop. Check out their other locations in Columbia and Greenville.
268 King Street, Charleston
270 King Street, Charleston
With an impressive candle library of 100 fragrances, the beautiful Candlefish shop also has an onsite candle-making workshop.
225 King Street, Charleston
Color and pattern are trademarks of this vintage-inspired, bohemian kids brand, with some matching outfits for mom. Plus a selection of fun accessories, books and toys.
160 King Street, Charleston
Fabulous independent bookshop. Buxton Books believes in the power of books to connect people and keeps the history of Charleston alive by offering walking tours, including the popular “Ghosts of Charleston” and “Lost Stories of Black Charleston” tours.
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
147 King Street, Charleston
A non-profit gift shop offers a wide variety of books and locally-made gifts relating to Charleston’s history and architecture.
GOAT SHEEP COW
106 b Church Street, Charleston
European style fromagerie offering a selection of cheeses, charcuterie and wine.
THE STATION PARK CIRCLE
4610 Spruill Avenue, North Charleston
Vintage marketplace home to 40+ local vendors, artists and crafters.
4610 Spruill Avenue, North Charleston
Flower and plant shop with a selection of locally sourced gifts.
101 North Main Street, Greenville
Ethically -sourced coffee beans roasted to order. Beautifully designed flagship in Downtown Greenville with additional locations at The Landmark and The Commons.
147 Welborn Street, Greenville
Custom-made jeans designed and manufactured in Greenville, SC.
THE VILLAGE GRIND
1258 Pendleton Street, Greenville
Colorful coffee shop serving coffee from local roasters and bakery items from neighborhood bakers.
BLUFFTON OYSTER COMPANY
63 Wharf St, Bluffton
A family-run local seafood company established in 1899. The Bluffton Oyster Company actually sits on reclaimed land, built up by more than a hundred years of discarded shells from previous shucking operations.
THE PARIS MARKET
70B Boathouse Row, Palmetto Bluff
South Carolina outpost of the stunning, award-winning lifestyle store in Savannah, GA. An enchanting mix of homewares, vintage, textiles and lifestyle goods. Read more