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King Street Shopping Guide

King Street Shopping Guide

July 19, 2018

You don’t have to walk farther than The Dewberry lobby for a dose of retail therapy. Divided into two upscale, expertly-curated boutiques located across the hall from one another, Fieldshop stocks everything from antique cuff links to luxury travel essentials. Venture just a block from the hotel’s front door to King Street, though, and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the city’s busy shopping district. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite locally-owned outposts. Hope you saved room in your suitcase.


Blue Bicycle Books 

Stop in this narrow new-and-used book shop on Upper King for its robust selection of Charleston-themed titles, ranging from cookbooks to coffee table compendiums to classic Lowcountry-set novels.


Croghan’s Jewel Box 

Family-owned for more than a hundred years, this beloved jewelry store is a local go-to for engagement rings and anniversary gifts. But if you’re looking for something to commemorate your trip, pick up a traditional Charleston rice spoon—the long-handled utensils are a symbol of the Holy City’s famous hospitality—or check out the Gold Bug jewelry collection, designed by Mini Hay, one of the shop’s young third-generation owners.


Hampden Clothing

Twice a year, owner Stacy Smallwood shops the runways of New York, Paris, London and Milan to bring the best emerging and established womenswear designers to this acclaimed Charleston boutique. There’s even a bourbon bar, comfortable couches and a television for the guys.



Founder Susan Hull Walker and her team at Ibu work with female artisans in 38 developing countries across the globe to design the bright globally-inspired clothing at accessories on display at this King Street boutique.


Oobe Brand

South Carolina’s history and landscape subtly inform this Greenville-headquartered heritage clothing line’s timeless collection of dress shirts, tees, flannels, pants, blazers, sweaters and jackets. Swing by their King Street flagship to shop the elevated basics over a tumbler of complimentary bourbon.


Reinert Fine Art

For vibrant Impressionist-inspired scenes of Lowcountry life look no further than Charleston artist Rick Reinert’s gracious gallery on lower King. The artist’s oils as well as the work of fifty others can be shipped anywhere you like.

The Vault

This new female-run creative studio and shop showcases and sells the work of nine artists, photographers and designers. You can watch your favorite artist work before scooping up your favorite piece.

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