In honor of “Small Business Saturday” we want to give a shout out to all of the other small businesses out there that give our consumer world a unique flavor and personality amidst the corporate giants. Small businesses are the pillars of our community, which is why we support our Charleston friends. In their honor, we are sharing our favorite picks for holiday shopping.
For the cutest kiddie clothes, toys, and accessories check out Sugar Snap Pea on King Street. The store ladies are the sweetest and happy to help you find a gift or something special for your own little one.
233 King Street
“Favorite Splurge Site”
As one of Charleston’s oldest shops, Berlins is the only place to look for your evening look this holiday season. With the best designer selections, the shop offers gorgeous garments that will surely be showstoppers at your holiday parties. The knowledgable staff is honest, so that you will find the perfect look that looks amazing on you. On the corner of Broad Street and King Street, the historic storefront also offers a fine selection of accessories and daywear.
116 King Street
They always have modern, wearable trends from the best designers, such as Tori Burch and J. Brand Jeans. If their fabulous window displays are not enough to get you in the store, hopefully this recommendation will drive you to enter the fashionable boutique. While you may go in to find a gift, you will certainly leave with something special for your own closet…it’s inevitable!
303 King Street
“Out of Town Find”
Next time you are in Columbia don’t leave before doing a little shopping on Devine Street. With a diverse inventory, Non(e) Such is the perfect place to find holiday decor and gifts for everyone on your list. From Simon Pearce to William Yeoward, the store offers the perfect sparkle for your table to wow your Christmas dinner guests.
2754 Devine Street (Columbia, SC)
Their products are too cute for words. If you have a little prepstar or Charleston locals on your gift list, they will love the personal notecards or cute Charleston maps. Hidden on Canon Street near Sugar Bakeshop, Mac & Murphy is worth the trip. It’s also a great source for holiday cards.
74 1/2 Cannon Street
“For the Man in Your Life”
Your man will look like a proper Southern Gentleman after your visit to Indigo and Cotton. Enough said!
79 Cannon Street
“Perfect Hostess Present”
What is sweeter than a little honey? For a truly Charleston hostess or party gift, chose the Charleston Honey. However, we are also huge fans of the Sourwood and Wildflower flavors as well. The store, located right below our office, offers treats and tastings, if you really cannot make up your mind or just want to sweeten your day.
216 King Street
“For the Cook”
With stores in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, the Maverick Kitchen Store is the place to shop for the foodie or kitchen junkie in your life. The store has every cookbook and kitchen gadget imaginable.
194 East Bay Street
“For the Book Worm”
Readers and book-addicts could easily get trapped for hours in the multi-roomed book shop, located on Upper King Street. The book boutique is a great source to find books by local authors. Get the bookworms on your list gift cards, so they can pick their favorite story.
420 King Street
“On a Budget”
With a style similar to Francesca’s, Sassy Shortcake always has the cutest and trendiest skirts and dresses. It is the perfect place to find a gift for your sister, friend, or daughter. Last time, we found the cutest little picture book about Charleston that was packed with interested tidbits about the Holy City’s History.
237 King Street (Upstairs)
“Something Special for You”
Recognized by Marie Claire and Vogue as one of the best boutiques in the country, Hampden Clothing is a can’t-miss stop for any fashion-crazed shopper. From Rag & Bone to Alexander Wang, the store carries the best brands fashion has to offer. Although you won’t find and Lilly Pulitzer here, the store adds some much-needed edge to the Charleston shopping scene.
314 King Street