There are quite a few stops we always make when in Charleston for client or vendor meetings. Not only does Charleston have some of the best southern coastal fare but they also have some of the best shopping in the southeast. As Charleston wedding planners, our perfect afternoon includes walking along the pretty cobblestone streets while indulging in some retail therapy. With everything from quirky vintage shops to design stores there’s always something to peak everyone’s interest. We could go on all day but here are just a few of our favorites.
House of Nomad
House of Nomad was founded on the idea that travel fosters the best creativity and we couldn’t agree more. Founders, Kelley & Berkeley travel the world to source one of a kind global finds. We always love looking through their collection of turkish rugs or ceramics. The color stories in this home decor store are truly inspiring.
Peyton William Jewelry represents a unique expression of coastal style that feels easy, sophisticated & elegant. All of the designs you see within their doors are custom made, which means if you see something you like you better not think twice because it will be gone the next time you visit. That’s what we truly love so much about this store. You know if you buy a piece in stock its been handcrafted and is original. They incorporate a variety of semi-precious gemstones, sea pearls, and other nature-made materials. As Charleston wedding planners we also always recommend this designer to brides looking for a custom bridal piece or bridesmaids gifts.
This shop by Garden & Gun is located within the Dewberry Hotel. It’s a great excuse to stop by the library for lunch and mid-afternoon cocktails and then shop to your hearts content onsite. The host pop-in’s with local artists often and feature some of the most well none makers in the area. They have hats, scarves, books, apparel and even decor pieces. It’s also the perfect little spot to pick out a gift for someone special.
Located in a historic building dating back to 1878, Hampden stands out on Charleston’s famous King Street with nearly 10,000 square feet of the most unique designer assortment of ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, & accessories. Owner, Stacy Smallwood, travels the world to handpick each item to create not only an exciting fashion destination but also an inviting atmosphere.
Owner Andy Archie fills this nineteenth-century space with wares from some of contemporary Charleston’s most talented makers, such as Smithey Ironware Company skillets. And he always keeps a community pot of King Bean Coffee hot.