AHHH Charleston. I love living here! Beaches, beautiful homes and people, and of course, King Street. I always joke to my parents that I chose my college with proximity to shopping (College of Charleston). But as most know, King Street then is not what it is today! Today, there are so many amazing places to shop! Hampden, James, Calypso, Berlins (a classic), Billy Reid, Rapport, RTW, the list goes on. For the kiddos, there is Sugar Snap Pea in their new location across from The Charleston Place. And of course you have to make the tiny trip to 1600 Meeting, where the creatives of Novel--Liza Cleveland of Bon Vivant Stationary, Lauren Lail of Library Vintage, and Way Way Allen's art--can all be found and bought!
HAMPDEN CLOTHING: 314 King St. hampdenclothing.com
One of the top boutiques in the country as recognized by Vogue and Elle with the sweetest owner! This is where The Well Coiffed Closet Charleston had our opening party! Shop Designers like Carven, Kenzo, Clover Canyone, Peter Pilotto, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Philip Lim
JAMES: 314 King St. hampdenclothing.com
Hampden's sister shoe and accessory store next door--Shop designers like Rupert Sanderson, Loeffler Randall, Rag & Bone.
BERLINS: 114 King St. berlinswomenclothing.com.
Family owned for four generations since 1883, they have long carried the Charleston look along with on-trend designers. This is a wonderful place for evening wear, too! Shop designers like Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhuillier, as well as Equipment and CCH Collection.
BOB ELLIS: 332 King St. bobellisshoes.com
A Charleston Landmark for over 60 years for men and women's shoes and handbags. You may have heard of their sister store in New York-Jeffreys! Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood, Gucci, Prada, Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti.
CROGHANS JEWEL BOX: 318 King St. croghansjewelbox.com.
The oldest jewelry store in Charleston, this 4th generation family-owned boutique is truly a treasure trove of antique and estate finds, incredible diamonds and jewels, and unique Charleston gifts.
RTW: 186 King St. rtwcharleston.com.
Dressing women in Charleston for 35 years, RTW calls together collections from Italy, France, England, and the US to present a style that is forward yet comfortable. Shop designers like Brunello Cucinelli, Erdem, Lanvin, Dries van Noten.
Rapport: 235 King St. rapportcharleston.com
Rapport, as it's name suggests, is know for the trusted relationships they forge with their clients, as well as the harmonious relationship they aspire to achieve between a women and her wardrobe. Shop designers like Akris Punto, Eric Javitz, Armani Collezioni.