Charleston Shopping Guide

Lower King

The many independent shops here are famed for their neighborly attitude and friendly service.

Bob Ellis Shoes

This legendary footwear store is known as much for its spectacular range of brands—from K. Jacques to Dolce & Gabbana and Jimmy Choo.
332 King St., 843-722-2515, bobellisshoes.com

Products: Shoes
Type of Store: Boutique

Christian Michi

Gawk at the wafer-thin glass tumblers and delicate jewelry at this parlorlike shop, where nearly everything is opulent, stylish, and quite enticing.
220 King St., 843-723-0575

Products: Vintage, Antique, Tabletop, Gifts/ Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Copper Penny and Copper Penny Shooz

Constantly abuzz with browsers, Copper Penny is the best place on King for small labels; its Shooz outpost is an incredible resource for soon-to-be-big brands, including Loeffler Randall and Dani Black.
Copper Penny: 311 King St., 843-723-2999,
Shooz: 317 King St., 873-723-3838,
shopcopperpenny.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Lula Kate

North Carolina native Katherine Mullins-McDonald sells her brightly printed dresses and skirts from this recently relocated store.
324 King St., 843-805-7193, lulakate.com

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Luna

Like its sister stores that dot the South, this Luna can be counted on to provide pretty yet not-too-precious things you'll still want to wear five years from now (Nanette Lepore dresses and knit tops; pieces from Milly and Tiby).
3334 King St., 843-853-5862, shopluna.com

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Miostile

Standout pieces from Alice + Olivia, Mike & Chris, Foley + Corrina, and Rachel Pally are carefully arranged within this sleek shop, owned by 10th-generation Charlestonian Guilds Bennett. Miostile also carries clothes by Lauren Conrad.
346 King St., 843-722-7073, miostile.com

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Moo Roo

It's easy to see why these glam evening bags—feather-dusted pouches, cabochon-encrusted minaudiéres—frequently show up on the red carpet.
316 King St., 843-724-1081, mooroo.com

Products: Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Stella Nova

With its remarkable catalog, from the obscure (Musgo Real Shave Cream and Klorane Dry Shampoo) to the familiar yet no less fabulous (Bond No. 9 fragrances), Stella Nova has a lockdown on upscale beauty products.
292 King St., 843-722-9797, stella-nova.com

Products: Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

V2V

Charlestonians love an excuse to get dressed up, and this is an excellent place to pick up a hip evening gown or three. For daytime activities, V2V also stocks pieces from labels that strike the perfect balance between trend-centric and timeless.
295 King St., 843-723-5155

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Worthwhile

There's something captivating about this spot, from its old-fashioned seed and grain shop to its emphasis on lines that favor unusual seaming and unorthodox cuts, including Hazel Brown and Gary Graham.
268 King St., 843-723-4418, shopworthwhile.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothing, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique
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