There are many reasons Charleston is consistently named one of the best cities in the world to visit and to shop!

With its remarkably well-preserved historical architecture, fine restaurants, lovely hotels and southern hospitality, Charleston earned its place as one of USA Today’s 10 Best Shopping Cities in the country, so keep your credit cards handy.

The center of shopping in downtown Charleston is King Street, where locally owned boutiques account for 70 percent of the retail space and mingle nicely with familiar, upscale national brands.

On Lower King, at the corner of Broad Street, are two of Charleston’s oldest family-owned shops: Berlin’s for Men and Berlin’s for Women. Since 1883 the Berlin family has kept Charlestonians at the forefront of upscale fashion. At the men’s store, Steve Berlin proudly shows why “quality and good taste are timeless,” with designers including Canali, Coppley, Hickey Freeman and Peter Millar. At the women’s store, Ellen Berlin has dazzling fashions from sportswear to formal gowns by Elle Sasson, Jonathan Simakai, Chiara Boni and Kempner.

A few steps north on King is renowned Italian jewelry designer Roberto Coin’s boutique for Paulo Geiss Jewelers. Delight in the signature pieces, which feature a small ruby hidden on the inside of each creation. Over at the historic Charleston City Market is Gold Creations where you can find unique, hand-cast jewelry that reflects the city’s culture, from sweetgrass baskets to the Cooper River Bridge Run. Between Market and King Streets is the not-to-be-missed Trunk Show with its eclectic collection of women’s and men’s fashions from vintage to modern.

Savannah Bee moved into its new location on King and Wentworth Streets, where they have even more space for all their honey and bee-related products. At this unique shop you can sample a variety of honey flavors; try the many varieties of mead, the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man; or visit their brand new honey wine tasting bar.

Head north to Upper King and you’ll find yourself at Ro Sham Beaux, which was opened by Charleston designers Ann Yancy and husband Will Rogers. This shop carries custom-created lighting, furniture and décor that can be found in the finest stores and homes from Beverly Hills to Kiawah. Just over the bridge in Mount Pleasant, Celadon also features unique home furnishings. Owner Steve Lesniak presents an ever-changing inventory of global furniture and accessories.

Alex And Ani

Alex and Ani creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories. We share a passion for the well-being of our planet, our

Berlin’s For Men

If you are a discerning man that prizes service, Berlins clothing is for you. This is a true gentleman’s clothier,

Berlins For Women

Berlins for Women has been keeping Charleston women on the cutting edge of fashion for four generations. We are known

Butterfly Boutique Consignments

Ranked No. 1, Women’s fashion clothing and accessory consignment boutique, visit our exciting sales floor; Chanel to J. Crew, you’ll

Charleston Medical Spa

Voted Charleston’s Best Medical Spa four years running, minutes from downtown Charleston. Specializing in anti-aging with laser treatments, body

Freshfields Village

Freshfields Village is a unique shopping and event destination in a stylish and relaxed outdoor environment — all shaped by

Gold Creations

Located in the Historic City Market since 1975, two generations of Wolfes have retailed fine jewelry. Find timeless and unique


With jewelry from some 35 local and international designers, we also offer a beautiful selection of art, women’s boutique items,

Gwynn’s Of Mount Pleasant

Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant has been the ultimate, luxury shopping destination in the Lowcountry since 1967 with the best lines

The Hidden Countship

The Hidden Countship offers a great selection of Made in Italy. Enjoy the selection by Giulio e Donatella, a wide

Islands Mercantile

Islands Mercantile captures the relaxed look of the islands with a wide selection of the finest logo apparel for Kiawah

Kiawah Fine Jewelry

Conveniently located in Freshfields Village just five minutes from the Sanctuary Hotel and 20 minutes from downtown Charleston. Come shop

Kiawah Spirits

Your spirits store on Kiawah Island! Featuring classic spirits, personal service and

Kiawah Wines

Your wine shop on Kiawah Island! Featuring distinctive wines, craft beers and

M. Dumas & Sons

Since 1918, three generations of this family-owned retailer have outfitted the best-dressed Southern gentleman. Catering to local and national clients,

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

Discover more than 60 shopping destinations for clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor, plus great dining and entertainment options. Mount

Paulo Geiss Jewelers

Now 30 years in our historic setting, Paulo Geiss Jewelers offers the finest designer and bridal jewelry along with exceptional


Rapport can dress you from the backyard to the ballroom with labels such as Armani Collezioni, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Saint

Roberto Coin Boutique

Roberto Coin is a luxury Italian jewelry brand known for classic, comfortable pieces in 18-karat white, rose or yellow gold

Savannah Bee Company

A specialty honey- and beeswax-based body-care company established in Savannah, Ga. Come by our King Street location to experience our

Southern Tide Presented By Island Sport

A Southern Tide signature store! Featuring all of the latest Southern Tide

The Trunk Show

Enjoy an affordable alternative for acquiring highly coveted designer clothing for women and men, fine furniture, estate jewelry, premier accessories