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We love to shop, but more importantly we love to shop local! Charleston wasted no time this year — the warm days are upon us and it’s time to do some spring cleaning with the closet. Here are a few places where you can shop unique finds while also supporting local businesses. We’ve even included a place to take your wardrobe’s remnants from years past!
Bashful, 36 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley
There really is no such thing as window shopping at Bashful. The boutique stocks limited amounts of unique, trendy women’s wear, jewelry, and handbags, so you have to buy before it goes “bye!” You may remember it from its old location in Avondale, but the shop has upgraded now to more space in S. Windermere shopping center.
Consigning Women, 21 Magnolia Road, West Ashley
Consigning Women & Men, 1055 Crickentree Village, Mt. Pleasant
A Charleston tradition since 1989, Consigning Women stocks only high-quality, name-brand, currently stylish clothing for a fraction of the original price. Bring in your own gently used clothes and not only will you be doing your once-chaotic closet a favor, but you’ll also get in on a very economic exchange. The shops are good for your wallet, but they’re great for the planet!
MOSA Boutique, 420 King Street, Downtown Charleston
From slinky sundresses to lace mini dresses, MOSA on King also has an in-store bar, complete with craft beer on tap, wine, and mimosas — mimosa, MOSA, get it? They’re stocked on both booze and spring styles, and their comfy seating area will ensure the spouse and kids have a place to rest while you shop.
Channels, 507.5 King Street, Downtown Charleston
Channels arrived to King Street in 2014, combining the surf and skate styles that the owners embrace in their everyday lives. You can expect to see a long list of quality brands here, including Citrine Swim, Reef, Boho Me, and Chucktown Inc. Summer styles range from cute and casual to cool and sporty, and their line of sunnies and swimwear is not to be missed.
Candy Shop Vintage, 9 Cannon St, Downtown Charleston
Since 2009, Deirdre Zahl has sold incredible vintage jewelry and vintage-inspired jewelry as Candy Shop Vintage. Her own Candy Shop Collection consists of vintage-inspired jewelry that reflect the quality and craftsmanship of the vintage jewelry she has collected for many years. Zahl also introduced her own Charleston rice bead necklaces as an homage to flapper-style costume jewelry she’d discovered in her antique store digs. We think the whimsical colors and fun lengths make for a playful spring accessory.
Holy City Vintage Market
Holy City Vintage Market is a roaming pop-up market where many local vintage vendors who typically have online Etsy shops set up for the day and show you their latest wares. The market only pops up every two months or so, and the vendors can vary — and the vendors’ stock always varies! Each shop has a different eye/style so you’re sure to find something that’s you – from Runaround Sue’s vibrant 1960s style to Red Rose Vintage’s (a shop that travels in an updated vintage airstream) casual 80s gear to the boho, floral styles of Little French Dress. The next HCVM is on Easter Sunday April 16 at Park Cafe (730 Rutledge Avenue, downtown Charleston), so you can sip mimosas from the outside bar and shop while you wait for a brunch table!
Where will you shop this spring?
Two Cumberland, right next door to The Real Estate Studio at 216 King Street, is a fun store full of jewelry, trinkets, clothing, and home decor. A self-proclaimed “uniquely Southern” shop, Two Cumberland is located on the second story with an enticing stairwell sitting just between The Real Estate Studio and Savannah Bee Company.
Wondering about the name? They moved from Cumberland and Concord Streets a few months ago and decided to keep their name (which was their original address) when they made the move over to King Street. The new store space is significantly bigger then the Cumberland Street space, and the owner believes the consumer traffic will be higher at the new location.
Two Cumberland is the largest retailer of Bourbon & Boweties, a locally owned unique jewelry company that offers handmade bracelets, necklaces, and rings right here in Charleston. Carley Ochs, founder of Bourbon & Boweties, still hand selects every stone, meeting stone suppliers and vendors all over the world.
We recommend stopping in if you’re looking for a gift, a souvenir, or something to spoil yourself. You can’t miss the fashionably dressed mannequin that sits on the sidewalk and the bright baskets lining the stairs. Two Cumberland also offers monogramming and has a huge selection of jewelry in all shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from. Make sure you tell them their neighbors at dunes properties sent you, and then come in to The Real Estate Studio to show us what you couldn’t live without! Follow Two Cumberland on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.
Many of you who live and visit Charleston are aware of Mary Edna Fraser but you might not know it- you’ve probably seen her batiks draped from the ceilings at the Charleston airport. Even before I put a face and name to the art I was taken in by their beauty. The Real Estate Stdudio is proud to have her return after her last exhibit over a year ago. At our downtown space- it’s so much more than an office, it’s a showcase of the Charleston lifestyle- Mary Edna will be sharing her new series on narrow vintage kimono silk. The artist says it’s intimate in scale and draws from the visual memory of her aerial perspective. The art depicts a floating world.
There will be a Meet the Artist reception Thursday, May 12 from 6-10 at the Real Estate Studio located at 214 King Street. Please stop by and enjoy the unique ambiance. If you cannot make the reception, her work will be on display there seven days a week from May 12- June 21. You can call for hours before stopping in (843)722-5618. You’ll be glad you met this Renaissance woman extraordinaire.
Mary Edna is one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met. She is a devoted artist who spends hours creating works in the ancient medium of batik– a wax resist method of dyeing cloth, she’s also a musician who sings and dabbles in an assorted collection of instruments (banjo, bass, xylophone, guitar…) and is the stationary member (the “Lime” if you will) to a local group of revolving musicans Lime & The Coconuts who can be found playing around town. She’s also involved in conservation of land in the state of South Carolina. And she was a Jeopardy question – “1994-95 she was the first woman to be honored with a one-person exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC”-“Who was Mary Edna Fraser.”
She and her art have traveled the world but next Thursday she’s sharing it with the place she calls home. We hope to see you there!
346 E King St. – a 2 bedroom/ 2 1/2 bath 1,454 sq. ft. condominium has just been listed by Jack Hurley and Kristin Walker.
Open and airy with plenty of natural light
This ultra hip, ultra cool condo in the heart of downtown Charleston is truly one of a kind. Unique lighting includes LED “mood lighting” in the hallway which can be turned on/off.
We’re so proud of this state of the art facility. It’s a place to come and truly experience the Lowcountry Lifestyle. We have private and public events and art openings, wireless internet, concierge assistance and of course we are open seven days a week for those of you looking for a no pressure real estate search experience. Our agents are there to answer your questions and help you find what you want and are looking for. Or if all you’re looking for is a great place to get a sandwich on a Saturday afternoon- we’re glad to provide you with some great suggestions.
We’re located right at the corner of King and Market St., across from Saks Fifth Ave. It’s a great spot to just sit and have a cup of coffee and people watch if you need a break from your day or visit downtown. Or if your party gets a little too distracted with all this fine King St. shopping and you just wish you had a place to escape from the stores- come on in.
Right now at the Studio is an exhibit of photos from Charleston Kids with Cameras. There are some amazing photographs of local sites all taken by kids. Stop by and have a look.
Charleston Moves is sponsoring an upcoming cycling/pedestrian event.
A half-mile-long section of King Street will be closed off May 16 so cyclists and pedestrians can have the street to themselves.
The event, billed as “Do the Charleston,” aims to create a family fun day along the city’s main commercial street, from noon to 5 p.m.
Jamie Price, a developer and artist who worked for six months to get the city’s permission for the “Do the Charleston” event, said other cities occasionally close downtown streets for cyclists and pedestrians.
He said closing the street between Calhoun and Queen streets will attract parents with children and other cyclists who otherwise might feel uncomfortable riding in traffic.
“Downtown is a great place to cycle on a Sunday,” he said. “We have King Street closed, but it’s fantastic to cycle around the peninsula on Sundays and see things. Or people can just walk, whatever.”
Meanwhile, cyclists also will have a chance to ride as a group from the beaches to downtown from 10-11:30 a.m. May 16, said Kristin Walker, a real estate agent who serves on the board of Charleston Moves.
The Folly ride will begin from the small park at the entrance to the island, while the Isle of Palms ride will begin from the Red and White grocery.
Planning for that ride began separately from the King Street closure, but Walker said, “We thought they were a perfect complement to each other.”
Tom Bradford, director of Charleston Moves, said he hopes the beach-to-downtown rides will grow in frequency and number to encourage Charleston, Mount Pleasant, James Island, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms to do more to make the ride more safe and more fun.
“We might actually get officials to participate and sign some sort of document where they’re pledging to do an expeditious job on this,” Bradford said.
Price said he also hopes the “Do the Charleston” event becomes a more frequent type event on King Street. “I’m hoping it could be several times a year,” he said. “That’s the goal.”
The King Street closure is rare but not unprecedented. The city used to close King between Wentworth and Market streets during the Christmas season, but that stopped when the city moved the focus to Marion Square.
The “Do the Charleston” event will include entertainment from White Tuxedo Productions, and restaurants will be allowed to expand their operations into onstreet parking spaces. Other food vendors will set up just south of Market Street.
*This story appears on the Post and Courier’s website and was written by Robert Behre*