Where to shop?
The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place: Located within the Charleston Place Hotel's East and West Wings, the Shops at Charleston Place connect a space between King and Meeting streets with well known high end brands like Tommy Bahama, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Godiva. Eat at one of Charleston Place Hotel's four star restaurants, or visit the Spa at Charleston Place, to relax post-shopping.
King street: Enjoy the charming atmosphere of the Historic District as you stroll from store to store on one of the city's best shopping destinations. Popular retailers as well as local boutiques and gourmet shops fill the storefronts. There is also a notable selection of antique galleries on the upper end of the neighborhood.
City public market: No trip to Charleston is complete without browsing the many booths of this open-air market. For sale is everything from local art, jewelry, clothing, and furnishings to those wonderful sweetgrass baskets that Charleston is known for. You can even watch Gullah women hand-make these top-quality treasures. Most merchants do not start selling their wares until 9:30am.