While Charleston, SC, offers a nearly endless list of possibilities when looking for things to do, many travelers enjoy King Street shopping. This street runs through the center of the downtown peninsula and is a major destination for those seeking top restaurants, tops, and stores. The street is typically divided into Upper and Lower King Street at the point where the street intersects Calhoun Street. To discover the best places to eat in the area, you can explore Upper King, which runs north of Calhoun St. away from the peninsula’s point. The best King Street shopping can be found on the lower half of the street with boutique shops and big-name stores lining the street. To learn more about things to do in Charleston, request access to our complimentary Destination Guide and receive local suggestions!
Where To Go Shopping on King Street
The Shops at Belmond Place
If you’re looking for upscale shopping at designer stores, you should browse the Shops at Belmond Place. Extending the length of an entire city block, these stores are located in the Belmond Charleston Place hotel and connected via an indoor corridor for a smooth shopping experience. Here, you’ll discover stores like Louis Vuitton, Pandora, Gucci, and L’Occitane. You can also stop for lunch while you’re here at Market on Meeting, a sophisticated sports bar serving delicious snacks and entree including loaded kettle chips and a chicken curry roll.
When shopping on King St., you’re sure to discover dozens of charming boutique stores perfect for finding souvenirs and gifts. For unique jewelry, stop by HandPicked where you can browse beautiful designs with gemstones and monograms. Finicky Filly is an excellent shop if you’re looking for cute, fashionable women’s clothing, and M. Dumas and Sons is a staple in the Charleston’s menswear scene.
Saturday Farmers Market
From the months of April through November, you can visit the farmers market in Marion Square each Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wander through the booths filled with local produce, interesting handcrafted items, and artwork by Charleston artists. Spend the entire day at the farmers market and pick up breakfast or lunch from one of the many food trucks that attend each week.
Located directly across from Marion Square and just one-and-a-half blocks from the King Street shopping area, Hotel Bella Grace is the perfect place to stay during your Charleston getaway. Take advantage of one of our suites, which include a full kitchen and living area. Guests of the hotel can also utilize the Tick Tock personal concierge service. Before arriving at the hotel, let the concierge know of any reservations or special requests you may have during your stay.
If you’re looking to splurge on a luxurious room, consider booking the Presidential Suite, which features a gorgeous, large rooftop patio. In the evenings, enjoy the view of Marion Square, the Mother Emanuel AME Church, and the many steeples that dot the Charleston skyline. Inside the room, you’ll have a large living area with a sectional couch, a dining room table, and a spacious bedroom.
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