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79 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Owner Brett Carron launched his men’s shop, Indigo & Cotton, in April 2011. He has amassed a small collection of independent all-American brands, such as Raleigh Denim, a North Carolina jeans company that stitches every pair with...
191 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
This family business has been in operation since 1922. They sell 18th- and 19th-century antiques ranging from silver tea sets to intricate grandfather clocks, and also offer reproduction furniture made by UK-based cabinetmakers.
652 B King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
The Daily is hard to describe: they serve Stumptown coffee and fresh juices, but they also sell cheese, local produce, and dry goods, not to mention a great selection of wine and beer. Oh, and you can pick up some arty magazines from their...
329 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
For many Charlestonians and tourists, every Saturday is spent in Marion Square at the farmers’ market. Students nursing hangovers wait in line for a crepe at Charleston Crepe Company while farmers from John's and Edisto islands sell their fresh...
420 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Independent bookstores are practically endangered species, but Blue Bicycle Books continues to thrive thanks to owner Jonathan Sanchez’s curatorial skills. Sanchez took over the former Boomer’s Books in 2007, filling the cozy interior...
2 Cumberland St A, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
This sweet independent bookstore focuses on all things local, with books from regional authors and works related to Charleston-area history and culture. Look out for readings and other special literary events in the space.
229 St Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
In the South, it's quite easy to eat bacon at every meal—it shows up in everything from the Bloody Marys to the brussels sprouts. After several days in Charleston, however, you might need a break from all that meat. Thankfully, the crew...
2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
The restaurant where Sean Brock got his start, McCrady’s has a long history as a neighborhood watering hole and pub that goes all the way back to the 1700s. In 2016, however, the cozy building, with its brick interior and homey bar, got a...
730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Despite its refined food and atmosphere, the Park Cafe is really a neighborhood spot at heart. It opens up at 7 a.m. on weekdays, dishing out top-notch coffee and avocado toast, and stays open into the evening with great cocktails and a diverse...
33 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Artisan Meat Share started as a CSA-style concept for meats: shoppers could buy into a meat subscription and get top-notch meat and charcuterie throughout the year. In 2014, they opened up a stand-alone location that serves up sandwiches, salads,...
39F John Street, Hutson Alley, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This gorgeous, high-ceilinged lounge serves small plates and cocktails with a Cuban twist. You can buy cigars at the bar and take in live Latin jazz on certain nights. The spot also pays homage to Ernest Hemingway, with drinks named for his books...
132 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This Spring Street cafe and shop opened up in 2016 and seems designed to get patrons to linger: curated vinyl and books share space alongside comfy furniture and cafe tables. The spot is open from early each morning until late at night, and serves...
51 S Market St A, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
While visiting the Market is high on the list of Charleston must-sees, it can be an overwhelmingly touristy experience at times. For visitors who aren't keen on heading to, say, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, there's a great new option right on...
4 Vanderhorst St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This mellow cafe is just north of Marion Square. They focus on coffee and craft beers (you can bring your own growler if you want to take some home), but you can pick up everything from pastries and sandwiches to locally made sodas and kombucha...
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