Fathom Favorites : Charleston Shops

1. Ibu

Owner Susan Hull Walker sells gorgeous clothing and accessories made by various women's cooperatives and female designers from around the globe (go here for pretty Indian textiles or bright African bangles).

183B King St., 2nd Flr.
Charleston, SC 29401

2. Hampden

A massive industrial space with old-world tin ceilings and crystal chandeliers stocked with a unique selection of modern women's apparel (from familiar names like Theory and Stella McCartney). Less-than-willing shopping companions will appreciate the waiting lounge with a fully stocked bar. Head next door to the equally decked out accessories shop.

314 King St.
Charleston, SC 29401

3. Candlefish

Floor-to-ceiling shelves of handmade candles in 100 exclusive scents make up the fragrence library. If you're feeling overwhelmed, speak to an experienced candlers who'll recommend blends based on your preferences, or sign-up for a fun, BYOB candle-making workshop.

71 Wentworth St.
Charleston, SC 29401

4. The Commons

Filled with thoughtfully curated American-made home goods that are both modern and timeless. Look out for the shop's recently launched Shelter collection of handblown glassware and wheel-thrown ceramics designed and made in the Carolinas.

54 1/2 Broad St.
Charleston, SC 29401

5. Indigo and Cotton

A clean, smartly curated men's shop for the new Southern gent, with rugged and hip Americana goods like Gitman Brother Vintage, Filson bags, and Makr Carry Goods.

79 Cannon St.
Charleston, SC, 29403

6. Bob Ellis Shoes

This locally celebrated and legendary institution of footwear (sixty years and going strong) stocks designer (Blahnik, Saint Laurent, Louboutin) versions of classic loafers, sexy stilettos, and everything in between.

332 King St.
Charleston, SC, 29401

7. Goat Sheep Cow

A small, rustic spot showcases a collection of over 150 artisanal cheeses: soft and stinky, creamy and luscious. Dairy lovers, you're covered. Charcuterie, mustards, and jams conjure images of a perfect picnic.

106 Church St.
Charleston, SC, 29401

8. Mixson Market

A beautifully curated dry goods shop with a coffee counter, picnic provisions, and industrial wood shelving stacked with DIY cheese kits, wine caddies, pocket knives, and indie magazines. Pick up an artisinal sandwich or two before heading to the park with your seedbombs.

4338 McCarthy St.
Charleston, SC, 29405

9. Worthwhile

The well-worn boutique caters to the feminine girl with a little edge. Labels like Isabel Marant, Rick Owens, and A Détacher hang on industrial racks surrounded by floor-to-ceiling shelves of accessories, fragrances, and tabletop goods.

268 King St.
Charleston, SC, 29401

10. Mac & Murphy

A sweet, refurbished storefront gives way to letterpress treasures, fine papers, and notebooks from Kate Spade, Elum, and local darling Sideshow Press.

74 1/2 Cannon St.
Charleston, SC, 29403

11. Parham & Co.

A husband-and-wife duo sell antique housewares, religious relics, folk art wood carvings, and other relics gathered and gleaned from regular trips to Europe. Relish the artifacts, and feel free to ask for anecdotes.

344 King St.
Charleston, SC, 29405