Charleston is known for its unique culture and welcoming attitude, and its best shopping venues are no different, from the chic, high-end boutiques to the more affordable shops. Many of the stores in Charleston fully embrace the unique and alluring culture and atmosphere of the area with numerous local artists and producers happy to show off their stuff.

    On the other hand, you'll still find no shortage of traditional malls and shopping centers. Check out the 10 best places to go shopping in Charleston.

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    Quadrangle Shopping Centre

    Enjoy shops and services

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    Quadrangle Shopping Centre is a convenient collection of shops and services that include a supermarket, bakery, deli, and a salon. The Piggly Wiggly is the primary anchor here, and it offers all sorts of items, from complete meals to ingredients you can use to make your own meals.

    Amongst the local services, you'll find a dry cleaner and a salon. Of course, the craft store here is particularly popular as well. You can see it all for yourself in West Ashley, just a few miles east of city centre across the river.

    Location: 630 Skylark Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA

    Open: 24/7

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    King Street

    Shop with Southern charm

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    King Street is a bustling shopping centre in town where you'll find historical buildings alongside a variety of contemporary and high-end restaurants and shops. The pedestrian-friendly pavements make it easy to access the chic boutiques and antique shops alike, with enough variety to offer shopping fun for everyone.

    The street itself can be organised into 3 distinct districts. The lower district houses numerous antique shops, while the upper district is where you'll find the dining options. The middle district is home to fashion retailers. You'll find King Street running through most of Charleston, from the northern highway to the southern coast.

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    The Shops at Belmond

    Visit world-renowned stores

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    The Shops at Belmond is home to brands that are famous throughout the world, including chocolate shops and high-end fashion boutiques. Often considered one of the most comprehensive shopping experiences in town, these shops offer just about everything you need, including the unique gifts at Belmond Boutique that are crafted by local artisans.

    Amongst the stores available at this shopping centre, you'll find iconic shops like Godiva, St. John, and Gucci. You can explore the mall yourself on the eastern edge of Harleston Village off Meeting Street.

    Location: 205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday–Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 843-722-4900

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    Mount Pleasant Old Village

    Explore a quaint commercial district

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    Mount Pleasant Old Village is a modest collection of retailers that primarily focus on clothes and home decor with a balance of quality and affordability. You'll still find a few designer stores with higher-end items as well, including jewellery and women's wear. This shopping centre is also known for its aesthetic allure, making it a satisfying place to simply browse and window shop.

    Additionally, you'll want to make a stop at the hand-spun milkshake shop where you can enjoy a classic soft drink fountain. You'll find Mount Pleasant Old Village across the Cooper River, about an 18-minute drive from the heart of city centre.

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    Tanger Outlets

    Enjoy big savings on big brand names

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    The Tanger Outlets shopping centre features more than 100 stores, many of which offer name-brand clothing, footwear, and accessories. Tanger Outlets malls are found throughout the country, and the collection of stores in Charleston is amongst the best places in town to find some serious savings.

    While this outlet mall is largely outdoors, the walkways are generally covered, so a bit of rain shouldn't hinder your shopping experience. You'll find this mall located by the airport, about 30 minutes from city centre.

    Location: 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 843-529-3095

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    Charleston Farmers Market

    Shop local at a farmers market

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    The Charleston Farmers Market is a weekly event held every Saturday from April to November for local producers to offer their homegrown and homemade products. Most of what you'll find here will be fresh produce and ready-to-eat meals, so you won't have to go anywhere different for lunch.

    Amongst the various vendors, you'll find quite a few different items on offer, including homemade crafts, flowers, and works of art. Plus, the farmers market often hosts live musical performances for you to enjoy while you shop. You'll find this farmers market held in Marion Square in the historic district.

    Location: 329 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    Open: April–end of November: Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm, with additional markets held on Sundays during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in May and June. December: Holiday Market is open Saturdays and Sundays

    Phone: +1 843-724-7305

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    Mount Pleasant Town Centre

    Enjoy a traditional mall experience

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    Mount Pleasant Towne Centre offers a traditional mall experience in an upscale setting that features more than 65 retail stores. The shopping centre features a mix of stores from casual to high-end, including names like Old Navy, Belk, and White House Black Market, as well as a variety of beauty and salon services, jewellers, and more.

    To round out the traditional mall experience, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre also features a food court, several proper restaurants, and a cinema. You'll find this mall about a 25-minute drive from city centre Charleston.

    Location: 1218 Belk Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday from noon to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 843-216-9900

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    Ashley Landing

    Enjoy an easy shopping experience

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    Ashley Landing, originally known as Ashley Plaza, is home to a variety of stores and restaurants, including popular coffeeshops like Starbucks and clothing stores like Burlington. The plaza even has its own Publix. Here, it's easy to find all your favourites in one convenient location.

    Several services are available here as well, along with some speciality establishments. Ashley Landing is home to a fitness centre and even a brewery where you can go for a tasting. You'll find Ashley Landing on the other side of Ashley River from city centre, just north of Oldtown Creek.

    Location: 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +1 704-972-2519

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    Orange Grove Plaza Shopping Centre

    Find fun with friends

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    Orange Grove Plaza Shopping Centre is a small collection of shops that offer predominantly business service such as personal tax and auto insurance services. The shopping centre is also known for being home to a popular pub and a café that combine perfectly for a relaxing experience.

    Charleston Sports Pub and Gathering Cafe are welcoming and offer high-quality food and drink that are mostly centred around standard American fare. You'll find this shopping centre just across the Ashley River, near the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.

    Location: 1124 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 843-225-2588

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    South Windermere Centre

    Find local and national offerings

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    South Windermere Centre is home to a variety of different shops, including national chains and local Charleston businesses offering an assortment of goods, from clothes to snacks to crafts. Even with the national stores there, this shopping centre manages to embody a culture that's uniquely Charleston, with specialised clothing and food items on offer.

    You'll find several services at South Windermere Centre as well, including a barbershop and a fitness centre. One of the most popular spots is Earth Fare, a supermarket that focuses on healthy food. You'll find it all just across the T. Allen Legare Bridge west of city centre.

    Location: 80 Folly Rd Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 7 am to midnight, Saturday from 8 am to midnight, Sunday from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 843-410-3670

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