Beachy girls and pirate wenches have a new place to shop in town — Salt & Seaweed. The new Market Street shop stocks women's apparel and accessories from brands like Indah, Blue Life, Hurley, Quicksilver, and Salinas. Check them out at 155 Market St., between King and Archdale, Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Charleston hasn't had a pop-up shop lately, but that doesn't mean the trend is over. Here to reassert the movement is Fresh, a pop-up gallery and boutique that's taking place at Stems May 6 and 7. The event will feature jewelry from Candy Shop Vintage, tutus and adornments from ReTulled Tutus, clothing from Clewis Reid, vintage goods from Lori Wyatt Vintage, antiques and home accessories from Elizabeth Newman Interior Design, and art from Sarah Boyts Yoder. Stop by Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Local gents with a flair for style are about to get an exciting new shopping option in Elliotborough. Entrepreneur Brett Carron is opening Indigo & Cotton in a renovated brick storefront at 79 Cannon St. The shop will include casualwear from contemporary lines as well as established heritage brands.
There will be shirts from Gitman Brothers Vintage, moccasin-style footwear from Quoddy, denim from Raleigh Denim, and neckties and handkerchiefs from Brooklyn’s The Hill-Side. The shop will also stock limited-run periodicals like Inventory Magazine and Men’s File as well as a European-inspired city bike from Bowery Lane Bicycles. According to a recent release, they’re all set for an opening later this week, so go ahead and start stalking the space.
If you’re trying to watch the width of your wallet but still want chic and stylish items for your wardrobe, you’re in luck. Uptown Cheapstake, a buy-sell-trade franchise headquartered in Salt Lake City, opened a new location in Mt. Pleasant earlier this month.
It's not your standard consignment store because they buy on the spot, but it is an option for discounted clothing and a chance to reap some benefits from spring cleaning. Located at 655 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Uptown stocks name brand items like Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, and Juicy Couture. Expect to find items discounted up to 70 percent. High-end jeans like Religion are priced around $69-$80, jewelry ranges from $2-$30 and shoes are between $4 and $100, depending on the condition and designer.
Uptown is always looking for guys' and girls’ clothing and accessories to keep the selection fresh. Stop by Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. to trade your unwanted merchandise for either something new or just cold hard cash. You can expect to get a third of the price Uptown will sell the item for.
According to Uptown Cheapstake owner Dana Berry, the new store has exceeded expectations. She thanks locals for the store’s success so far. “It’s a great community that has given support and provided fabulous new items daily. We also have great customers,” Berry says.
Uptown is open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-7p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. The store’s building also includes an internet café with free wi-fi, outdoor seating, organic coffee, and snacks for anyone who wants to stick around after shopping for fashion steals. The cafes’ hours are still a bit inconsistent, running mainly on weekends, but Berry assures us it’ll be running full time shortly.
It's official, shoppers. We're just a few days away from having a Forever 21 downtown. Officials announced that the store will open in the former Saks location on King Street on Sat. Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. There will be a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony, and the first 400 customers to show up will receive a gift card worth between $10 and $210.
The controversy has died down since it was first announced that the budget chain would take up residence in Charleston's high-end shopping district, but some are still concerned that the addition will negatively impact area stores. Others simply welcome a place to buy on-trend clothing and accessories at an affordable price. Whatever your opinion, there's no doubt Forever 21 is changing the face of King Street.