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Historic King Street Shopping

Historic King Street Shopping ... King Street is Charleston at her best! She has developed into three disinctive areas; the Upper King Street Design and Dining District; in the middle the King Street Fashion District and the Lower King Street Antiques District. On the whole you will find many fun and interesting shops on historic King Street that include antiques, art galleries, book stores, children's clothing, chocolate, cosmetics, gifts, handbags, lingerie, home decor, lighting, women's and men's fashions, stationery, restaurants, and lodging -- each with its own sense of style and flavor, but all uniquely Charleston. Come see what it is all about! Please select the categories above to shop the many stores on historic King Street Charleston South Carolina. Enjoy!

Antiques ... A trip would not be complete without visiting George C. Birlant & Co., one of the largest and oldest antiques establishments in the southeast, founded in 1929 by George Birlant, direct importers of 18th and 19th century Furniture, Silver, China, Crystal, and Brass. As one of the most highly respected antiques dealers in the nation, George Birlant was also well-known as an auctioneer of fine, prestigious estates. He conducted hundreds of auctions during his lifetime in their saleroom at 191 King Street in Charleston and throughout the southeast. George Birlant died in 1971 and left a legacy of quality and integrity to his daughter, Marian Birlant Slotin, son-in-law Phil H. Slotin and grandson, Andrew Birlant Slotin.

Art Galleries ... One of our favorite galleries in Charleston is the Gallery Chuma. Award winning artist Jonathan Green is considered one of the most important painters of the Southern experience and is certainly one of the most preeminent artists capturing the traditions of African American Southern culture. Jonathan Green, one of South Carolina's treasures, is a professional artist whose work over the past twenty years has been exhibited at major national and international venues and has appeared in numerous fine art and literary publications.

Book Stores ... Blue Bicycle Books at 420 King Street is Charleston's Readers' Store. Whether you're looking for one particular book, or want to fill an entire shelf, Blue Bicycle Books is the place to find what you need at a great price. Visit Blue Bicycle Books, browse the immense collection, sit awhile and visit with the staff. They love their customers!

Coffee and Desserts ... Have you experienced Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe yet? Right down on Market Street you can relax and enjoy the most excellent selection of beverages and desserts. In addition to their vast array of coffees, they also offer a full beer, wine and liqour selection. Kaminsky's desserts are prepared fresh each day by Kaminsky's chefs and change daily so please explore the huge selection of desserts housed in the case at the front door.

Gift Shops ... Market Street Munchies and Gift Baskets is fantasic! Benne Wafers, Dainty Cookies, Southern Pralines & Nuts, Gullah Gourmet, Chocolate Fruit & Nuts, Lowcountry Condiments, Southern Beverages, Candy, Popcorn, Southern Cooking, Charleston Cookbooks, Wedding Baskets & Favors, and Gift Baskets. Don't miss this great store. Please be sure to visit their table in the Historic Downtown Market. Look for the Market Street Munchies sign.

Jewelry ... Croghan's Jewel Box is a fabulous store with providing service for many years on wonderful King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Don't miss visiting this store with so many wonderful items from the Charleston area to add to your jewelry box. Shortly after opening his shop on King Street, World War 1 briefly interrupted business for William Joseph Croghan, a hand-engraver and jeweler. Located in an 18th-century Charleston single house, Croghan's Jewel Box is now serving its third generation of Charlestonians and visitors from the original King Street location. Please visit Mariana Ramsay Hay and the staff of Croghan's for your jewelry and exquisite gift needs. Free parking behind the store and free beautiful gift wrapping as requested!

Men's Stores ... Berlin's Clothing Four generations in the clothing business. 117 years at the same address. Berlin's prides itself on quality and selection; items of silk and cashmere, lambswool and suede. From hats to hankies, trust Berlin's to have exactly what you want.

Specialty Stores ... In 1994 Gullah Gourmet started with 4 products and now they have developed 30 food products as well as a line of aprons, T-shirts, and kitchen towels. They have been featured on national TV several times by the Food Network on their Food Finds segment, and also in Bellsouth Promotions, on Taste of Life Television, Coastal Living Magazine, & many other publications. They have also won numerous ribbons at the Los Angeles and Atlanta Food Shows for packaging, taste, and best visual display.

Women's Stores ... Chico's is our favorite women's stores to shop. You won't be disappointed when it comes to Women's Clothing in Charleston. Downtown Charleston offers fabulous shopping in the historic district, Mt. Pleasant, and two Malls, Citadel and Northwoods. When it comes to the Charleston, it is a great place to shop!

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