TO MAR­KET, TO MAR­KET

Where Charleston - - Where Now -

Con­structed in 1841 and steeped in his­tory and charm, (188 Meet­ing St., 843.937.0920) is not to be missed. Open ev­ery day of the year ex­cept Christ­mas, the mar­ket boasts a dra­matic Greek Re­vival façade, but the ma­jor­ity of the shop­ping space oc­cu­pies an open-air venue. This is the place to pick up sou­venirs or small gifts for folks back home. Span­ning four blocks, the mar­ket ven­dors sell ev­ery­thing from base­ball caps and jewelry to art­work and spices. Hand­made sea grass bas­kets are wo­ven on­site by tal­ented Gul­lah ar­ti­sans.

Ev­ery Satur­day through Nov. 26, Charleston’s farm­ers, ven­dors, cit­i­zens and vis­i­tors con­verge on Mar­ion Square for the (329 Meet­ing St., 843.724.7305). Here you’ll find an im­pres­sive va­ri­ety of lo­cal pro­duce, as well as arts, crafts and pre­pared foods, as well as live en­ter­tain­ment and jump cas­tles for the kids. Of note: On week­ends from Dec. 3-18, the Charleston Farm­ers Mar­ket re­turns in the festive form of the With plenty of gifts, food, or­na­ments and even Santa, it’s hard to re­sist the yule­tide spirit.

be­gan as a whim­si­cal line of notch-back and knot-back cuff­links. Fes­tooned with em­broi­dered an­chors, sail­boats and Labrador re­triev­ers, these add in­stant panache to any out­fit and are dap­per enough to turn even the shag­gi­est gen­tle­man dash­ing. The re­cently ex­panded line now in­cludes seer­sucker neck­ties and bowties. Me­gan Proc­tor of

en­vi­sions and crafts all of her oneof-a-kind, na­ture-in­spired pieces. The lim­ited-edi­tion line in­cludes neck­laces, rings and ear­rings, uti­liz­ing

When de­signer Amy Drig­gers of needed a new hand­bag, she de­cided to make it her­self. Re­ac­tions to that piece—known as the Mackie Tote—in­spired her own line. Along with this, Taxi­dermy of­fers up­scale ex­otic skin hand­bags, shoes and var­sity jack­ets, with python and al­li­ga­tor skin sourced from a fam­i­lyrun farm in In­done­sia and dyed in Tech­ni­color hues.

features hand­crafted items in fun yet func­tional colors and pat­terns that owner-de­signer Emily Pa­puga notes are “de­signed for peo­ple who love Charleston.” Pil­lows like ‘Ravenel Bridge’ or ‘Rain­bow Row’ cap­ture the look, feel and pal­ette of Holy City.

Amy Drig­gers’ Mackie Tote, avail­able at Taxi­dermy

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