TO MARKET, TO MARKET
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