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AFFORDABLES  Pop into this fun and funky shop, which of­fers a range of cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories at—as the name sug­gests— great prices. www. af­ford­able­sap­parel.com. 305 King St., 843.577.6369; 82 Folly Road Blvd., 843.763.4000; 280 West Cole­man Boule­vard, Mount Pleas­ant, 843.881.0211.

ANNE FON­TAINE  Lo­cated in The Charleston Place Ho­tel, this in­ti­mate bou­tique of­fers ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice and the per­fect white blouse. Open daily. www.an­ne­fontaine.fr. 201 Meet­ing St., 843.723.9488.

ANNE’S  Find a great se­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary everyday wear, party dresses, busi­ness wear, ca­sual at­tire, evening gowns and stun­ning jack­ets. The bou­tique car­ries a large col­lec­tion

of pe­tite sizes along with jew­elry and ac­ces­sories to com­pli­ment any out­fit. Free park­ing for cus­tomers in the lot be­hind the store. www.an­nes­down­town.com. 312 King St., 843.577.3262.

BE THE CHANGE BOU­TIQUE  A shop with heart, this bou­tique only sells items that are fair-trade and ei­ther made in the US or are ar­ti­san-made. So, whether you’re pick­ing up a dress, a tote or a can­dle, you can rest easy know­ing your pur­chase gave back on a lo­cal or global level. Open M-W 10 am- 6 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. www.bethechange­bou­tique.com. 218 King St., 843.654.9650.

BECK­ETT BOU­TIQUE  This bou­tique stocks lux­ury women’s goods, in­clud­ing ac­ces­sories and out­fits, in a wide range of styles. Shop­pers can pick up gifts and also learn on-trend styling knowl­edge from the fash­ion-for­ward team. Open M-F 10 am-7 pm, Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.

beck­et­tbou­tique.com.843.405.1105. 409 King St.,

BEN SIL­VER  A Charleston must-see for men’s and women’s cloth­ing, Ben Sil­ver of­fers ul­tra-fine Bri­tish and Amer­i­can cloth­ing from tai­lored shirts and neck­wear to their sig­na­ture blazer but­tons. Find exclusive but­tons for nearly ev­ery univer­sity, along with mil­i­tary schools, fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tions and cus­tom mono­grams. www.ben­sil­ver.com. 149 King St., 843.577.4556.

COPPER PENNY This up­scale wom­enswear bou­tique pro­vides sassy, con­tem­po­rary cloth­ing and shoes, em­body­ing “the cos­mopoli­tan style that Charleston is known for.” Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.shop­cop­per­penny.com. 311 King St., 843.723.2999; 280 W. Cole­man Blvd., Mount Pleas­ant, 843.881.3497; 1228 Belk Drive, Mount Pleas­ant, 843.881.9889.

DANDY BOU­TIQUE  Vin­tage is the key word at this home-decor and cloth­ing bou­tique, whose wares in­clude fur­ni­ture, cus­tom bridal pieces (such as head bands), jew­elry, holiday or­na­ments and plenty of women’s ap­parel. Open M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 10 am- 6 pm. www.dandy­bou­tique.com. 43 John St., 843.410.1109.

THE ED­I­TOR This life­style bou­tique of­fers plenty of wardrobe op­tions as well as fur­ni­ture, sta­tionery and art­work. The store’s motto, “Smart girls have more fun,” hints at its so­phis­ti­cated, yet fun vibe. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-7 pm. www.theed­i­tor­shops.com. 509 King St., 843.212.3187.

ESCAPADA If you like your re­sort and beach wear to be bold and bril­liantly hued, check out the as­sort­ment you’ll find at Escapada. In ad­di­tion to cloth­ing, shop for gifts and home dé­cor; its mer­chan­dise ranges from cash­mere to jeans to can­dles. Brands in­clude 360 Sweaters, Kerisma, NYDJ, Level 99, Lolo Bags, Lafco, Moon and Lola, and Yosi Samra. www.es­capadaliv­ing.com. 644F Long Point Road, Mount Pleas­ant, SC, 843.352.2117. ( The Belle Hall Shop­ping Cen­ter)

FINICKY FILLY A Charleston fa­vorite, this mother-daugh­ter-owned bou­tique car­ries ex­cep­tional women’s ap­parel and ac­ces­sories from such de­sign­ers as Lela Rose, GiGi New York, Ken­neth Jay Lane, Tory Burch and Etro. Shop from your home with the Filly’s “brown-box” op­tion; a box with ap­parel de­signed

just for you ar­rives at your home, and you have five days to de­cide what to keep or re­turn, all with free ship­ping. Open M-Sa 10 am-5:30 pm, Su 12:30-5 pm. www.thefinick­y­filly.com. 303 King St., 843.534.0203.

GWYNN’S  Larger than a bou­tique, but more per­sonal than a chain depart­ment store, Gwynn’s of­fers the best of both worlds while of­fer­ing his and her’s fash­ion, cos­met­ics and home decor. Com­pli­men­tary per­sonal shop­ping by ap­point­ment and in-store brunch ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing. www.gwynns.com. 916 Hous­ton North­cutt Blvd., 843.884.9518.

HAM­P­DEN CLOTH­ING  This warm and invit­ing women’s cloth­ing bou­tique, in the heart of Charleston’s premier shop­ping district, of­fers swanky and so­phis­ti­cated style with such emerg­ing and es­tab­lished de­sign­ers as Rachel Comey, Shoshanna, Alexan­der Wang and Vena Cava. Open M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www. ham­p­den­cloth­ing.com. 314 King St., 843.724.6373.

HOUSE OF SAGE  An in­de­pen­dent­ly­owned, earth-friendly bou­tique, House of Sage of­fers men’s and women’s cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories in a re­lax­ing shop­ping environment. There’s even a TV lounge for you non-shop­pers. Ex­pect to find su­per-stylish brands from around the world along with funky home ac­ces­sories and some lo­cal art. Open M-Sa 10:30 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.house­of­sage.com. 51 Ge­orge St., 843.573.7256.

IBU MOVE­MENT A fash­ion brand with in­tegrity, Ibu spe­cial­izes in women’s ap­parel and homegoods cre­ated by ar­ti­sans from across the globe. Each pur­chase helps fe­male en­trepreneurs around the world be­come eco­nom­i­cally self-suf­fi­cient. Open M-Sa noon- 6 pm. www.ibu­move­ment.com. 183 King St., 843.327.8304.

JULEP  This trendy women’s bou­tique on King Street in down­town Charleston de­liv­ers per­sonal fash­ion for all ages. En­joy clas­sic prints, fun flo­rals and eye­catch­ing pat­terns in ad­di­tion to a wide ar­ray of ac­ces­sories. Open M-Sa, 10 am- 6 pm. Su noon-5pm. www.shopjulep.com. 154 King St., 843.724.9144.

LORI + LULU  For a laid-back yet lux­u­ri­ous style, Lori+Lulu fea­tures such brands as Alice & Trixie, Ella Moss, Tori Richard, AG and Paige Denim, Bar­bara

Lesser and Mod-o-Doc. Open M-Th 10 am-7 pm, F-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.lo­rilulu.com. 231 King St., 843.579.9295.

LUNA Find a wealth of daz­zling style at this young and trendy bou­tique, which of­fers such lines and ac­ces­sories as 7 For All Mankind, JPK Paris, 12th Street by Cyn­thia Vin­cent, and Kar­lie. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.shopluna.com. 334 King St., 843.853.5862.

MARIS DEHART Ex­pect emerg­ing brands from lo­cal de­sign­ers and in­spir­ing style choices at this women’s wear bou­tique of­fer­ing a chic and sin­gu­lar shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence. Open M-Th 10 am-7 pm, F-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon- 6 pm. www.face­book.com/maris­de­hart. 32 Ven­due Range, 843.693.6139.

MOSA This King Street store not only car­ries a full range of men’s and women’s cloth­ing from top de­sign­ers, plus jew­elry, pock­et­books and other ac­ces­sories, cus­tomers can pour them­selves a glass from the wine and beer wall while they shop or en­joy com­fort­able seat­ing, a dart­board or a flat-screen TV show­ing sports. Open Tu-Th 10 am- 6 pm, F-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.mosabou­tique.com. 420 King St., 843.212.5853.

PALM AV­ENUE  Shop the new­est Lilly Pulitzer rompers, shifts and de­signer good­ies at this bou­tique in the heart of his­toric down­town Charleston. Open M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm. shop­pal­mav­enue.com. 251 King St., 843.577.5219.

PINK CHICKEN CHARLESTON  With joy­ful and vin­tage pat­terns and ca­sual, easy dress­ing as her in­spi­ra­tion, Stacey Fraser founded this store that be­decks ladies from ba­bies to kids to tweens to their ma­mas in chic, fem­i­nine wear. Plus, the bou­tique also of­fers ac­ces­sories, gifts, chil­dren’s books and crafts. Open M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.pinkchicken.com. 225 King St., 843.793.2082.

RAP­PORT A fine women’s cloth­ier housed in a beau­ti­ful re­stored circa-1810 build­ing on King Street, the store stocks a va­ri­ety of cov­eted la­bels from Amer­i­can, French and Ital­ian de­sign­ers and boasts an ex­pe­ri­enced in-house al­ter­ations team. www. rap­portcharleston.com. 235 King St., 843.727.0088.

RTW Visit this King Street shop for in­ter­est­ing cloth­ing that’s al­ways on the cut­ting edge of fash­ion. Look for de­sign­ers such as Sylvia Heisel, Peter Co­hen and Ja­son Wu, who fre­quently hold lo­cal trunk shows. www.rtwcharleston.com. 186 King St., 843.577.9748.

TEAL This swanky bou­tique is bound to ap­peal to your play­ful side with stylish ap­parel and cos­tume jew­elry and a large se­lec­tion of purses, shoes, hats, scarves and whim­si­cal home ac­ces­sories. Check out their vin­tage lo­cal tees for a unique Charleston sou­venir. www. tealaswanky­bou­tique.com. 1225 Belk Drive, 843.971.8325.

V2V A women’s bou­tique that spe­cial­izes in el­e­gant sim­plic­ity, the store car­ries up-to-date women’s cloth­ing, home goods, beauty pro­duces and ac­ces­sories. Stop in for a new out­fit or to chat about cur­rent styles with the knowl­edge­able lo­cal staff. www.shopv2v.com. 295 King St., 843.723.5155.

VINE­YARD VINES  This preppy men’s, women’s and chil­dren’s cloth­ing store, with its dis­tinc­tive pink, whale logo, is a Charleston sta­ple. Whether the search is for a mar­itime out­ing or a trip to the golf course, this is a smart stop to make for a range of style needs. Open M-W 10 am-7 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.vine­yard­vines.com. 275 King St., 843.203.6439.

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