If you’re planning a visit to Charleston, you most likely appreciate its rich history. If you are fond of previous eras or time periods, you’ll love all that this historic city has to offer.
Your team at the Governor’s House Inn, a historic Charleston bed and breakfast wants to help you make the most of your time here. The Holy City has a wide variety of antique stores, ranging from shops to districts. We hope you enjoy your guide to shopping for Charleston antiques.
King Street Antique District
Travel + Leisure says the King Street Antique District has the “best antique shopping in the U.S.” You can shop antique jewelry, furniture, vases and more! Find antiques from any period and from all over the world.
Park Circle Antiques Mall
The Park Circle Antiques Mall promotes the “restoration, repurposing and re-use of most all things old.” It’s located in the space that used to hold the Village Hall banquet facility on East Montague. You can have lunch on site as you browse 19 booths of art, antiques, furniture and jewelry.
George C. Birlant & Co.
Known for fine antiques and gifts since 1922, this is a Charleston tradition in fine antiques. George C. Birlant & Co. is one of the largest and oldest antiques establishments in the southeast. It’s a direct importer of 18th and 19th century furniture, silver, china, crystal and brass.
Golden and Associates Antiques
Dealing with the finest of antiques for generations, Gold and Associates Antiques is located in historic Charleston. Their unique offerings include case pieces, seating, fireplaces, tables, chandeliers, beds, and mirrors. Browse their outdoor/garden selection as well.
This gem in historic downtown Charleston specializes in 17th, 18th and 19th century French antiques. Owner Jacques Lemoine personally selects all pieces in their inventory for their character, beauty and authenticity.
John Pope Antiques
Architectural Digest voted John Pope Antiques “the city’s best repository of accessories, offering all manner of enchantments.” It has been opened since 2007 in the heart of historic Charleston’s Antique District. Owner John Pope was influenced by his travels in Asia and Europe.
Leon Vanderbilt Antiques
Leon Vanderbilt Antiques has been selling, buying and restoring fine antiques for 35 years. Here you’ll find a great selection of American and European 18th and 19th century furniture, but they are also specialists in conservation and restoration. They offer a wide variety of client services.
Croghan’s Jewel Box
The oldest family owned jewelry store in town offers estate and antique finds, as well as gifts for every occasion. It is now serving its 4th generation of customers and visitors to Charleston.
TradeWinds Exotic Décor & Garden Antiques
This is one of Mount Pleasant’s best-kept secrets. TradeWinds features architectural, garden and Asian antiques. They have exotic and unusual pieces.
Terrace Oaks Antique Mall
Still going strong after 20 years, Terrace Oaks Antique Mall is a leader in the Charleston area for multi-dealer antique shops. The shop houses 90+ booths with all different tastes and styles. They also offer layaway and various shipping options.
Architectural Antiques & Design
This store caters to outside items and architectural antiques. Architectural Antiques & Design has old windows and doors, mantels, fences, ceramic decorations, birdbaths and tiles. It is said to have more garden and architectural antiques than any other place in Charleston.
After a great day of antiquing, come home and relax in your room at the Governor’s House Inn. We offer the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts, and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National Landmark combined with legendary southern hospitality. Click here to view our bed and breakfast accommodations.
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