Jul 6, 2016 >> Andrea Serrano: Charleston Shopping Pro!
With a resume boasting notables such as Harpers Bazaar, Levi’s and L’oreal, Andrea Serrano has taken her styling expertise down south to Charleston. She continues to freelance as a stylist on fashion and commercial productions, and runs a style blog called Charleston Shop Curator, which focuses on local designers and boutiques within the Charleston area. As part of our Charleston Travel Feature, we picked Andrea’s brain on where to shop in the Holy City.
While we bunked up at Zero George, we talked with this Charleston fashionista as part of their Shopping Package amenity available to guests. Turns out this sartorial spirit is full of insider secrets on the best deals, cool buys and must-have souvenirs for any Charleston newbie. Get your cheat sheet below to the best shopping Charleston from their resident stylist, and the perfect jaunt for your post-shop appetite.
What makes Charleston a great shopping destination?
What I love about Charleston style is that it’s eclectic with a healthy mix of traditional, modern and organic. The local artisans are inspired by their surroundings whether it’s nature, architecture, or history. And there is endless resources, with a new shop or designer popping up every other week and visiting the established stores that stock unique goods.
Some of your favorite shopping destinations—Go!
The Trunk Show, 281 Meeting St.
This couture consignment shop has the largest selection of gently used and even new Chanel clothing and accessories as well as my favorite place to dig for vintage treasures.
Ro Sham Beaux, 493 King St.
Modern meets eclectic at this lighting, furniture, accessories, and art store. The coastal color palette and bumping house music is refreshing in this Upper King Street shop.
7 Gypsy, 320 W. Coleman blvd, Mt. Pleasant
Located in Mt. Pleasant, this store is for the gypsy soul with its bohemian vibe. I always find something I’m craving (including the white dress I’m wearing in the picture!)
Worthwhile, 268 King St.
Nestled between J. Crew and The Gap, this local boutique couldn’t be anymore opposite. For over 20 years this store has been giving alternative designers a home such as Rick Owens, Isabel Marant, and Gary Graham.
Morgan Kylee, 123 King St.
This new kid on the block hails from Atlanta and has brought that southern edge that Charleston needed. From the perfect dresses to fringey sneakers, this boutique has everything for that effortlessly chic look your going for.
And what’s the last shop you’ve come across and totally fallen in love with?
Be the Change Boutique, 218 King Street Suite B
This eco and socially conscious store carries brands that donate a portion of their profits to various charities all over the world. Packed with stylish clothing and accessories you can purchase with a purpose!
And after a day of shopping, where’s the best spot for some post-shop R&R for drinks and eats?
The Ordinary (544 King St)! This place definitely turned me into an oyster lover.
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