Alabama designer (and CFDA winner!) Billy Reid has a to.die.for store on King Street
Charleston Fashion Week has begun! But before I hit the shows, I had to first ‘get to know’ the city, which in Megan terms means check out the shops & restaurants! Enjoy a preview of my favorite stores, restaurants, and meals…
Lily located on King Street has beautiful candles, lotions, and French stationary, but to be honest the staff was UBER SNOBBY, not a very pleasant shopping experience. But at least I got a pair of faaaaabulous vintage earrings to make up for their rudeness
V2V, also on King Street, wasn’t too memorable but at least the staff was nice! After some searching through the Los Angeles basics type merchandise I found a great and inexpensive spring across the body saddle bag.
My new vibrant blue saddle bag
Lunch time!! We popped by 82 Queen Street (right off of King Street) for a delicious lunch on a sunny back patio. I thoroughly enjoyed my fresh Seafood Cobb Salad…oooh and the cheese biscuits!
The iconic Bob Ellis shoe store on King Street. How I love their designer shoes & bags…The store is owned by Jeffrey Kalinski’s family (aka the retail icon JEFFREY). For Alabamaians, stop by the Phipps Plaza store in Atlanta (called JEFFREY not Bob Ellis in ATL) but it’s the same merchandise but MORE. Louboutins, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Gucci…heaven!
Biton on King Street boasted Diane von Furstenberg, M Missoni, Foley + Corrina, Mara Hoffman, and every denim brand imaginable. A fashionista’s mecca.
Finicky Filly on King Street has a great selection of Tory Burch, Haute Hippie, and Kate Spade. I was impressed by their unique and all around gorgeous dress selection.
On the way back to the hotel, we stumbled upon this vintage store, Exchange Factor, on Meeting Street (parallel to King Street). The store was full of 1950’s sheath dresses, vintage slips, men’s eclectic button downs, and precious little pumps.
Exchange Factors treasure-filled store…also home to rare CDs, DVDs, haha and a tattoo parlor.
Barnett wearing his new Billy Reid button down
Dinner and drinks after a great day of walking around the city and shopping! We checked out Husk, on Queen Street, a relatively new restaurant located in a gorgeous antebellum home. Barnett & I enjoyed the sea salt rolls on the wonderful front porch seating. I savored a Husk Tea Cocktail which consisted of chamomile and herb infused vodka with lemon juice, quite refreshing!
YUM! Seriously, I don’t love chicken that much but this chicken was DIVINE. So flavorful paired with Southern farm veggies, and salt & pepper dumplings.
And of course we had to taste one of their delectable desserts…we picked the ‘Mudpie in a Jar’. The chocolate was from Tennessee and was so dark and rich. Definitely a must have!
We couldn’t come to Charleston without partaking in a ghost tour! And we lucked out the tour we selected was incredible, and not the least bit cheesy. The history of the city is so fascinating, as it has been a certified city since the late 1600’s! The Civil War, pirate, and religious history of Charleston allows for some pretty creepy and intense ghost stories! Above is one of the churches in the historic district that is known for its’ haunted graveyard. We definitely recommend Old Charleston Walking Tours with Michael Brown.
And to finish the night…vino et fromage! We stumbled upon the quaint Bin 125 (right next to the Billy Reid store). I definitely recommend spending some time lounging in the bar, enjoying some wine, DELECTABLE cheese, and jazz music.