14 Charming S.C. Boutiques for a Mini Shopping Getaway
Mask up and shop unique finds in these charming nearby towns. (You can also shop most online.)
We all want to support each other through difficult times, and choosing to shop at small businesses in the region is a great way to do that. Plus, a little getaway with the girls probably sounds pretty good right now, doesn’t it?
For a new retail experience chock full of Carolina charm, road-trip about two hours down to South Carolina’s Old 96 District. Comprised of five counties total, this historic area is buzzing with small businesses that offer uniquities you can’t find anywhere else.
Make early holiday shopping a memorable spree. This guide includes must-stop shops in the Old 96 District as well as store websites for those you can shop from the comfort of home if you prefer.
Your Guide to Shopping S.C.’s Charming Old 96 District
Note: Masks are encouraged, and some counties and cities (noted below) have mandated masks.
Shopping in Abbeville, South Carolina
105 West: A one-stop-shop for trend-setting Southern belles, this boutique has Simply Southern products plus stylish dresses, shoes, and must-have accessories. 120 Court Square, Abbeville, S.C., 29620. Shop online.
Urban 2 Country: Urban 2 Country feels like two shops in one—in the best way possible. Find gourmet foods from around the nation in the front of the store and a vintage shop in the back of the store, full of memorable antiques and unique finds. 102 East Pickens Street, Abbeville, S.C. 29620.
As We Grow Boutique: Shop adorable, affordable children’s clothing here for the whole family. 104 Trinity Street, Abbeville, S.C., 29620. Shop online.
Divine Your Space: Plant lovers will find solace in this home and garden shop (the nursery is outside). Pick up all kinds of happy, healthy plants and home goods for both in and outdoors here. 130 Trinity St, Abbeville, S.C., 29620. Shop online.
Southern Succotash: Browse a medley of vintage items plus delicious candies and food at Southern Succotash. 123 Washington Street, Abbeville, S.C., 29620.
Breezy Quarters: This small business specializes in handmade soaps, candles, bath bombs, body scrubs, skincare, and more for the ultimate treat-yourself haul. 101 Church St, Abbeville, S.C., 29620. Shop online.
Shopping in Laurens County, South Carolina
Note: Masks are mandatory in both Laurens County and Laurens (the town) in South Carolina.
The Artist COOP: Support local artists with a stop at this creative cooperative. 113 East Laurens Street, Laurens, S.C. 29360.
Shopping in Edgefield County, South Carolina
Carnooosie Antiques: This antique collection lives inside an antique itself—a historic governor’s home built in 1870. 407 Columbia Rd, Edgefield, S.C., 29824.
August + House: For the minimalist decorator, August + House sells a range of earthy-yet-refined home accessories and items—many of which are handcrafted right in the store. 301 Main Street Edgefield, S.C., 29824.
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The House Next Door: With a one-room schoolhouse also on-site, visitors come here for the historical charm and leave with unique gifts, antiques, and collectibles. 311 Jeter Street, Edgefield, S.C., 29824.
Shopping in Greenwood County, South Carolina
Note: Masks are mandatory in Greenwood (the town) in South Carolina.
Thayer’s Furniture And Fine Gifts: Having opened in 1916, Thayer’s is of the oldest gift stores in South Carolina. Find furniture and fine gifts here that would be fabulous for bridal registries and special occasions. 302 Main Street, Greenwood, S.C., 29646.
Emerald Farm: This working dairy farm handmakes fresh goat milk soaps, body lotions, and skincare products you can sample and buy on-site. Browse the many shops at the farm such as the Train and Hobby Shop, Antique Shop, and Health Food Store, and don’t forget to stroll through the herb gardens. 409 Emerald Farm Road, Greenwood, S.C., 29646. Shop online.
Main & Maxwell: Specializing in handcrafted art, jewelry, pottery, and gifts, This shop features work from local artists in the surrounding area. Peruse all kinds of handcrafted goods from art and pottery to jewelry and other one-of-a-kind gifts.210 Main St, Greenwood, S.C. 29646. Shop online.
Shopping in McCormick County, South Carolina
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Frames Unlimited, Act II: Frames Unlimited features an eclectic mix. As the name suggests, they have a variety of custom frames available, but the second act introduced fine imported goods and items by local makers. Every nook of this shop has someone’s story to tell. 208 South Main Street, McCormick, S.C., 29835.