Hoover the Mover's professional auto caretakers sustain the well-oiled integrity of vehicles with a brief yet detailed inspection and oil change. To begin the 15–30 minute treatment, the mechanical medics swap out the oil and filter, prolonging engine life while erasing years of smoked cigarettes and grizzled voice-overs from its voice. During a thorough 27-point inspection, the technicians turn a discerning eye to the vehicle's vital systems—assuring that the brakes, lights, hoses, lines, and filters are functioning, and that GPS maps are folded properly.
Featuring fits for petite frames to plus sizes, In High Cotton festoons its racks and display cases with women's clothing, jewelry and accessories that capture a spectrum of aesthetics, from casual wear to current trends. Tribal tops made from 100% cotton ($28.99) encase skin in earthy softness, and Alley Rose toppers ($18.99) provide stealthy support for chests or hips in a crayon box worth of hues. Sandman Creations' sleep shirts ($28.99) snuggle against snoozers, trapping bad dreams and marauding tooth fairies in combed cotton festooned with lighthearted designs. Earring Plaza earrings dangle from lobes ($8.99), sweeping against shoulders as they support Passion purses ($29.99) whose unzipped mouths wait hungrily to be fed wallets, cell phones, and leftover deli meats.
Sportsman's Shop T&T Sports, which has been in service for more than 60 years, preps athletes for myriad playing fields with equipment and apparel from brands such as Adidas, Easton, New Balance, and Nike. Players can wiggle into the flexible fibers of Under Armour duds such as women's comp shorts ($24.99) or the Tech T ($19.99), which affords drying protection against moisture buildups and sneezy fire hydrants. For Canton-bound flankers and soft-handed tire targets, rubber-covered Wilson footballs ($18.99) provide a more pliable catching surface, and Baden basketballs ($27.99) supply hoopsters with bouncy adaptability for indoor or outdoor play. Protect hand branches from a baseball bat's reverberating sting by sliding finger-first into a pair of Easton batting gloves ($12.99). Use the mesh links of a volleyball net ($30.29) to separate spiked shots or finally achieve checkered tan lines.
The water starts to darken along a stretch of marsh grasses, just before its surface is slashed apart by the fins of hungry redfish. The redfish trap schools of mullet into a tight corral—and then go into a feeding frenzy. South Carolina fishermen love this scenario. The owners of The Charleston Angler love it, too, which is why they founded their shop back in 2000. The shop's crew of seasoned anglers supply fly, inshore, and offshore fishermen with tackle specific to South Carolina's waters, from the coastal flats that draw trophy tarpon to the inland lakes filled with blue catfish. Along with advising customers on gear from brands such as Shimano, Penn, and St. Croix, the shop hosts classes and seminars. These sessions can cover topics as broad as Orvis fly-fishing, or as specific as catching bass in the cypress-strewn swamps of Francis Marion National Forest.
Beyond tackle and apparel—some of which comes from their own "Redfish" line of t-shirts, trucker hats, ball caps, visors, and jackets—The Charleston Angler offers fly-fishing and light-tackle charters and runs an in-house embroidery boutique. The staff also posts tips, insights, fish haikus, and fishing reports on its Reel Blog and encourages customers to share their fish stories.
Since 1989, The Carousel Boutique’s clothier Beth Anne Kenna has outfitted ankle biters with homespun and designer children's fashions in boys’ sizes newborn to 4T and girls’ sizes newborn to 10. She crafts matching doll dresses, polka-dot hair bows from grosgrain ribbon, and baby booties by hand. She also personalizes ensembles with custom embroidery or skull and smiley ribbons, which allows parents to distinguish the good twin from the bad one.