The Charleston Department Store is a complete, full-service, name-brand, soft-goods clothing, sportswear company. Founded in 1921, our privately-held company represents a third generation family business! With two retail locations in the market, and now 86 years old, the company has a dominant presence in the casual cloth
Purely American specializes in organically blended mixes for soups, salt-free slow-cooker kits, all-natural sauces and marinades, and gourmet handcrafted Virginia peanuts. Customers looking to stock their pantries for the winter can peruse the hearty organic selections from the Farmstand Soup Co., with a variety of chilis, stews, and bean soups ($6.25 each), or find chowders and pork-chop blends among Slow Cooker Gourmet ($5.50 each). For artisanal-recipe leanings, douse taste buds with Peter's Sauces ($7–$7.50) or grab a trunk full of Gourmet Virginia Peanuts ($7–$8), with flavors such as lightly salted, spicy crabbin', texas mesquite, and moon landing.
When the first Cheap Thrills Records opened in 1995, compact discs were beginning to oust cassettes as the era's preferred musical format. These days, however, nearly all formats of yore?from vinyl LPs to CDs?line the shelves in harmony. From Beck to ZZ Top, both locations not only sell classic and contemporary artists, but also trade music for cash, store credit, or a lovingly hand-drawn IOU. The same goes for DVDs, video games, recent gaming systems, and even gold. The rest of Cheap Thrills' inventory, meanwhile, ranges from magazines and T-shirts to incense and jewelry.