South Carolina Stores and Shopping

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

North Charleston

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

44% Off

North Charleston

$70 $39

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Women's Bridal Fashions

Mount Pleasant

$200 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

58% Off Bicycle Tune-Up Package in Rock Hill

Rock Hill

$80 $34

Drive-train degreasing, wheel truing, brake cleaning, and shift cable lubricating performed by expert bicycle mechanic

Half Off at Athletic Foot Care

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

After consultation, orthotics foot analysis examines the structure of each foot with customized insoles made to support & cushion foot arch

50% Off Cell Phone Accessories and Vapor E-Cigarettes

Spartanburg

$20 $10

Boutique cell phone shop outfits clients with pre-paid cell-phones and smokeX e-cigarettes

Up to 50% Off Tires, Wheels, or Radio

Hartwell

$100 $50

Family-owned business with a friendly staff can help repair, maintain, and upgrade cars and trucks

Up to 83% Off Ring with Stainless-Steel Band

Greer

$89 $14.99

Jeweler with more than two decades of experience fits fingers with stainless-steel bands

Up to 57% Off Jewelry and Accessories

Mauldin

$20 $10

Boutique's inventory of jewelry and accessories includes braclets, rings, handbags, and necklaces, as well as airy, colorful scarves

Half Off at Reedy River Book Company, LLC

Taylors

$30 $15

Book shop with more than 50,000 titles and a specialty in rare and collectible books, including signed copies and first editions

Up to 64% Off Bicycle Tune-Up or Merchandise

Lexington

$69 $25

Bicycle mechanics tune up existing bikes; store associates outfit riders with new gear or wheels by brands such as Trek, Fuji, and GT

Up to 50% Off Jewelry and Watches

Orangeburg

$100 $50

Since 1888, independent jeweler has supplied diamond and gem-studded rings, necklaces, earrings, watches, and other elegant items

$15 for $200 Toward Furniture and Mattress Sets

Five Points

$200 $15

Mattress and furniture store includes beds from brands such as Symbol, Simmons, and Coaster

Half Off at Designer World Fabrics

Rock Hill

$60 $30

Fabrics span the entire spectrum of design and color, from velvet and chenille to satin and silk with stripes or floral prints

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Haywood Mall

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

Up to 61% Off at SuperiorLite Bikes

Duncan

$75 $29

Boutique custom bike shop staffed by passionate cyclists will thoroughly tune up your two-wheeler, with a specialty in road bikes

Half Off at Carolina Pawn & Retail 

Mauldin

$20 $10

Pawn shop sells a revolving selection of new and gently used items, including DVDs, jewelry, tools, and gaming systems

Half Off Custom Framing at Webb Rawls Galleries

Southeastern Columbia

$100 $50

Custom framing of paintings, photographs, USC diplomas, and jerseys

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There are people who love cooking from scratch and people who shudder at the thought of assembling a turkey club sandwich. Rosewood Market and Deli caters to both. Aisles of grocery items help list-makers check off boxes for gluten-free food, pasture-raised meats and eggs, and local raw milks. The produce section harvests organic choices from local farms, and the cheese case displays sticks and slices from around the region and the globe. In the deli, soups, salads, desserts, baked goods, and other items satisfy tastes from vegan to carnivore. Quick meals in the grab-n-go case include sandwiches and salads that can be topped with homemade dressings and spreads, such as tamari gravy dill vinaigrette and a spicy chipotle spread.

Rosewood Market and Deli has matured from its beginnings as the Basil Pot restaurant in 1973. It’s grown while adhering to the idea that “people can take an active, hands-on approach to their own wellness through delicious food,” as it proclaims on its website. A commitment to sustainability permeates the market, from its cardboard-recycling dumpster and reusable produce boxes to its compostable utensils and ability to accept biodegradable credit cards.

2803 Rosewood Dr
Columbia,
SC
US

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.

188 Meeting Street
Charleston,
SC
US

Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops that brighten smiles in 20 minutes. Since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles annually across five states. The locations in North Carolina offer either convenience at their South Park Mall kiosk or privacy at their office locations. Armed with Beaming White, a special light activated gel teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers with an applicator pen. An applicator pen exposes the teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-7 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.

2150 Northwoods Blvd
North Charleston,
SC
US

When it came time to design The Coastal Cupboard’s demo kitchen, owner Brad Pitner shied away from industrial-grade appliances, opting instead for the kind of layout you’d find in your average home kitchen. That decision reflects the Cupboard’s mission to make gourmet cooking accessible to all.

To that end, Mr. Pitner and his staff of gourmands stock a vast selection of cooking gadgets, bakeware, and cutlery by top-tier brands such as Zwilling, J.A. Henckels, and Kuhn Rikon. Staff members are happy to walk customers through each product’s function and share their own favorite gadgets and dish towels with sentimental value. They also stock gourmet foods such as small-batch wines, baking mixes, sauces, and rubs.

Customers have a chance to see those tools and ingredients in action during the store’s weekly cooking classes. Most are led by in-house chef Stephen Harman, who tailors his class offerings to suit the interests of customers. “He’s ridiculously talented—he’s just fearless,” says owner Brad Pitner of the inveterate chef. That fearlessness has motivated Chef Harman to master dishes from paella to pad thai. But his true passion is for Lowcountry farm-to-table items. “He’s obsessed with local agriculture,” says Mr. Pitner. “If he can get it local, he’ll get it local.”

644 Long Point Rd
Mount Pleasant,
SC
US

Silence fills the forest as a masked paintball player creeps over logs and leaves, unable to find the opposing team he knows is there. Suddenly, a shower of colored paint spews from behind a nearby tree, and the battle begins. Such moments unfold daily at PBC Paintball Park's facilities during the regular season. Their staff, all of whom are paintball players themselves, have designed both wooded and concept fields at Greensboro, Charlotte, and Greenville. At Greensboro, wooded landscapes transform into a battlefield with bunkers, creeks, and large forts. Felled trees and dense foliage give players ample cover amid the undeveloped woods of Greenville's fields, while tournaments unfold across PBC Charlotte's level terrain. Additionally, PBC Paintball Parks are affiliated with Paintball Central, which runs two stores in North Carolina and one store in South Carolina where players can stock up on enough paintball gear to ready themselves for the inevitable cartoon-character rebellion.

1680 E Main St
Rock Hill,
SC
US

Chi Chi Randolph has choreographed routines for hip-hop artists including Nelly and the Black Eyed Peas. Kari Lehman has 15 years of ballet training experience. Viviane Bressan turned her love of belly dance into a career, traversing the globe while teaching and performing the ancient art. At Dance Austin Studio, these three number among more than a dozen dance instructors whose dazzlingly diverse backgrounds enable an array of classes for everyone from preschoolers to grownups and fitness buffs to serious students of dance.

Zumba combines fast-paced cardio choreography with dynamic Latin rhythms, and the 18-and-older Sexy Stiletto Fit class uses high heels to tone calves and build confidence. Students can choose to learn fundamental positions, steps, and vocabulary during structured ballet, lyrical, and jazz programs, or they can develop video-ready swagger during hip-hop classes. The studio’s sense of fun occasionally spills out into the community—it recently teamed up with the city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to spark a flash mob at city hall, held to raise awareness of emergency preparedness and help officials practice what to do if invaded by dancing aliens.

3514 Highway 153
Greenville,
South Carolina
US