People do not really need an excuse to visit Charleston. This charming, southern coastal city is gorgeous, enjoys lovely weather for most of the year and has a myriad of rivers, creeks and canals running through it. Its roots reach back further than the founding of America, and this is one of the reasons that antiques stores have flourished in “The Holy City”. Charleston’s Antique District has evolved into something worth visiting in its own right, and the spectacular backdrop of the city just makes it all the more enjoyable.
Charleston’s Antique District is centered on King Street. Here shoppers can find many antique and vintage items from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. American history is obviously well represented, and collectors of this subject are going to be spoiled for choice as they wander from shop to shop. The city also has connections to pre-American European inhabitants, and there are also plenty of international artifacts populating the stores here. Walking through the many antique shops is no short of fascinating, and those that like a story to accompany items they buy for their home are going to love chatting with the store owners.
Golden and Associates Antiques is one of the first shops you will encounter on a stroll through Charleston’s Antique District. This is a high-end store, with ornate chandeliers, incredible bed frames, fireplaces and other furnishings that are just awe-inspiring. If you can tear yourself away from here, Jacques’ Antiques also has some wonderful furniture on display, though is known for its amazing collection of ornate mirrors. Those in the midst of house redecoration will find it hard to walk out of this store empty handed. Wynsum Antiques (648 King Street) and John Pope Antiques (180 King Street ) are two antiques and interiors showroom filled with impeccably curated merchandise, where there is something for everyone. Their vendors provide shoppers with a wide variety of inventory suited for those with a discerning eye.
Other stores in Charleston’s Antique District display clothing, civil war memorabilia, artwork spanning the centuries, local handcrafts, glassware, silver ware and so much more. Collectors will have a field day here, and other shoppers will find themselves entranced. If you thought you were not interested in history, you will be after spending a few hours in Charleston’s Antique District.
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