Lower King Street Shops
John Pope Antiques
180 King St., Lower King Street
John Pope graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in historic preservation (which we can only imagine to be CSI for gorgeous antiques), and his unique combination of good taste and sophisticated education makes his collection one of Charleston’s best. His King Street store is full of gems, from ceramic lamps to vintage frames, chandeliers, and taxidermy peacocks.
George C. Birlant Antiques
191 King St., Lower King Street
It’s no surprise that a history-rich town like Charleston has long been a destination for treasure hunters. Taking up the ground floor of the historic Enston Building, this decades-old showroom is home to a vast collection of antique and vintage furniture, home décor, lighting, crystal, and silver—sourced locally and from estate sales all over the world and organized into neat, stroll-able aisles.
150 King St., Lower King Street
Billy Reid is a distinctly Southern designer, seamlessly working traditionally preppy elements (pastels, seersucker, lots of khaki and linen) into elegant, streamlined, and sometimes vintage-inspired silhouettes. His Charleston shop is divided into two departments: one for the men’s line, complete with a healthy bowtie selection, and one for the women’s collection of shift dresses, neutral knits, and chambray separates. Merchandised right into the displays are a number of giftables like stationery, art books, and knickknacks for the home.