New stores and restaurants are popping up all over town. Pop in and check them out.
The Skinny Dip
The Skinny Dip brings its Nantucket aesthetic down South. The collaborative hosts trunk shows and features local designers. The second floor houses a coffee shop and outdoor patio, where there are often special events. 345 King St.
The Charleston Weekender and The Tiny Tassel opened this cute balloon and gift shop, which sells a collection of the designers’ favorite brands. You can learn how to DIY at workshops, such as flower crowns and flower jewelry and natural soap and herbal scrub. 185 A. S. Philip St.
The accessories brand based in Hilton Head and inspired by the lifestyle of Daufuskie Island seems right at home a short drive north on King Street in Charleston. We love their maps collection with tote bags and charm necklaces featuring Charleston’s landmarks. 300 King St.
One of the newest stores to open on King Street, Dress Up is packed with trendy clothing and accessories, all priced at less than $50. 320 King St.
Beija Flor Jeans
The Greenville-based jeans brand started by a mother-daughter duo opened its second store in Freshfields Village at Kiawah. The brand is known for flattering jeans that work with women’s curves. Worth the drive from downtown! 164 Gardeners Circle
Soft Surroundings has a strong following for its globally inspired designs and soft fabrics. The lifestyle brand offers beauty, gift and home decor products as well as clothing at its first South Carolina store in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. 1242 Belk Dr.
Find edgy, chic and sophisticated clothing as well as labels that are exclusive to Charleston at this new boutique at 724 King St.
The upscale barbershop in the Cigar Factory offers beard and mustache trimming, facials and waxing. 701 East Bay St.
Circle Seven Outpost and Provisions
Circle Seven’s new store in the Cigar Factory features outdoor clothing and goods made to weather your adventures. The brand is planning to partner with neighboring Garden & Gun for special events. 701 East Bay St.
Local designer Danielle Mason Hosker opened a flagship store at 17 State St. featuring her party dresses with elegant silhouettes and artful details.
Butcher & Bee curates this “exploratory” food court with six rotating kitchens where emerging and well-known chefs can experiment with new concepts. 1503 King St.
Pancito & Lefty
The festive, new cantina serves authentic Mexican dishes such as tacos al pastor, carne asada, tamales and fish tacos. 708 King St.
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
The Virginia-based restaurant in the Cigar Factory already is receiving rave reviews. The menu features oyster chowder, shrimp and grits, and baked clams in addition to seafood platters and the raw bar. There’s outdoor seating. 701 East Bay St.
SOL Southwest Kitchen
SOL recently brought its Southern take on Southwest to downtown at 385 Meeting Street.
The Richmond, Virginia-based restaurant serves classic Greek food and Sunday brunch at 114 S. Philip St.
Rodney Scott’s BBQ
In hog heaven: You can now get Rodney Scott’s whole hog BBQ at the drive-thru seven days a week! 1011 King St.
Gentry, owned by “Southern Charm’s” JD Madison, has an equestrian theme and features Gullah cuisine and Southern comfort food from chef Marvin Woods. The cocktail menu highlights Madison’s Gentry Bourbon. 276 King St.