Charleston Shopping

Charleston ShoppingIf you're searching for a great gift for a friend, the chances of you finding it are quite good if you are browsing in any of Charleston's fine shopping venues. The chances are also very good that you will find a little unexpected something for yourself, too! So if you need to find that present before the end of the week, or just want to experience a little retail therapy, these are some of Charleston's most noteworthy shops, stores, malls and boutiques.

Charleston's Citadel Mall
Charleston's Citadel Mall is a fine choice for whatever you're shopping for, as the inviting indoor décor and shopper-friendly layout make strolling through the mall a true joy. Anchored by such favorites as JCPenney, Target, Dillard's and Sears, you'll also find a tremendously enticing selection of specialty shops like Ann Taylor Loft, American Eagle Outfitters and Belk, just to name a few. The mall also features a great selection of eateries in its food court and a Stadium 16 IMAX Theater for the kids to enjoy while you shop.

Address: 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., #200, Charleston, SC 29407 - MAP
Phone: (843) 766-8321
Web: www.citadelmall.net

Northwoods Mall
Northwoods Mall is the perfect place to take the whole family for an afternoon of browsing and shopping. And it doesn't really matter if you are looking for something specific or just out to see what's new, the mall's inviting floor plan makes getting around the shopping area nearly effortless. JCPenney and Sears are the anchor stores at Northwoods, but such favorites as Bath and Body Works and Books-a-Million balance out the store roster to ensure that you'll most likely find what you're looking for, and more!

Address: 2150 Northwoods Blvd., Unit #60, Charleston, SC 29406 - MAP
Phone: (843) 797-3060
Web: www.shopnorthwoodsmall.com

The South Carolina Outlet Mall
The South Carolina Outlet Mall offers a shopping excursion that combines the best of both worlds. On the one hand, you can shop from some of the world's most respected name-brand stores like Kenneth Cole, J. Crew and Tommy Hilfiger; but you'll also be able to take advantage of the incredibly reasonable prices as these outlet stores offer great deals you won't find anywhere else. The layout features airy, shopper-friendly access to all the stores, and once you experience the brand name savings, you'll be back again and again.

Address: 4848 Tanger Outlet Blvd., Charleston, SC 29418 - MAP
Phone: (843) 529-3095
Web: www.tangeroutlet.com

Shops at Charleston Place
If you want to find a gift for someone special (or for yourself) and price is absolutely not a factor, then make your way to the Shops at Charleston Place for some truly exclusive shopping. Some of the very popular merchants here include White House/Black Market, Lacoste and Anne Fontaine, just to name a few. This small but exclusive cluster of boutique-type stores is also augmented by a cafe and special presentations throughout the year, including live music and holiday programs.

Address: 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 - MAP
Phone: (888) 635-2350
Web: www.charlestonplace.com