The Best Places to Shop in Greenville, SC
Apr 17, 2023 at 8:00 AM in Where to Shop by
With its breathtaking scenery, charming downtown, and long list of exciting things to do and see, it's no wonder that Greenville, SC, was named to Forbes' list of "The South's Most 'Tasteful' Small Towns" and the "Best Place to Live in the USA #22" by U.S. News & World Report.
Greenville has a fantastic shopping scene you do not want to miss. For your convenience, we've assembled this short list of the best places to shop.
Get Outdoors and Shop
First up is Hampton Station, a great destination to enjoy the outdoors while you shop, enjoy food and drink, and play outdoor games. Located in Greenville’s Water Tower District, among Hampton Station’s numerous shops is Evergreen, a fashionable thrift store interested in sustainability by offering unique and stylish secondhand finds.
Next, pop into Karisma by Kara for jewelry crafted so the item you are wearing is not only stunning but one-of-a-kind. Artist and owner Kara Mavar has used copper, aluminum, silver, brass, and gold fill to make these unique pieces for over a decade.
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Shop with a Purpose
Family-owned and operated since 2004, lou lxou is an enchanting boutique offering jewelry, handbags, scarves, and more. You'll find signature brands such as Pura Vida, Kendra Scott, Rebecca, Scout Jewelry, and Teleties. You'll also discover a ton of local brands at this charming boutique, including Bella K Creations With Love, Mercy Verity, Willow Hill Soap Co., and Zen's Boutique.
When you shop at lou lou, you shop with a purpose. For instance, Pura Vida is a member of One Percent for the Planet, meaning they donate 1% of their yearly revenue to environmental organizations worldwide. If you buy a Scout Jewelry item, you support a company founded by women that uses 10% of its annual net profit to promote other women reaching their maximum potential.
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Shop and Shop and Shop Some More
Check out the Shops at Greenridge for an elevated Greenville shopping and dining experience. With over 45 shops and restaurants in one location, you're sure to find more than a few that speak to your tastes and needs. Since you're on vacation, you'll finally have the time to head to a number of widely recognized stores like Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and Cost Plus World Market. Additionally, the Shops at Greenridge has several lesser-known stores with much to offer, like Mr. Knickerbocker, a spirited shop overflowing with licensed Clemson Tiger gear.
An Addiction to Fiction
Visiting independent bookstores while on vacation is always a treat, and Fiction Addiction does not disappoint. Founded in 2001 by Greenville native Jill Hendrix, Fiction addiction is billed as Greenville's "friendliest independent bookstore." Comb through the shelves for hard-to-find treasures, lifelong favorites, and signed first editions.
Fiction Addiction also carries new books in fiction and nonfiction, kids, commercial, and literary. They offer unique gift items and host author events. With a bit of luck, your visit to Greenville may just coincide with a reading from your favorite author!
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