Greenville might be one of the chicest little towns in the Carolinas. This weekend, take a break from the annual Euphoria food festival (September 26-29) to get a taste of the city’s stylish offerings at these six boutiques.
1. Monkee’s of West End
Get game-day ready with colorful Shoshanna dresses ($395), Frye boots, and other on-trend accessories from labels such as Tory Burch ($250), Tom Ford, and Alexis Bittar at this boutique specializing in head-to-toe style. 103 Augusta Street
2. Rush Wilson Limited
Though steeped in tradition, family-owned Rush Wilson keeps up with the times to outfit the modern Southern gentleman. Shop from its collection of custom suits, silk pocket squares ($50), and basics from brands such as Southern Tide and Peter Millar. 23 West North Street
3. Dark Corner Distillery
Visit this micro-distillery and retail shop for a taste of Blue Ridge Mountain culture right on Main Street. The rustic-meets-modern establishment makes the winningest moonshine in America (13 awards since its 2011 debut) and bourbon whiskey ($64.95), and stocks Carolina-made salsas, body scrubs, and flasks. 241 North Main Street
4. Augusta Twenty
Greenville’s edgiest boutique carries fashion-forward brands such as Joie, House of Harlow 1960, and Vince, alongside Carolina-made jewelry and bags from Native Rainbow and Marquin Designs. If you can’t make it into the shop, browse the e-store to see a killer selection of stylist-approved merch. 20 Augusta Street
5. Cocobella Boutique
Run by a fashionable mom and her equally style-savvy daughters, Cocobella caters to women of all ages. Shop colorful earrings ($45), playful printed tops by Ivy Jane, and flattering dresses by Uncle Frank. 21c Augusta Street
6. Postcard from Paris
Design guru Linda McDougald (she decorated the first Southern Living green showhome at Furman University) curates a lovely selection of furnishings, antiques found on buying trips to Europe, accessories, artwork, and Côté Bastide bath products ($64) at this home store. 631 South Main Street
Take a Shopping Break
The newest location of Asheville’s Tupelo Honey Cafe serves up its signature from-scratch soups, Nutty Fried Chicken ($16), and sweet potato pancakes ($6), perfect for breakfast or dinner. Later, unwind with a glass of sangria ($8) made fresh table-side with regionally sourced fruit at SIP, downtown’s first rooftop bar.