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“You'll Need to Bring Your Money in a Wheelbarrow”
Review of Antiques District

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Ranked #132 of 245 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: Charleston neighborhood lined with antique shops.
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Charleston's antique shops used to be a blend of all price ranges and styles, including some of the most reputable stores in the southeast. Sadly now its gone upscale with mostly imported English and European merchandise, very little American. What's really amusing is the prices which are out of sight. Maybe they're pricing everything in inflated Confederate dollars, but it appeared to me that the stores on King Street simply put a ridiculously high prices on everything and hope some one pays it. Perhaps they do and of course the rents must be through the roof, etc.

And worse yet, a significant amount of the merchandise appeared to me to be questionable, that is. newly manufactured. copies, or with other issues. If you're planning to spend big bucks, bring an independent expert along to advise or pay with a credit card so you can later dispute the transaction if your Louis X chair is really a mid century copy.

4  Thank John K
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

I had a great time walking around the historic area and browsing the antique stores. Although I did not buy any antiques, I saw many things that are no longer "up North". I also had fun talking with the dealers and hearing stories about special pieces. The art galleries are a waste of time.

1  Thank jacquelinerose5
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Had fun browsing the ultra high level antique shops. Quality historic pieces of great variety. Very entertaining though out of our $ range. Enjoyed!

1  Thank kkjtom1
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We spent the better portion of a day poking around the fantastic antique shops of Charleston - the array of items is astounding. Beautiful glasswares, original art, furniture, silver - you name it you can find it. I will say that for me the owners were a bit "proud" of the wares as it was a priced a bit more than I was willing to pay, but all in all worth a walk through. Quite an inexpensive way to spend a portion of your day - if you are into this type of thing.

3  Thank camrachic
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Things are priced a bit high but the over all selection is wonderful. lots of good quality antiques and beautiful shops. All in one walking area and lots of southern charm to go with the shopping.

2  Thank Beth M
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