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Best Boutiques in Charleston For Broke College Girls

If you’re a broke college girl like me, you know the struggles of being a shopaholic in the city of Charleston. Surrounded by the cutest boutiques and shops, I found out very quickly that my bank account won’t allow me to spend $50 on a new top once a week. Thus, I went on a hunt for the most affordable, yet stylish, boutiques that Charleston has to offer. Below I have compiled a list of Charleston boutiques that will make your closet and wallet smile. 

Dress Up Charleston

Dress Up Charleston is one of my absolute favorite boutiques located right on King Street. Dress Up not only has the cutest and trendiest clothes but offers some of the lowest prices! Dress Up also gets new shipments 2-3 times a week, so every time you visit in-store, you’ll see a whole new collection! 

The Copper Closet 

The Copper Closet is a go-to store for all college gals! Copper Closet supplies the cutest and most affordable clothes, shoes, and accessories. They also have a thrift section where you can find one-of-a-kind vintage pieces you can’t find anywhere else! 

Sassy Shortcake Boutique 

Sassy Shortcake Boutique is one of the cutest and most stylish boutiques located right on King Street! Sassy Shortcake has some of the cutest pieces and stays up to date on the latest trends, so check them out to grab the cutest sweater or most darling accessories! 


Francesca’s is a super cute boutique that specializes in the cutest clothes, shoes, bags, and gifts! Whether you’re looking for a cute outfit for date night or something to pick up for your besties, Francesca’s has it. Be sure to run over and check out all the cute outfits and accessories Francesca’s has to offer! 

Simply j Boutique 

Simply j is one of the cutest family-owned boutiques found right on King Street. They carry the latest styles as well as name brand accessories. Be sure to check out this boutique to pieces you can’t find anywhere else in Charleston!

I hope this list is helpful to all my money-saving gals and always remember to support your local businesses! Be sure to give all these boutiques a try next time you take a stroll down King Street! 

Haley Baker

C of C '24

Hey Y’all! I’m Haley and I’m from Moncks Corner, SC, but Charleston is where I call home! I’m a freshman this year and am super excited to be apart of the Her Campus team! I’m studying International Business and Political Science. I can’t wait to share so many new things I learn this year in the Holy City!
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