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May 25, 2020

Discovering Charleston’s Cutest Boutique

in, Fashion Travel

There is no end to the number of words that could aptly describe the city of Charleston, South Carolina. 

Unyielding, historic, beautiful, charming, resolute, weathered, battered, triumphant, elegant. 

Perhaps a touch of grit and a loving amount of grace? 

Today, I want to share a supremely special shop that resides on the destination-worthy King Street in Charleston. Let me to introduce you to Grit & Grace. Known for their passion for recycling oyster shells – more on that in a bit – and their feminine, coastal style, Grit & Grace isn’t just another gift shop. 

Stop by in the morning and you’ll get a whiff of fresh biscuits baking from Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit next-door. Step inside and you’ll be greeted with a beautiful array of locally handcrafted gifts, wedding accessories, and unique jewelry that embodies the spirit of Charleston. It’s a destination worthy of a long linger amongst tables and shelves and perfect, coastal neutrals. 


478 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina

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Grit & Grace Studio

My Top Picks

Oyster Jewelry Dish | Charleston Rainbow Row Earrings | Grit Adjustable Bolo Bracelet


A Story About Oysters

From the beginning of Grit and Grace, founder Rachel Gordon had a passion for giving back to the community and the coast. Oysters are a vital component to the SC coastal eco-system and there is a serious shortage of oysters and oyster shells around our beautiful beaches. While creating delicate, artisanal oyster gifts, Rachel also partnered with SCDNR’s oyster restoration program and for every oyster piece sold at Grit and Grace 10 oyster shells go back into the ocean instead of in a landfill.

It’s a partnership that benefits everyone involved and gives back to the community in the best way possible.

A Truly Charleston Shopping Destination

With shops, destinations, and restaurants starting to open back up after a spring hiatus, Charleston and Grit & Grace Studio is able to once again come alive.

Their flagship store on King Street is also home to a number of locally produced and products and they support women entrepreneurs by carrying beautiful items that are perfect for your home, wedding, or everyday life.

My Favorite Pieces

Kindly, the lovely team at Grit & Grace shared a few of their favorite pieces with me and I was so excited to welcome them into my jewelry and bedside collection.

Oyster Jewelry  Dish –

This is the prettiest jewelry dish I’ve ever owned. On the website you’ll see a selection of colors and patterns, but being a neutral girl myself the subtle color and delicate gold of the classic oyster dish adds so much femininity to my nightstand. It’s perfect for rings, bracelets, even holding a pair of AirPods if you want to class-up your at-home office!


Charleston Rainbow Row Earrings –

So aptly named, this collection of earrings embodies the colors of one of America’s most famous row of houses. They’re simple and unique with beautiful colors –  I have the Indigo and Pearl that will pair perfectly with everything from denim and a tee to a dress for a date night.


Grit Adjustable Bolo Bracelet –

Likely one of the most unique designs I’ve seen on a bracelet, it’s a statement piece that will go with any look.


On your next visit to Charleston, Grit and Grace’s flagship store should be on your must visit list. But if you’re still holding off from travel for a bit, you can still shop the treasures found in the store on their beautiful website.

Shop my favorite pieces and discover the perfect gift for a loved one, sweet friend, or yourself!

Thank you to the sweetest team at Grit and Grace for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own, but I’m happy to report I fell in love with all the products and can’t wait for our next visit to Charleston to see it all in person! 

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  1. Maria Koss
    May 25, 2020

    Those pictures are amazing! Also, love the post 🙂

  2. Amber Myers
    May 25, 2020

    What amazing items! I would so check out this boutique if I’m ever in the area. I love stores like this.

  3. Caroline
    May 25, 2020

    All of that jewelry is stunning!

  4. Cristina
    May 26, 2020

    Their prducts are utterly charming! Every adjective that you’ve attributed this shop does them justice. I also love that they are doing their bit to give back.

  5. WorldInEyes
    May 26, 2020

    Wow..these products looks much attractive and gorgeous love them…photography is amazing….love these items… Thanks for sharing..

  6. successunscrambled
    May 26, 2020

    I never actually thought that oyster shells could be made useful until now. I had a look at their website and for sure the items do look awesome and one of a kind. My favourite would be the napkin rings.

  7. Joanna
    May 26, 2020

    The jewellery pieces they make are so beautiful and delicate. I like the bracelet the best, it is so simple but so pretty.

  8. Still Orphans
    May 26, 2020

    That bracelet is stunning! You took such lovely photos of everything. It makes me want to spend a whole lot of money!

  9. Nyxie
    May 27, 2020

    Your pictures are amazing. So graceful. These are gorgeous items.

  10. Candace Hampton
    May 27, 2020

    This is a stunning piece! It is beautifully written and you truly captured how magical Charleston is. I have always been fascinated by and loved oysters, so I’m blown away by the jewelry. Next time I find myself there I will most definitely be making a stop at this boutique.

  11. blair villanueva
    May 27, 2020

    First, I love how you captured these photos, they are well done and dramatic perfect for magazine editorial! These pieces of jewelry looks gorgeous, I would definitely wear them.

  12. rachel
    May 28, 2020

    What an adorable little shop! It looks lovely.

  13. Agnes
    May 31, 2020

    I love how your presented the photos of the jewelries! I love them all!