Ways to shop local
Austin-based boot and leather store, Tecovas, is open on King Street.
King Street is going country with the arrival of Austin-based cowboy boot and leather accessories store, Tecovas. The boutique features the brand’s Western and equestrian boots, which are handmade in Mexico, as well as leather bags, wallets, and belts for both men and women. Shoppers can personalize their leather goods with complimentary debossing or get their previously purchased boots shined. [288 King St., tecovas.com]
King of the Road
Just in time for the holiday season, 10 long-standing local merchants have banded together, establishing the “MiKi” shopping district to encourage customers to “Shop Middle King.” The partner stores, all located between Calhoun and Market streets, include Croghan’s Jewel Box, Finicky Filly, Grady Ervin & Company, Jackson Davenport, Jordan Lash, Hampden, M. Dumas & Sons, M.P. Demetre Jewelers, Palm Avenue, and Shoes on King. To make it safe and convenient for those who may not feel comfortable shopping in person but want to support small businesses, the retailers are offering complimentary no-contact delivery in the Lowcountry. Patrons can visit the Shop Middle King website for more information and to sign up to receive newsletters with special promotions. [shopmiddleking.com]
Locally owned lighting shop Candelabra, which opened in 2001, has rebranded to become Meadow Blu to reflect the store’s wide selection of home furnishings and its concept of an “ever-evolving home.” In addition to a variety of chandeliers, pendants, sconces, and lamps, the Mount Pleasant store features furniture, rugs, mirrors, pillows, wall art, and other home accents. Meadow Blu also has introduced a “Tru Blu” curated collection to highlight best sellers and favorite new finds in each category. [404 Coleman Blvd., meadowblu.com]
Support “Mom & Pop”
Lowcountry Local First is extending its annual November Shop Local campaign to a two-month Buy Local Season, urging shoppers to “Vote for Mom & Pop” by spending at least 10 percent of their holiday budget at locally owned stores. Visit the website to see a list of participating retailers or to donate to the initiative. Supporters can also find a list of holiday markets, including the December 12 Mount Pleasant Holiday Market & Craft Show at the Farmers Market Pavilion on Coleman Boulevard. [buylocalmonth.com]