Culture // 5 min Read

Retail Therapy: Old Town Bluffton

Written by Anna Jones

Jul 7, 2016


Once a sleepy stop between Savannah and Hilton Head Island, the town of Bluffton is now really on the up and up.

A bustling Calhoun Street punctuated with quaint shops and busy shoppers signals the growth of the small town into a real destination, drawing in tourists and locals alike to experience a taste of Bluffton. A bit salty, a smidge spunky, and always full of hospitality, Bluffton is no longer the Lowcountry’s best kept secret – it’s a bustling hub attracting businesses of all kinds. And for those of you looking to turn your afternoon stroll down Calhoun into a spring shopping spree, you’re in luck: check out these items from The Roost, Kelly Caron Interiors, and Gigi’s Boutique, all of which line the quaint streets of Old Town Bluffton. Shopping small never seemed so full of possibilities.

Tasteful Display

Martini olives transported in a canoe make for a tastier martini.

Olive Canoe $42.00, The Roost

Small Brass Fork $18.00, The Roost

Small Brass Spoon $18.00, The Roost

Gilded Guards

Golden coasters to protect your favorite table.

Set of Four Coasters $75, Kelly Caron Designs

Southern Pearls

A pearl necklace is made modern with a grey tassle.

Necklace $240, Kelly Caron Designs

Sophisticated Cuff

A hammered gold cuff will enhance any look.

Cuff $209, Kelly Caron Designs

Sweet as Maryland Honey

The perfect complement to your happy hour charcuterie board.

Eastern Shore Honey, $18 each, The Roost

Spring Leaves

Gold statement earrings are the perfect way to transfer from day to night.

Kendra Scott "Selena Earring" $75, Gigi’s Boutique

Photography by Rob Kaufman

Stay for a little or stay for a lifetime.

From charming rooms, suites and cottages at Montage Palmetto Bluff to majestic homes in Wilson and Moreland villages that pay homage to the region’s rich heritage, all it takes is a short stay to create the stories that last a lifetime.