King Street named one of America's Best Shopping Streets

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The US News & World Report has selected King Street as one of America's Best Shopping Streets.

It seems that Charleston is turning into one of the most rankable cities in the world these days, but we're not complaining! Good old King Street was placed on the list among such famous shopping destinations as Rodeo Drive, Newbury Street and Fifth Avenue.

Here's what sold King Street as one of the best shopping streets in the nation:

While many consider Atlanta to be the shopping destination of the South, we find Charleston to be much more appealing. In our opinion, Buckhead's mega-malls can't compete with the charms of King Street. This historic avenue pulses with pedestrians in search of the perfect outfit or gift. Beautiful buildings house big-name brands like Apple and Banana Republic; however, it's the number of family-owned boutiques and male clothiers that really distinguishes King Street. Gentlemen should head to Bob Ellis for shoes and M. Dumas & Sons for apparel, as both are third-generation family-operated Charleston landmarks. Although King Street bustles with pastel-clad patrons particularly in the spring, you'll find Southern hospitality persists year-round.

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