I first heard about the shops of Beaufort when I was hosting a bridal shower for the bride whose wedding would bring me to this beautiful place. In preparation for a trivia shower game, I was collecting some information on Beaufort, along with some of the bride's favourite things about the town. A reliable source informed me that the bride's favourite shop in Beaufort was called Lulu's. I quickly googled the shop and was taken down a rabbit hole. The shop owner uploads a weekly videos called Filmtastic Friday where she showcases her store's latest products (jewellery, purses, scarves, and paint by number projects), informs you of local events (Taste of Beaufort) and enthusiastically talks with her good friend (a true Southern Belle) Nelle- And last week they hugged so hard Lulu's earring got stuck in Nelle's hair! I can't get enough of these two!
I thought it might be a long shot, but I emailed Lulu and asked if she'd make a quick trivia video for the bridal shower. Lulu was in and her video was everything I imagined it would be. When I got to Beaufort, I couldn't wait to get into the store. Not only did I get to meet Lulu, I also bought the cutest nautical wine opener, some trendy coasters and sloth socks (I do realize one of these things doesn't belong here). After this stop, I unleashed my inner Lulu and Nelle and walked Bay Street in search of other great shops and products. And here is my list:
1. Beaufort Belle
My next shop stop made me wonder if every store in Beaufort was run by a female powerhouse. This shop's owner is Rachel Loomis, a stay at home mom turned fashion designer. You can pick up clothing, jewellery, beach bags, home decor, cookbooks and even Reese Witherspoon's Draper James. Check them out at 809 Bay Street!
2. Scout Southern Market
It may have been the air conditioning that pulled me into this store (located at 709 Bay Street) on a very hot afternoon, but it was the beautiful displays and sweet tea bar that kept me here for an hour.
3. Monkey's Uncle
This independent toy store at 909 Bay Street has something for every child. They carry amazing brands and their toys, books, puzzles and games kept my kids entertained for hours!
4. It's Retail Therapy
This store (700 Bay Street) certainly lives up to its name with its great clothing brands, jewellery and accessories.
Be sure to check out Bathe at 210 Scott Street for their handcrafted natural soaps and bath and body products.
6. Lulu Burgess
And last, but definitely not least, don't forget to stop by and meet Lulu and Nellie! These two are so proud of the many independent shops and owners of Beautiful Beaufort.
My name is Sara and I love finding new things to do in a new city. This website is an attempt to share the things that excite me in a new place through stories, photos, lists, travel tips and tricks.