What started out as a perfectly fine shopping day on King Street turned into a shopper’s worst nightmare: sheets of rain pouring from the awnings, passersbys bumping umbrellas, cars splashing puddles, and one long, wet walk back to my car. Ughh. Even so, I managed to find some good deals on middle King. Willy Jay’s has at least 40 percent off just about everything in the store. This is one of my favorite places to browse for event dresses – always on my mind with Best of Charleston and Fashion Week coming up – along with cute home goods. They’ve also got some killer heels. 

Worthwhile‘s front windows are plastered with signs reading 50% and 75% off, and at first I was afraid they were closing, but it looks like they’re just clearing out for spring. They wouldn’t let me take any pics inside, but almost half of the clothing racks are greatly discounted and a lot of the cute accessories and gift items are as well. 

Wait for the rain to stop, then head downtown and check out the winter sales.