Mickey Lynn necklaces and accessories at MOSA Boutique on Upper King — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
This super stylish boutique on Upper King is hard to miss, despite its small storefront and busy surroundings. Since opening in October 2014, MOSA – named for the beautiful mimosa tree common to South Carolina – has been a hit with savvy Charleston shoppers.
A longtime retail and fashion professional, MOSA owner Sarah Cobb has always held the dream of owning her own boutique, as her career took her from Pittsburgh to Atlanta and New York, before finally settling in Charleston.
Opening MOSA in the heart of Charleston's shopping and entertainment district fit perfectly into Cobb's fashionable vision.
Visit MOSA on Upper King Tuesday through Sunday or by private appointment — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
With each passing year, Charleston becomes an even bigger shopping destination for travelers and tourists. Yet, among the competition and variety of styles common to the Holy City, MOSA stands out from the crowd.
MOSA's chic interior space reflects the boutique's sleek, modern style — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
The MOSA style is urban-chic, and the upscale boutique aims to carry edgy yet sophisticated pieces that are easily transitioned from work to party, or from day to night.
The MOSA demographic falls mostly between the ages of 25 to 45, catering to both men and women who enjoy hard-to-find designer labels and awe-inspiring accessories.
The swimwear selection at MOSA is more than enough to get you ready for summer! — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
At MOSA, prices are reflective of the quality and craftsmanship of the products on display, as well as their timeless style appeal; expect to find basics with a twist and long-lasting items that will fit easily within your wardrobe for years to come.
MOSA's female clientele will enjoy browsing through a surprisingly extensive collection of dresses, tops, denim, accessories, jewelry and swimwear from both national and local brands.
MOSA provides a unique shopping experience with their PourMyBeer tap system, serving up beer, wine and mimosas to guests — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
Statement pieces from local jewery designers such as Peyton Williams and Kate Davis easily complement the boutique's fab party dresses and strappy tops. MOSA even carries luxurious lingerie from the likes of Skivvies by For Love & Lemons.
Of course, MOSA stocks a unique collection of both casual and dressed-up men's styles, from brands like Howe, Iron & Resin, Stone Rose and Original Penguin.
MOSA is more than just a trendy new boutique! The staff at MOSA is committed to attentive service and a personalized shopping experience, without rushing or bugging the customer.
Men's laid-back tees, denim and dress shirts at MOSA — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney
MOSA shoppers are invited to enjoy the boutique's impressive PourMyBeer self-serve tap system, while they browse and shop designer duds. Snag a scan-able card from the MOSA management team, load it with prepaid cash or simply pour your desired amount of white and red wine, mimosas and beer by the ounce and pay on your way out.
What will you choose to pair MOSA's dresses and killer accessories with – a mimosa or local craft beer? The choice is yours!
MOSA is dedicated to carrying a mix of both local and sought-after national brands, like these pieces from Mickey Lynn — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney