House of Sage: Shop Bold Patterns plus Edgy Details

This Charleston boutique supplies savy street style for men and women

By Clare Sweeney,


Stop, drop and shop at House of Sage on George Street — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney

Charleston, S.C., is well known for its wide selection of locally-owned boutiques both downtown and off-peninsula. One such standout boutique, supplying savvy street style to both men and women from its small storefront on George Street, is House of Sage.

The hot pink "SHOP" stop sign outside will catch your attention, and the edgy ensembles just inside will keep you walking deeper into House of Sage's neatly styled interior. This ultra stylish store is a worthy off-King Street shopping destination, notable for its variety of known and soon-to-be-known designer brands and unique collection of bold prints and patterns with an earth-friendly focus.

House of Sage digs the details, and it shows: expect to shop embroidered maxi dresses, studded shirts, accent stitching and metallic fabrics alongside an already colorful clothing collection.

Graphic tees are also a highlight at House of Sage, with some tees bearing references to local locales such as Folly Beach and others offering a wearable attitude statement, such as "Shopping is my cardio" or "Coffee, Please."

Men's graphic tees, a House of Sage specialty — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney

House of Sage offers a laid-back, uninterrupted shopping experience, with an easily walkable and browse-able environment, spacious dressing rooms and a consistently overstuffed sale rack. Expect clothing prices to fall on the lower end of the typical boutique pricing spectrum, with most items ranging between $40 to $130.

Each House of Sage rack offers a pairing suggestion for the perfect ensemble — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney

A truly exceptional outfit isn't complete without shoes, jewelry and accessories, and House of Sage excels with its collection of boots and booties, flats, delicate necklaces and unique earrings and studs. Seasonal add-ons include scarves, hats, sunglasses and handbags of all shapes and sizes.

The House of Sage collection of earrings, bracelets and necklaces are priced quite reasonably, with some items priced under $30.

Bold patterns and prints on the racks at House of Sage — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney

This boutique doesn't exclude fashionable men from its collection of seasonal goods! House of Sage carries an eye-catching assortment of graphic tees, flannels and denim. Be sure to snag some of House of Sage's seasonal wear for men, including quilted vests, jackets, corduroy, hats and more.

With its George Street location situated just steps off the College of Charleston campus, House of Sage has the certain advantage of a large group of stylish regulars. For many, a stop at nearby Caviar & Bananas or a walk through the College of Charleston's Cistern is a must before or after browsing the newly stocked outfits at House of Sage.

Want a preview of what's in store? Check the House of Sage Facebook page for posts of all recently stocked items!

Black Orchid denim at House of Sage — Photo courtesy of Clare Sweeney