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Lots of Great Finds Await Shoppers in Fort Mill

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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If you’re on the hunt for unique items to take home from Fort Mill, you’ll find a number of fun shops for your perusing pleasure.

The Peach Stand is a one-stop shop for local produce, locally raised grass-fed beef, homemade baked goods and more than 75 products, from pickled okra and green beans to hot sauces and salad dressings to jellies and jams—all made in the Carolinas. Should you get hungry while shopping, The Peach Stand also has a restaurant, deli and ice cream parlor.

Spice up your shopping experience with a visit to Puckerbutt Pepper Company on Main Street. Boasting the hottest pepper in the world, it sells a variety of hot sauces with names like The Silencer, Purgatory and Reaper Squeezins.

For hand-crafted whimsical pottery made by local artists, stop in Olive’s Mud Puddle, a coffee shop/art studio/gallery in downtown Fort Mill. Many of the pieces on display were created by owner Debbie Whitsett, but new work by guest artists is exhibited regularly.

Also on Main Street is R. Hanauer, renowned for its handmade bow ties sewn on-site in a backroom workshop. Owner Randy Hanauer established the business in 1985 and has been helping dress gentlemen up ever since with his pocket squares, cummerbunds, neckties, suspenders and belts. When you visit, be sure to peek into the back room to see the seamstresses at their sewing machines, creating the latest collection of accessories.

Main Street’s eclectic assortment of retail establishments also includes: Five Oh Skate Shop; Market on Main, featuring antique furniture and collectibles; and Art, Funk and Junk, billed as an art studio, funky museum and junk shop. Here you’ll find everything from old tools to windows and doors to vintage bikes to artwork created by local artisans. The shop also is a dealer for Onewheels, a self-balancing electric skateboard.

Looking for home decor? You’ve got two excellent options in the historic corridor. Main and Gray features furniture, accessories, lighting, rugs and wall art, while Crossings on Main specializes in fine gifts, clothing, art, accessories and baby items.

Fort Mill’s newest developments—Baxter Town Center and Kingsley Town Center—offer more opportunities for retail therapy.

Kingsley’s biggest seller is Broadcloth Boutique, a women’s fashion store with a wide array of apparel, including dresses, tops, rompers, jumpsuits, sweaters, jackets, shoes and accessories. Baxter also features several popular women’s clothing stores—Page 6 Boutique, Katyloo Boutique and Divine Consign.

After all your shopping, reward yourself with a bottle of wine (or beer if that’s more to your liking) from Grapevine Wine Shop in Baxter Village. It offers more than 400 wines and 150 specialty beers along with a wine bar offering wine by the glass.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.