A pride of history and culture is evident in Charlestonians. The local residents have a desire to preserve their city’s traditions, adding fun and interesting updates along the way. Fashion boutiques dot the shopping streets, displaying new takes on Charleston’s oldest exports: cotton and indigo. King Street is Charleston’s shopping hub and the French Quarter houses most of Charleston’s art galleries. A few new alternative options are appearing in areas like Cannon Street. For an abbreviated list of shops, read Top Shopping Charleston.