Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Consider our Gift Guide as a place to start. Good luck!

People who love thrift stores really love thrift stores. And they were gaining in popularity well before Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" made its best attempt to ruin that trend. Data show that in a given year, approximately 16 percent to 18 percent of Americans will shop at thrift stores. Of course, a thrift store is only as good as the people who supply it, and as luck would have it, the well-to-do on Hilton Head and in Bluffton have plenty of fancy stuff they are constantly getting rid of. Shopping the Lowcountry’s secondhand stores requires some foraging skills, but the bounty of castoffs is well worth it.

The holidays are here. Prepare yourself and your shopping list with our gift guide!

The holidays are here. Prepare yourself and your shopping list with our gift guide!

Whether your Dad is the handy type, the golf fanatic, or the weekend grill master, we’ve found something for everyone this Father's Day.


Whether your Mom is all about fashion or a little more down-to-earth, we’ve found something for everyone this Mother’s Day.

Monthly celebrates local businesses and communities with the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, the “best of the best” places to shop, dine and live, as voted by you, our readers. We received 7,528 electronic ballots in our eight-week Readers’ Choice promotional campaign, intended to identify the top businesses in a wide range of categories. Want to find the best of the Lowcountry? You will find it here. The list of categories and winners is extensive.

bussineelowcThe Christmas countdown is on and small business need our help.

Christmas is the time of giving. We all could give back to our community by shopping locally instead of ordering something from a catalog or website.

Indeed, shopping more locally has a big affect on the area’s economy, and it makes you feel good on top of that. Let’s consider a few of the top reasons to shop locally: