Rustic Retail in Greenville, South Carolina
Rustic Retail in Greenville, South CarolinaNovember 13, 2012
On a recent trip to Asheville, I took a detour through Greenville, South Carolina, to visit We Took to the Woods, a hunter-gatherer-style gift shop run by Denise Corey and designer/stylist Mary McKittrick Campbell. Open for a short, pop-up stint last winter, the store is now keeping extended hours—the better to accommodate the cool-hunting shoppers who have sussed out its word-of-mouth location.
Inside, the vibe feels more like a secret hideout than an overt commercial venture, but there's no shortage of reasons to pull out your wallet. Farmhouse tables piled high with small-batch honeys and jams, Stumptown Coffee, maple syrup aged in whiskey barrels, and a house line of custom-scented candles share space with Los Poblanos artisan grooming products, Libeco linens, vintage camp blankets, and hand-picked haberdashery. Personally, I hated to break up the set of aprés-ski dishes on display, but I'm sure the recipient of the two julep-shaped hot chocolate cups I scored won't mind at all.