About Us

StyleDwell is an independent, family-owned women’s clothing boutique opened by Christie Bishop in December 2013. With the help of her husband of 31 years, Tim Bishop made Christies dream of owning a clothing boutique come true. Their daughter Ashley is the full time stylist & asst. manager. Cust. service mgr. Abby Clapp is like family as she has been there since day one. 30 days after opening, Christies husband became gravely ill. “Having never worked in retail, building a brand new business, working together as mother & daughter for the 1st time along w/ caring for Tim 24/7 was extremely difficult. Tim has thankfully recovered & we are closer than ever. It was truly a bonding experience.” says Christie.

Working side by side, sharing ideas about style, Christie and Ashley curated an eclectic but seamless mix of styles, brands & price points. What emerged was the perfect place for mother & daughter to shop together and stay on budget. This is because the latest affordable trends can be found alongside designer favorites such as Trina Turk, Sanctuary, BCBG, Dolce Vita, Olive & Oak & Lovers + Friends. Women want to multi-task too so there are Archipelago candles, gift items, handbags, jewelry, notecards & more. There are books & games for kids to enjoy, a coffee bar, popcorn & of course, free wi-fi to text, tweet & share all the latest looks!

“We love local!” is heard a lot in Charleston & we mean it! We feature several young local Charleston designers’ jewelry lines from 3 Little Beads to Floridas’ Dani-Rae & Co.

In September 2015, StyleDwell moved 7 doors down from 700 sq feet to almost 2000. The décor relects our style beautifully. Custom, solid wood racks locally made, plumbing pipes for hooks hang alongside dripping chandeliers. It’s Southern charm meets bohemian glam…

Born in Kansas City Missouri, raised in Kentucky, Christie had a 15 yr career in finance/mortgage. “We were living in Nashville Tennessee when my mother died of breast cancer. We decided it was time for a change and Charleston came up in a chance conversation w/a friend.”

Christie learned a passion for world class service & delivering unique styles with price points for every budget. “I believe in a comfortable shopping experience where you can shop in peace or if you need help, we’ll style you from top to bottom for your night out!”


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