I found this Black-owned jewelry boutique online when I was planning a family trip to Charleston and decided to stop in while I was in town.
The Tiny Tassel is a perfect name for this shop. Just a block up from King Street and a little over a mile from the Charleston City Market, The Tiny Tassel offers a burst of brightness as soon as you walk into this corner shop. True to its name, the store is mostly filled with earrings and necklaces with yarn-like thread tassels in almost every color and most color combinations you can imagine. Some of the jewelry is just a tassel while other designs incorporate other shapes in addition to the tassel. I also appreciate that, in addition to the signature tassels, The Tiny Tassel carries jewelry from other artists and designers.
In addition to the tassel jewelry, you can also find some other jewelry, cute dresses, and shirts—
designed locally by the owner’s mother—as well as clutches, headbands, candles, cards, and party supplies. Everything in the store is very bright, colorful, and happy feeling.
Earrings range between $22 ($30 is the lowest you’ll find online) and $36, bracelets cost $32 while the necklaces will run you $52. Many of the gift items are between $10 and $30 and the apparel ranges between $15 (for a baby bib) to $138 (for an adult dress). There’s even an earring club where subscribers receive two pairs of exclusive earrings each month for just $45 per month.
The boutique staff was very sweet and helpful during my visit, offering suggestions and sharing
information on their shipping process when my mom saw a dress she liked, but was not available in her size. If you’re not in the Charleston area, they have a lot to offer on their website. Although I haven’t had the pleasure of placing an online order just yet, their site boasts processing times of 3-5 business days with most orders arriving within 7 days of shipment.
I feel like it would be hard to walk out of this boutique in a bad mood. There are so many cute things in here, I’m confident you can find something for whoever you’re looking for.