While in Charleston this past weekend, our second stop (only after food) was to this amazing candle boutique that came highly recommended to Luisa. As soon as I walked in, I knew I would be in love. This store carries all the best candles, unique home decor and gifts and is decorated to the 9’s with that hipster-casual vibe that Madewell does so well. So obviously, this Madewell of candles was right up my alley.
We got the rundown from Jordan, who was the most helpful and friendly sales associate I’ve seen in a long time. I felt like she was my best friend who happened to know every (100!) candle scents by number and scent. Basically, you hang out at “The Library” desk where you have a library card filled with numbers associated with the various candle scents. You take the candles by number and smell away until you find the scents you love, and the candle associate (librarian?) recommends other scents based on your preferences. It’s kind of genius and perfect merchandising. The candles come in 2 sizes and are super affordable!
Not in the mood to buy a premade? Write your own story with a candle all your own at the workshop! It looked like a science experiment with various liquids, beakers and test tubes, but really it was beautiful candle-making in action. How I wish we could have spared a few hours to hang out there
If you’re ever in the Charleston area, you absolutely cannot miss this store. Pop in for a second at least, and try not to leave with enough candles to light your granny’s 100th birthday cake.