Greenville is full of eclectic, treasure-filled shops that feature fabulous handmade goods! My "Handmade in Greenville" shopping spree is the perfect way to spend a Saturday supporting local businesses, artisans, and craftspeople.
First Stop: The Village of West Greenville
Start off your Saturday at The Village Grind with a delicious cup of coffee or tea, and don’t pass up the chance to try a pastry! Baked right down the street at The Bakeroom, the Morning Buns and Croissants are a don’t-miss Greenville treat.
Sit and enjoy your breakfast in the cozy shop (they open at 9 on Saturdays), or take your drinks on a leisurely walk through The Village. Nearby you’ll find Fox & Collins, a tiny shop full of handcrafted goods. Across the street, the bright mural on the side of The Anchorage restaurant begs to be a photo backdrop. Wander toward Greenville’s mini Flatiron Building filled with artist studios. Each artist sets their own schedule, but even if a studio isn't open you can still see their beautiful work through the windows.
If you’re up for a longer walk, walk past the Flatiron Building to Art & Light Gallery at 16 Aiken Street. They’re open from 10-4 every Saturday (10-5 most other days) and feature rotating artist shows.
Second Stop: The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail
Next, head to Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery. Not only is it a convenient stop for cyclists on the trail, it’s Greenville’s source for local food, drink, snacks, and more. You can shop for produce from local farmers and also find locally made gift items like soaps, candles, tea towels, and chocolate!
Next door is the SRT Bike Shop. If you’re up for an adventure, grab some water and snacks from the grocery, rent a bike, and hit the trail.
Third Stop: Stone's Point
On the edge of downtown Greenville, you’ll find Urban Digs. Open from 10-6, this shop features plants and terrariums alongside handmade jewelry, children’s items, and art. It’s a lovely place to find unique handcrafted items.
To wrap up your day, walk next door to The Community Tap for a drink or a King of Pops popsicle, made right here in Greenville. Depending on the time of day, you may even find a food truck out front ready to serve up lunch or dinner.
If you’re visiting on a weekday, you can pop into the neighboring shops which house some more of Greenville’s makers. Dapper Ink sells T-shirts and is the home of The Landmark Project—a group of people who intentionally design their goods to not only look and feel amazing but also to connect outdoor enthusiasts across the country. Billiam Jeans is a custom denim workshop specializing in jeans, but also belts and aprons.
THAT Something Extra:
Handmade in The Village
If you're looking for even MORE handmade finds, check out one of the special events happening in The Village of West Greenville! From the village-wide First Fridays and food festivals, to guest artists and book signings at individual shops, there's always something to celebrate in this artisan community!