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The Experience

Don’t you love the feeling of slipping on a new, beautiful dress? The one that’s perfect for the occasion — the one that’s perfect for you? At The Resort Shop, we believe your shopping experience should feel just as good as your new clothes. We want you to feel at home in our shop. Think of our boutique as the best walk-in closet ever, complete with your own personal shopper!

The experience begins when you arrive at Freshfields Village. Once you park, you can easily walk around to charming, unique restaurants and shops —Freshfields Village at Kiawah is an easy trip from Charleston, and you can even ride your bike over from neighboring Seabrook Island or Kiawah Island. Your shopping experience really can be a day-long affair.

Be sure to check out other events while you’re here; Freshfields Village is always hosting great concerts, movies and farmers’ markets, perfect for family outings or girls’ night activities with your favorite group of women. Upscale clothing stores like ours are a great experience and a fantastic complement to the memories you’ll make on Kiawah Island.

When you step off the sidewalk into The Resort Shop, you’ll be offered coffee, lemonade, or cold bottled water from our refreshment center. You can also indulge in some fine chocolates and candies. You’re greeted by our friendly staff. We live on the island, so we’re happy to help you find a great restaurant or unique event as well as the perfect thing to wear. We love helping individuals or groups of friends out for a day with other women. Upscale clothing stores are rarely as special as ours, with service to match our selection. Says buyer Leanna, “I love seeing a customer’s face when they’ve been looking for just the right dress for an event or a wedding, and we help them find it. I love helping people feel that good about themselves.”

Meet Our Team

walt-headOwners Walt and Deborah fell in love with the Kiawah and Seabrook area many years ago. Born and raised in South Carolina, Walt enjoyed a professional career where he centered his business around outstanding customer service. His focus in business development is giving the customer a memorable experience and a superior product in a welcoming environment.

walt-headOur buyer Leanna Boatwright has an eye for just the perfect, unique pieces that our customers love, and she hand-selects items for our women — boutiques online can’t match her personal touch. Leanna discovered her passion for fashion while working at an upscale boutique in college and honed her talents working in New York for Oscar de la Renta. You can really see how much her talent builds our product line of upscale clothing.

Women love that we carry everything from perfect dresses for wedding guests to great separates for a casual day with friends. And we have the accessories to match, too! Come see how our collection at the Freshfields Village can complement your unique style.


“While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self confidence…which, I believe, does make the woman.”
-Mary Kay Ashe