About Candy Shop Vintage

About The Designer

Founded in 2009 by designer Deirdre Zahl, Candy Shop Vintage started with a collection of whimsical vintage jewelry sourced from estate sales and flea markets around the country and sold at private events and trunk shows. Deirdre’s background in fashion and design enabled her to curate an endlessly appealing stream of sought after, one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. After having success with her rotating collection of vintage jewelry and faced with the challenge of constant sourcing and replenishment, Deirdre decided to adapt some of her favorite vintage jewelry styles into a collection of modern costume jewelry with vintage flavor. In addition to her unique vintage finds, Deirdre’s own designs have been featured in national magazines such as Vanity Fair, InStyle and Southern Living and continue to be a favorite among influencers. Calling Charleston, SC home for eleven years, Deirdre’s design aesthetic is consistently informed by the color and whimsy of the South as well as vintage styles reimagined in modern incarnations. Her classic collections spread joy to an ever growing customer base seeking to add unique pieces to their wardrobe with an emphasis on timeless style and longevity. Deirdre now splits her time between Charleston, SC and Bedford, NY where she lives with her husband John and daughter Daphne.



Hand Crafted Jewelry

Working with US based jewelry manufacturers dedicated to quality and craftsmanship,we have been able to replicate much of the high caliber charm of the vintage pieces Deirdre collects and sells with her own Candy Shop Collection and her popular line of Charleston Rice Beads. Starting with jewelry and more recently moving into apparel and accessories, Deirdre’s relentless attention to detail and charm continues to be infused throughout all of our products. From collaborations with century old jewelry brand Ciner, to working with eco-friendly manufacturing facilities up and down the east coast, we strive to make everything offered at Candy Shop Vintage on par with the vintage heirlooms we all love.



Charleston Retail Store

May 2015, Deirdre opened her flagship retail store at 9 Cannon Street in Downtown Charleston, SC. The jewel box of a shop has been a hit with both locals and visitors alike, written up in Travel+Liesure, Coastal Living and featured on numerous travel blogs. There, you can shop a curated collection of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, our Charleston Rice Beads in an array of colors and styles and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories from the Candy Shop Collection. You can even book a tea party and private shopping experience for you and your friends.

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