About The Designer

Founded in 2009 by designer Deirdre Colligan, Candy Shop Vintage started with a collection of whimsical vintage jewelry sourced from estate sales and flea markets 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 challenges of constant sourcing and replenishment, Deirdre adapted of her favorite vintage jewelry styles into a collection of hand crafted, modern costume jewelry and vintage inspired accessories. 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 tastemakers everywhere. Calling Charleston, SC home for over ten years, Deirdre’s design aesthetic is informed by the color and whimsy of the South as well as vintage styles reimagined as modern classics. Her collections spread joy to an ever growing customer base seeking to add unique pieces to their wardrobe with an emphasis on timeless and unique style. Mom to ten year old daughter, Daphne, Deirdre splits her time between Charleston, SC and Greenwich, CT.

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.

Good Things Come In Small Packages

After five wonderful years in Downtown Charleston, our brick and mortar Retail Store at 9 Cannon Street is closed. The jewel box of a shop was a hit with both locals and visitors alike, written up in Travel+Liesure, Coastal Living and featured on numerous travel blogs. Now, its spirit lives on in the one-of-a-kind #CANDYSHOPCART found at our retail partner Gwynn's, in Mt. Pleasant, SC, just across the bridge from our former retail location. 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, as well as on our website.

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