The Mercantile: An Indie Shop in Rock Hill, SC

Charlotte is full of wonderful boutiques and locally owned shops, but just twenty minutes down the road in Rock Hill, SC, there is even more to be explored as our sister to the south grows as quickly as we do. Husband and wife duo and self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneurs” Michael and Brittany Kelly opened The Mercantile’s doors in 2018 after establishing themselves in both the real estate and interior design industry.

Since then, the unique indie shop has been bringing one of a kind novelty gifts, clothing, decor, and local goods to York County. Located at the 100-year-old site of a former train station, the store’s beautiful brick structures and original cotton scales made it the perfect home for a couple passionate about real estate, design, and style.

It’s the holiday season, and whether you need new threads for the fashionista in your life, or organic bath and body products for a luxurious night in avoiding the cold, The Mercantile has just what you need. Their home decor is truly one of a kind, and with fresh flowers consistently on delivery, your holiday bouquet will stay fresh and vibrant all season long.

Got pets? The Mercantile is also the destination for unique gifts for your furry friends. There is even a back room full of hysterical novelty gifts to spice up your gift swap. From style to comfort to comedy, The Mercantile has you covered.

Along with locally-owned coffee shop Knowledge Perk, Dust Off Brewery, and a variety of other new and exciting businesses, The Mercantile is part of Rock Hill’s Knowledge Park revitalization project, which focuses on creating a culturally rich exciting downtown Rock Hill. Take a quick drive and shop The Mercantile’s beautiful Christmas decor, check out Rock Hill’s award winning Christmasville festival, and enjoy all the new downtown Rock Hill has to offer.

For more information or to shop the Mercantile online, head to their website & to learn more about the Rock Hill Knowledge Park, check out