Black Octopus Mercantile

Black Octopus Mercantile


BOM at Highwater Fest
Finn is busking for the first time in 2022! 🎉 He's brushing up some tunes for this Sunday's Food Truck Festival in Greensboro, NC. Thanks to Black Octopus Mercantile for the cool shirt and Bestway Grocery for the happy spot! 🤘😀🎸🎶
Reppin BOM in Vegas !!!
Just visited the store today with wife. Definitely coming back. Very cool looking stuff!
Shop local in Park Circle this evening at the Ship's Wheel Night Market from 6:00-9:00PM. Neighboring retailers will remain open for special hours during the event. Check out our vendor list!

Ship's Wheel Hard Cider Alchemy Bespoke Jewelers Black Octopus Mercantile Game Night Charleston Gray Cat Music
Working on the signs with Black Octopus Mercantile 🙏. And thank you for making them and Charleston Sign & Banner for the stencils!
Loving my Back Octopus merch. Cool lil store in Park Circle. .
My new favorite hoodie
First time visiting your shop yesterday- such a great place & service was excellent! Will be my go-to for cool, funky place that offers a unique experience- thank you!
The Ship’s Wheel Night Market will return on February 18 from 6:00-9:00PM. Shop with over a dozen vendors and neighboring retailers like Alchemy Bespoke Jewelers, Black Octopus Mercantile and Gray Cat Music who will have extended shopping hours during the event.

Ship's Wheel Hard Cider
I put my sticker on right away!
Sometimes you have get ‘em when the price is right. Plenty of new arrival inventory for the shop! *YES* we will be opening the record shop sometime in January in the current location. I wish Jordan the best as she expands and many thanks to Jeff with Cityvolve for always being supportive and helping me find this cool little location in the heart of Park Circle! The record booth in will remain open until the end of January. I couldn’t have grown my biz these last few years without Sharon at The Station 🙏. AND without my friend Jonas (Silvia's Records) I could not have won the auction. He has the skills! 👍💪 Plus I will be located around the corner from my aunts new shop Black Octopus Mercantile!

Unique retailer hustlin’ funky, cool surf / coast inspired style in apparel and gifts. Come shop o


Come kick off Sunday Funday and any day with Park Circle’s own surf brand shop…Black Octopus Mercantile. You can find our surfy digs at 1061 -A East Montague Avenue North Charleston 29405. Shop hours are Wednesday - Saturday 11-6p / Sunday 12-5p.


Wanted to send a big THANK YOU to each and every one for stopping in over the last week and helping us clear the shelves so we can start stocking the new merch for the Fall. Couldn’t do this without YOU so thanks again for sharing, shopping and of course reppin’ your fave local surf brand Black Octopus Mercantile / Park Circle!!! Wait’ll you see what’s coming thru the pipeline!!! Enjoy your merch & have a great Labor Day!!!


Have fun sunnin’ and runnin’ this holiday weekend! Thanks again for rockin’ August and kickin’ off Sept with BOM! Y’all helped big time clearing the shelves with the Bin Sale! Thanks so much for shoppin’ with BOM! Enjoy your weekend and merch!!!


We got ya Lowcountry!!! Just roll to Park Circle / NCHAS and check out the coolest surfy / gift shop in all the Wilds. Slingin’ our rad East Coast vibes in apparel, stickers, hats and more! Come shop our diggity Wednesdays - Saturdays 11-6p / Sunday Fundays 12-5p
Because when you choose to shop local it rocks your community in all the good ways!


It’s been a rough couple days and we hope everyone is safe from the storm. Sending good vibes to those caught in the path who have clean up and such to do. We are hoping to reopen tomorrow so stay tuned for updates. Sleep well Lowcountry we are very blessed and hugely grateful for our community🫶🏻🐙❤️


With all the storm preppin’ and such we almost missed wishing y’all a happy !!! Hopefully, doesn’t mess our beaches up when she rolls by!!! We do beach!!! Yeah!


Due to the weather we are going to take the day and stay home tomorrow ( Wednesday ) and stay safe. We will reopen asap so y’all can come shop the Bin Sale. Sending safe vibes to all and we will see you on the other side. Hope to be reopen soon!


Happy Saturday Citizens and visitors of the Lowcountry. Just wanted to hop on and share a reminder that you choose to shop local in a smaller business you’ll most likely be checking out with the artist, creative and maker of that business. I am that small biz owner, artist, clerk, social media person, the buyer, the merchandiser, printer, photographer, the janitor, the greeter and well you get it…my list is long. But to see you step into my shop where I’ve carefully chosen the apparel, tee colors, hand made notebooks, designed the gifts, drawn all the designs, printed all the apparel, etc…well no words can describe the wave of pride and the happy you bring with your comments, praise, happy words and surprise when I mention I’m a one octopus show and the artist…well thank you for making this local artist a happy happy one! Again thanks for making the choice to shop local and be a huge reason that Black Octopus Mercantile is where it is today! Hi I’m Missy and welcome to BOM!


Our Big Bin Sale is…
Come Help Us Clear the Shelves!!!


Black Octopus Mercantile you might not know is owned and run by local Park Circle neighbor and artist Missy Johnson. BOM as it is called is the product, determination and hard work is the result of Missy’s creativity and drive to build and own her own surf style apparel & gifts brand and shop. This year BOM will celebrate over 6+ years in business and 2 years in the current spot in Park Circle. Big thanks to all for the encouragement, shouts, shares, bringing friends / family in to see the shop and support as well as wear local threads. Thanks for rockin’ our community and BOM! 🤙🏼🐙🫶🏻🫵🏻👋👍🏼


Droppin’ some ink on some “coming soon” thangs! Mark those calendars for next Saturday the 26th and our Big Bin Sale day! With your help we can clear out some merch to make room for new goods and gear! Stoked to see y’all!!! Have a great weekend!


When cool ladies rock their rad hats! Not sure what it was about last week’s customers but they were all the best! We had customers ( new & regulars ) who stopped in for a quick gift, hellos, checking on what’s new as well as a new group of visitors and citizens who hadn’t been in yet to see us. We had merch roll out the door to Mt Pleasant, Charlotte, Texas, Montana, Connecticut, Ohio, Maryland, Cali, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Tennessee, Florida and….get ready for this one….Tokyo Japan! Yeppers Japan!!!!!!! So thanks to all of you I’ll be back to work Wednesday refreshed and grateful for all the amazing gifts this incredible journey with BOM is bringing! Thank you all for taking the time to check us out, shop local and be part of this fun adventure too!


Your BOM Crew member Abel rockin’ his vet yearly check up! All systems go for another year of the “Abel Adventure” as we call him and our best boi & coworker!


Happy Weekend! Hope it’s a splash!!! Have fun wherever you roam!!! Live the Coast!


Just a note that we will be closing a little early on Saturday to spend it with family and friends! Even us hardworking octopus artists need a little family / friends fun too! Enjoy your family and friends and have a great weekend!


Mark those calendars Citizens! This is the one Sale you know how good it is if you’ve shopped our past ones. Yes…$15 / $20 Bins full of a ton of BOM goodness from misprints, samples, practice tees, hoodies, shorts, and more. Help us clear the shelves too so we can start droppin’ new Fall merch.


We may be a small retailer but we offer a fun surf style in apparel and more! Our funky unique designs are reppin’ everything from custom embroidery on hats and clothes, stickers and drinkware and don’t get us started on how much fun shopping local with Black Octopus Mercantile is!!! Make it a day in Park Circle and rock local style with the Lowcountry’s surf brand… BOM!


Be the example to your kiddos and show them how to shop and rock local everything this SC tax free weekend. Roll on by those big boxes and score all kinds of cool local apparel, hats, stickers and more when you shop a small local biz like Black Octopus Mercantile / Park Circle. We promise you we may be small in scale but we rock our own surfy funky style with top tier apparel, handmade goods, drinkware, stickers and of course the most rad designs you’ve ever seen! Come on it’s a local Park Circle artist owned and run shop how can you pass that up? Make it a Park Circle weekend with everyone’s’ fave local surf brand…Black Octopus Mercantile!!!

Photos from Black Octopus Mercantile's post 08/02/2023

It’s August and is here so skip those ‘ol big boxes and do your community good by shopping local. Being small doesn’t mean Black Octopus Mercantile lacks in quality or style and we rock some of the coolest designs around! Local artist owned and operated BOM is your go to for all the rad school threads and goods those coast kids need from hats, hoodies, stickers, tees, shorts and more… So do your kids good and be the example by shopping local style with Park Circle’s fave surf / coast brand Black Octopus Mercantile!


Happy International Friendship Day!!!


We got mail! Y’all we are so stoked to share what new came down the pipeline…our first ever custom made straw, tie dye patterned Explore sun hat. This rad lid is great for keeping the rays out ya eyes, rollin’ the Wilds, hikes, beach hair days, shellin’, beach fun, lake days and more! Come getcha one of these very limited edition hats for your growing BOM collection. Sea you out there!


The new “Beach Trip” is ready to roll the Wilds and kick some sand with you! This new Summer fave is a super soft Yellow triblend perfect for beach, pool, movie nights, dog walks, dolphin watching and more! Rockin’ the front is our fun beach van complete with beach ball, surfboards and inflatable shark…oooo it’s Shark Week so watch for sharks 🦈 Come take a beach trip with Black Octopus Mercantile / Park Circle!


Sending some good vibes to our fave cast, crew and fam while they are on break from filming. Jomby we found your fave Tw***ie sticker right there on your bedroom wall. Beep Beep! We hope to see y’all on the other side soon! Take care and sending good vibes from your fans at Black Octopus Mercantile / Park Circle! 🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼
and everyone!




It’s Sunday Funday Citizens and visitors of the Lowcountry and you know what that means…Your fave Park Circle surf brand shop is open 12-5p today! It’s a cool and breezy 78 degrees inside, come soak up our fun coast vibes and support local! Shop with us and see what everyone is diggin’ about Black Octopus Mercantile!!! Sea you there!


You can never have enough hats…and a great hat will always be ready to roam the Wilds and roll on all your adventures! The new “Lowcountry” hat is the hat to rep your coast vibes and be proud where you’re from! It’s also a great hat for the visitors to our little slice of Paradise for them to remember their visit here. Suns and guns are out so getcha self a great hat to enjoy the sunny days!


Good Morning Citizens and Visitors!! It’s going to be a sunshiney Sunday Funday and everyone’s’ fave Park Circle surfy coast gifty shop opens at noon! Roll to the Park for some local eats at one of our area’s amazing restaurants or breweries and hit the local shopping spots too like Black Octopus Mercantile! Local apparel brand, handmade giftys, goods, coast vibes and more! Sea you there! See what I did there? 😂


BOM is for everyone who digs the coast and wants to rep out in the Wilds! From Scotland and New Zealand to Nebraska, Spain, Cayman Islands and beyond BOM is rockin’ our coast culture everywhere our fans roam!!! Thank you shouts to all for diggin’ shoppin’ local and what we create at BOM!


We’ve dropped some great triblend tankys for all the coast guys and beachy girls! Great thanks for all those Summer adventures! Our funky cool BOM designs rockin’ on a variety of cool Summer colors for reppin’ all the coast vibes! Come shop local style with the Lowcountry’s new breed of surf shop…Black Octopus Mercantile / Park Circle!


Join the Coast Culture style of Black Octopus Mercantile as we rock ‘Merica coast to coast and beyond! Our cool surf style mixed with funky designs, a variety of apparel, gifts, hats and goods is ready to roll the Wilds with you! Rep the coast vibes of BOM all Summer, Spring…and really all year long!!!


Happy 4th of July shouts to all our BOM friends and fans!!! Hope you’re having an amazing day with friends and family celebrating our fave USA!


Hope your weekend and holiday are a splash! Family and friends in town for all the fun roll by BOM this Saturday July 1st for our one day 15% OFF Sale on tees, tanks and shorts! Yeppers score a major stash of our surf style goods all ready to go! Keep it local style with Park Circle’s own surfy shop Black Octopus Mercantile!!!


Big Saturday Summer Sale!!!
15% OFF
Tees, Tanks & Shorts!

Come stock up for all your adventurin’ and enjoy lunch and fun in Park Circle!!!


This Saturday kick off July with our Big 15% OFF Sale on tees, tanks and shorts!!! Come stock up on all the Summer essentials for all your adventurin’ fun! Sea y’all Saturday!!!


Cool fresh beach & surf style apparel ready to rock all those Summer / coast vibes! Shop local and enjoy one of a kind designs, variety of apparel styles and colors for everyone! Local artist owned & operated surfy shop right in the downtown district of N Chas aka Park Circle! Keep it local style!

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Welcome to Black Octopus Mercantile the East Coast’s fave gift spot! We sell our “Coast Culture” style in super soft apparel, funky designs, stickers, home goods and more in our home digs located at The Station Park Circle / North Charleston, SC. You can also find us set up at local events throughout the year or check us out online at .

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1061 East Montague Avenue A
North Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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