New boutiques are popping up throughout the All-America City
There is a reason Tupelo is known as a regional shopping hub for North Mississippi, West Alabama, and South Tennessee. From major national retailers to small local shops, Tupelo has what shoppers want. Lately, the city has seen a surge in new ladies’ clothing boutiques opening in the city, giving shoppers just one more reason to make a trip to Tupelo.
Downtown Tupelo is home to many of the city’s unique, local shopping venues, but several new boutiques have popped up in this bustling district. Bailey Diane is located next door to Fruitalicious on Spring Street and is a fashionable women’s clothing store. Just around the corner on Main Street, brides-to-be have a new option for wedding gowns in Tupelo. Willow Bride is a wedding dress boutique with “southern charm and urban flair.” They work by appointment, making each visit unique to every bride that walks through their doors.
Reed’s has been a part of Tupelo for 112 years and continues to stay current. Their latest venture is “From Reed’s to Me,” a personalized shopping experience that delivers your favorite Reed’s styles direct to your door. MLM has also been part of Downtown Tupelo’s landscape for many years, but recently has delved into women’s attire. They continue to invite men to “dress better than you have to,” but through their Dylan line, women now have a unique option. Blairhaus has a great dorm-room designing area for those looking to prepare for college. Farmhouse is the home of beautiful hand-made Kim Gambrell Jewelry and lots of accessories for women.
Tupelo’s Midtown Shopping District, located along Varsity Drive and Industrial Road in the heart of the city, is home to several new boutiques. Black Sheep Boutique markets themselves as “boutique on a budget,” offering women’s clothing and accessories at a great price point. Just across the street, shoppers will enjoy Southern Roots Boutique, for trendy and affordable ladies’ clothing and accessories from sizes 0 to 24. Continue down Industrial Road to the West Main Shopping Center and find Lexi Lou’s Boutique, home to on trend fashions for every shape and size.
Barnes Crossing District
While Tupelo’s Barnes Crossing District is known as the place to shop major national chains, new boutiques have popped up throughout the district offering shoppers even more options. Just behind the Malco Theatre in the Tupelo Commons, ShannAgainS Boutique & Gifts carries trendy pieces, jewelry, t-shirts, shoes, and more. Apparel Company, is also located here and specializes in both men’s and women’s apparel. Just down Commonwealth Boulevard, Deborah’s offers misses and plus size clothing, as well as monogramming. Wander inside the Mall at Barnes Crossing to explore Yellow Lovebirds, a popular ladies’ clothing boutique located near the food court.
Out and About
Tupelo’s boutique shopping has expanded outside of the primary shopping districts. Those interested in exploring further will enjoy The Snooty Owl on Veterans Boulevard, next to Kay’s Kreations. They are made up of Mississippi vendors carrying everything from clothes and accessories to shoes.
Moving west along Main Street, Sparrow’s on Main is a new boutique that carries a great selection of ladies’ clothing at varied price points, along with shoes and accessories. Bliss Boutique on Main Street has unique clothing items for women of all ages. McCullough Boulevard also offers shoppers a visit to two of Tupelo’s newer boutiques, Prissy Pistols and Halle Jo’s for great selections of clothing, jeans, and unique t-shirts for ladies.
While this is by no means an extensive list of all of Tupelo’s fabulous shopping destinations, it offers citizens and visitors alike a sampling of newest hot sports among the city’s abundant shopping opportunities. With so many new and expanded offerings, shoppers from all around will find boutique bliss in Tupelo.
By Jennie Bradford Curlee