Whether you look forward to it or you dread it – the giving of gifts is something that can be fun, or equally as daunting. We have compiled some favorite local shops, to tailor to you and your loved ones’ needs, in the Little Rock and Fayetteville areas. Take a day trip, or do a little window shopping…enjoy!
For the Old Soul
This person loves all things tangible. The analog girl in a digital world. The one who would rather spend entire days sifting through records rather than scrolling through playlists. The place is South Main Creative in Little Rock. Highly curated for the best of the best in vintage goods. From furniture to knick-knacks-affordable and in-tact. A rare find in the vintage world. Happy hunting!
For the Bodega Faithful
This person finds joy in supporting local. They dream of raw honey, tinctures, and teas. The general store junkie and the alchemy queen. The place is The Green Corner Store. From cool, crafted shades to funky Arkansas garb, this is your one-stop shop.
For the Minimalist
This person takes pride in that one, beautifully crafted pair of jeans (Imogen Willie). Your health-nut, utilitarian, and the one in who’s home you find you Zen because it is perfectly Feng Shui. The place is Mom and Pop Shoppe in Fayetteville, AR. The coolest little corner shop that brings the west coast vibe to the Ozarks.
For Every Woman
Whether you are shopping the modern-day Audrey Hepburn or the tomboy-you will find every bag, purse, handbag or cool souvenir you could ever dream of. The place is Esse Purse Museum-This museum/shop is a true rarity. If you are in the area, do yourself a favor and bring your grandma, your mother and your niece to take a gander through whatever exhibit is up, and then browse or shop. Fair warning: you may find yourself spending hours there-and coming out more educated and stylish.
Killer Threads & Cool Goods
Cute and convenient snap-handbags, organic goats-milk soaps that smell absolutely divine, even a doc-kit for the golf enthusiast in your life-the boutique called Beyond Cotton on Rodney Parham in Little Rock has unique finds, and perfect stocking stuffers. Not to mention their peerless clothing from Avant Gard designers around the world.
For the Green Thumb
This person’s face lights up when they see the perfect succulent to add to their collection of healthy greenery. They could be the stone collector, the crystal hoarder, or the DIY guru-the place is Electric Ghost and it is great for crafty and decorative inspiration. Everything in here is easy on the eyes in the simplest of ways. You will notice the screen-printing workshop in the back, where they churn out the coolest of designs.
For the Eclectic
Moxy Modern Mercantile is an always changing eclectic mix of old & new, trendy & old-fashioned. They offer affordable vintage and industrial furniture (drafting tables and mid century chairs), retro-inspired decor, fresh new quirky gifts, terrific stationery and off beat greeting cards.
Do you know of other cool places around Arkansas to add to the unique shopping list?!? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org