When packing your suitcase for your Missouri vacation, leave a little extra room. Our state's great shopping opportunities ensure you'll definitely find a treasure (or five) to take home. Whether you love antiques, kitchen gadgets or designer jeans, you'll want to shop till you drop in Missouri.
Need some inspiration for your spring garden? Stop by Apple Wagon Antique Mall, Home and Garden Decor Outlet, in Williamsburg. Their Home and Garden Decor Outlet offers styles to suit every gardener's (and home decorator's) taste. Plus, they have Fiesta Dinnerware factory seconds. New items arrive weekly, so you're never shopping the same items twice. The antique mall features 125 booths, selling a wide range of lovely items.
Spanning St. Louis and University City, The Delmar Loop is a vibrant, six-block area with great shopping at more than 140 specialty shops, plus 45 restaurants, art galleries and numerous entertainment venues. The American Planning Association named this thriving urban retail, arts and entertainment district, “One of the 10 Great Streets in America.”
Wander through a wonderland of merchandise at Enchanted Frog Antiques. This antique mall in Lathrop carries hundreds of collectibles, ranging from primitive to Victorian-era—90 percent is pre-1960s. Browse the vast array of offerings, including: pottery; furniture; toys; glassware and dishes; cabin decor; Western items; American Indian collectibles; jewelry; and loads of small interesting things. As an added treat, the Enchanted Frog serves free popcorn every day.
In downtown Sedalia, Chelsea's Antiques sells treasures for every taste. Find vintage clothing, glassware, antique furniture and vintage kitchen collectibles within the aisles of this popular shop. Chelsea's is a true antique shop, not an antique mall or glorified garage sale.
Cherokee Antique Row is a can't-miss destination in St. Louis, ideal for anyone who loves antique and vintage items. This area contains six blocks of antique, collectibles and specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes. Stores include China Finders (where you can finally replace that chipped saucer from your grandmother's tea set); Purple Cow Antiques (great art glass and architectural items); and Retro 101 (fantastic mid 20th century modern furniture and home accessories).
In Kansas City's Crossroads Art District, Thistle Vintage Studio boasts 1,400 square-feet of beautiful merchandise, ranging from the 1920s through the 1970s, plus works by local artists. The inventory changes daily, so you’ll have to keep going back.
Looking for great gifts and gorgeous art for your home? Find what you seek at Zuzak Wonder Store. This shop, in downtown Boonville, features jewelry, paintings, ceramics, photography and other artistic endeavors by local artists.
In Clarksville, Dawn of Creation Art Studio sells stunning handmade jewelry. Select from dazzling pieces made of fused glass, crystal and natural stone. Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? Dawn of Creation offers design services, allowing you to pick the materials and style of your necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings and other jewelry pieces.
Discover a full day (or more) of shopping in The District, covering 43 square-blocks of Columbia. This shopper's paradise includes more than 100 unique shops and boutiques, wine shops, artisan’s galleries, restaurants, brewpubs, and—of course—plenty of places to stock up on Mizzou Tigers gear.