ugg boots usa A shopper’s guide to boutique shopping in downtown Athens photos
ATHENS, Alabama Sometimes, you just need a shopping day with your girlfriends. I totally understand. You bored with the shopping mall scene. You looking for something local and unique. Huntsville has much to offer in that department.
To get you away from department stores, we have compiled a series of crawls. Each shop crawl is a list of locally owned boutiques and shops, conveniently located in the same neighborhood. We also included some of our favorite places to eat, so you can shop and grab some lunch, all in one place.
Crawford Gifts, located at 203 West Washington Street, is a great place to get a personalized gift. With sizes for all ages of children, you find clothing brands such as Amanda Remembered, LeTop, Zoodles, Baby Lulu and Kate Mack Swimwear. Grasshopper Fashions also carries a variety of toys and dolls, as well as baby gifts.
Is your shoe collection running a bit low? Stop by Shoe Gallery 2, located at 109 South Marion Street. Clarks, Merrells, Aerosoles and Pierre Dumas are all brands you can find at the shoe boutique. You can also find other accessories, such as jewelry and handbags.
Michelle Blansit of Athens, Ala. browses through Trinity’s Vera Bradley selection. Trinity is the only store in Athens to carry a full line of Vera Bradley products. This adorable shop also carries personalized gifts, indoor and outdoor decoration and accessories such as jewelry and scarves. White Mercantile, you find basically everything but the kitchen sink. White isn necessarily a boutique, we had to include it in this shop crawl because it necessary that you stop by, just to check it out. On the bottom floor, you find kitchenware, camping supplies, old fashioned candy, birdfeeders and much more. Walk up the stairs and you find clothing for both men and women. White carries brands such as Patagonia, Woolrich, Mountain Hardware and Stormy Kromer. Here you find frames, Spartina 449 handbags,
indoor and outdoor decorations, kitchen ware, candles, hand made pottery by southern artists, artwork, personalized jewelry, home fragrances and much more.
For southern style and class for the whole family, visit Bennett located at 215 West Washington Street. Women, men and kids can find dressy and casual southern brand name clothing, such as Southern Marsh, Vineyard Vines, Columbia, Coastal Cotton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Bird Dog Bay, North Face and Patagonia. You can also find classic shoes such as Sperry Top Siders, UGG Boots, Chacos and Rainbow Sandals. Don forget to check out the cute accessories by Kavu, Ray Ban and Costa.
For a coffee break, visit Pablo on Market, located at 216 Market Street. This book store/coffee shop offers a resting spot while shopping on the square. Enjoy some coffee, tea or a smoothie while looking through the wide variety of books.
Classic sign of Kreme Delite (contributed by Michelle Blansit)
For a quick sweet treat, you have to stop by Kreme Delite, located at 401 West Washington Street. Enjoy the classic ice cream, shake and sundae selection that easy on your wallet. But make sure you have cash; Kreme Delite does not accept credit cards.
Village Pizza, located at 222 West Market Street, is an Athens favorite. Enjoy a wide assortment of made to order, never frozen pizza and breadsticks. Village Pizza also serves wings, subs and salads.