when shopping in louisville, you can have it all, if you know where to go. louisville has great resources for her, him, kids and decor. if you look carefully, you can find highly sought after brands that are most often found in larger cities. you can also find great gifts, excellent service and pretty gift wrap. i am one of those girls who is a sucker for free gift wrap and i know where to go to get it! so, here’s to whipping out your plastic in our fair city and supporting the local economy!
shopping for her
blink / www.blinklouisville.com / 3706 lexingtonroad / super cute dresses, fashions for her and accessories / look for shoshanna, halston heritage, velvet and tom ford sunglasses
circe / www.shopcirce.com / 3630 brownsboro road / a chic boutique for her / look for skaist taylor, rebecca taylor, citizens of humanity, dvf and tibi
pink julep / www.pinkjulep.com / 3735 chenoweth square / this boutique has super cute dresses, tops and skirts for a great night out / you will also find great jewelry and accessories / everything is super affordable and fun!
dot fox / www.dotfoxclothingculture.com / 1567 bardstown road / this shop for her and him is fun and funky / it definitely has an edgy vibe / look for locally made jewelry and they have a ton of tulle pieces, a line which is insanely chic and has incredibly reasonable price points
monkee’s / www.shopmonkees.com / 3624 brownsboro road / monkees is brand new and fun / look for jack rogers, frye boots, tom ford sunglasses / cute jewelry, tunics, jeans, and dresses for a fun night out / lots of pieces under $100
clodhoppers / www.clodhoppers.com / 3725 lexington road / now clodhoppers has always been a great place to find the perfect dress for derby or that special night out / i have also bought great denim jackets and boots here too / this summer i was loving the toms cork wedges and pretty drapey alternative sweater i got there / look for perfect milly pieces too!
peppermint palm / www.peppermintpalm.com / 3741 lexington road / this is the lilly pulitzer boutique / they carry almost the full line / check out the sale rack, they often mark things down and way before the annual sale! / the girls section is great too!
von maur / www.vonmaur.com / 7900 shelbyville road / free gift wrap / free delivery / burberry outerware / shoes / berger lampe fluid
collections / 1301 herr lane suite 181 / for judith march and cute girl’s night out wear and accessories / super fun and affordable
shopping for him
the fashion post / www.thefashionpost.com / 2420 lime kiln lane / preppy and traditional mensware and great service / look for peter miller, southern tide, smathers and branson, sperry topsider / you will also find everything to outfit him including great shoes
quest / www.questoutdoors.com / they carry all types of outdoor gear and most importantly, to my husband, the full line of patagonia apparel / look for marmot, mountain hardware, royal robbins and ex officio
shopping for children
jb and me / www.jbandmeshop.com / 2400 lime kiln lane / cute children’s clothes, accessories and toys / sweet smocked dresses up to size 6x / complimentary gift wrap
playthings / www.playthingsshop.com / 1215 herr lane / a great alternative to a big box toy store / complete with science kits, melissa and doug toys and much more / complimentary gift wrap
animal crackers / www.animalcrackerschildren.com / 3634 brownsboro road / sweet childrens clothing / lovely smocked dresses for little girls / little english and bella bliss for her / eland and custom leather belts for him
brilliant sky / www.brilliantskytoys.com / 4600 shelbyville road #234 / an amazing selection of great children’s toys to expand their imagination / rainbow loom bracelet accessories, if your child is as hooked as mine
nanz and kraft / www.nanzandkraft.com / 141 breckenridge lane / a great classic florist / this is my husband’s go-to florist and i know to expect great quality every valentine’s day and anniversary / we also use this florist when buying corsages for the father-daughter dances
colonial designs / www.colonialdesigns.net / 3712 lexington road / preppy and perfect julep cup floral arrangements / preppy chic furnishings and accessories
shopping for home
digs / www.digsgardenandhome / 3905 chenoweth square / the perfect selection of outdoor furniture and well edited decor
bittners / www.bittners.com / 731 main street / lighting / coffee table books / design services if you are very lucky
dover house & mercantile / 2000 frankfort avenue / for match pewter, dyptique scents, the stratton hammond book and chic christmas decor
scout / www.scoutonmarket.com / 742 east market / this is one of the best sources in town for hip home decor / i always oogle the window displays! / they have great gifts and complimentary gift wrap too!
shopping for gifts
dandelion / www.dandelionhome.com / 3729 lexington road / love the candles at this home and gift boutique / you can find all types of hostess gifts as well as great jewelry / fabulous complimentary gift wrap
work the metal / www.workthemetal.com / 1201 story avenue / this boutique is fantastic for stylish and affordable hostess gifts and home decor / look for custom lighting and modern draperies as well / complimentary gift wrap
paper source / www.paper-source.com / 3727 lexington road / i love this shop and buy all my cards and gift wrap here! / they also have fantastic crafting supplies, notebooks, and calendars / i buy great stocking stuffers and goodie bag supplies here
urban farmhouse market / www.theurbanfarmhousemarket.com / 2830 frankfort avenue / this shop has great candles, jewelry and home accessories / the vibe is decididly rustic chic
charmichael’s bookstore / www.charmichaelsbookstore.com / 2720 frankfort avenue / this bookshop has hard to find titles, as well as local interest books / they can order anything you are looking for / they get great writers coming though to do signings like david sedaris / i also find great letterpress notecards here / complimentary gift wrap
cartwheels / 3919 chenoweth square / wonderful place to order your christmas cards, wedding invitations or other party invites / great selection of gift including some seriously cool picture frames
celebrations / www.celebrations-ky.com / 3632 brownsboro road / great personalized stationery / fantastic “just because” gifts
artist and craftsman supplies / www.artistcraftsman.com / 1002 barrett avenue / this is where the serious artist goes to get supplies / the best selection of well curated high end art supplies / the top of the line paint, pastels pencils and paper are here!
sew unique / www.sewunique-louisville.com / 3915 chenoweth square / this shop has perfectly preppy monogrammed items / there is anything you can imagine from monogrammed loafers to wreath toppers! love this!