Specialty Boutiques, Art Galleries and Hometown-Friendly Stores
Oxford is unique, offering visitors and residents the irreplaceable comforts of home, a feeling rare in many communities. The source of Oxford’s distinctiveness can be debated—the literary feel, the welcoming citizens, the extraordinary food or maybe the attention to detail which enhances the Square, University, and entire community. Or, for some folks, Oxford’s appeal is simply the amazing shopping!
If you take the time to visit the many unique shops around Oxford and Lafayette County, you’ll get a taste of big-city selection and style while enjoying our small-town courtesy and attention. Step into any of the many specialty boutiques, art galleries and hometown-friendly stores that frame the downtown Square and surrounding shopping areas around town and you’ll immediately feel the warmth and charm of a community that prides itself on hospitality, style, culture and unbelievable customer service.
Radiating out from this shopping center are streets sprinkled with even more intriguing stores filled with fashionable apparel, chic shoes and accessories, whimsical gifts, exclusive antiques, elegant furniture, radiant flowers and the same gracious atmosphere that makes Oxford as unique a tourist destination as it is a shopping adventure.
Shopping on the Square will find browsers mingling great shops like “The South’s oldest continuously running store,” Neilson’s Department Store, to independently owned bookstore Square Books, to fine men’s apparel at Hinton & Hinton and Landry’s or fabulous women’s clothing at Nella, Pink & Proper, Indigo’s, Tummies Maternity or Material Girls. There’s unique children’s clothing and gifts at Belles and Beaus, fun shoes and accessories at LuLus or My Favorite Shoes, fine jewelry at the Brooks Collection, candies and sweet treats at Holli’s Sweet Tooth or Ya Ya’s, plus stores filled with that famous Rebel gear like Cat Daddy’s and University Sporting Goods. For those shopping for home interiors, great finds are waiting to be discovered at Stash, Something Southern, S & J Art Gallery, Southside Gallery, Oxford Floral and the Frame Up. Shoppers will be delighted to see other members of the Oxford Downtown Council sprinkled around the Square, offering a distinctive shopping experience as well.
For those looking for that perfect diamond or anniversary gift, Lammon’s Fine Jewelry can be found just north of the Square. While in the same area of town, unique home décor can be discovered at the Green Door Company. Those looking for high style at a great price can stop by Eco Fashionista Consignment Boutique. The east side of town brings shoppers to children’s store Peas and Carrots, shoes galore at My Favorite Shoes’ original location, antique shopping at Sugar Magnolia, locally owned hardware store Sneed’s Ace Hardware, everything for the office at Pitner Office Supply, gifts at Chaney’s Pharmacy, discount decorator fabrics at Material Girlz, and family clothing at Factory Connection.
Shopping on the west side of town brings convenience and the warmth of familiarity at places like JCPenney’s, Belk Department Store, Wal-Mart, Goodwill, Home Depot and Office Depot. The Oxford Galleria, located on West Jackson Avenue, features a wide variety of shops, including Amit’s Hallmark, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Twister’s Frozen Yogurt and Mimosa Flowers and Gifts, plus an assortment of other shopping selections to please any shopper’s palette. Also found out west, for the creative at heart, is Paint and Pen; fun party and tailgating supplies at Partyology; Ole Miss memorabilia at Campus Book Mart; delicious treats at Sugar Buzz; and Hunter’s Hollow has a wide range of outdoor equipment for the serious sportsman. A large selection of furniture and home accessories are ready to be perused and delivered at Furniture World and Johnson’s Furniture, while lighting of all kinds are featured at Magnolia Lighting. A great selection of wine and spirits can be found at Star Package Store or West Jackson Wine and Spirits.
To top off the fabulous Oxford shopping medley, Oxford also features a host of local banks ready to serve and a ménage of law offices, accountants, investment firms and other professional services confirm the area’s claim to regional prominence.