Do you consider yourself a savvy shopper who always knows just where to find that one-of-a-kind gift or trendy outfit? Everyone knows about the malls and the big-name national stores. True aficionados love nothing more than discovering the independent shops and boutiques that carry unique items.
Corpus Christi has a number of wonderful shops ranging from charming to cutting-edge. Make it a point to check out some of these stores on your next shopping excursion. You'll make some great finds while supporting our local community.
With a whimsical name like Goosefeathers, you know you're in for a delightful experience. This boutique at 411 Doddridge features contemporary high-fashion clothing you won't find anywhere else. Let their in-store stylists help you put together a great new outfit.
2. Bleu Frog
Whether you're looking for a gift or shopping for your own home at Springs Apartments, Bleu Frog at 1710 S. Alameda Street is the place to go for stylish, colorful finds. They carry everything from decor accessories to kitchen gadgets to creative toys and games for kids. New items arrive daily, so every visit is like entering for the first time.
Get green living points when you shop at Threads, located at 5706 McArdle. Corpus Christi's first resale shop obtains their inventory through buying and trading with customers. Take in old items from your wardrobe and receive cash or store credit.
4. Little Paper Crowns
Kids want to be stylish, too! Little Paper Crowns at 3818 Alameda is a boutique exclusively for babies and children. With all the adorable clothing and accessories on hand, it's hard to tell who will have more fun shopping here, you or your children.
Want to dress like the stars? MARKET at 3812 S. Alameda Street carries trendy clothing and accessories as seen on celebrity fashionistas such as Kristin Cavallari, Dakota Fanning and Isla Fisher. Put together a casually chic outfit for lunch with friends or pick up the perfect little black dress for a special occasion.
gatherings at 3744 S. Alameda is uniquely integrated into the Corpus Christi community. They are housed in the historic Godwin's Shop building which dates back to 1955 and began life as a dress shop. It has now been transformed into a gift shop selling an eclectic variety of items including jewelry, home decor, stationery, candles, and gourmet coffees and foods.
7. Benjamin's Surf and Skate
Yes, Benjamin’s Surf and Skate at Airline and McArdle is a great source of sporting goods. But their success has led them to expand their inventory to include hip clothing and accessories such as tie-dyed t-shirts, funky socks, and even Star Wars collectibles.
Do you have a favorite shopping spot that's under the radar? Please share it with us ... we can keep a secret!