Looking for a one-of-a-kind (and possibly last-minute) gift? Spending an afternoon on the town? Just treating yourself? No matter why you shop, Lexington is a great place to do so, with countless local businesses worth giving your cash to throughout the city. Here’s a guide to a few of the best in an assortment of categories.
Haven Home & Garden
333 East Short Street #150
Haven Home & Garden sells clothing, jewelry, and other accessories– but as their name suggests, most of their selection involves classic yet unique and lively furniture and decor.
Mulberry & Lime
216 North Limestone
For over two decades, Mulberry & Lime has been offering Lexingtonians high-quality and distinctive home furnishings. You’ll also find soaps, candles, clothing, and jewelry, all in the historic and beautiful Matthew Kennedy House.
120 West Main Street
Keeneland Mercantile sells wares from various artisans and craftsmen in the Bluegrass, all in celebration of Lexington’s status as “The Horse Capital of the World.”
As You Go Boutique
807 Euclid Avenue
As You Go offers new clothing and accessories every week, much of which pays homage to Kentucky in a whimsical and chic way.
126 West Maxwell Street
With the slogan “Big City Fashion, Small Town Charm,” Bella Rose specializes in tops, bottoms, and dresses for a range of occasions, from casual to formal.
513 East Maxwell Street
Calypso Boutique has all the latest trends– and all the fashion-forward UK merch you could dream of.
A Cup of Commonwealth
A Cup of Commonwealth remains one of Lexington’s most beloved coffee shops, and can be found at three locations: one on Eastern Avenue, one on South Limestone, and within their sister store, Chocolate Holler.
Also with several locations throughout Lexington (including several on University of Kentucky’s campus) Common Grounds Coffee House is nothing short of a smash hit in the region, and it’s not hard to understand why once you’ve had a taste.
Third Street Stuff
257 North Limestone
Third Street Stuff lives up to its name with more than just delicious coffee and pastries; the coffee shop also has an eclectic gift shop with everything from cute pins and earrings to socks and tote bags.
377 South Limestone
CD Central is your one-stop shop for records, CDs, DVDs, audio equipment, posters, and virtually anything else related to music and pop culture you can think of.
The Kentucky Theatre
214 East Main Street
The history of The Kentucky Theatre extends far back– almost exactly a century back, to be precise. The theater shows independent and classic films, and hosts various events including midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
A+ Comics and Collectibles
With two locations in Lexington, A+ Comics brings comics, graphic novels, games, and collectible merchandise to the Bluegrass.