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.

Home

Haven Home & Garden

333 East Short Street #150

(859) 940-3328

https://www.instagram.com/havenhome/?hl=en

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

(859) 231-0800

https://www.mulberryandlime.com/

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.

Keeneland Mercantile

120 West Main Street

(859) 288-4155

https://keenelandmercantile.com/

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.”

Fashion

As You Go Boutique

807 Euclid Avenue

(859) 327-3807

https://www.asyougoshop.com/

As You Go offers new clothing and accessories every week, much of which pays homage to Kentucky in a whimsical and chic way.

Bella Rose

126 West Maxwell Street

(859) 255-2565

https://bellarosestyle.com/

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.

Calypso Boutique

513 East Maxwell Street

(859) 225-3810

https://calypsoboutique.com/

Calypso Boutique has all the latest trends– and all the fashion-forward UK merch you could dream of.

Coffee

A Cup of Commonwealth

https://www.acupofcommonwealth.com/

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.

Common Grounds

https://commongroundsoflexington.com/

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

(859) 255-5301

https://www.thirdststuff.com/

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.

Entertainment

CD Central

377 South Limestone

(859) 233-3472

https://www.cdcentralmusic.com/

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

https://www.kentuckytheatre.org/

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

https://www.apluscomics.com/

With two locations in Lexington, A+ Comics brings comics, graphic novels, games, and collectible merchandise to the Bluegrass.