Looking for a one-of-a-kind place to find some new threads? Lexington is full of shops that fit the bill perfectly, and supporting small businesses is always a great way to show support for the local community. No matter what your style, there’s a place for you around town, and here are just a few you’ll want to check out if you haven’t already.
126 W Maxwell Street
Bella Rose has been providing upscale women’s clothing to downtown Lexington for almost forty years– so while there are lots of great options to choose from in the area, few of them have been around as long as this timeless boutique on West Maxwell. It can be spotted from the street easily by its bright pink facade and whimsical mannequins with brightly colored roses for heads, but the great looks go beyond the appearance of the store itself. Inside you’ll find a variety of classic and contemporary pieces alike, all with a cheerful southern flair.
Street Scene Vintage
2575 Regency Road
Situated close by the hustle and bustle of the iconic Southland Drive area, Street Scene is a favorite of anyone with a taste for the retro or eccentric in Lexington. As its name suggests, you can find lots of one-of-a-kind vintage items at Street Scene, but you can also find brand-new jewelry and accessories that combine retro kitsch with a modern twist. You also never know when you might stumble across a 60s floral suitcase or a cat-shaped wall clock, with their selection of items covering a wide range.
513 E Maxwell Street
Calypso Boutique is a one-stop-shop for anyone with a keen eye for the latest fashions, selling everything from cute and functional clothes– including lots of subtle but adorable nods to the UK Wildcats– to shoes, jewelry, and other accessories. The products sold here are in tune with the hottest trends while maintaining a distinctly Kentucky feel, making it a place that features something for nearly everyone.
824 Euclid Avenue
With a location here and Lexington and a new location in Louisville, it’s safe to say that Peplum has taken the central Kentucky region by storm with its mother-daughter-owned southern charm. If you’re looking for something classy but full of personality, you might just find it here, be it a day dress or an evening gown, or even just a unique and cozy sweater.
Kentucky for Kentucky
720 Bryan Avenue
While Kentucky for Kentucky describes itself as a “modern-day souvenir shop”, you won’t be finding your average snowglobes and keychains here. The store is known for its iconic and humorous Bluegrass-centric T-shirts and hoodies, as well as some Kentucky-themed hats and socks to boot. You’ll also find no shortage of fun stickers celebrating the region and all its bourbon-y, Pablo Escobear-loving charm.