If you prefer boutique stores and local eateries to shopping malls and chain restaurants, Springfield, Missouri, will be one of your favorite vacation destinations. During your visit, shop for distinctive finds at these Springfield shops.
Glitter+Wit and Historic C-Street
Nestled in historic downtown Springfield sits Glitter+Wit. This boutique shop is filled with clothing and accessories for children size newborn through 4T. All of the items are handsewn by the owner, Tasha Early, in her Springfield home. She calls them “a modern take on ‘heirloom’ clothing” and takes extra care to ensure that each piece will last.
Glitter+Wit is far from the only local shop along Springfield’s Historic C-Street. No trip to the city would be complete without a “C-Street stroll” to check out artisan shops and local eateries. While you’re in the area, stop by Decades Boutique for vintage decor from the 1920s to the 1970s or Artifacts by Nomad for one-of-a-kind decor made from salvaged architectural and industrial items. The historic downtown district is also home to Landers Theatre, Missouri’s second-oldest and largest civic theater.
Consider booking your stay in Springfield at one of the hotels near Landers Theatre for easy access to some of the best local shopping and attractions.
Askinosie Chocolate and Chabom Teas + Spices
If you love gourmet food and artisan chocolate, Springfield will not disappoint. Start at Askinosie Chocolate in the downtown historic district. Named one of the 25 best small companies in America by Forbes, Askinosie Chocolate was founded by Shawn Askinosie. The company prides itself on its three-ingredient chocolate and on being the first small-batch chocolate maker in the U.S. to press its own cocoa butter and make natural cocoa powder. Before your visit, it’s worth checking out the FAQ page on Askinosie’s website to learn more about the chocolate and the family behind it.
While you’re downtown, check out Chabom Teas + Spices for more delicious wares. Chabom carries a variety of fine culinary spices, loose-leaf teas, local baked goods, roasted coffee beans, teapots, and more. You can even enjoy a cup of tea in the store or take one for the road.
Farmers Park is another unique shopping hub in Springfield. Focused on providing “premium alternatives to the mass-produced food and goods,” Farmers Park is home to several local eateries, a few clothing stores (Five Pound Clothing, Staxx, Jellybeans), and a couple of interior design stores (Ellecor and 5908 Interiors). Plan to eat lunch at the organic Metropolitan Farmer restaurant or grab a drink at the Barley, Wheat & Rye social house, which features drinks from local distills, craft breweries, and vineyards.
Whether you’re in search of decor for your own home or looking for the perfect birthday or Christmas gift, plan a trip to Springfield. Enjoy the thrill of finding something one of a kind at a local boutique — plus the fun of browsing specialty boutiques and filling up on local cuisine. Book a stay in downtown Springfield to put yourself near some of the best experiences the city has to offer.