Whether you prefer the quaintness of a small boutique or the wide selection of a mega store, Springfield has what you crave.
Locally owned businesses will impress you with a variety of original merchandise and mega stores carry all your favorite names. There’s no right or wrong way to shop in Springfield, so the only question left is: where do you begin?
Traditional Malls and Shopping Centers
Shoppers at Battlefield Mall in Springfield, Missouri.
With more than 1.2 million square feet of retail options, Battlefield Mall is a one-stop smorgasbord of shopping. Big names such as Macy’s, Dillard’s (two stores—his and hers), Coach, White House Black Market, Banana Republic and Children’s Place are sure to delight every member of the family. You’ll find what you’re looking for in one of the more than 150 shops in what is southwest Missouri’s largest shopping center and most popular retail destination.
Across the street from the mall is the Brentwood Center where you’ll find a variety of shops - many of them locally owned - offering a wide range of goods. It’s one of more than 30 shopping centers found throughout the city. Expand your shopping zone by heading south to Branson for Tanger Outlets.
When you head to Downtown Springfield, don’t miss Five Pound Apparel where “Missouri is Awesome” T-shirts are popular with locals and visitors. The store also carries fashion apparel, accessories and home goods. Along with that, five pounds of food are donated for every shirt sold, so you can shop and feel great about it.
While you’re enjoying downtown, you’ll want to check out Fresh Art Gallery featuring local artists’ work, Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters for locally made jewelry and art and Springfield Hot Glass Studio for spectacular hand-blown glass artwork.
There are many other treasures to be found in downtown Springfield, so keep your eyes peeled.
A Revitalized Shopping Community
A family visits Ms. Gilmore's Tea Room and Vintage Suitcase on C-Street in Springfield, Missouri.
On historic Commercial Street, you’ll find a revived community replete with fun spots to explore. Flea markets and vintage shops abound.
Three not to be missed are Ms. Gilmore’s Tea Room and Vintage Suitcase, carrying a mix of old and new home décor, gifts and apparel and Chabom Tea + Spice, the perfect spot to grab gifts for your foodie friends.
Rebekah Batson, the assistant manager at Chabom, was excited to share why it’s so popular: “Chabom is locally owned and boasts the largest selection of loose leaf teas in Springfield. We also have an expansive selection of spices, including many that are hard to find. We’re also very proud of our collection of gifts and goods that are locally made, which allows us to support other locally owned businesses.”
When you want items you can’t get anywhere else, shopping local is a good option and with dozens of shops throughout the city, Springfield won’t disappoint. Here’s a small sample:
PFI Western Store, the largest western retail store in Missouri, has everything you can imagine from jeans to hats and its own exclusive line of BootDaddy boots and moonshine.
Browsing through home décor boutique Ellecor Design & Gifts will be a delight for any interior design aficionado or for anyone who wants to spruce up a humble abode. The cozy, eclectic offerings will inspire you to create the home you’ve always wanted.
The Polish Pottery Shoppe is the place to go for collectible pottery imported directly from Poland; Rusty Moose for lodge-style decor; Heather Hill Farms for cheese, wine and gifts; and Eagle Armory for weapons and survival gear.
Relics Antique Mall, the largest antique mall in Missouri has 90,000 square feet of vendor space where you can hunt for antiques and collectibles to your heart’s content. A Cricket in the House also features a large selection of antiques, art and repurposed furniture and home décor.
Is clothing calling your name? Try Staxx for gorgeous women’s attire and Jellybeans for the kids.
If bigger is better in your book, head to the original Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. In addition to all the hunting, fishing and camping gear you could ever want, this mothership boasts a huge indoor boat showroom. You can spend hours exploring the museum displays, gazing aquarium fish and taking your selfie with a stuffed grizzly bear.
Another spot for a selfie with a giant bear is at Grizzly Industrial where you can shop until your heart’s content for tools, woodworking equipment and metalworking gear.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Shoppers sample chocolate at Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, Missouri.
A delectable way to top off a great day of shopping is with a little chocolate to take home. Stop by Bon Bon’s Candy House and prepare to be wowed. In addition to the traditional cases full of fudge, truffles and other chocolate-drenched goodies, you’ll also find boxed chocolates, gift baskets, packaged candies and gourmet treats. And yes, they offer free samples. Don’t miss Askinosie Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, on C-Street. You’ll get free samples there, too.
Pro tip: when you’re packing for Springfield, make sure to leave a little room in your suitcase. We guarantee that here, fun is in the bag.
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