In a city unknown for boutique shops, Laurelwood Shopping Center has an amazing collection of small stores featuring designer clothing for both men and women. Make your way through James Davis, Joseph's, Colony Shop and Talbot's, browsing through the top-notch selection of quality dresses, suits and accessories. Other shops worth visiting are King Furs and Fine Jewelry, the David Lusk Gallery and Cotton Tails for children's clothing. Stop along the way and pick up some locally-made chocolates at Dinstuhl's. Don't miss Davis-Kidd Booksellers, a large independent shop.
This small shopping mall in East Memphis is set in a park-like area with large trees shading the parking lot on the Poplar Avenue side. The upscale shops attract an older audience: this is not the teenage hangout that some malls have become. At Oak Court Mall, there are two anchor department stores, Goldsmith's and Dillard's, between them, you will find a number of speciality shops, including The Gap, The Disney Store, Godiva Chocolates and Victoria's Secret. The center of this two story mall contains several interesting sculptures, including one in which a 7,000 pound marble ball is suspended by a stream of water.
Joseph's carries a complete line of women's clothing, including dresses from some of the top European designers, but the real reason to come here is for the accessories. You will find the best in fashionable shoes and beautifully crafted handbags, among other items. This is the place to come and find that special accessory for an important business meeting or other special occasion. In a city not known for boutique shops, Joseph's fills a number of needs for Memphis' best-dressed women.
This shop, in a mall filled with designer boutiques, lives up to its surroundings and is well-known for its quality footwear. At Pappagallo II you find all your favorite Pappagallo designs here, in shoes made of quality materials that will last a long time. The service is designed to make you feel you are a favored customer. After you buy the shoes of your dreams, stop at the nearby Dinstuhl's candies store and reward yourself with some chocolates for your smart shopping.
Supplying Memphis with quality chocolates since 1902, Dinstuhl's Candies, in the elegant Laurelwood Center, is the perfect place to buy a deliciously edible souvenir. Choose from the delightful selection of chocolate guitars, chocolate cotton balls, and chocolate pyramids (in honor of The Pyramid sports arena). There are entire baskets of chocolate devoted to Elvis, though the shop also sells more traditional filled and topped chocolates, jelly beans and other confections.
Started by a trader when the city was just a crossing point on the Mississippi River, Macy's Oak Court is a Memphis tradition. It is now owned by one of the larger chains, but it continues in its role as Memphis' most upscale department store. The mall has a particularly good furniture and housewares section, with a comprehensive selection of fine rugs. All of Memphis turns out for Macy's One Day Sales. Stop by the cosmetics department for a consultation, or visit the beauty salon within the store.
A long-time favorite of Memphis readers, the small, local chain of Davis-Kidd bookstores is a book lover's haven, with a staff that can locate the most obscure reference in a flash, a cozy seating area for reading, and a selection of books reflecting a real appreciation for the written word. Readings and book signings by renowned artists such as Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, draw readers from all around the Mid-South area.Special features at Davis-Kidd include a free gift-wrapping service and a full-scale restaurant, Bronte's, instead of the usual coffee bar.
This is one-stop shopping for classic and premium toys for kids of all ages. The store features the full line of Brio wood building toys, along with some Lionel train toys. There is a whole section of Madeline dolls and accessories. Additionally, there is a nice selection of Lamaze early childhood development toys. You will also find many other items not typically found at mall toy stores, such as equestrian sets including hurdles for your toy horse to jump over, Snow White and gladiator costumes, tea sets, and collectible toy soldiers.
Although a sign on the door tells you this charming shop sells antiques, check out the art work, too. The antiques are just a small collection of furniture in a variety of eras, styles and functions. It's the artwork that makes this place worth a visit. Most of the displayed art is in the primitive or folk art genre and is delightful. Clay sculptures, as small as a pack of playing cards, to oil paintings large enough to dominate an entire wall are intriguing. Much of the art has a religious theme.
If you are looking for a custom club, you can get a fitting in the back of the shop. If you are looking for an off the rack club, hundreds of sizes and styles are available. Try out a new putter on the three-hole putting green inside the shop. Snoopy Junior Golf sets are available for children. For those looking to dress for the country club set, a large selection of men's and women's apparel is displayed on easy to reach racks. Other items include college sports collectibles and framed golfing memorabilia.
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