Springfield Missouri Shopping
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
Shopping at the Battlefield Mall.
With more than 1.2 million square feet of retail options, Battlefield Mall is a one-stop smorgasbord of shopping. Big names like 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 100 other shops in this mall, which is both southwest Missouri’s largest shopping center and most popular retail destination.
Not far from the mall is the Brentwood Center. Here you’ll find locally owned shops with a wide range of goods to offer. Town and Country is known for its menswear but carries great looks for the ladies too. The Market has gifts and home decor, and Amelia Madden carries bras and lingerie. You’ll also find Everything Kitchens, Modern Society Apparel, Plaza Shoe and Anna Sophia’s Gifts—a retailer of fair trade merchandise.
Five Pound Apparel.
When you head to Downtown Springfield, don’t miss Five Pound Apparel—their “Missouri is Awesome” t-shirts are popular with locals. They also carry fashion apparel, accessories and home goods. Olivia, an employee at the store, says, “Five Pound is unique because everything we sell gives back to various charities. As we like to say, we give back with style.” Five Pound donates five pounds of food for every shirt sold, so you can shop and feel great about it here. While you’re enjoying downtown, you’ll also want to check out Arts & Letters for locally made jewelry and art, BookMarx for a great selection of used books and Unleashed Life for anything your four-legged friends ever needed. There are many treasures to be found in downtown Springfield, so keep your eyes peeled!
A Revitalized Shopping Community
On historic Commercial Street, you’ll find a newly revived community replete with fun spots to explore. Flea Market and vintage shops abound. Two not to be missed are Decades, which specializes in vintage and used clothing, and Vintage Suitcase, which carries a mix of old and new home decor, gifts and apparel. Chabom Tea + Spice is the perfect spot to grab gifts for all your foodie friends. Rebekah, the assistant manager, 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.” Crinklelove is a locally owned fabric store that just arrived on the scene and Askinosie Chocolate, Springfield’s very own fair-trade chocolate factory, is a delicious stop you absolutely must visit.
Toys from Jellybeans.
When you want items you can’t get anywhere else, shopping local is your best bet. A stop at PFI Western Store won’t disappoint. This locally owned mega store is the largest western retail store in Missouri, complete with its own exclusive line of boots, called Boot Daddy. Browsing through home decor boutique Ellecor will be a delight for any interior design aficionado, or for anyone who wants to spruce up his or her humble abode. Their cozy, eclectic offerings will inspire you to create the home you’ve always wanted. Fair trade is what Global Crafts is all about. Peruse through distinct handcrafted items from around the world. By the time you’re ready to check out, you’ll feel like you’ve toured the world.
Local outdoor retailers will knock your socks off with their gear selections. Ultramax Sports specializes in running, cycling and swimming duds, and Ozark Adventures and Dynamic Earth sell outdoor gear that will prep you for your next Missouri adventure.
Is clothing calling your name? Try Staxx or Harem and Company for gorgeous women’s attire, and for the littler crowd visit Jellybeans. Lindsey Garner, a buyer for Jellybeans, says, “Our boutique has been in business for 25 years and we have close relationships with many of our customers who have shopped with us over that time. We carry several exclusive lines that are not available anywhere else in the area. In addition to clothing, we’re known for our newborn accessories, toys and gear for moms.” Children’s Orchard offers well-curated children’s resale clothing and gear, so be sure to snatch up a deal before it’s gone.
Outdoors and Antiques
Shopping with the family at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
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 here exploring the museum displays, gazing at huge aquarium fish and taking your photo with a stuffed grizzly bear.
The west side of town is also home to Relics Antique Mall. Relics is the largest antique mall in Missouri. With 90, 000 square feet of vendor space, you can hunt for antiques and collectibles to your heart’s content.
The best way to top off a great day of shopping is with a little chocolate to take home. Stop by Candy House Gourmet 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.