From artisan and handmade items to unique clothing to quirky whatsits you can’t find anywhere else, Historic Downtown Branson has many locally owned and unique shopping options. Get ready for all of the “where in the world did you find that?!?” comments.
Here are eight examples of the many treasures you can find within one block of the Main Street and Commercial Street intersection.
An upscale ladies boutique, Fashion House, is located at 109 Veterans Boulevard (U.S. Business 65). The store was founded by fashion buyer Anette Tuxen in 2001 and is a popular stop for unique clothing and accessories near the corner of Main Street and Veterans Boulevard. Shoppers can find elegant looks from designers like Joseph Ribkoff and Cartise, and there’s everyday elegance and business attire options from fashion-forward designers like Lynn Ritchie, Sharon Young, Tribal, Renuar, Multiples and others.
Peter Engler Designs
New to downtown, but not new to Branson, is Peter Engler Designs. Located at 201 S. Commercial Street, the store features the works of more than 150 artists and artisans. You’ll see many examples of wood carving, pottery, wood-burning and custom jewelry. The store also has unveiled the first in a series of Branson historical ornaments. The shop also pays tribute to its namesake artist Peter Engler with “Pete’s Place,” an area just for woodcarving supplies and classroom instruction.
Dick’s 5 and 10
Probably the best known Branson shopping experience, Dick’s 5 & 10 has been a downtown landmark for more than five decades. Located at 103 W. Main Street, the store is one of the last remaining examples of the American mercantile tradition of downtown “five and dimes.” Like so many of its long-lost contemporaries, Dick’s has a little bit of everything. The store is open 7 days a week and features more than 50,000 different items, including old-time candies and toys, unique Branson souvenirs, collectibles, housewares, inspirational gifts and more.
Main Street Alley
Accessible from either Main Street or the Awberry Parking lot behind it, the Main Street Alley is a cafe serving Reuben sandwiches and Flavor Burst ice cream and is also a seller of unique products. You’ll find foodstuffs like jellies, jams, locally roasted coffee, honey, sorghum molasses, jerky and soup mixes. You’ll also find unique non-food products like the White River Salt Scrub, a locally produced blend of epsom salt and essential oils.
Lil’ Shoppe of Leather
The Lil’ Shoppe of Leather is a husband- and wife-owned Branson store, celebrating its 25th year in downtown Branson at 111 W. Main Street. Shoppers will find many unique leather-made items like belts, purses and gun holsters. But there are also many leather apparel items like vests, jackets and hats. The store also carries many other items made of wool, straw or similar materials.
Alex & Alaina’s Treasure Chest
Located at 102 W. Main Street, Alex & Alaina’s Treasure Chest is a small shop with many one-of-a-kind, handmade or old-world items. You can find handmade moccasins, Native American jewelry, silver and gemstone jewelry, handcrafted Navajo pottery, frontier artwork and many more items.
Ozark Quilts & More
This popular quilt shop at 121 W. Main Street features more than 300 styles of quilts, many available in twin-, queen- and king-size variations. Bedding shoppers will find many traditional American quilting styles represented, including “wedding ring” designs, Amish star designs and, of course, patchwork. Matching shams and accessories are available as well. The store is also an authorized seller of Donna Sharp quilts and handbags, a U.S.-based company known for its unique patterns and fashionable designs.
The Flag Store
You guessed it … this store at 212 S. Commercial has flags, and more flags, and even more flags! In fact, the Flag Store has the largest flag selection in the region and is a significant Internet seller of flags as well. You can find American flags and every state flag in a variety of sizes. There’s also historically significant versions of U.S. flags, decorative flags and more.
With the recent Downtown Branson Streetscape renovations, the district is more shopper-friendly than ever. You’ll find new, wider sidewalks, well-marked parking and brick-paver common areas and crosswalks. Also, downtown is served by the free trolley system that provides transportation around downtown and the Branson Landing.
You can find more information about Downtown Branson at ExploreBranson.com/Downtown