8 Historic Downtown Shops with Unique Items

Historic Downtown Branson has many locally owned and unique shopping options. Take the time to shop like a local in Branson and find that special gift.

While Historic Downtown Branson has many great shopping opportunities, here are eight examples found within one block of the Main Street and Commercial Street intersection:

Fashion House

An upscale ladies boutique, Fashion House is located at 109 Veterans Boulevard (U.S. Business 65). Shoppers can find elegant looks from designers like Joseph Ribkoff and Cartise to stand out in the crowd. Also available are everyday elegance and business attire options from fashion-forward designers like Lynn Ritchie, Sharon Young, Tribal, Renuar, Multiples and others.

Peter Engler Designs

Peter Engler Designs is 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 unveiled the first in a series of Branson historical ornaments. Paying tribute to its namesake, artist Peter Engler with “Pete’s Place,” there’s an area just for woodcarving supplies and classroom instruction.

Dick’s 5 & 10

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, the Main Street Alley is a cafe serving Reuben sandwiches and Flavor Burst ice cream while also selling many unique products. Foodstuffs like jellies, jams, locally roasted coffee, honey, sorghum molasses, jerky and soup mixes can be found at this downtown treasure. Unique non-food products like the White River Salt Scrub, a locally produced blend of Epsom salt and essential oils, is a great gift to take home.

Lil’ Shoppe of Leather

The Lil’ Shoppe of Leather is a husband- and wife-owned Branson store, celebrating over 25 years 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 natural materials such as wool and straw.

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 and old-world items. Handmade moccasins, Native American jewelry, silver and gemstone jewelry, handcrafted Navajo pottery, frontier artwork and many more items can be found here.

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

This store has flags, more flags, and even more flags! In fact, the Flag Store has the largest flag selection in the region and has a significant flag selling presence on the Internet as well. American flags and every United States’ state flags are available in a variety of sizes. Located at 212 S. Commercial, this store offers historically significant versions of U.S. flags, decorative flags and more.

With the Downtown Branson Streetscape renovations, the district is more shopper-friendly than ever. New, wider sidewalks, well-marked parking, benches, brick-paver common areas and crosswalks make Historic Downtown Branson a great place to visit.

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