Shopping Hot Spots in Tallahassee
By Ginevra Adamoli
If you’re in Tallahassee for a weekend and want to shop -- or even if you’ve been living in the capital city for a time -- here’s a list of must-see shopping spots.
Antique and vintage furniture, accessories
3100 S, Adams St., 32301
Good Finds is a two-story brick house packed with charm. Each floor is divided into unique spaces from which vendors sell their antique and vintage furniture, accessories, clothes, and kitchen glassware. It’s a great place to get lost for an hour or more, checking each single shelf or box. I decorated my entire guest room with pieces from Good Finds and I always go back to check out their new arrivals.
Audience: Anyone who likes the mystery of used and vintage items.
Tip: If you really like something, try to bargain down the price.
Garden center, gift shop
777 E. Miccosukee Rd., 32308
The Outpost is a hidden gem on Miccosukee. More than a garden center, the place has water fountains, seasonal plants, and home décor accessories. Inside the tiny home, it’s all sensory appeal -- from the miniature garden to the seasonal smells of special candles, blankets and vases. I particularly enjoy their selection of herbs.
Audience: Everyone who likes specialty home décor items for the garden
Tip: Shop there and then head to Joe Mama’s for a delicious authentic Italian pizza and special brewery beer.
Modern clothes and accessories
1817 Thomasville Rd., 32303
Fab’rik, in the same plaza with Whole Foods Market, is modern and hip. The clothes, trendy and fabulous, are for young college students or professional young women. All items are under $100, including accessories and shoes. Don’t expect to find the same items every week; they refresh their inventory quite often.
Audience: Young women.
Tip: If you see something, buy it. They keep only a few of each item in stock.
1005 W. Pensacola St., 32304
This is the new spot for college students who want to find affordable vintage and new clothing items and accessories with an attitude. It’s located in College Town, so you can drop by Madison Social for brunch on a Saturday and then indulge in some therapy shopping. Paid parking is on the street. Also check out nearby Urban Outfitters, which serves coffee.
Audience: College women
Tip: Expect crowds of college students, especially during football season.