If you’re looking at the same storefronts and racks and coming up empty, seek style inspiration elsewhere. Forget the familiar and head outside of your comfort zone for some destination shopping off the beaten path.
Lennon & Willow at 204 W. Main St. in Lowell is a women’s clothing boutique with loads of signature pieces, including dresses, leggings, tops, jewelry and accessories. Fun gifts can be found as well and include reusable bags, candles and home décor. Fall selections feature denim, slouchy casual wear, boot accessories and seasonal colors in deep wines, greens and rust hues. Sporting a shiplap wall and chic farmhouse vibe, this stop is also big on exclusives. “I’m only getting six of one style, so: two smalls, two mediums and two larges,” said owner Tenneile Petersen. While there, check out some other Lowell highlights like the Tap House Bo boutique and the Flat River Grill.
Pink & Frillos at 12810 Lincoln Lake Ave. in Gowen is a modern-vintage store filled with colorful home décor pieces. “I want my store to be a place where you not only shop, but come in and see how to decorate,” said owner April Petersen. It’s also a shopping destination, gathering space and creative studio. Petersen offers classes such as a succulent class and on Oct. 22 there will be a vintage flea market on the grounds. A big attraction is the Lou+Marie clothing line, which showcases statement dresses. Make the trek and you can lunch in downtown Greenville at the Winter Inn or Flo’s Restaurant.