Wonderful and unique, locally owned shops have put Cape Girardeau on the map as a top shopping destination in Missouri. Whether your list is comprised of gifts for loved ones or maybe just a few items you’ve been wanting for yourself, you will be sure to find everything you are looking for, and more. We have comprised a guide of some of the most popular shops Cape has to offer.
Annie Em’s at Home is beautifully decorated at all times and carries everything you need to throw a memorable (in a good way) party. Chalkboard and polka dot table runners, colorful linens and gorgeous tablescapes give you plenty to look at while you have a Martha Stewart moment. They also carry Rifle Paper Company stationery, jewelry, handbags and sweet onesies for little ones.
Find them at: 42 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau and on Facebook.
Shop at Annie Em’s at Home for: Your friend who throws the best parties; this place is an entertainer’s playground.
The Book Rack is a local bookshop that deals in new, used and rare books. Books are neatly organized and wire baskets are distributed along the aisles to complement browsing. It’s a very cozy spot to pass an afternoon.
Find them at: 50 S. Plaza Way in Cape Girardeau and on Facebook.
Shop at the Book Rack for: Your bookish buddies who love a book that’s been well read.
Bloom Studio and Gifts is full of thoughtfully selected stationery, accessories, home decor and other exceptional selections. Rows of colorful leather envelope clutches can be monogrammed, and you can definitely cross some names off that shopping list with the covetable jewelry selection.
Find them at: 2121 Broadway in Cape Girardeau and on Facebook.
Shop at Bloom for: Your best friend with really good taste.
Also check out: Sweet Designs Boutique, offering customized pocket T-shirts, home decor and more.
The outdoorsy folks on your shopping list will love the experienced bow technicians, aisles of fishing lures and all of the major brands in sporting at Foutz’s Hunting and Fishing. The selection of hunting and fishing equipment is outstanding, and the expertise from the employees is exceptional. They carry a made-in-Missouri St. Louis Cardinals rod and reel that would be a popular addition to an angler’s collection!
Find them at: 68 Plaza Way in Cape Girardeau and on their website.
Shop at Foutz’s Hunting and Fishing for: The hunters and fishers in your social circles.
Also check out: Missouri Running Company for running shoes and accessories.
Rumor on the street is that your little one/niece/nephew is the cutest kid on the block, so stop by Merci, a children’s and home decor boutique, to pick up some duds that ensures they’ll continue to carry that title. The kid’s clothes and accessories in here take adorable to an entirely new level, so enter if you dare. Baby has ample choices as well with appliquéd onesies, cuddly blankets and cozy little hats.
Find them at: 637 Broadway in Cape Girardeau and on Facebook.
Shop at Merci for: The little ones in your life. You thought they couldn’t get any cuter, but then you stuck that darling piece on them from Merci and it happened.
Also check out: Hansel and Gretel for unique children’s clothing.
Philanthropy has a constantly updated inventory with no wondering “how would I wear this,” as the staff possesses serious styling skills that are displayed around the store. On-trend bags, necklaces, coats, party dresses and casual lounging clothing that all have a one-of-a-kind feel fill the shop. Hand-crocheted scarves and hats bear a tag with the name of the creator and information about how the purchase of the item benefits a woman overseas by providing safe employment. Wearable compassion T-shirts represent a variety of different charities.
Find them at: 407 Broadway in Cape Girardeau and on their website.
Shop at Philanthropy for: The socially conscious folks you know; a minimum of 10 percent of sales go to worthy causes locally and overseas.
Also check out: Marcy’s Planet Shoes carries Tom’s in all shapes and sizes, another line known for social responsibility.
Your fur baby is welcome at Mississippi Mutts, and you’ll probably have a hard time getting them to leave! This pet-friendly boutique has warm-from-the-oven homemade dog treats, pet toys and food, leashes and collars and self-serve grooming tubs. The owners are huge supporters of the local Humane Society and their heart for animals is readily apparent.
Find them at: 1231 Broadway in Cape Girardeau and on Facebook.
Shop at Mississippi Mutts for: Your four-legged friends!
Also check out: Busch Pet Products for specialty pet products.
Stash feels like walking into the gorgeously arrayed closet of your most-stylish friend. The owner carefully curates the clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry found here; you won’t be able to help but look stylish after a shopping trip here. Minnetonka’s are the newest addition to the inventory and the fringed boots might be calling your name!
Find them at: 40 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau and on Facebook.
Shop at Stash for: Yourself. You’ve been working so hard on that shopping list!
Also check out: Sloan + Themis for one-of-a-kind vintage and upcycled jewelry.
Many more local shops with unique offerings are found in Cape Girardeau, which has a fabulous antique district and much more. We look forward to seeing you shopping around Cape Girardeau.
Written by Stacy Dohogne Lane, director of public relations for the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.