Shopping and Antiques
Shop Like You Mean It
Browsers, retail gurus and trash-to-treasure hunters: You’re home in St. Joe. Hit the East Hills Shopping Center or the Shoppes at North Village for the names you know and love. Find that special something with local flair at boutiques downtown. Flip through bargain racks all day long, with options ranging from upscale consignment to bag-sale thrift shops. If repurposed furniture or vintage decor are your style, St. Joseph won’t disappoint — we’ve got enough of these choices to keep you energized for an entire weekend. Shoppers, come and get it.
RETAIL NAMES YOU LOVE
In the comfy climate of East Hills Shopping Center, enjoy our remodeled space and more than 60 stores (such as Charming Charlie, Gordman’s, Victoria’s Secret, Dillard’s, Children’s Place, and more). Also, find outdoor entrances to local favorites like Leibowitz Menswear and Rally House. The Shoppes at North Village offers names like Old Navy, Target, Best Buy, T. J. Maxx and Kohl’s. Along the Belt Highway, find Ross, Hobby Lobby, Big Lots and so much more. If you’ve got a retail shopping urge, we say bring it. We’re ready.
We’re a creative bunch, and you’ll definitely see it across our boutiques. Downtown, try Nesting Goods for home items or Mod Podge for unique designer fashions and accessories. Near downtown, check out long-time favorite Katherine’s (near Pronto Cafe) and on the east side of town, it’s Jamie’s Secret Garden. (Jamie’s is an experience all its own.) Twilight Gardens statuary means truly one-of-a-kind keepsakes with a dose of humor. Though not often on the radar for shopping, some fascinating, regional and notably-fun items are available in the gift shops of the Glore Psychiatric Museum and the Pony Express National Museum. Check them out and you’ll agree. For locally-made jewelry and art, check out Pony Espresso downtown – part coffee shop, art gallery and homemade lunch place. Did you know legendary cowboy hats are available at the Stetson Outlet (the hats used to be manufactured here). Visit and try some on, then head to the huge boot selection at St. Joe Boot. Need more Western wear? Visit the new The Fort and Family Center Farm & Home, both newly-constructed stores in St. Joseph.
UPSCALE RESALE AND THRIFT
Our newest consignment store, Uptown Cheapskate, offers top names in clothing, shoes and accessories at eye-opening prices. You’ll enjoy the eclectic mix at our thrift shops, including Red Racks and the Goodwill Store. For the real-deal vintage t-shirts, dresses, suits, shoes and more, it’s the Lucky Tiger downtown. The Hillcrest Transitional Housing Thrift Store offers gently used clothing, shoes, home goods, books and more and all proceeds go to help local families. Find used books downtown at The Tiger’s Den, along with a soda or a stronger beverage to help you contemplate your purchases.
VINTAGE, ANTIQUES AND MORE
Plan to spend a few hours at the Rusty Chandelier and Jesse James Antique Mall: Two fabulous choices in one place. One offers vintage, repurposed, and shabby chic items; the other offers true antiques and thousands of collectables. Find a mix of both at Hunterland Mall or Kat & Co., and don’t miss a chance to visit St. Joseph Auction and Antiques. This shopper’s dream is in the former Chase Candy Co. building and offers many nostalgic St. Joe items. If you’re in the St. Joseph area in May or September, check out the famous Spark’s Flea Market in nearby Kansas. More than 4 acres of flea market and antique finds are there to browse, plus food and plenty of people-watching. (If it’s vintage clothes you’re after, read on about Lucky Tiger.)