Recognized by USA Today among the 10Best Small Towns for Shopping, Paducah, Kentucky’s retail scene is colored by one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques! Local events, specialty stores and shopping districts await to inspire your holiday gift-giving this year.
Paducah's one-of-a-kind boutiques await to inspire | Simply B Gift Boutique
Preview a selection of distinct areas and neighborhoods where you can shop like a local throughout the holiday shopping season. Save the date for Paducah Main Street's "Dickens of a Christmas" & Small Business Saturday, and explore shopping across the city with our Shopping Directory, a curated listing of local stores by specialty.
Downtown shops are mixed among cultural attractions, restaurants and nightlife | Paducah Antique Mall
For a walkable shopping experience
Downtown Paducah is the historic business district, where preserved 19th-century architecture meets a modern and creative vibe with distinctive shops mixed among cultural attractions, restaurants and nightlife.
Broadway, the main thoroughfare, is home to a diverse selection of shops ranging from Hollyhock House, a brand-new women’s fashion boutique, to PAPA Gallery, purveying the work of 100+ regional painters in size statement piece to miniature (featured in the annual $10 Miniature Art Sale). Wander on for historic facades inviting you to shop Simply B Gift Boutique, bbQ & More, Hooper’s Outdoor Center, Paducah Antique Mall, Fetch, Wildhair Studios’ Rock Shop and more.
On Market House Square, connecting Broadway to Kentucky Avenue, art galleries Bricolage Art Collective, Art Guild of Paducah and Yeiser Art Center, complement fashion boutiques McClaran Manner and Shane Lee Boutique. Other staple specialty stores include Allen Music and Must Stitch Emporium, the only quilt shop located downtown.
Many products are creatively crafted and curated in Paducah | Frenchtown Station
For handcrafted and hand-picked pieces
Creatively crafted and curated in Paducah, Lower Town and the areas between Historic Downtown and Midtown feature a new crop of shops and artist galleries worth a visit.
Within the Lower Town Arts District, lifestyle boutique Raven + Moth spotlights sustainably and locally-made goods in the Smedley Yeiser house. Several of the neighborhood’s working artists keep regular hours at live-work studio spaces. These include painter Bill Renzulli’s Gallery 5, fiber artist Patty Van Doran’s Tuscan Rose, leatherworker Phil Phillips’ Round Oak Leather and marbling maven Charlotte Erwin’s Charlotte Erwin Fine Art.
Bordering the Lower Town neighborhood are sister shops, Frenchtown Station and Slim’s Frenchtown Mercantile with a well-curated selection of home goods, vintage artifacts and other gift-able items. Just blocks away are The Treasure Tree Boutique and Tree Climbers Children’s Boutique on Broadway and Crash Comics on Kentucky Avenue, stocked with choice collectibles and new releases.
Retailers in Midtown Paducah add artistic flair to home and garden | Flower + Furbish
For eclectic and aesthetic selections
Acquaint yourself with Midtown, an area of Paducah with an air of dynamic energy, at The Coke Plant and by exploring surrounding boutiques and shops with style.
Men’s fashion is the focus at H. B. & Company while The Dirt Road, which started as a “mobile boutique,” specializes in relaxed apparel and accessories for ladies. Along with Itty Bitty Knitty Shop, the only locally-owned yarn shop in the region, you can visit BikeWorld, recognized as one of America's best bike shops, and get a taste of local flavor favorites like gourmet grocery Midtown Market and Ah Shucks! Popcorn and Treats.
The Midtown neighborhood is also home to retailers that add artistic flair to home and garden. Flower + Furbish, The Farmhouse, Accents on Broadway and Charlton and Park are packed with unique, high-quality products that fit a range of styles and sensibilities.
Favorite mainstream brands meet local offerings just off Interstate 24 | Kentucky Oaks Mall & Vicinity
For a mix of mainstream and local retailers
If you are traveling to Paducah via Interstate 24, the buzzing Kentucky Oaks Mall area may be the first shopping destination you see.
Located along historic Highway 60 at I-24 Exit 4, Kentucky Oaks Mall represents the region’s premier retail center for favorite brands like Dillard’s, Best Buy and Talbot’s. Recent additions to the shopping complex include H&M, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington and HomeGoods — open just in time for the holiday season!
Don't miss local offerings in the vicinity. Paducah Olive Oil Company stocks fine olive oils, vinegars and gourmet products from around the world, and Montgomery Gardens is a garden center and gift shop with a year-round “Christmas Corner.” An abundance of boutiques owned by women for women includes Jaded Layne Boutique, Ribbon Chix, The Rustic Thread, House 2 Home Creations and others.
Paducah offers memorable shopping experiences and gift ideas | Art Guild of Paducah Gallery
Shop Local in Paducah, Kentucky
Ready for a memorable shopping experience and gift ideas? Reference our Shopping Directory for a full listing searchable by region and category, from Art Galleries to Antiques and Quilt Shops to Sporting Goods.
A day of shopping local is never complete without dining local. Get a taste of local flavor and Paducah’s many stops for drinks and sweets. With more than 150 locally-owned restaurants in all corners of Paducah, food and drink is always within reach!