Shopping in The Kentucky Wildlands

From the trendy stores and boutiques lining historic Main streets, antiques and collectables shops and long-time family-run businesses to charming independent bookstores, unique gift shops and downtown farmer’s markets, there are plentiful and exciting local shopping possibilities in The Kentucky Wildlands where you are sure to find cherished keepsakes and unforgettable experiences.

Enjoy browsing in the trendiest shops and boutiques in historic downtowns all throughout The Kentucky Wildlands, such as the Crazy Daisy Boutique for women and children in Harlan, Don’s Men’s Shop formalwear in Ashland, and Liberty Thredz in Manchester for the latest styles and A.D. Campbell Co. Women’s Clothing in the heart of historic downtown Middlesboro (one of the oldest operating downtown businesses – and still one of the trendiest). Find rare treasures, authentic handcrafted pieces and beautiful keepsakes in antique and collectables stores, such as the Russell Springs Antique Mall, Treasures on Main in Paintsville, Bow Barn Gifts and Antiques in Letcher and Kennett’s Antiques and Trading Post in Monticello. Peruse endearing local family-run retailers offering both traditional and contemporary gifts and merchandise, such as the Homespun Sisters country and colonial gifts in Grayson and The Mountain Muse Gift Shop in Prestonsburg featuring local art and handmade fudge.

Experience one-of-a-kind shopping for Appalachian-exclusive pieces, such as the handsewn quilts and original art of Moose Creek Primitives & Quilts in Hazard and The Cozy Corner in Whitesburg for quilts and handmade art and crafts. You’ll find a dedicated shopping village in “Kentucky’s Country Music Capital” Renfro Valley (home to the legendary Renfro Valley Performing Theatres).  These, along with seasonal local farmer’s markets and annual festivals  are just a few of the many shopping opportunities that abound in The Kentucky Wildlands.

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