One of the best shopping spots in Springfield, MO is Commercial Street. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was Springfield’s first in the late 19th century, and since then, C-Street has been a bustling hub of activity. Nowadays, you can find the farmer’s market here when it’s in season as well as an assortment of shops and restaurants. I love visiting Commercial Street, and I’m so excited to spend Week 2 of supporting local businesses here. There are tons of shops, and these are the ones I visited:
This new shop is a conglomeration of Flora &Forge Farm and Dreamy & Darling Creations. Inside you can find everything you need for parties and celebrations including balloon arrangements, bouquets, party supplies, and a variety of gifts. The shop smells like fresh flowers, and there are also tons of locally-made items. I love businesses that support small local artists and creators. It’s located at 215 W. Commercial Street.
Another shop full of great gifts is Soozeezbeez Beetique located at 320 East Commercial Street. This shop is owned by a local beekeeper. Inside you can find a huge selection of local honey flavors as well as honey-related snacks, lotions, lip balms, and gifts. I just love the assortment of fun gift items, and it’s so important to support the bees. This is a great shop for people who are passionate about sustainability and the environment.
Bury Me in Black
There’s a brand new shop on C-Street which is just perfect for goths and lovers of all things spooky. They’ve only been open a few weeks, but they’re already generating a lot of buzz. This new shop called Bury Me in Black can be found at 200 East Commercial Street and features an array of spooky clothes, home decor, jewelry, and fun accessories. I absolutely love the coffin-shaped mirror! If you like black and spooky aesthetics, you’ve got to come check it out!
There’s a new shop on Commercial Street called Upside Down, and it’s for a great cause! This business helps people with Down syndrome market and sell their own products. I love companies that empower people and give them a voice. There are so many great gift items inside, and each product has a bio of the person who created it. They are open Thursday – Saturday. Come have a look!
My favorite store on C-Street is Hakaar’s Bazaar because I love all things vintage and retro. This funky shops sells an array of Mid-Century Modern clothes, gifts, furniture, and décor. You can also find some great records and other vintage items. But there’s more than just fun antiques. You can also buy a lot of great gifts and stocking stuffers like candles, stickers, cool sunglasses, and more. They’re located at 217 W Commercial St.
Chabom Teas and Spices
A visit to C-Street wouldn’t be complete without visiting Chabom Tea and Spices. It smells so good inside this store. There is such an enormous selection of different types of tea and tea accessories. There are also lots of great gifts such as beautiful tea sets, chopsticks, eco-friendly products, décor, and more. Come try one of the samples and shop for some unique tea flavors.
If you enjoy thrifting and supporting a good cause, you must see 11:11 Mission at 300 W Commercial St. I find something new every time I come in. This non-profit thrift store supports Veterans in our community. There are lots of great gift, home goods, and furniture. They also accept donations. Come and see what you can find.
There are lots of other shops that I didn’t get a chance to cover, so if you want to see what else Commercial Street has to offer, come visit! I recommend coming on a Thursday or the weekend because many of the shops are closed at the beginning of the week. If you’re gift shopping, this is definitely a great place to shop small and support local businesses!