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5 Places to Shop on Court Street in Florence

Plan your perfect afternoon in downtown Florence, whose main drag is full of cute boutiques where you can pick up gifts — or treat yourself.

Kodee Lissa Boutique

Opened in July, this newcomer to Court Street is located next to Billy Reid and is a much-welcome addition to downtown. Owner Kodee Trout has filled the expansive boutique with trendy clothing (think shorts, jeans and tops) along with colorful accessories like jewelry, sunglasses, bags, hats and even shoes.


Reclaimed Spirit

Enter this hidden gem through the Stricklin Hotel or Big Bad Breakfast. You’ll find a shopper’s paradise in this beautiful shop curated by Stacey Hamner. Shop everything from home goods and dishes to artwork, jewelry, candles (including the signature scents of Florence’s two boutique hotels) and Shoals-emblazoned clothing.


Printers & Stationers

You may not expect a print shop to be a place you’d want to browse — but this old-school store is full of surprises. Find men’s clothing (think Southern Tide polos), women’s clothing (including luxe pajamas), lots of gift options and a nice selection of home goods. There’s even a wedding registry.


Cottonwood Farm & Grocery

Downtown Florence doesn’t have a dedicated supermarket yet, but you can stock up on in-season essentials at this farm-fresh locale, opened this spring. Shop the frozen and refrigerated sections for meat, produce and bouquets, or pick up Southern-made condiments, sauces, coffees, teas, baked goods and more on shelves in this quaint store.


Creative Jewelers

Even if you’re not in the market for a diamond, this shop has plenty to offer for casual shoppers. You’ll be greeted by the resident cat,Bernadette, perched atop a purple velvet chair inside. Items like fancy hand creams, pretty purses and costume jewelry make great gifts, and the store also carries unique shoes with interchangeable heels.