Support Local

Jonathan Baker
 |  Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

The holidays are just around the corner – and that means we’ve all got some shopping to do. Things have been difficult this year, no question, but we’re a resilient city and we know how to get through this – by supporting local. Whether you’re ordering online or by phone and picking up your purchase, or donning a mask and paying a visit in person, you’ll find a welcome environment in these South Plains shops. Amid uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to show our gratitude for the businesses that make our city so special. 



For generations, Malouf’s has been synonymous with style and grace on the South Plains. The elegant store has brought a world-class sense of panache to Lubbock. Founded nearly 75 years ago by legendary clothier John Malouf and now run by John’s son, Michael, the store has maintained a loyal following amid the ebbs and flows of a turbulent industry by staying true to the needs of their customers before all other concerns. 8201 Quaker Ave., 794.9500,

Mountain Hideaway Outdoor Outfitters

Mountain Hideaway is dedicated to offering a “backcountry vibe” in the middle of the flattest part of Texas – no easy task. The store specializes in gear and clothing for backpacking, camping, mountaineering, climbing, and adventure travel, as well as handy stuff for everyday life. Kyle and Misti (along with their famously friendly staff) will bend over backwards to get what you need for your next adventure – which is a passion, as they’re all explorers and adventurers themselves. Perhaps best of all in the days of COVID, they have a thriving online operation that’s easy to navigate. 4816 50th St., 797.1064,


This small, family-owned operation has had an outsized impact on the adventurers and explorers of the South Plains. Founded nearly a half century ago by Davy and Sara Mitchell (who still own the shop), Outdoorsman has weathered every trend and fad in the adventure retail game. As a result, they know what works. No matter your age or fitness level, the “personal touch” provided by the Outdoorsman’s staff will have you traipsing into the wild in no time. 6602 Slide Road, Suite 3, 794.6666,

Signature Stag

Originally founded in Midland, Signature Stag has found a welcome home in Lubbock due to the staff’s innate sense of what South Plains gentlemen want in a wardrobe. Signature Stag offers a variety of clothing, accessories and grooming products for the stylish plainsman, including designer suits, trousers, premium denim, undergarments and casual apparel. In less COVID-dominated times, the shop has even been known to offer a cold beer and a relaxing place to watch the Tech game. 7320 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 700, 993.0084,



The South Plains’ “retail diamond in the rough,” Chrome was created nearly 20 years ago by savvy retailer Stephen Spiegelberg. This hip Slide Road boutique combines the cool vibes of the West Coast with the West Texas frontier spirit, dubbing the amalgam “TexCoast Style.” Covering an impressive 6,000 square feet of floor space, Chrome is committed to promoting learning and organic discovery of the best in apparel, accessories, beauty, wellness and home decor – all presented in a clean, white, modern space. Spiegelberg and his team see Chrome as a blank canvas, with the products inside providing the art. 6701 Slide Road, 687.8953,

J. Hoffman’s

Serving the South Plains for the past 47 years, this family-owned boutique has long been Lubbock’s go-to for on-trend, designer clothing, footwear and accessories for women. Whether you’re hunting for Kendra Scott jewelry, B’s Knees candles, or fashion-forward fall styles, the Hoff has what you need. And for those worrying about COVID, the shop is limiting capacity and requiring social distancing, and offers curbside pick-up. 4918 50th St., 795.8290,


Now approaching a decade in business, Piper’s focus on young women’s fashion provides Lubbock with an eclectic mix of styles that runs the gamut from independent, to classic to offbeat. The staff at Piper prides itself on “embracing every woman to make them feel beautiful.” And the best part? Nothing at Piper ever costs more than $50. It’s a college student’s dream. 5604 Slide Road, Suite 700, 687.1020,

Stock Style Shop

Located in the Village Shopping Center, Stock Style Shop serves up next-level styles at affordable prices. With a remarkable variety of offerings, Stock is a great option for busy clients, with choices ranging from activewear to dresses, coats to rompers, sweaters to undergarments and sleepwear – not to mention shoes, drinkware, bags and accessories, and beauty and wellness products. And on top of all that, they offer a top-notch monogramming service. 4414 82nd St., Suite 117, 368.5098,

Vibeage Boutique

Boasting a constantly evolving array of trendy tops, perfectly shaped jeans, athleisure, and striking outerwear and sweaters, Vibeage’s customers profess a strong loyalty to this Southwest Lubbock shop. Vibeage also offers a thriving online operation, ideal for COVID shopping, where the team adds new styles that will “make you fall in love with fashion again.” 10305 Quaker Ave., Suite 1100, 368.7074,


Bliss Baby

The dedicated folks at this 50th Street boutique understand that a child’s first years “are the most memorable and treasured years for parents.” To make those years count, they do the hard work for you, offering chic and savvy outfits for your little ones so they’re always photo-ready. Expectant mothers will find the shop full of keepsakes, and new moms will discover a helpful team of trusted consultants and confidantes. 3806 50th St., Suite 114, 702.8957,

Green Dazzle Baby

Every year we grow more aware of how the chemicals that surround us in the modern world are harming us in unseen ways. Since 2012, Green Dazzle has been going the extra mile for Lubbock’s moms, offering all natural and organic products that will ensure the safety of your family’s new addition. The shop offers the softest all-natural baby and toddler clothing, as well as essentials like cloth diapering, blankets, and playtime and mealtime accessories. Arlene, Javier and Zachary Orozco believe that “a natural lifestyle will help to promote a healthier beginning for our children as well as a brighter future for generations to come.” 8004 Quaker Ave., 791.2229,

My Cup of Tea Baby

Calling itself “a magical land for both you and baby,” My Cup of Tea offers a host of essentials for babies, toddlers and new moms, including fun preemie, newborn and toddler clothing, accessories like blankets and diaper bags, and all the essentials you’ll ever need – including car seats, sleep sacks and high chairs. The shop also stocks clever and unexpected books, bath toys and nursery bedding. 2713 26th St., 745.9253,


Coyote Candle Co.

This beloved local shop offers so much more than candles. In fact, if you’re looking to decorate your home with elegance and refinement, we’d be hard-pressed to think of a better place to start. Specializing in everything from furniture to quirky and unexpected lamps to stately vases and ornate accessories, Coyote Candle is guaranteed to surprise and delight. And the extensive collection of outdoor pots and decor is mind-boggling. 14012 Slide Road, 798.9677

Dayspring Designs

Ever since she was a child, Dayspring owner Carol Gary has “loved decorating rooms and setting pretty tables.” With this toney southwest Lubbock shop, Gary has certainly found her calling. Dayspring specializes in unique home decor and affordable home furnishings that will make your house feel like home. Carol and her staff also offer an intuitive home-decorating service, as well as some of the sharpest faux floral design services in West Texas. 5181 69th St., 785.4909,

Design Today, Inc.

Design Today has been at the top of the interior design game in Lubbock for more than 65 years. This legendary design studio has outfitted homes from Lubbock to Boston, with an uncompromising eye toward elegance and artistry. Design Today’s shop offers an eclectic mix of antiques, gifts and art, from custom-designed furniture to surprises for the man, woman or child in your life. 2313 34th St., 795.6384,

Embellish Decor

With brand-name furniture and home decor ranging from simple to sumptuous, this popular shop offers everything from fine dishware (including Mackenzie-Childs) and bar accessories to elegant custom sofas and chairs. The staff at Embellish loves working with clients to locate the ideal piece of furniture and accessories to complete a space. 5217 82nd St., Suite 121, 698.6113

Hulla B’Lu

Offering a diverse and whimsical mixture of unique apparel, home accents and gifts from painstakingly selected lines and collections, Hulla B’Lu ensures that “there’s a story behind every item” in its wide-ranging shop. 5103 98th St., Suite 100, 722.2495,


Old collides with new at Jux.Ta.Posh – and the result is an invigorating blend of uniqueness and personality. Or, as the staff likes to put it, the shop offers the “unexpected combination of salvage and style.” With a surprising layout that reveals everything from quirky botanicals and plush bedding to rough-hewn cutting boards and unpredictable (and stunning) dishware, there’s something for every discerning eye at this Depot District standby. 1701 Buddy Holly Ave., 407.4122,

Odds & Ends

Located in the Hub shopping center, this mother-daughter operation is all about shopping small. That means Odds & Ends purchases their wares, whenever possible, from smaller merchants – and the result is a delightfully varied mixture of gifts and home goods handmade in the U.S. Let the friendly staff help you design your next space, as they’re “all about helping you create your happy place.” 7604 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 1000, 445.6846,



With a focus on gifts and paper goods for any occasion, Barque is one of Lubbock’s most unique boutiques. Whether you’re searching for premium bath lines, a stationery gift for a favorite teacher, or a book for your little one, you never know what you’ll find at this Lakeridge Commons shop. Our favorite part: a nifty selection of Lubbock-themed wares, including mugs, flour sack towels, and bracelets featuring the map coordinates of the Hub City. 4505 98th St. 785.1195,


This family-owned shop provides an eclectic mix of unique and practical decor and gifts from a host of popular vendors, including Naot, Vionic, Pine Cone Hill, Tyler Candles, Jellycat, and Lady Primrose. The shop is also Lubbock’s exclusive retailer of the Lynn Haney Collection. Especially popular is the bridal registry, for the bride-to-be who wants to shop small and local. 3521 34th St., 780.8787,

Katy & Co.

This Milwaukee Avenue shop offers great gifts for just about anyone you can think of, from husbands and wives to grandparents or infants. We’re fans of their embroidered weekender bags, as well as their “Dot and Dash” Texas Tech-themed Morse-code jewelry. The offerings for kids and babies are also particularly on point. 6616 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 700, 993.0030,

Luggage Shop of Lubbock

Travel hasn’t been a possibility during the pandemic – but that makes this the ideal time to think of this locally owned shop as a gift store option. With the holidays approaching, the shop’s helpful staff can help you locate the perfect gift for anyone in your life – with options ranging from elegant leather goods to fun games for the family to must-have stocking stuffers like key chains, chargers and phone and tablet accessories. 4505 98th St., Suite 110, 794.7711,

Max & Company

The staff at this unique shop offers Come Paint with Me workshops, custom painted furniture, home decor, candles and more. Create your own yard art or Mackenzie-Childs inspired accessory, including whimsical seasonal items. 3806 50th St., 787.6301

Otto’s Granary

Otto’s is a sweets-lover’s paradise – an intoxicating mix of sugar and history. The shop itself has been open since 1981, and it has resided at its present location for 17 years. The selection at Otto’s is simply staggering, with fine chocolate offerings from legendary chocolatiers like Godiva and Neuhaus, as well as more than 100 flavors of Jelly Bellies. Otto’s carries brand-name gifts for the movie buff and delicate Christmas accents to add to your collection. Through the end of the year, Otto’s Granary will continue to offer curbside service only, so call or shop online for pickup or have your gift shipped anywhere in the U.S. 4119 Marsha Sharp Freeway, 797.1728,  


The Matador

The “official game day retailer of Texas Tech Athletics,” The Matador is a regular presence at pretty much any Tech sporting event. Its custom creations include everything a Tech fan could desire. The 98th Street location will relocate to new digs at The Shops at Reserve this fall. 2424 Broadway St.; 103rd and Quaker Ave., 368.9030,

Red Raider Outfitter

For 45 years, Tech student-operated Red Raider Outfitter has been the “fan’s favorite” outlet for Tech-related gear. These days, it also offers Tech-themed face masks, as well as a host of Pat Mahomes-related sportswear and military appreciation shirts, hats and hoodies. Fully staffed by Tech students and owned by Tech grads, this shop will help your Wreck ’Em through the pandemic and beyond. 2416 Broadway St., 762.0722/6816 Slide Road, Suite 13, 771.1070/6002 Slide Road, P30, 771.2244/413 University Ave. Suite 100, 771.9357,


This unique kitchen store offers an extensive and ever-expanding selection of cookware and cooking supplies, in a friendly and offbeat environment. Find the perfect gift for the cooking enthusiast from the large inventory of top-of-the-line kitchen gadgets and selection of textiles, cutlery, cookware and bakeware. 9810 Slide Road, Suite 400, 993.2665,

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