Fun, fresh, and original, Joplin’s women’s boutiques offer fashionable merchandise for every budget. So grab a friend and visit one of following trendsetting stores right here in town.
Ladies, where was the last place you shopped for boutique clothes and accessories? Was it in Kansas City? Northwest Arkansas? Tulsa? Or was it right here in Joplin? “What??” you may be thinking. “Joplin doesn’t have trendy boutiques like those you find in big cities!” Well, actually we do. In fact, we have several.
This “modern boutique with a vintage soul” carries trendy clothes, accessories, gifts and home decorEven if you’re not in the mood to shop (but why wouldn’t you be?), at least take a stroll through the store to see the ever-changing whimsical displays featuring both new and cleverly repurposed items.
Favorite finds: Boho chicUrban Mango dresses and Good Work(s) Make a Difference leather wrap bracelets
The racks and shelves at Blush Boutique are teeming with the freshest trends in clothing, accessories, and gifts. Owned by the mother-daughter duo of Julie and Bailey Bollin, Blush Boutique is an affordable and hip fashion destination.
Favorite finds: Flowing tops by Umgee, and collapsible water bottles by Que.
If you’re looking for specialty brands like French Connection and Free People, as well as premium denim from brands like Citizens of Humanity, stop by Lennon’s Boutique. Owner Kirsten Anderson has worked in the northwest Arkansas retail market and is introducing popular and clothing and accessory lines from there to the Joplin market.
Favorite finds: Flirty Jeffrey Campbell booties and fun graphic tees from Chaser.
Would you ever think of going to a medical office building to buy some fashion accessories? Me, neither. But I stumbled across this store after a going to a doctor’s appointment in the building one day, and I’ve since returned to buy items for myself as well as gifts for friends.
Pink Door Boutique carries hard-to-find women’s health products, such as items for nursing or for post-mastectomy care (bras, wigs, hats, etc.). But beyond providing essential medical equipment, Pink Door Boutique strives to make its customers feel whole. This is why the store carries trendy shoes and accessories, as well as the Jane Iredale line of cosmetics.
Favorite finds: Funky Shreds scarves and adorable shoes fromLindsay Phillips.
This “candy store for shoe addicts” has been sustaining my sweet tooth since its opening in 2007. In fact 80% of the footwear in my closet has been purchased here. With brands like Volatile, Naughty Monkey, and Chinese Laundry, Sophie offers the latest footwear fashions at affordable prices.
But Sophie is more than just shoes. In fact, with a wide selection of handbags and accessories plus a boutique clothing section, the store offers everything you need to create an outfit from head to toe.
Favorite finds: Black wedge pumps from Restricted (my favorite pair of shoes – so comfy!) and the roomy hobo handbags from SR Squared.
So, did you get some ideas from this list? I know I did. Perhaps one too many…
Christine is a Chicago native and has lived in Joplin for almost two decades. Growing up in the Windy City, she loved to explore the wide variety of museums, restaurants, sports venues, theaters and parks. When she moved to Joplin her goal was to learn about the unique culture and attractions in the area. Now Christine discovers new things each week, whether it be a little-known park, a new restaurant or a community event. Joplin can be just as exciting as a major city if you dive in to all the community has to offer.