Shopping in Kentucky
Searching for the perfect Derby hat, unique artwork for your home, a great bourbon for entertaining, or a handcrafted piece to remind you of your trip to Kentucky? From malls to mom-and-pop boutiques, shopping opportunities abound in the Bluegrass State.
Major shopping malls can be found in Louisville, Lexington, Northern Kentucky, Paducah, Bowling Green and Elizabethtown. Bargain hunters love The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville (just off I-64), home to more than 80 stores including Gucci, Banana Republic and Brooks Brothers.
Hazel, often referred to as Kentucky’s Antique Capital, has been recognized as one of the 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S. by Fodor’s. For something uniquely Kentucky, Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs is a must-stop. This shop sells faux fur coats and accessories in more than 4,000 stores worldwide, but only in Covington can you visit the headquarters. And for something truly one-of-a-kind, don’t miss the many folk art shops and galleries in towns like Berea and Paducah, where you can find finely crafted treasures made with heart and soul.
Antiques & Flea Markets
Antiquing is an art form in Kentucky, where you can dig for treasures at a wide variety of thrift stores, antique malls and flea markets.
Kentucky’s arts and crafts heritage may be rooted in the past, but many handmade finds are on art’s cutting edge.
Food & Spirits
Statewide initiatives like Farm to Table and Shop Local connect you with foods and drinks grown and made in Kentucky.
Looking for something you won’t find anywhere else? Fill your shopping bags at Kentucky’s one-of-a-kind specialty stores.