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Unique Shopping in Downstate Illinois

Unique Shopping in Downstate Illinois

Posted on 07/21/2022 by Angelina White

Throughout Downstate Illinois, you can find all sorts of unique shopping experiences. From a witch’s broomstick to a Popeye shot glass, embrace your quirky side at the following retail locations. Shop ‘til you drop, and maybe even stop for a bite to eat between sales!

Collectors’ Items

Is one of your guilty pleasures collecting things? There are plenty of hidden gems throughout our region where you can find the perfect addition to your collection. Browse through a slew of comics and video games at Fantasy Books and Games in Fairview Heights. With a variety of options, you’ll definitely find something within your genre of choice. For the vintage-lovers in the family, check out Spinach Can Collectibles in Chester! This store is all about Popeye the Sailor Man! Discover graphic t-shirts, pins and magnets, toys, and more.

More shops to peruse

Silver Age Collectibles (Centralia)

Collector’s Corner (Belleville)

Twilight Comics (Swansea)

Uncommon Goods

For the little witches and warlocks, head over to Sunflower Broom Shop in Crossville! You don’t have to travel to Hogwarts to get your broom fix. If you’re really in the mood for some quirky décor, go to S.D. Meadows Folk Art Gallery in Palestine. This is no ordinary art gallery! One can find all sorts of sculptures made out of the most interesting things such as a giant fish made out of cutlery or a face made from a car hood!

Cute and Quirky

Some are into the ‘vintage’ look these days, while other folks are into antiquing. Whatever floats your boat, there are shopping opportunities for both niches in Downstate Illinois.

The Luckenbooth (O’Fallon)

Kat & Walt's Junk & Treasures (Central City)

A&A Vintage Variety (Olney)


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