Next stop on the antiques trail…antique treasures from around the world at Ponder’s Antiques
The Alabama Antique Trail
There are plenty of amazing antique and vintage thrift stores in the area. Many of these place don’t advertise of have websites so we direct guests to the Alabama Antique Trail website. We’ve also created a few videos of our favorites on our YouTube channel at the link below. We’re fans of the gorgeous European furniture finds at Ponder Antiques and European Treasures. We could spend hours browsing the knick knacks, collectibles and fun finds at Alice & Wonderland. The Old Armory has the best collections of vintage records and magazines. Cloudy day? Go antiquing!
When it comes to wandering streets full of artsy little boutiques you just can’t beat Fairhope, a charming village situated on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Fairhope was founded in November, 1894 as a utopian single tax colony and has evolved into a wonderfully eclectic community with a thriving art scene, over eighty adorable shops and quaint restaurants. There’s a First Friday art walk the first Friday of every month and many more art shows and festivals. Fairhope is also home to an abundance of public art and miles of public bay front parks with walking trails and a pier that extends over the water nearly a mile.
Outlets and Malls
2601 S McKenzie Street, Foley, AL 36535 • Phone: 251-943-9303
To say that we’re regulars here would be an understatement. Who doesn’t love a sale!? And the Tanger Outlets are full of bargains for a new swimsuit or that birthday or anniversary gift that slipped your mind. Coach, J. Crew, Levi’s, New York & Company, Michael Kors, Nike, Tommy Bahama, Chico’s and Banana Republic are just a few of the clothing brand names offering amazing deals year round. There are over twenty shoe stores and home and kitchen shops as well. Coupons are available at their website. Happy shopping!
Eastern Shore Centre
30500 State Highway 181, Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527 • Phone: 251-625-0060
Eastern Shore Centre features Dillard’s and Belk combined with specialty store fashions and a variety of dining options. The distinctive center includes Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond and national specialty retailers’ first stores in the area including Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Ann Taylor Loft, Coldwater Creek, Jos. A. Bank, Talbots, Hollister Co., plus many more. Eastern Shore Centre is strategically located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, in Spanish Fort, Alabama, at the northeast intersection of I-10 and State Highway 181. Stroll through delightfully landscaped streets to meet friends and family for an open-air musical performance at the community courtyard, browse the shops for the latest fashions or relax in the community courtyard and enjoy the dancing water fountain.