Bring new meaning to souvenir shopping in Oxford, Mississippi

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Oxford-shopping-downtown.jpgPeruse the variety of unique boutiques in Oxford, Mississippi, located off Interstate 55 about an hour from Memphis, Tennessee, voted by Lucky magazine as a small town with big style – and it doesn’t take long to realize this just might be a shopper’s paradise.

Flanking the Square, which was incorporated in 1837, find boutiques, independent bookstores, art galleries and eateries. A historical point of interest, Neilson’s – founded in 1839, is the oldest department store in the South. Or, be inspired with decorative findings at Stash by the Weathervane home store.

Square Books, voted bookstore of the year in 2013 by Publisher’s Weekly, is the perfect resting place for exploring the literary works,┬ámany written by authors who call Oxford home.

With names as cute as the items they carry, can’t-miss stops include Miss Behavin, Belles and Beaus, Pink and Proper, The Village Tailor and Therapy.

Antique stores abound as do options for customized gifts. Cicada for Her is perfect for posh pursuits, featuring brands like Rag and Bone and Chanel.

Find gifts for everyone on your list – and something with a Southern stamp – the monogram – at Olive Juice Gifts.

TIP: While shopping the Square, don’t miss the Mississippi Blues Trail marker, which commemorates many of Oxford’s musicians and the blues heritage that exists in the Mississippi Hills.