The Tupelo shopping scene is alive and well, especially among the more touristy areas of the city. There are over 600 individual listings for shopping in the Greater Tupelo area. Many of these shopping stores are uniquely designed and found in the historic downtown area. There is also a regional mall and Antique Trail that has many small shops.
Bear in mind that the city attracts people from all over the country and even from other parts of the world. Some of these stores sell specialty items, antique gifts, pottery and books. Other stores sell children’s toys, and arts and crafts. There are also major outlet locations within the area. Tupelo combines simple country living with a major urban city’s pulse.
One of your first stops will be the Tupelo Mall at Barnes Crossing, which is found at the intersection of Hwy 78 and Hwy 45. This is not only one of the largest malls in the city, but also one of the largest in the state. Like any mall in America, this mall sells name-brand clothes, wares, imports and toys. Some of the famous stores here include Dick's Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, Belk Men & Home, Sears, Coldwater Creek and J.C. Penney. There is also a food court on-site and a movie theater. All in all, 90 stores are listed in the mall directory.
What are some of the notable shops found in the main shopping area of Tupelo? P.A.M. Antiques and Lamp Shop sells a collection of antiques while the Cottage Shop and Tobacconist sells fine cigars and coffee. Keep It Casual can help you create your own patio, while Signature Cabinetry and Home Designs offers arts and crafts. The Made in America Arts and Craft Show on Cliff Gookin Boulevard has the best location for locally made crafts. The Creative Touch Day Spa & Salon offers spa and beauty treatment. This facility is found on Traceland Drive.
The main Tupelo shopping center is one of the most active areas in the entire state of Mississippi and even throughout the Mid-South. After all, 100,000 visitors come to see Tupelo every year. Not only is this city the true birthplace of Elvis Presley (and this explains the many allusions to Elvis and the Elvis Museum) but it is also a major city for commerce and industry. Don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs after a warm and relaxing stay in Tupelo, MS!