Shop ‘til You Drop: Where to Shop in Laurel and Jones County, Mississippi

Shopping in Laurel, MississippiShopping in Laurel and Jones County, Mississippi is more than just strolling through one street with a few shops. It’s a veritable shopping mecca of various districts filled with antique shops, trendy boutiques, eclectic gift shops, name brand stores, and so much more! Get ready to shop ‘til you drop when you visit Laurel and Jones County!


Laurel, Mississippi: Small Town, Big Shopping

Downtown Laurel and 16th Avenue are truly a shopper’s delight! We just hope you left room in your suitcase for all of the home furnishings and accessories, wardrobe staples for every season, and antiques galore!

Souvenirs are bountiful at shops such as HAND+made, Cotton Boll, Frames Unlimited, Bella Bella, and many more! Find tea towels, Laurel-themed tchotchkes, t-shirts, stationary, seasonal décor, art for your walls, and so much more.  Books make a great gift (and gift to yourself), so be sure to swing by Bookstore in the Window to nab the title you’ve been wanting to add to your TBR pile.

Shopping in Laurel, Mississippi

To furnish your home in classic and Southern style, shop for furniture and home décor at Lott Furniture, J Parker Reclaimed, Rubie’s Home Furnishings, and Today’s Furniture. From large buffets, couches, and your dream dining room table to smaller items such as tabletop décor, flatware and dishes, lighting, and anything else your home may need.

Looking for on trend clothing and accessories? Fill your closet with classic and trendy pieces from  Poppy’s Boutique, Allie’s on Magnolia Boutique, Leila Boutique, The Boutique on Central, The Spotted Dog, plus Guild and Gentry and Bella Bella for menswear and so many more!

Always popular for shoppers in Jones County, antiques abound! Start your search at Peddlers’ Junktion, Southern Antiques, and The Rusty Chandelier. Unique pieces are sure to please the antique-lover in your group!

Of course, Scotsman General Store and Laurel Mercantile Co. are must-stops for fans of HGTV’s Home Town. Be sure to check out our list of must-see places to complete your HGTV’s Home Town experience.


Shop Local in Ellisville, Mississippi

Downtown Ellisville is a collector’s paradise, a souvenir-seekers must see, and every trendy fashionista’s one stop spot for clothing and accessories!

Carol’s Marketplace is a great place to grab some locally-grown fare to bring back to your table at home. From muscadines to fresh-shelled peas, gathering your souvenirs on your dining table back is home sure to bring back Mississippi memories!

Shopping in Ellisville, Mississippi

Carpenter Bros. Emporium of Wonderful Whatnots

Carpenter Brothers Emporium of Wonderful Whatnots features antiques, collectibles, and – well – whatnots! Whether you’re a collector or a browser, you’re sure to find something to make you smile at Carpenter Brothers.

For cute clothes, be sure to swing by Southern Sass Too, which features trendy styles sizes small-3XL! Grab a cute romper, dress, top, jewelry, and more!


Even More Shopping at Sawmill Square Mall

Indoor shopping, playing, and dining fun is the name of the game at Sawmill Square Mall in Laurel.

Find national brands like Bath & Body Works, The Children’s Place, rue21, Claire’s Boutique, Belk, Foot Locker, and many others! Local favorites such as Pretty Please! Children’s Boutique, It’s What a Girl Wants, and Pink Anchor are sure to please as well.

Meanwhile, when hunger strikes, grab a bite from Chick-Fil-A, The Alamo, Classic Cookie, Corndog 7, Estelle’s Southern Cuisine, or Tacos!

The shopping fun continues outside of the mall as well with surrounding shops including Razmes Party Supplies, Goodness Gracious, Quarter Century, and more!


For more ideas on where to shop when you visit Laurel and Jones County, Mississippi, be sure to check out our full list of stores.


Plan a Fall Getaway | 5 Things to Do this Fall in Jones County, MS

There’s nothing quite like fall in the South, and Jones County, Mississippi is no exception. This season, we’re giving you permission to slow down – to sit on the porch of your B&B and slowly sip your coffee in the morning. To wander with no destination in mind as the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls wafts through the downtown streets. The views are Gingko trees in shades of gold, shops that are blissfully less crowded than big city destinations, and restaurants serving up their best and most delicious fare al fresco. Here, you’ll enjoy temperate weather – rarely needing more than a light sweater in the evenings. Autumn in Laurel and Jones County, Mississippi is something special, and we hope you’re making plans to experience it! Here are five things to do while you’re here this fall. Continue reading

Gather the Girls: Plan a Getaway to Jones County

Laurel is the perfect destination for a girls getaway! Especially if you’re a fan of Ben and Erin Napier’s home renovations on HGTV’s Home Town. Gather up your girlfriends because there’s plenty to see and do – both what you’ve seen featured on the small screen and beyond!

Plan a girls getaway to Laurel, MS!

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Road Trip-Worthy City

When you and your girlfriends are ready for a weekend-long, quiet getaway, Laurel and Jones County offer the perfect respite from crowded city scenes and beach towns. With plenty of cozy B&Bs, name brand hotels, and Airbnbs to rest your head, Jones County is an ideal girlfriend getaway destination. While you’re here you and your girls can shop, explore history, discover the beauty of Southern architecture, and eat to your heart’s (and tummy’s) content! Continue reading

Your Guide for a Day Trip to Laurel, MS

Only have one day to spend in Laurel and Jones County, Mississippi? It’s a choose your own adventure whether you’re here for a day trip or are spending a whole week with us, and with these ideas, you’re sure to see a little bit of everything the New State of Jones has to offer.

Day Trip to Laurel

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