Lamar Park is a shopping center which allows its visitors the best of both worlds when it comes to shopping. In between well-known stores such as Ann Taylor Loft, Talbots, Chico's and Joseph A. Bank, guests will also find local shops such as MARKET, Four Chicks in the Park, Goosefeathers and Mosaic as well as a few others. It's a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon (summers can be quite wet in south Texas) or a nice respite away from the usual beach scene.
The cornerstone of downtown's dining and shopping scene, Water Street market has something for everyone. If you are hungry there's the Water Street Seafood Company, the Water Street Oyster Bar and at the Executive Surf Club you can tap into more than thirty different beers. When you're done eating and drinking, explore the history of surfing in the state at the Texas Surf Museum located in the back of Surf Club Records. There are plenty of other shops to browse through and a few benches if you just need a break from all the eating and shopping.
The Corpus Christi Farmer's Market allows farmers from all over the region to show off the bounty of their fields. Every Saturday, the market sells fresh-picked produce, bread, milk, flowers, cuts of meat from local farmers and a list of organic products too long to detail. A great place to bring the whole family and stock up on food for the week. Most of the vendors allow for tastings and some will even haggle with you over prices, especially towards the end of the market.
El Zocalo is the perfect place to find that special, one-of-a-kind gift, especially if you seek something with a Latin American motif. The shop specializes in importing hand-made crafts, jewelry and home decor as well as other off-the-wall items like 'Day of the Dead' skeletons, Frida Kahlo products, and much more. Many of the products are made by artists in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and other parts of Central and South America.
In business for more than two decades, Boots 'N Britches Western Wear is a popular store with all those who seek denim and leather. Their well-priced collections consist of everything from the Wild West, from boots and hats to jewelry and accessories. Visiting the store is often combined with strolling the La Palmera shopping center across the street. Additionally, the staff is always friendly and more than happy to answer all your questions.
With a Gulf Coast clientele, Mike Doyle's Custom Surfboards has built custom-made surfboards for decades. Mike himself has been in the water since time immemorial and he and his family have been hand shaping boards for almost as long. In their small-scale factory the Doyles work their surfboard magic, providing whatever kind of surf craft that one might desire. From fiberglass big boards to stand-up paddleboards, Mike will customize what you need. Furthermore, Mike and his crew specialize in surf trips, rentals, and repairs.
Along with the Texas Surf Museum, located in the back of the shop, you will find a fine array of hard to find CDs, tapes and vinyl records from a variety of music genres, but mostly country/western. Moreover, the shop also has cool souvenirs, jewelry and t-shirts. A good place to peruse for a few minutes if you're in shopping at the Water Street Market or you could also spend a whole day trying to figure out what you want between the racks.
Located in the Water Street Market along plenty of other shops and restaurant, this darling little shop is a great place to look for that one-of-a-kind gift or souvenir. Pieces of art, clothing, jewelry and hats are just a few thing you will find here. Prices are reasonable and the staff is always willing to help you with your selection.
Located in touristy North Beach, not far from the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington you'll find North Beach Gift Shop. A great place to find some quirky and fun souvenirs to take back home. In addition to souvenirs you'll find everything to make your stay on the beach spectacular--beach towels, sun screen, sun glasses, hats, inflatable toys and more.
Looking for a gift? Or something that adds a little pizzazz to your home? At Bleu Frog Mercantile you will find a variety of antique furniture, lamps, one-of-a-kind art, interesting jewelry and much, much more. Even if you come in just to browse, the shop is still a cool place to visit, because there is always something that catches the eye. Definitely one of the most eclectic shops in the Corpus Christi and a great place to find a unique, one-of-a-kind item.