The lights and garland are hung!  Downtown Shelbyville’s lights are set and we’re about to usher in the merriest time of year together.

And our local boutiques are most excited of all. Take a drive down Main Street and you’ll find them decking shop-windows with lights and readying displays with their favorite giftable items. Not fond of hectic holiday-shopping rush?  Neither are we. In our local shoppes, the holiday season isn’t only about gift-giving and getting, but rediscovering the pleasure of gift-finding.

By shopping local this Christmas, on top of supporting local businesses, artists, and families, you’ll enjoy discovering one-of-a-kind gifts for the one-of-a-kind people you love.Discover a few favorites of the many unique gifts you’ll find shopping downtown this Christmas season!


EightTwenty8 Boutique 610 Main Street

Shopping for a Kentucky-proud girl? EightTwenty8 is your stop! From clothes to crafted jewelry, this boutique has everything she’ll need to show off her southern-girl pride. Owner Hollie loves empowering up-and-coming entrepreneurs.  EightTwenty8 currently offers designs by local high-school girls: stationary by Annali White and handmade jewelryby Chloe Tumminello!

Good luck leaving without one of these--the perfect gift for any friend or family member who loves their home here in KY!


The Polka-Dotted Pineapple 536 Main Street

Shopping for a fashionista? The Polka Dotted Pineapple is known for dressing women for the Kentucky Derby and this holiday season, they’re ready to help you find the perfect outfit for any event or celebration, from casual to formal.

Stop in for a chat with owner Dori, who loves to buy from sellers in New York and California, providing customers with truly unique items: including a selection of gorgeous holiday dresses.  “You’ll leave with something different, that’s for sure!” Dori promises. What’s more, The Polka Dotted Pineapple is home to over 1200 consignors and offers a selection of upscale consignment for great prices.  “If we can’t find you something, you’ll have to leave with a gift card!” Dory laughs.

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Reclaimed on Main 524 Main Street

Gift bags are out and waiting for you at Reclaimed on Main!  One of the best in Shelbyville’s antiquing district, Reclaimed on Main is a “full house” according to their manager Shelley, and ready for the shopping season!

Grab a cup of coffee from Sixth-and-Mainand enjoy perusing dozens of booths featuring thousands of items you won’t find anywhere else.  With just one purchase, you can touch at least one of 80 lives represented by the vendors at Reclaimed on Main.


Shoppes at Blue Gables 800 Main Street

Don’t make the mistake of missing the Shoppes at Blue Gables, one of our best-kept shopping treasures of all.  Walk a few blocks west down Main Street, and you’ll find a gold-mine of artisan shops and boutiques!

Gypsy Sisters offers a wide-selection of jewelry, shoes, and apparel. With Gypsy Sisters, you won’t have to leave the comfort of home to get the boutique-items you love.  Ninety-five percent of their merchandise are handmade by more than a dozen local artists in Shelbyville and Lexington. One artist specializes in incredible string-art designs.  “She says she just looks at a picture and starts nailing,” Owner Cheryl shares, shaking her head in amazement.  You won’t want to leave before Cheryl shows you one of her favorite items for the season: a homemade “Santa Cam” with a light that turns red whenever Santa is watching from the North Pole!Follow Gypsy Sisters on Facebook and catch their next live sale to view their latest products before they sell out in store!

Come start your own gift-finding adventure downtown by visiting these stores and many more throughout the holiday season.


This Christmas, don’t rush through gift-giving and getting.  Take your time and enjoy gift-finding!