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Summer means wanderlust and day trips, right? If you’re looking for a place to check out, might we recommend Bardstown? A day trip to Bardstown is a short up and back, and you can make a day of it or enjoy an afternoon of shopping and lunch. Bardstown has a quintessential, old-school downtown, and most of the shops are located on the main drag: Third Street. It is so refreshing to park your car and stroll around, window shopping or walking in every store.

Seven Great Places to Shop in Bardstown

South Third Street in Bardstown is the hub of all shopping activity.

If you decide to make the trip, here are six great places to shop in Bardstown:

Shaq & CoCo

111 N. Third St. • (502) 349-7768

A beautiful store with original floors that are more than 100 years old (be sure to check them out!), Shaq & CoCo sells everything from beautiful furniture to clothing and gifts. After you look down at the floors, make sure you look up and notice the unique and stunning light fixtures throughout the store; they’re for sale. This is a great place to buy a gift, as well, with a great selection of candles, jewelry and handbags.

Seven Great Places to Shop in Bardstown

Welcome to Shaq & CoCo!

Seven Great Places to Shop in Bardstown

Lighting, furniture, rugs and gifts are all here.

Brandi’s Boutique

131 N. Third St. • (502) 349-0890

While Brandi’s is mainly a children’s boutique, they also have women’s clothes and sports apparel. You could get an outfit for all the girls in your family here, and they specialize in monogramming and personalizing gifts.

Seven Great Places to Shop in Bardstown

Brandi’s Boutique has something for women of all ages.

Simply B Boutique

97 W. Flaget St. • (502) 510-0561

Simply B is a chic, modern, women’s boutique located on a side street off Third Street. They have fashions for all sorts of events, from casual to dressy, and jewelry and accessories, as well.

7 Great Places to Shop in Bardstown

Simply B: be girly, be sassy, be you

At Mary’s

116 N. Third St. • (502) 350-9009

A Bardstown favorite, At Mary’s is a place for home decor, antiques, holiday decorations and accessories. This is a great place to buy art and get custom framing done. They also do original floral arrangements, and you can see their handiwork all over the store, which is awash in flowers. In addition, many bridal registries are housed here.

Seven Places to Shop in Bardstown

Image credit: At Mary’s


At Mary’s is a Bardstown bastion for decor. Image Credit: Henry Franklin

Peacock on Third

131 N. Third St. • (502) 348-2330

Seven Places to Shop in Bardstown

Peacock on Third has tons of inventory at all price points.

Barbara’s ETC

109 W. Flaget St. • (502) 348-2519

Spend some time in Barbara’s, not just for the home decor and furniture, but to walk throughout this magnificent two-story building. Originally a hardware store, it still has an antique elevator, complete with pulley system. This store is the place for Bardstown brides to register, and they also have beautiful furniture and interior designers on hand to assist you. In addition, Barbara’s sells gifts and decor.

Seven Great Places to Shop in Bardstown

Welcome to Barbara’s!

Seven Great Places to Shop in Bardstown

Go upstairs to explore the building, as well as the decor, here at Barbara’s.

We hope we’ve piqued your interest and offered a solution for your wanderlust! Have fun!

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