Unique Boutique

WILD & WONDERFUL LIFESTYLE CO.

Founder Bernadette Dombrowski grew up in New Jersey but came to the Mountain State to attend West Virginia University. She fell in love with West Virginia and realized others had strong feelings about the state, too. So she began working on a line of products that would let proud West Virginians—whether native or adopted—wear that pride on their sleeves. Literally. Wild & Wonderful Lifestyle Co. sells t-shirts, sweatshirts, keychains, mugs, bottle openers, stickers, and dog bandanas all featuring slogans like “Almost Heaven,” “All My Memories Gather ’Round Her,” “Hills Hollers Home,” and “Peaks and Pepperoni Rolls.” wildwonderfullifestyle.com

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Tateep Unique Boutique, LLC  
7 East Main Street, Buckhannon, 304.641.1589, @tateepuniqueboutique on Facebook

ODDBIRD GIFT EMPORIUM
247 Capitol Street, Charleston, 304.344.2473, oddbirdgifts.com, @oddbirdgift on Facebook


Independent Jewelry Store

JACQUELINE’S FINE JEWELRY

Specializing in diamonds and bridal jewelry, Jacqueline’s offers the resources of a large-scale store with the charm of a homegrown retailer. That mix of broad expertise and personal service comes through on Jacqueline’s website, where buyers can learn about diamond basics and browse photographs of the shop’s extensive inventory. Jacqueline’s staff enjoys helping customers choose jewelry and fine gifts as well as working with clients to create unique custom pieces. 1070 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Morgantown, 304.599.6981, jacquelinesfinejewelry.com, @jacquelineswv on Facebook

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CALVIN BROYLES JEWELRY
4708 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston, 304.768.8821, calvinbroyles.com, @broylesjewelers on Facebook

CAPLAN’S JEWELRY STORE
159 Main Avenue, Weston, 304.269.2638, caplanfamilyjewelry.com, @caplanjewelrystore on Facebook


Bookstore

TAYLOR BOOKS

Whether you’re looking for a good read, a cup of coffee, or a little quiet time surrounded by local art, Taylor Books is the place to be. Shelves of books and magazines line the walls, and paintings and pottery fill the gallery next door. There’s live music every Friday and Saturday night and now a micro-theater in the basement. 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, 304.342.1461, taylorbooks.com, @taybooks on Facebook

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FOUR SEASONS BOOKS
114 West German Street, Shepherdstown, 304.876.3486, fourseasonsbooks.com, @fourseasonsbooks on Facebook

CICADA BOOKS AND COFFEE
604 14th Street West, Huntington, 681.378.3463, @cicadabooks on Facebook


Art Gallery

THE WHITE ROOM

This gallery, set in a storefront in charming downtown Thomas, features regularly rotating exhibits by painters, photographers, and mixed media artists. The shelves also highlight the work of ceramicists, sculptors, and metalworkers as well as handmade jewelry crafted from crystals and wood and handmade leather goods. The White Room is open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment through the week—and, sometimes, between band sets at the Purple Fiddle. 168 East Avenue, Thomas, thewhiteroomofthomas.com

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TAMARACK
One Tamarack Park, Beckley, 304.256.6843, tamarackwv.com, @tamarackwv on Facebook

ARTISTRY ON MAIN
27 East Main Street, Buckhannon, 304.460.2505, artistryonmain.com, @buckhannonartistry on Facebook


Local Men’s Apparel

TONY THE TAILOR

Anthony Paranzino has you covered. Literally. Whether you’re shopping at his flagship store in downtown Charleston or checking out his new studio in Huntington, you’ll find a carefully curated collection of the finest men’s apparel from brands like Allen Edmonds, Bruno Magli, Hickey Freeman, Ledbury, Luciano Barbera, and more. The store carries high-end denim, active wear, leather goods, luggage, and even grooming products. And while Tony offers many off-the-rack styles, they don’t call him “the tailor” for nothing. Stop by, and he’ll measure you for a bespoke suit that will leave you looking like a million bucks—even if it doesn’t cost that much. 822 Virginia Street East, Charleston, 304.833.9403, @tonythetailorwv on Facebook

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DANIEL’S OF MORGANTOWN
2908 University Avenue, Morgantown, 304.296.7202, danielsofmorgantown.com, @danielsofmorgantown on Facebook

KIN SHIP GOODS
613 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, 304.346.0326, kinshipgoods.com, @kinshipgoods on Facebook


Local Women’s Apparel

IVOR’S TRUNK

This classic downtown Charleston boutique is the place to go for styles you just won’t find in a department store. Whether you need a ball gown or classy workwear—or even chic WVU fan gear that will look good with any outfit—Ivor’s has what you’re looking for. And although founder Ivor Sheff no longer owns the shop, you’ll still find him in the shop a few days each week, helping customers find the items that make them feel beautiful. 819 Lee Street East, Charleston, 304.342.5867, @ivorstrunk on Facebook

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HIGH COUNTRY BOUTIQUE
937 Washington Street, Lewisburg, 304.645.5222, highcountrylewisburg.com, @highcountryboutique on Facebook

TWO-EIGHTEEN
218 Main Street, Ripley, 304.786.1221, two-eighteen.com, @shop218 on Facebook


WV-Made Products

TAMARACK

Tamarack was the first of its kind as the nation’s first state-run artisan center and gallery.  With beautifully landscaped grounds and that iconic red roof, it still lures passing drivers off Interstate 64 to check it out themselves. The center sells more West Virginia–made products than anywhere else in the state with an inventory ranging from jewelry and pottery to musical instruments and homemade specialty food items. Visitors can also peek into the studios of Tamarack’s resident artisans to watch them work. One Tamarack Park, Beckley, 304.256.6843, tamarackwv.com, @tamarackwv on Facebook

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WV MARKETPLACE
800 Smith Street, Charleston, capitolmarket.net/vendor/wv-marketplace, @wvmarketplace on Facebook


Local Floral Shop

WINTER FLORAL & ANTIQUES

This Charleston florist, located on the city’s West Side, is the place to go for fresh-cut flower arrangements, whether they’re intended for weddings, holidays, special occasions, or just because. The shop also offers an extensive selection of gifts as well as a huge array of rentable decorations—vases, chandeliers, lanterns, arbors, even whole gazebos—to take your wedding or other special event to the next level. 120 Washington Street West, Charleston, 304.342.1186, winterfloral.com, “Winter Floral and Antiques” on Facebook

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YOUNG FLORAL COMPANY
215 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, 304.346.5384, youngfloral.com, @youngfloralco on Facebook

GILLESPIE’S FLOWERS & PRODUCTIONS
377 Main Street West, White Sulphur Springs, 304.536.1881, gillespiesflowers.com


Antique/Vintage Store

STRAY DOG

This eclectic antique shop on Hale Street in downtown Charleston has an ever-changing, finely curated inventory of books, clothing, collectibles, housewares, fine art, furniture, and more. Collectors of, say, vintage costume jewelry or political paraphernalia will find new treasures to add to their collections. Stray Dog is also a great place to hunt down a unique gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or family member. Follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with oddities in stock. 219 Hale Street, Charleston, 304.346.1534, straydogantiques.com, @straydogantiques on Facebook and Instagram

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RETRO-TIQUE
218 Walnut Street, Morgantown, 304.292.0950, @retrotiqueboutique on Facebook

LOST RIVER TRADING POST
295 East Main Street, Wardensville, 304.874.3300, lostrivertradingpost.com, @lostrivertradingpost on Facebook


Bridal Shop

THE BOUTIQUE BY B. BELLE EVENTS

When Belle Manjong first opened her Charleston-based wedding planning business, B.Belle Events, she used to travel to other states to purchase wedding dresses. Then she decided to bring the big-city dress shopping experience to West Virginia. In 2014, she opened The Boutique by B.Belle Events in an eye-catching storefront in downtown Charleston. Whether a shopper is looking for a prom dress or a gown for their big day, the boutique’s staff gives each client Red Carpet attention—inviting them to relax, take their time, and make memories. 602 Virginia Street East, Suite 101, Charleston, 304.400.4979, bbelleevents.com, @boutiquebybbe on Facebook

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OLIVERIO’S BRIDAL AND PROM BOUTIQUE
118 Emily Drive, Clarksburg, 304.623.6006, oliveriosbridal.com, “Oliverio’s Bridal & Prom Boutique” on Facebook

NANDEL’S
98 Roosevelt Boulevard, Eleanor, 304.586.4132, nandelsbridalprom.com, “Nandels” on Facebook


Local Furniture Store

WELLS HOME FURNISHINGS

Wells Home Furnishings doesn’t do semi-annual, bi-monthly, end-of-the-season blowout sales—because this family-owned business offers shoppers the best price every single day on quality furnishings for every room of their homes. Much of it is manufactured in the United States by companies like Wesley Hall, CR Laine, Fairfield, and Huntington House. Need custom window treatments or a custom piece of furniture? Wells and its staff of interior designers have you covered there, too. 101 Bowers Road, Charleston, 304.343.3600; 1040 Fairmont Road, Westover, 304.322.2129; wellshome.com, @wellshomefurnishings on Facebook

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DILLON’S
360 East Main Street, Romney, 304.822.4215, “Dillon’s Furniture” on Facebook
BENNETT’S FURNITURE
126 Main Avenue, 304.269.1522, bennettsofweston.com, “Bennett’s Furniture & Appliance Center” on Facebook

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