Beale St., Memphis
Established in 1876, I really don't think much has changed in this store since then! It is the oldest family owned general store in the mid south. It is a wonderful treasure trove of amazing bargains. It has old wooden floors and lots of wooden counters. It is a maze of items, some from years ago! There are a few more floors upstairs and even a little museum.
What to buy: Lots of bargains and souvenirs. They sell almost anything you can think of. I don't think they have ever been able to do a stock take!
Their motto is "If you can't find it at
A. Schwabs, you are better off without it".
What to pay: Very cheap.
There are all kinds of shops on Beale Street. From your typical t-shirt souvenir shops, to music stores, to craft stores. We went in every one we saw, looking for nothing in particular. We bought a few things, but mostly had fun looking through all of the unique merchandise! In addition, the vendors on the street were incredibly friendly!
What to buy: Anything unique you can find!
What to pay: The shops on Beale are very affordable. T-shirts for under $10!
Saturday, July 6th at Tater Red's Mojo and Voodoo Shop on Beale Street with Noelle Lori-Elizabeth Teel — at Tater Red's Lucky Mojos.