The Best Shopping in Lincoln | Your Guide to 10 Local Boutiques We Love

February 9, 2018Add a CommentPosted By

When it comes to buying a gift (either for a loved one or just for yourself), shopping local is the best bet! Smaller shops tend to pay careful attention to the items they carry, often showcasing regional artists and makers in the process. You’ll receive top-notch customer service and find something to wear, give, or hang on your walls — all while supporting small businesses and helping the community thrive!

Next time you’re looking to go on a spree, check out these 10 local boutiques in Lincoln. From women’s wear and accessories to home decor and men’s clothing — the shelves in these shops are stocked with only the best.


Paper Kite

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4744 Prescott Avenue, Lincoln

Paper Kite

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With baby goods, homeware, stationery and adorable women’s apparel, Paper Kite is your one-stop shop for gifts. The store is thoughtfully curated with goods from local and regional artists, and is owned and managed by a Nebraska native, Megan Hasselbalch (with help, of course, from her charming daughter Mary Frances).


The Pretty Mess

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4727 Cooper Avenue, Lincoln

Pretty Mess

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This chic women’s boutique carries contemporary apparel brands, charming accessories, gifts for your loved ones, and more! The Pretty Mess is one of Lincoln’s newer boutiques, having opened its doors in fall 2016, but it’s already off to a great start. In fact, out of 43 reviews on the Facebook page, not one is less than five stars! This is likely due to the adorable selection and thoughtful customer service from the owner, Hannah.


Stella Collective

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191 N 14th Street #7, Lincoln

Stella Collective

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The Stella Collective is actually a collaboration between three friends and three fabulous concepts. You’ll find Loft & Craft, a furniture shop with minimal pieces, mid-century gems and quirky vintage finds; Hunter Gatherer, which features earthy wares from skulls to succulents; and Stella Clothing, the namesake of the collective that features trendy women’s styles.


Blu Velvet Boutique

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1265 South Cotner Boulevard, Lincoln

Blu Velvet Boutique

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Beautiful bags, stunning clothing, charming accessories and statement-making shoes — what more could you want from a local boutique? The staff goes out of their way to make sure that every woman who visits finds exactly what they are looking for, be it a top-notch pair of designer jeans or simply a great conversation.


Be Yourself

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1501 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln

Be Yourself Lincoln

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Be Yourself has served Lincoln and Omaha fashionistas for more than 12 years now, offering on-trend fashions for people of all ages and sizes at affordable prices. Students and Huskers fans alike also flock here for the fabulous game day apparel, which is so much more than your standard red and black jersey!



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114 N 14th Street, Lincoln


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Tsuru goes above and beyond to celebrate local businesses and artists while also showcasing brands we all know and love! While you are free to shop the gorgeous clothing collections and home decor, you can also attend a workshop in store (or host a private party) to make your own! Check this page for more details.


Forever Faithful

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321 N 8th Avenue, Lincoln

Forever Faithful Lincoln

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Forever Faithful is nestled in the heart of Lincoln’s historic Haymarket district, and has inspired women of all ages with its colorful, powerful apparel since 2014. You’ll find the latest trends, fun jewelry, home accents and gifts — good luck leaving empty-handed!


3 Daughters Boutique

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311 N 8th Street, Lincoln

3 Daughters Boutique

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3 Daughters Boutique caters to the casual girl and the it girl all at once, offering wearable yet totally on-trend styles for women looking to stand out in the best way. The owners strive to make your experience enjoyable and memorable, and are always available for style recommendations!


Cooper & Co Home & Gift

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2211 Winthrop Road, Lincoln

Cooper and Co

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With more than 7,000 square feet filled to the brim with chic home decor, accent furniture and gifts, Cooper & Co is a dream come true for any shopaholic. Diane Cooper, a Lincoln local, runs the shop with help from her two daughters, Shane and Natalie — and together, they are a force of nature! Stop by and see the fun things they’ve stocked lately.

If you haven’t had your fill of cute gifts and furniture yet, check out Cooper & Co’s sister store, the Basket Bunch, which has served the College View neighborhood for more than 15 years.


The Post & Nickel

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144 N 14th Street, Lincoln

Post and Nickel

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If it’s a spiffy suit you’re after, you can’t do better than the Post & Nickel. The specialty shop has been around since 1966, and has never wavered in its quality selections and service. Come in to shop men’s clothing, sportswear and shoes that will make any guy stand out in the best way.


Happy Shopping!

Where are your favorite places to shop in the Lincoln area? Let us know in the comments!

NP Dodge

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