Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of culture, from the 19th-century architecture that made The Strand a National Historic Landmark to its museums, galleries and theaters.
A few blocks away? Postoffice Street near The Grand 1894 Opera House is Galveston’s newest shopping destination. Its beautiful Victorian buildings are filled with a colorful mix of boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.
On the district’s eastern edge, Modern Vintage (2005 Postoffice St., 409-762-0202) is full of vintage charm, offering one-of-a-kind home decor, colorful accessories, stylish fashions and chic apothecary goods. The Naked Mermaid (2113 Postoffice St., 409-762-3300) features beachy home decor next door to The Old Galveston Trading Company’s (2115 Postoffice St., 409-599-7635) Eastern-inspired furnishings and accessories. Meanwhile, fashionistas won’t want to miss Ha.ba’s (2213 Postoffice St., 409-762-2213), which stocks West Coast–chic jeans, cardigans and jewelry, nor the premium denim, recycled PVC shoes, Chan Luu jewelry and more at high-style Tangerine Boutique (2218 Postoffice St., 409-763-7113).
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