Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of shopping. But here are four antique and vintage shops you absolutely must visit:
Family-owned and operated, Strand Brass has been serving tourists and locals alike for over 30 years in downtown Galveston. Located in the heart of The Strand Historic District, the cozy boutique features a wide array of products, ranging from one of the largest collections of Tervis Tumblers on the Island, to its enchanting Christopher Radko Christmas ornament collection. For the ladies, Lilly Pulitzer agendas, coolers, wine glasses and accessories have been one of the store’s top-selling brands for years. Once you’ve visited Strand Brass, you will see that it is no surprise this is one of the most popular shops on Galveston Island.
Fit Tri Run
Fit Tri Run began as a passion for running, roller blading, triathlons, race walking and most outdoor activities. Since then it has blossomed into an all-inclusive specialty store designed to promote healthy and active living, and provide training and education. Fit Tri Run features a vast assortment of products, including athletic shoes, apparel, nutrition and accessories to create happier feet and happier moving bodies.
Old Galveston Trading Company
The Old Galveston Trading Company, located in Historic Downtown Galveston on Postoffice Street, has provided its customers with exceptional service since 2011. The shop features a wide array of home decor products and furnishing, including local artwork, handmade cards, and imported furniture - as well as a variety of their ever-popular Singing Bowls. Offered in antique brass, handcrafted crystal, and other fine materials, these transcendent treasures produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation, reduce stress, and aid in healing.
Known for its eclectic selection of antiques - including everything from medical instruments to nativity scenes - this store is a haven for seekers of unexpected, offbeat gifts such as books, paper goods and jewelry, plus the fascinating and macabre assemblage work of Galveston artist Robert Dampier. Keep an eye out for a three-legged cat, which has been known to nap on the historic building’s skylight.
From the Blogs
Holiday Fun Continues This Weekend
Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
It’s all about Santa Claus and shopping on Galveston Island this weekend. Santa will make several appearances in the historic downtown district where visitors will find myriad ways to finish up their Christmas shopping. Read more.
Free Events on Galveston Island this Holiday Season
Published: Thursday, December 06, 2018
The island transforms into a “Winter Wonder Island,” as the store-fronts of downtown get blanketed in wreaths, lanterns and, of course, lights. Galveston also hosts several free and discounted events including Santa sightings, public art displays and more. Read more.
Galveston Island Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Published: Monday, December 03, 2018
In addition to being a great holiday vacation destination, Galveston Island is home to some of the most unique boutiques, shops, restaurants and attractions in the country, making it a perfect place to do some of your holiday shopping! Read more.
Holiday Fun Continues in Galveston with Expanded Downtown Lanterns & Lights
Published: Sunday, November 25, 2018
An expanded Downtown Lanterns and Lights has been illuminated in downtown Galveston. Read more.
The 6 Best Kid-Friendly Holiday Experiences in Galveston
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2018
The holidays are about spending time with your family, and Galveston has no shortage of family-friendly attractions, events and displays! Read more.
Island Restaurants Celebrate Community & Cuisine with Galveston Restaurant Week
Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018
The eighth annual Galveston Restaurant Week - Saturday, January 26th to Sunday, February 10, 2019 - brings Galveston Island's vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. Read more.
Power Grids Are a Powerful Thing
Published: Friday, November 02, 2018
Find out about the new power grid downtown that has eliminated the need for noisy generators at the Lone Star Rally. Read more.
November 2018 - The D.A.R. in Galveston
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
During the month of November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the George Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution from its permanent collection as well as items on loan from the chapter itself. Read more.
8 Things You Can Only Do in Galveston This Holiday Season
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
From November through January, Galveston is transformed from a vibrant beachside getaway into the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas, see all the great things you can do this holiday season. Read more.
Life is an Adventure for Lady of the Sea
Published: Monday, October 15, 2018
I met Crystal, 35, at a Happy Hour at the Proletariat on Market Street. She was kind enough to share her story with Humans of Galveston. Read more.