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
An Evening to Soar - Raptors Uncorked Rewired
Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Galveston’s FeatherFest, which runs this year from April 11 - 14, is offering a unique wildlife opportunity for you to interact with raptors and dine too Read more.
April 2019 - Horace P. Nettleton's Marine Museum
Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Ninety years ago this month, Frank Patten, the director of Rosenberg Library, received an unusual invitation from a local resident. Rather than being printed on paper, the invitation was extended in the form of an engraved tiger cowry seashell. Read more.
Galveston Island Events April thru May 2019
Published: Monday, March 11, 2019
With all of the festivals and events that take place in Galveston, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up! Here's a list of events taking place in the next few months: Read more.
Head to Galveston This Spring Break for Beaches, Historical Attractions
Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Spring break is right around the corner which means flocks of Texans will be saying goodbye to winter as they head to the beach. Galveston’s beach parks will open March 9, and that’s just the beginning of what visitors can experience on the island this season. Read more.
March 2019 - Galveston's 1938 Mardi Gras Celebration
Published: Sunday, March 03, 2019
The theme of Galveston’s 1938 Mardi Gras was “A Court in Old England,” and it was described as “one of the most beautiful” Mardi Gras celebrations to date by the Galveston Daily News. Read more.
Every day a good day for colorful Galveston resident
Published: Friday, February 08, 2019
Humans of Galveston met Peter Cangelosi on The Strand, where he was soaking up sunshine and good music by local musician Brittany Doyle. Read more.
2019 Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade Schedule
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Visitors to the island can gather in Galveston’s downtown entertainment district and along the beachfront on Seawall Boulevard to see flashy floats, high-stepping marching bands and dazzling dancers at these 2019 parade events. Read more.
The Early Causeways
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
I meet George Osborn on the causeway built in 1912. Eleanor Barton shows the bronze plaques that were from the 1938 causeway. Read more.
January 2019 - W.K. Hebert & Co.
Published: Friday, January 04, 2019
Established in 1919 by William Kendal Hebert, the firm provided funeral and burial services for the island’s African-American community for more than six decades. 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.