According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Resource Guide, there are nearly 400,000 small businesses in Alabama. Lots of those businesses are located right here in the River Region, and we love supporting them whenever we can! Here’s a guide to just a few great locally-owned small businesses in the area to shop with.
Eastbrook Flea Market is home to over 300 vendors who sell everything from vintage home decor pieces to antique statement jewelry. You could spend almost an entire day hunting for treasures here! They also stock Priester’s Pecans in case you need a snack break during your shopping spree.
Montgomery Antiques & Interiors houses over twenty different vendors from all across the state who sell an assortment of fine antiques and vintage pieces. It’s also home to Shrader’s Clock Shop, where expert clock repairer Pete Shrader offers top-notch antique and vintage clock repair services.
Rosemont Gardens has been serving the River Region for over 100 years! They carry a wide variety of home decor items, gifts, fashion accessories, and more. Plus, their experienced florists can put together beautiful floral arrangements for any occasion.
Divine Vines and Decor is a newer business located in Old Cloverdale that carries all sorts of lovely plants and flowers, as well as home furnishings and gifts. Even if you aren’t a plant lover, we still suggest stopping by to stock up on local honey and elderberry syrup.
Southern Art & Makers Collective is your one-stop-shop for eclectic handmade goods from over 60 local artists and makers. Drop by and check out their growing inventory of handmade greeting cards, handcrafted jewelry, unique art pieces, and more.
Read Herring is Montgomery’s only independent bookstore. They stock both fiction and non-fiction new and used books. They also offer curated collections of Civil Rights and Southern literature.
Barb’s on Mulberry carries clothing for kids, toys, gifts, and more. Make sure to check out the owner’s collection of original art, too!
Bailey Brother’s now has two locations in Montgomery that carry new and used instruments, audio recording devices, and stage lighting equipment. Whether you’re a beginner looking for your first instrument or a seasoned musician looking for an upgrade, they’ve got you covered.
Visions Cards and Games carries tabletop and card games for the whole family. Plus, they have plenty of space for anyone who wants to stop in and play a few rounds.
Lavish Salon and Spa is one of the best places in Prattville to check out if you’re looking for hair care supplies. They stock salon-quality brands like Moroccan Oil, R+Co, and more.
Prattville Pickers is another great River Region spot to visit if you’re on the hunt for cool antiques and collectibles. You’re sure to find plenty of amazing items from their 300+ local vendors. You can even bring your dog along to help you sniff out a unique find!
Bryan Jewelry has been serving the River Region for over 67 years, and it’s the perfect place to find exquisite jewelry pieces. They also offer stunning custom designs and jewelry repair services.
Featherwhite carries everything you need to make your house feel like a home, from furniture to decor. If you need a little help making your vision come to life, they also offer professional interior design consultations.
Kudzu and Cotton is a locally-owned boutique that carries apparel, accessories, gifts, and so much more. If you’re looking for a wardrobe update, you’re sure to find exactly what you need here.
The Market Shoppes is an artisan and boutique mall in Downtown Wetumpka that carries clothing, accessories, and gifts. Plus, they have a pretty cool collection of Wetumpka merch for anyone who wants to rep their city.
Scent Wizards carries tons of handmade candles, soaps, bath bombs, and more. This is the perfect place for anyone who wants to smell good and shop small.
Marcia Weber Art Objects carries one-of-a-kind pieces from dozens of local artists. Stop in to find a great statement painting for your home or a gift for your artsy friend.