October 18, 2018
Fall has arrived in Downtown Springfield, and not in a subtle way.
Cooler temperatures. Rainy skies. Chilly winds. A lot of folks are in need of a pick-me-up. There are plenty of ways to treat yourself at any of Downtown Springfield’s retailers. Here are just a few.
The new fall collection is in at 5 Pound Apparel (412 South Ave.) and owner Brina Thomas says it’s selling like crazy.
“We are super excited about all our new baseball hats and belts,” Thomas said. “We have five new colors/styles of the hats. The woven stretch belts are a one-size belt. It comfortably fits sizes 30”-38” waist.”
5 Pound Apparel is famous for its locally-themed T-shirts. Now that it’s sleeve season, they’ve got you covered, with sweatshirts and long-sleeved Tees.
If you can’t make it down to South Street, Thomas said all of these items are available on their website.
Don’t just keep your skin warm this fall. Make sure you’re taking good care of it, too. SOAP Refill Station (210 South Campbell Ave.) has everything you need.
“It’s finally warm bath and dry skin season, so it’s SOAP’s time to shine,” owner Anne Dezort said. “We have $3.50 bath bombs that you don’t have to clean up after use! There’s no excuse not to trick-or-treat yourself.”
SOAP, one of Downtown’s newest shops, has nearly 20 customizable body lotions and face creams to moisturize that dry skin. Dezort loves mixing up face masks like the one below: blue color therapy mask in gentle milk facial cleanser with sea buckthorn, carrot seed, rose, geranium and pumpkin seed oils.
And with November just around the corner, it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts. Dezort said SOAP will host a pop-up trunk fair during Christmas On Campbell, Nov. 10.
“Five to seven local artists will have mini trunk sales across the store, kind of like a micro craft fair,” Dezort said. “We should have leather goods, stained glass, fine art and illustrations among other fine crafts.”
Cooler weather means more time indoors, so why not get yourself something nice for your house or apartment? Rosette Studios 214 South Campbell Ave.) has issued its laser cutting and engraving catalog, which includes a coupon for $10 off $100 for laser products.
“Our laser cutting line gives us the ability to customize gifts,” Rosette Studios owner Bridget Koonce said. “Customized gifts include cutting boards, wall hangings, necklaces, dog collars and so much more. We also have an amazing selection of products in the catalog, including Animal Stacks — think Jenga mixed with Legos — state bottle cap holders, phone stands and more.”
Rosette Studios is home to more than 80 artists and Koonce said those artists are stepping up their offerings. That means hundreds of new products for the holiday season — like original art, jewelry and ceramics — and new artists.
Need more ideas? Check out our list of merchants on our website, or come take a walk around Downtown Springfield and see for yourself! Clothing, skin care, home decor, it’s all downtown!