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This popular central Arkansas city combines small town charm with metropolitan-worthy selections
If you’re ready to shop, start in the heart of Benton near the town square. Here, you’ll find Lavish Boutique (501-776-2700), a trend-setting yet down-to-earth shop filled with clothing lines such as Z Supply, Buddy Love, Judith March, and more. Shoes, accessories, handbags, and jewelry, including several lines that have a focus on charitable giving and/or sustainability, can also be found in store. In addition, they offer a small selection of men’s and children’s clothing. Follow them on Instagram (@lavishonmain) to see their latest arrivals.
Just blocks away you’ll find another women’s boutique, Southern Roots (501-778-3339). Owner M’Leah Donaldson stocks the shop with fashionable brands such as Free People clothing and Kendra Scott jewelry. They also offer in-house monogramming on t-shirts, sweatshirts, handbags, and more—all of which are available in the shop. Aside from the latest looks in fashion and accessories, there are also great gift items including Corksicle tumblers. Ask the staff to wrap your finds for the holidays, and Santa will have one less thing on the list!
MAKE IT HOME
If you live in central Arkansas, Benton has amazing resources for home renovations or small updates. For interiors, contact GW Lighting (501-315-2400, gwlightingandhome.com) on Military Road. In addition to their huge selection of light fixtures, they also offer cabinetry and door hardware. They carry decorative pieces that can help to make your house a home as well, including artwork, accessories, and case goods. If they don’t have what you are looking for in-store, browse their special order catalogs and consult with their eager, helpful staff to find what you need at a fair price.
For outdoor and fireplace needs, visit Benton staple Congo Fireplace & Patio (501-316-4328, congofp.com). Whether you are looking for a wood stove, a fireplace surround or outdoor furniture, their 20,000-square-foot showroom is stocked with the latest offerings. In addition, they also carry fire pits, grills, smokers, and outdoor accessories. Drop in to visit them at their convenient location just off Interstate 30, which is open Monday through Saturday.