With Birmingham’s renaissance, downtown has more to offer shoppers than ever. See our picks for downtown retail in Birmingham!
Newly opened in the Pizitz Food Hall, Yellowhammer Creative is a local retailer that sells hand screen-printed products in Birmingham.
From It’s Nice to Have you in Birmingham t-shirts to cool posters and prints, this store has everything you need to tell the world you’re proud of your city.
Their doors are open 11-8 Monday-Saturday and 12-6 on Sundays. Stop by when you’re at the Pizitz and buy one of their ultra-soft t shirts!
Also located within the Pizitz Food hall, Warby Parker offers designer eyewear for an amazing price.
Their stylish frames are affordable and can even be tried on at home for free. Stop by the store at the Pizitz to shop in person, return your glasses, or have them adjusted by their optician.
Stop by the store Monday-Saturday from 11-7 or Sunday from 12-6!
Reed Books: The Museum of Fond Memories
Reed books offers Birmingham over 250,000 rare books not found anywhere else.
Not only that, the store has periodicals, letters, diaries, journals, postcards, posters, signs, and literary collectibles.
Browse Reed books’ expansive and rare collection of literature Tuesday-Friday 10:30-5:30 or Saturday 11-4!
A fair trade store on 3rd Avenue North, Sojourns offers Birmingham unique home goods and clothing that gives back to nonprofits. Melissa Kendrick, the owner of Sojourns, opened the store in 2005.
Sojourns has goods from 57 countries and provides dignity and fair wages to the artisans who created them. Items include household items like coffee, jewelry and accessories, journals, shoes and much more.
In addition, 10% of Sojourns proceeds are given to local charities that mirror fair trade’s values. Make sure to stop by and support great causes at Sojourns.
Buy unique gifts that promote justice and fair work conditions from 10:30-5:30 Monday & Saturday, or Tuesday-Friday 11-6.
This funky shop on 2nd Avenue certainly lives up to its name. With punny dishtowels, cute cards, vintage jewelry, and handmade bags, this a one-of-a-kind store adds a lot of charm to Birmingham.
Charm’s collection of new, vintage, and handmade goods can’t be found anywhere else and make it a must-see for shoppers in Birmingham.
They also offer cash for your vintage and new costumes, jewelry and accessories.
Charm’s doors are open Monday-Saturday from 10-6.
What’s on 2nd
What’s on 2nd, an antiques and collectibles store, has been open for a decade in downtown Birmingham.
With all the knick knacks and treasures you could ever want, What’s on 2nd has a unique collection that you should browse through!
Stop by Monday-Saturday from 10-6.
This gallery of oddities has everything from voodoo dolls to skull mounts to antique books.
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Can you spot it? Stick bug in a large glass cloche! Available in the shop – stop by any Saturday to see this and any of our other insects and butterflies! #BOdd #BHam #birmingham #birminghamoddities #stickbug #glasscloche #odditiesforsale #localartist #antiquebooks #phrenology #buylocal #supportlocal #shoplocal #weartbham #instagrambham
However, they are only open on Saturday from 10-4. So make sure you stop by this weekend and look through their unique oddities!
Levy’s Fine Jewelry
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Rocking some rubies for all the July babies out there! Which one is your favorite? Left: 1 (top) – 1.05ct pear shape ruby encircled by a ballerina-style halo of 11 round brilliant cut and 30 tapered baguette cut diamonds (2.44ctw, G, VS2) – set in 14k white gold – sku: 200-08715 – listed online for $4590 2 – 0.94ct oval cut ruby set in platinum and flanked to the left and right by a trillion cut diamond – sku: 200-09529 – listed online for $1595 3 – 5 rubies (4 ovals, 1 square, 0.95ctw) set in a clover-style design with a diamond halo and split shank – set in 18k white gold – sku: 200-09492 – listed online for $2375 4 – 5 oval cut rubies (2.61ctw) set diagonally inside of a twisted halo of diamonds – set in 14k white gold – sku: 200-08611 – listed online for $2135 5 – 5.05ct oval cut unheated ruby set in 18k white gold with a diamond halo and split shank – sku: 200-09172 – listed online for $6705 Right: 1 (top) – 3mm round ruby set in an 18k white gold ring with 4 old European cut diamonds – circa 1920s – sku: 200-09533 – listed online for $865 2 – 14k white gold Art Deco ring featuring 7 round diamonds and 2 square cut rubies – circa 1920s – sku: 130-07079 – listed online for $865 3 – Art Deco 9mm wide band with 4 oval cabochon cut rubies and 16 baguette cut diamonds set in platinum inside a barrier of 80 round diamonds – circa 1920s – size 6.25 – sku: 200-07141 – listed online for $4810 4 – 1ct (apx) oval cut ruby set in 14k white gold with straight filigree and a halo of 16 round brilliant cut diamonds – circa 1960s-70s – sku: 200-09345 – listed online for $1595 5 – Art Deco inspired platinum ring featuring a center section of 11 round brilliant pave set diamonds and a halo made up of French cut rubies – sku: 200-09540 – listed online for $1935 #rubies #julybabies #modern #vintage #showmeyourrings
A Birmingham fixture since 1922, Levy’s Jewelry has stayed family-managed for four generations.
Levy’s not only sells fine jewelry, but also does custom design and repairs, and buys your used jewelry. In fact, Levy’s is the largest buyer of estate jewelry and diamonds in the Southeastern United States.
Stop by this store on 2nd Ave to see the dedication to customers that makes Levy’s special. Doors are open Monday-Friday 9:30-6 and Saturday 9:30-5.
Storkland Baby & Kid Furniture
This quaint furniture store on 2nd Ave has everything for your little one’s nursery.
From adorable cribs to nightstands, wall decor and playroom tables and chairs, Storkland fits a unique niche serving families in downtown.
Stop by Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 or Saturday 1-5!
Canary gallery’s motto is “good art for good people.” They display local artists, offer art classes, and host events.
The gallery’s doors are open from 11 am to 8 pm Tuesday through Saturday for people to peruse or to just enjoy a glass of wine.
On the same block as Canary gallery and Storkland, this menswear store offers classic clothing and accessories to the men of Birmingham.
Artefact supply’s commitment to classic quality makes their pieces stand out among chain retailers. Their doors are open Tuesday & Wednesday 11-7, Thursday & Friday 11-8, and Saturday 10-3.
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