11 Auburn-Opelika boutiques worth the road trip


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Behind the Glass is an all-time favorite. (Bham Now)

There’s nothing like a good road trip, and Auburn-Opelika is one of the best destinations around. The area is full of delicious restaurants, fun cocktail bars, coffee shops and so many cool places to check out, and the shopping scene is definitely near the top of the list. Keep reading to check out some of the most popular boutiques in town and see what they’re all about.

1. Behind the Glass

Behind the Glass is one of the oldest boutiques in downtown Auburn and has been open and setting trends for over 30 years.

Behind the Glass offers clothing, shoes and accessories. In their always changing two-floor space, you can shop designer items from Free People, Citizens of Humanity, Ya, Blue Bird, Steve Madden and more. Their jewelry selection is a must-visit.

2. The Flower Store

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My favorite store. (AO Tourism)

The Flower Store is a stunning florist design and retail space. In addition to offering beautiful, fresh floral arrangements (some of the most sought-after in the area), the shop itself is a work of art. They specialize in wedding china and high-end gifts for shoppers with impeccable taste.

3. Wakefield Home

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Dreamy. (Wakefield Home)

In the heart of downtown Opelika, Wakefield Home is a lifestyle boutique that offers antiques, furniture, accessories, women’s clothing, shoes and jewelry. Plus, they offer exquisite interior design services. This one is another hot spot for shoppers looking for tasteful items and gifts that are sure to impress.

4. The Gallery on Railroad

Art lovers, this one’s for you. Known for their amazing collection of work from local and regional artists, The Gallery is also a boutique frame shop. Plus, you’ll find fine photography, unique gifts, restoration and more.

Currently in a temporary space, their original historic downtown space was damaged in a fire last year. According to their owner, they’ll be back in soon, bigger and better than ever! 

Find a full list of Auburn-Opelika boutiques, restaurants and more.

5. Studio 3:19

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One of my favorites! (Jorja Jones Photography)

Studio 3:19 is one of the cutest boutiques in historic Opelika for classic clothing pieces with a trendy flair. The best part—they focus on offering size-inclusive pieces for everyone, from petite to curvy and mid-size.

6. Home + Vine

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Home goods, clothing and gifts… what more could you ask for? (Home + Vine)

Home + Vine is a decor and apparel boutique filled with thoughtfully curated finds for your home, your closet and all your gifting needs. Owner and designer Tori Brinson is at the store often and was recently featured in Southern Lady Magazine.

7. Designer’s Warehouse

I could stay in here all day. (Ashley Ward)

One of Auburn-Opelika’s best kept secrets, Designer’s Warehouse is an interior design shop (with a beautiful storefront) offering everything from accessories to furnishings and fabrics. This is the place to go for all things custom design.

8. Magnolia James

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The perfect store for your professional wardrobe needs. (Magnolia James Boutique)

Magnolia James is an upscale women’s boutique featuring professional closet staples like blouses, skirts and dress pants. They have hand-picked clothing for the working woman, mom and retiree.

This high-end boutique carries elevated brands, like Johnny Was and Draper James, for the shoppers with classy and timeless taste.

9. Therapy Boutique

Believe it or not, game days are quickly approaching. You know what that means: it’s time to start getting those outfits together. Therapy Boutique has all the trendiest items of the season and more.

Therapy offers a great mix of high-end and affordable items, with constantly changing colorful displays year-round. Loyal shoppers often browse the shop on social media and pick up in store.

10. The Locker Room

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For the guys. (The Locker Room)

This one is for the guys! The Locker Room is the spot to find the finest men’s clothing in town. Ladies, this is the spot to get your boyfriend, husband, brother, father or friend something for any occasion.

At The Locker Room, you’ll find classy, high-end gifts, personal shopping/tailoring and an incredible team to help you find the perfect gift.

11. Fig + Wasp

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For all of our antique lovers. (Fig and Wasp)

Fig and Wasp is a unique mother-daughter-owned antique shop tucked away in Waverly, Alabama, right outside of Auburn. Inside their gorgeous storefront, they carry a frequent rotation of carefully curated antiques, beautifully hand-crafted pottery, vintage rugs, and unique paintings.

This is the perfect place to find a special conversation piece for your home.

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