By Jennie Guido
We’ve made it to the busiest block of Essential Road – the 400 block. This specific cease alongside Essential Road is nearly fully crammed with retail areas. So as a substitute of taking you thru each side of the road in a single Sunday’s column, I believed I’d break it into two Sundays of buying this month. Plus, with Easter baskets to fill, what higher block downtown to land on?
A Gallerie, 400 Essential Road
Since opening within the fall of 2013, A Gallerie has grown to change into one of many major buying fixtures in Downtown Natchez. What began as a retailer centered on dwelling furnishings and accents, A Gallerie is now crammed with every thing from cozy PJs to cozy couches and cocktail apparel to cocktail glasses.
Whereas working within the promoting world, A Gallerie was all the time my favourite consumer to work with. Primary, I all the time had an inside look into what was coming in from the market and onto the cabinets. Quantity two, it gave me an excuse to drop in and see Amber and Ashley nearly weekly. Let’s be sincere although, I by no means wanted an excuse, however work was a extremely good one. A Gallerie saved me fashionable and trendy all through that profession.
Possibly it’s the monochromatic aesthetic or the countless fairly issues I need to take dwelling; however any go to to A Gallerie ends in a purchase order, and I’m OK with that.
Darby’s, 410 Essential Road
Who doesn’t know Darby? Is it the fudge? Possibly. Is it the 4 storefronts on one block on Essential Road? Sure. Is it candy Mary Frances greeting you? In all probability.
For over 30 years, Darby’s has been a staple for Natchez buying. Buddies from out of city crave her fudge and wish it shipped for holidays and simply because repeatedly. Whenever you’re in want of a brand new piece of furnishings for your home, she’s one of many first stops you need to make. And for the vacations, you don’t even need to ask. Each floor of Darby’s is bedecked and exquisite come Christmas time.
Darby and Dennis Quick’s main storefront is a one-stop-shop for guests to city and a spot that locals like to frequent. Plus, getting a pattern of chocolate pecan fudge after I stroll within the door is fairly good, too.
Mississippi Home of Vogue, 414 Essential Road
New to Downtown Natchez, Mississippi Home of Vogue is the place for your entire style wants. From clothes to equipment, proprietor Jessica Hawkins has remodeled the constructing as soon as generally known as Burns Shoe Retailer for many years.
Her model is vivid, daring, and able to be worn to your subsequent occasion or night time in town. Mississippi Home of Vogue additionally provides private styling as a service to assist costume you from head to toe.
Since opening in January of 2022, the Mississippi Home of Vogue has made a fantastic addition to an already bustling block of Essential Road. For those who haven’t visited her but, take a peek. I’m positive Jessica may also help together with your Easter outfit.