Small, family-owned and totally unique — that’s shopping in Coeur d’Alene
Shopping is meant to be fun and stress-free, an appeal to sight, sound, smell and even taste. Now that retail businesses are open again in downtown Coeur d’Alene, indulge your senses with a stroll through some of the area’s most unique shops. Goodness knows, we could all use a little retail therapy. And hey, you’re just in time for graduation gifts and Father’s Day both.
Downtown Coeur d’Alene
Where else to start your shopping trip than in THE PLAZA RESORT SHOPS. Pop into FINAN McDONALD CLOTHING COMPANY to check out their selection of outdoor men’s wear for Father’s Day. You’ll find quality brands like Patagonia, Kuhl and Tommy Bahama. Or maybe he’d prefer a Lake City local item from CDA IDAHO CLOTHING COMPANY, like the stylish denim baseball hat with the silhouette of the lake on it or a Tubbs Hill T-shirt.
Who doesn’t like a little something sweet? Find your favorite candies from the past at MRS. HONEYPEEPS, also in the Resort Shops. Don’t forget about the woofer: the LABRADOR STORE & MORE has lots of made-in-the-USA products for your furry, four-legged companions, for yourself, or the dog lover in your life, including clothing, household goods and doggie treats.
Specialty shops are what makes shopping Coeur d’Alene special, with mostly local, longtime family-owned places like FIGPICKEL’S TOY EMPORIUM, run by the same folks as Mrs. Honeypeeps for 13 years. All-natural soaps and related products are the focus of MOUNTAIN MADNESS SOAPS like the “bug off” lotion bar for outdoor enthusiasts and “goddess” perfume rollerball designed to keep your inner you shining strong wherever you go. As the name suggests, MIGLIORE OLIVE OIL is all about the oil: lots of gourmet blends like Tuscan Herb or Persian Lime, plus gourmet vinegars, jams, pastas, and spices to make every meal special.
Looking for something for the home? Art and décor make for great gifts any time of year. Check out the selection of thoughtfully sourced items and original artwork at MIX IT UP.
Find the perfect pair of earrings or your new favorite painting at STUDIO 107, where you can order a glass of wine and a light snack because — let’s face it — there’s so much to see downtown that you’re going to need to fuel up and take a little sit-break.
Once you’ve replenished your energy, take a short walk (or drive) a few blocks up Fourth Avenue because downtown isn’t the only place to play. The Midtown corridor is chock full of second-hand stores that are entirely worthy of making it onto your Instagram account, thanks to their curated selections and inspiring merchandising. Don’t miss MIDTOWN HOME & VINTAGE MARKET, where you could literally spend hours browsing all the different vendors. LOVELY CHAOS next door, will also inspire you to feather your nest with artful accessories, or to update your wardrobe with a flowy skirt or on-point top.
It’s easy to spend an entire enjoyable day of shopping, and eating, at Riverstone. The open-air village nestled along the Spokane River offers a diverse smattering of stores, from its beloved independent bookstore THE WELL-READ MOOSE, to one of the best kitchen shops in the region, THE CULINARY STONE. Turn to T BLUE II BOUTIQUE for a flirty dress perfect for date night on nearby BARDENAY’S riverside patio or pickup the latest Patagonia trucker hat at ESCAPE OUTDOORS before wandering over to Riverstone’s CORK & TAP for some live music and wine tasting. But before you call it a day, make sure you leave time to browse at WHITE BRICK INTERIORS, where you’ll find a carefully curated selection of home decor — much of it made by small local makers and artists.
Father’s Day Weekend at Silverwood
Celebrate Father’s Day at Silverwood! When a family brings Dad to the park and purchases their tickets online or at the front gate, Dad gets in FREE! (Only one free Dad ticket per ticket purchase with a maximum of two per family, not valid with any other discounts, coupons, promotions or special offers.)
Father’s Day at Triple Play
Buy any day pass or waterpark pass and Dad gets his for free! If you add the outdoor attractions or waterpark to the day pass, Dad gets those free too! Valid Father’s Day, June 21 only!