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Shop until you drop

Natchez offers more than touring historic homes and sightseeing. There’s plenty of browsing, bargain-hunting and buying to do.

1. The Main event: Grab a latté at one of the local coffee shops and do a little window-shopping on Main Street. This historic district epitomizes the best in Natchez shopping. From gifts and souvenirs to the latest fashion trends in clothing, jewelry and accessories, there is something to found for most shoppers along Main Street.

2. Old is new again: In the market for something vintage? Head to the many antiques stores on Franklin Street, where you can browse your way through the diverse offerings of antiques and vintage clothing.

3. Getting hungry: Natchez has an enticing array of food specialty and kitchen shops. From the delectable fudge and savory pecans to high-end kitchen appliances and cooking accessories, downtown offers a little something for every appetite.

4. Literary lagniappe: From William Faulkner to John Grisham, Mississippi is know for its writers. Natchez is no different. Local New York Times best-selling author Greg Iles uses Natchez as the backdrop for some of his best novel. Visit some Natchez’s local bookshops. Pick-up one of Iles’ novels or any of the other books that feature Southwest Mississippi and take a little piece of Natchez home with you.

5. Wish you were here: Whether you looking for a post card or piece of reproduction furniture, Natchez’s area stores have just the right souvenir for you to take home. Browse through the many downtown stores to find the perfect Natchez memory.

6. Art and Soul: If you are looking for something creative, then look no further than Natchez’s many art offerings. Paintings, pottery, custom made furniture is just the beginning. From art galleries and framing shops to home studios, many of Natchez’s area artists create one-of-a-kind works that will look perfect in your home.

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