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Strand Brass and
Christmas on the Strand
2115 Strand | 409.762.7400
Open seven days a week 10am-6pm
This family owned and operated gift
shop has been a fixture of the Strand
shopping district for over thirty years,
featuring a wide-range of glassware,
candles, novelties, and seasonal décor.
Although it is most widely known for its
permanent inventory of Christmas wares
that are available all year, every year,
Strand Brass also accommodates the
other holidays with unique decorations,
party favors, and gifts.
Already gracing the displays are
cornucopias of earthy autumn colors
that grace everything from tabletop
décor to wall hangings in preparation
for Thanksgiving in November, and
the coveted fall-scented candles will
soon make their way to the shelves.
But Halloween has certainly not been
forgotten, with numerous homages to the
season of spookiness that are ready to
liven up any front door, dining room, or
entry way.
Old Galveston Trading Co.
2115 Postoffice Street | 409.599.7635
Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm
With items ranging from novel to
collectible, Old Galveston Trading
Company harnesses a unique niche within
Postoffice retail by combining conscious
living with fun and frivolity, and mixing in
a dash of homage to Galveston’s storied
past and artistic present—all of which
blend seamlessly into a warm and inviting
atmosphere that embodies the easy-
going personality of the Island.
Some of the stores most prized finds are
among its collection of historic Galveston
and Texas maps that depict topography
and cityscapes from as early as 1840.
Each of the prints has been flattened
and sealed for longevity and protection
from the elements and are available in
different sizes.
Amid a myriad of other gift items and
season-appropriate décor that this month
includes unique finds for Halloween, the
work of local artists is also represented,
such as the ethereally charming ceramic
work of Mary Hasty. Pieces from her
“Hallelujah” and “Saint Francis” series
are scooped up almost as quickly as they
are unpacked and placed on the shelf for
display.
Another distinct feature of Old Galveston
Trading Company is a large selection of
Fair Trade items—particularly noteworthy
is a variety of fun, handmade jewelry
priced at under $30, and handmade,
multi-purpose bags from New Delhi. The
handmade bags are made from recycled
newspapers and the proceeds go towards
feeding, sheltering, and educating New
Delhi street kids.
Tangerine Boutique
2218 Postoffice Street | 409.763.7113
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm; closed Sunday
Tangerine Boutique strives to be one
of the most fashion-forward clothing
stores on the island, a task at which it
deftly succeeds by blending the chicness
of California style with the whimsy
and effortlessness of Island fashion.
Fortunately the store took on very little
water during Harvey and operations
quickly resumed, and even the slight
downturn in business level since the
storm managed to produce a silver
lining, with an increased desire to make
Tangerine’s signature style available to a
more expansive audience by increasing
the store’s online presence.
Although some of their highly
anticipated fall fashions have been
unavoidably delayed because of the
storm, Tangerine Boutique has still been
able to acquire the most recent offerings
from most of the store’s most popular
brands such as Tree People, Chan Luu, CP
Shades, Gentle Fawn, and Bed Stu.
the Style Co.
2113 Postoffice Street | 409.750.8442
Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm;
Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-6pm
Think Islander with an edge when
visiting this sleek, industrial space that
makes finding the latest styles almost
effortless. With new styles arriving every
week, contemporary and fashion-forward
designs are complemented by a hand-
selected variety of accessories including
jewelry, scarves, hats, and handbags for a
complete, head-to-toe shopping
Old Galveston Trading Co.
Strand Brass and Christmas on the Strand
Tangerine
the Style Co.
Photos by Kimber Fountain
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