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Shopping in the Inland Northwest

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Strengthening communities ... one purchase at a time

Shopping is a beloved pastime for many individuals, particularly when they chance upon hidden stores or specialty products they never knew existed. There is always a reason, if not an occasion, to treat yourself or someone special to a thoughtful surprise.

While online shopping with large corporations has made our lives more convenient, covering everything from clothing and beauty products to household essentials, holiday gifts, and more, it is crucial to support our local businesses by patronizing them in person. Visiting these establishments, interacting with the owners, and physically examining the merchandise enhances the overall shopping experience.

In the Inland Northwest, there are numerous locally owned businesses, some of which create most, if not all, of the products they offer, whether in-store, online, or both.

Although this is just a glimpse of the diverse range of options available, here are some Inland Northwest businesses that offer distinctive and one-of-a-kind items, with the added benefit of being locally owned.

Carousel Emporium Offering a twirling array of fashion, accessories, home décor, antiques and more, each item is handpicked to ensure the utmost quality and artisanship in support of local and international artists. Providing a wide variety of beautiful women's clothing, jewelry and accessories, delightful children's toys, unique antique furniture, and inspiring and well-crafted homewares and gift items, look no further than Carousel Emporium. Facebook carouselsandpoint Sandpoint, ID

Finan McDonald Finan McDonald Clothing Company opened its doors in downtown Sandpoint in 1987. Specializing in natural fiber clothing with an outdoorsy look and feel, Finan McDonald has been a favorite for both locals and tourists for nearly 30 years. Customers will find men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, travel gear and accessories! Sandpoint, ID

River Park Square Boasting 420,000 square feet comprised of 55 businesses, River Park Square features everything from Nordstrom, movies and home fashion to casual and full-service dining and entertainment. When it comes to the shopping, they've curated a collection of stores to enhance your experience in downtown Spokane. Shop indoors or venture outside and enjoy local and national brands alike—all at River Park Square! Spokane, WA Coeur d’Alene Clothing Company Coeur d'Alene Clothing Company is more than a souvenir shop. They are passionate about the city of Coeur d'Alene and state of Idaho—and the connection to home. You will see this in all of their original merchandise. They've recently expanded with a new store, The Annex, featuring children’s clothing and their unique line of adventure clothing. Coeur d’Alene, ID Black Sheep Sporting Goods Since 1975, Black Sheep Sporting Goods has served as the Inland Northwest's premier source for quality sporting goods at the lowest possible price! Carrying a full line of quality outdoor products related to hunting, fishing, shooting sports, camping, marine, outdoor clothing and footwear, you'll find everything you need in their nearly 92,000-square-foot space in the Silver Lake Mall. Coeur d’Alene, ID

Echo Boutique + Annex Looking to find the best brands while saving? Echo Boutique + Annex in Spokane is the answer. With a mission to provide consignors with a quality environment and customers an elevated shopping experience, this is the place to shop a variety of high-quality pieces in like-new condition. Helping consignors and customers curate wardrobes they love, without hurting their wallet. Spokane, WA

Flour Mill Located on the northern shore of the Spokane River, the Flour Mill stands as an historic landmark hosting a variety of local businesses waiting to be discovered. Offering shopping, dining, and a breathtaking vista of the city and the Spokane River, the Flour Mill remains a cherished fixture of our historic downtown area. 621 W. Mallon Ave. Spokane, WA

Panhandle Red Since 2008, Krista Panerio and husband Justin Moody have set out to provide the North Idaho community with the best when it comes to Panhandle Red. Here, quality comes first, with their products meant to stand the test of time. They specialize in custom leather goods, everything from luxury handbags, duffle bags and totes, to purses, clutches, belts, wallets, holsters and more! They also offer one-of-a-kind silver jewelry, turquoise jewelry, Western and cowgirl designs, as well as modern jewelry. Post Falls, ID

Grace & Joy Clothing Company At Grace & Joy, their Grace & Joy Collection is handcrafted in small quantities by their talented tailors. Located in the heart of downtown Sandpoint, they aim to provide treasures that are timeless, a little bit trendy, and everything chic. Facebook ShopGraceAndJoy Sandpoint, ID

Burl Wood Dreams For 32 years, Corey Obenauer has been building with passion and quality, creating exciting new pieces, from all types of premium wood, to appease the appetite of live wood edge lovers everywhere, and to enhance his customers' homes. They are proud to feature many extremely talented local artists, including carvers, turners, painters, metal artists, and more, with their works displayed in their store. There’s always a fresh and exciting new inventory of exquisite décor, as well as functional art. instagram burlwooddreams Sandpoint, ID

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