Oxford is unique, offering visitors and residents the irreplaceable comforts of home, a feeling rare in many communities. The source of Oxford’s distinctiveness can be debated – the literary feel, the welcoming citizens, the extraordinary food or maybe the attention to detail that enhances the Square, university and entire community. Or, for some folks, Oxford’s appeal is simply the amazing shopping.

If you take the time to visit the many unique shops around Oxford and Lafayette County, you’ll get a taste of big-city selection and style while enjoying our small-town courtesy and attention. Step into any of the many specialty boutiques, art galleries and hometown-friendly stores that frame the downtown Square and surrounding shopping areas around town and you’ll immediately feel the warmth and charm of a community that prides itself on hospitality, style, culture and unbelievable customer service.

Radiating out from this shopping center are streets sprinkled with even more intriguing stores filled with fashionable apparel, chic shoes and accessories, whimsical gifts, exclusive antiques, elegant furniture, bright flowers and the same gracious atmosphere that makes Oxford as unique a tourist destination as it is a shopping adventure.

From “The South’s oldest continuously running store,” Neilson’s, to independently owned bookstore Square Books, and your more traditional stores like Belk, Wal-Mart and The Home Depot, various shopping jewels scatter the area, making the shopping opportunities in Oxford unlike any other town its size.

Framing Oxford’s downtown shopping scene to the north, south, east and west are various shopping centers and strips of retail destinations that are sure to complete the list of specialties shoppers have come to expect in Oxford. Browsers will find unique men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; shoes; wedding and formal wear; jewelry; candy and chocolates; gifts; party supplies; hardware; office supplies; toys; spirits; tailgating supplies and rebel gear; consignment stores; garden supplies; furniture and home accessories and so much more. The list truly goes on and on.

To top off the fabulous Oxford shopping medley, Oxford also features a host of local banks ready to serve, and a ménage of law offices, accountants, investment firms and other professional services confirm the area’s claim to regional prominence.

For a full list of local retailers and specialty shops, visit the “Stay, Shop and Play” section of the Oxford Chamber’s website, For up-to-the-minute sales, specials and new arrivals check out the “Shop Oxford” page on Facebook, follow OxfordMSChamber on Twitter, or oxfordmschamber on Instagram.