Before vintage styles came back into vogue, retired clothes spent their days playing shuffleboard with popped buttons and old tie clips. Keep one eye on the past and the other on your closet with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of artisan apparel and accessories at Queen City Emporium. Redeem in-store or online.
A staunch adherent to the do-it-yourself philosophy, Queen City Emporium is a haven for local artisans and independent designers looking to hawk their handmade, one-of-a-kind wares. Curators tend to an ever-changing, frequently updated menagerie of vintage-inspired apparel, distinctive jewelry, and trendy accessories. Items such as Sparkle Candy's vintage Bingo bobby pins ($6) brighten lonely locks with authentic materials and careful craftsmanship, and organic cotton tea towels from Slide Sideways ($18) add a touch of homespun class to tea parties both real and imaginary. Queen City Emporium keeps the DIY spirit alive at the sink as well, with toiletries and soaps like the haupia hand soap from Passion Moon Potions ($4) giving tired mitts the cool relief of coconut cream without the shocked stares and ant bites usually associated with a handful of dessert.
Queen City Emporium was featured by 417 magazine which praised its homemade, one-of-a-kind offerings:
- After walking through the doors of Queen City Emporium, I immediately thought of the spot as a brick and mortar version of etsy.com, a site where people can buy and sell handmade items. I can spend hours on Etsy, and I could have easily spent hours browsing through Queen City’s inventory. Bright pops of color radiate from every display, and after one quick look at the well-made jewelry and clothing, I wanted to buy it all, and I also wanted to try to make a few things myself. – Savannah Waszczuk, 417 magazine
200 E Commercial St.
Springfield, Missouri 65803Get Directions