Shifting our support for local businesses to online (or delivery/curbside in the case of restaurants) should be an easy one for this tech-savvy generation. So, if you're financially able, cruise your mouse on over to the "submit payment" button option available at these Fort Worth shops. 📸: @CowtownMade
Shops in the Fort Worth Stockyards
Dozens of shops are sprinkled throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. And, much like the rest of Fort Worth, these businesses are locally owned. Know your hat or boot size? Order 'em up from M.L. Leddy's, Cavender's, Fincher's or Maverick Fine Western Wear. Love a great country tune? Snag a record from Chief Records. Fabulous jewelry options, souvenirs and more can be found here.
Funky Finds in the Near Southside
The Near Southside is made up of mom-and-pop businesses. Shops like Kendall Clay Davis, Danette's Urban Oasis and Etico have shifted to the online model in recent days. Fort Worth Locals, Tribe Alive and Winton & Waits have long offered online shopping and will continue to do so as storefronts are closed. Winton & Waits is even curating gift baskets and care packages for easy ordering. Follow all of these on social media for real-time updates and ordering specifications.
Fort Worth Museum Gift Shops
The museums of the Cultural District may be temporarily closed, but nearly all offer virtual tours and access to their online gift shop. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth sells prints, clothing, books and postcards through its online portal. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History lists plush stuffed animals, a NASA Lunar Landing Set and even an awesome set of T-Rex animated chopsticks. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame has some of the coolest western jewelry, clothing and trinkets around. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the Sid Richardson Museum also have lovely shops worthy of a browse.
Shopping centers like Sundance Square, Crockett Row at West 7th, the Shops at Clearfork, Westbend, Waterside, University Village and Tanger Outlets all thrive on foot traffic. During this time of social distancing many have closed so consider shopping your favorite boutique online. Sundance Square independent shops like Yours Truly, The Virgin Olive Oiler and Willow House have online storefronts.
Fort Worth Finds
We've published numerous gift guides to Fort Worth over the years. One that makes repeat appearances is Shop Small Fort Worth. Local small business owners showcase various gifts, clothing and more in one physical location, The Collective on Montgomery Street, as well as online. Owner Whitney Howell's personal line, Cowtown Made, is a must for Fort Worth-centric gifts and decor.