Recently a customer said spending time in Southern Specialty was like hanging out in “Truvy’s Beauty Salon” on Steel Magnolias. And anyone who spends any time at all in this precious store would probably agree with this claim. And why wouldn’t it be? Southern Specialty, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., is a fun and homey place where you immediately feel like you belong thanks to the two ladies who own and run the sweet little boutique.
It not only has some of the most unique items you’ll find in Navarre and the surrounding area, it also has that “deep south charm”. The owners Lisa Gambill and Magda Morton are constantly getting the most fashionable clothing and up to date items in their store. They do not rely on the internet to shop for their products but go to the largest markets such as Dallas, and Atlanta, and coming in 2017 Summer New York.
Some recently added women’s clothing lines include Rag Poet, Paper Crane, Mavi Jeans and Jean Shorts, Lysse Brand Leggings and Capris, Icons of Culture, and the ever popular Z Supply; all of these brands are exclusive to Southern Specialty. But don’t think the girls have forgotten about the jewelry and accessories, they’ve also added jewelry lines that include the very famous French artist and designer Catherine Popesco, her Jewelry line is
aptly named ‘La vie Parisienne.’ Another line that is really taking Navarre by storm is the very popular Erimish Bracelets and Necklaces and Shame On Jane Sterling Silver Necklaces and Leather and Pearl Chokers.
Gambill and Morton, of course are always ready to take care of anyone who walks through the door, greeting them with a warm smile and providing them with quality customer service.
Voted the favorite small shop in Navarre by the Chamber of Commerce’s secret shoppers, Southern Specialty is a go-to shopping spot for area residents and visitors alike.
New spring clothing and other items are coming in every week and many clearance items are still available as well for the smart shopper.
Simply Southern Tees are still one of the most popular lines available, and Simply Southern has now added Poplin Shorts with slash pockets to their line and they are just precious! They come in the colors of Khaki, Turquoise, Hot Pink, Yellow Corksicle tumblers are a hot seller also and Gambill said the capability to monogram them is now possible.
Capri Blue Candles, Aspen Bay Candles and Pine Cone candles with holders can also be found in the store.
Decorative Navarre signs that feature Navarre’s latitude and longitude are also popular items and customers can also look over shelves stocked with everything from cheeseball and dessert mixes to Cajun cooking and oh-so-good grilling spices, rubs, salsa and sauces.
And then there are those star lanterns, which make for a great gift. Gambill plans to have several hanging up in the windows of the store. Among the designs on the lanterns are dolphins, turtles and butterflies.
“They are beautiful,” Gambill said. “We have a variety of them. Little girls just love them.”