As summer comes to an end, Southern Specialty brings back the fall trends of plaid scarfs and cute cardigans paired with ankle booties to welcome in the turn of the season.
Known for featuring the latest fashions at their boutique, the owners and sisters-in-law, Lisa Gambill and Magda Morton, are always keeping their store stocked with the most stylish clothing and cutest gift ideas for that special someone in your life.
Gambill and Morton opened Southern Specialty back in early 2014. These sisters wanted to provide a cute boutique to the local community, so Navarre residents wouldn’t have to drive to Pensacola if they wanted to get their shopping fix.
Southern Specialty is a local Navarre boutique that sells a variety of wonderful items, ranging from Navarre Beach blankets that feature the latitude and longitude of Navarre Beach to Myra handbags, which are made from recycled military canvas and are remarkably fashionable.
Morton’s favorite part of her job is seeing a customer’s face light up after they find the perfect gift idea or trendy outfit that completely fits their style.
“Our customers become our friends here at Southern Specialty,” Morton said.
This sweet boutique is honestly a one-stop shop that offers anything and everything you can think of.
The newest addition to their fashionable inventory is Consuela, a stylish handbag and wallet line made in Austin, Texas. These accessories stand out with their colorful pattern and accent straps and sparkly interior lining.
The store also carries Melissa and Doug toys which are educational toys targeted at early childhood development and play.
Some of the bestselling fashion lines include Katie Loxton of London’s jewelry and purse line and Z Supply clothing line.
Brand new lines are now available in the store located at 8223 Navarre Parkway, in Palm Harbor Plaza across from Publix in Navarre. The boutique just released two new jewelry lines just in time for fall. The first is a chic and colorful jewelry line featuring many beads and stones called Melania Clara, made in Roswell, Georgia. The second is a unique jewelry line called Ten 26 Designs out of South Carolina that specializes in vintage bracelets, necklaces and key chains that showcase a repurposed button from a designer handbag such as Chanel or Louis Vuitton.
This trendy store is known for their personalized Navarre Beach décor, pillows and t-shirts that pinpoint the exact location of our beach town.
“Dumpster Diver” is a new brand of t-shirts they are selling that are made by 30A from recycled plastic. The plastic is shred into tiny pieces and spun into the fabric of the shirts that read “BEach HAPPY.”
Southern Specialty sells EcoVessel fruit-infuser water bottles. The Boulder Fruit Infuser comes in many different colors and is carried in two sizes – a slim 20 oz bottle or a larger 32 oz bottle.
This beachy boutique is also the only local carrier of the famous Pura Vida bracelets, bags and jewelry from Costa Rico.
Looking for candles or soaps? Southern Specialty has that, too.
The always popular Bridgewater Candles are in stock, as well as Tyler and Blue Capris Candles made in the south. They make a perfect gift, or maybe you just want to get one for yourself.
A neat new addition to the store is Beekman, which is an all-natural skin care line of body creams, hand lotions, bar soaps and more made from goat milk.
The boutique also sells a lot of faith-based items, ranging from clothing with scripture on it to Revelation Culture, which is an inspiring wall décor company that features worship lyrics and Bible verses.
Southern Specialty even has items for men, despite the misconception that boutiques are only for ladies. They have gentleman gift sets and many kinds of masculine soaps and shaving supplies.
Morton makes sure that everyone feels welcome when they walk through the doors at Southern Specialty, greeting every guest, “If you need help, let me know” with a sweet smile on her face.
Morton says Southern Specialty plans to grow “bigger and better” in the coming years. They are working on starting their online inventory and possibly even opening another store in the future.
Check out the store’s Facebook page for daily updates on new products or call the store at 850-684-1355 for more details.
A favorite small shop in Navarre, Southern Specialty is a go-to destination for residents and visitors alike. Stop in today to see for yourself.
8223 Navarre Parkway Navarre, FL
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.