Pik-itz is more than your average antique mall. Located at 1922 Highway 87, Pik-itz is a “little store with a big personality,” designed with the shopper in mind.
They sell a range of items from antique and vintage pieces to new, handmade items. They have art, handmade children’s clothing, various gift items and assorted handmade jewelry.
Pik-itz takes pride in their local vendors making some of their products right here in Navarre.
“Ninety-five percent of what is in this store is made in the United States, some in Navarre,” owner Terry Light said. “So, this is the made in America store.”
The colorful store officially opened their doors more than a year ago, April 1, 2019. Light said she started Pik-itz with a friend who shared her love of shopping.
“My friend and I had so much stuff and said, ‘if we’re going to keep buying stuff, we have to sell stuff,’” she said.
They got a corner booth at the Vintage Market in Gulf Breeze in 2015 and needed a way to mark their corner, so they made a fence post with picket fences on each side. People called them “The Pickets Ladies.”
“And that’s how we become Pik-itz, like picket fences, and of course I had to spell it funky,” Light said.
They eventually moved into their own property with a building they built themselves and opened their store to vendors. They now have 60 vendors, unique to other antique malls because Light doesn’t rent booth space. Instead she does managed inventory, where vendors pay a flat fee based on their type of inventory.
“They just bring their stuff to me with a price list, and I place it. I clean it. I rearrange it. So, all the kitchen stuff goes in the kitchen area. All the tools go in the same area,” she said. “Why not design a store for the shoppers?”
Piki-itz has recently expanded their space to include Food Truck Alley – a cozy corner to the north of the building that features two food trucks, a few picnic tables and some twinkle lights to illuminate the area. Come enjoy some specialty hot dogs from Island Dogs Grill, open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Pik-itz Art Space is available for classes or private parties. For more information call 850-710-7128.
As the heat and humidity slightly subsides and fall approaches, Pik-itz plans to host a Change of Seasons Celebration on the Lawn Sept.25 from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come to this free event and enjoy a relaxing evening as local musicians play and food trucks serve tasty food such as specialty hot dogs and refreshing Italian ice. There will also be a few art vendors set up on the lawn to showcase some of their work. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and welcome fall in style.
Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday morning in small town Navarre?
The first and third Saturday of every month, Pik-itz opens their backyard venue space for the Highway 87 Outdoor Market at Pik-itz from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here they have a farmers market with 27 unique vendors, selling produce, meat, home décor, sweet treats and crafts while a local artist plays live music on their Starving Artist Stage.
Light’s favorite part of her job are the customers who come in and the vendors.
The eclectic store’s catchphrase is “There is always something happening at Pik-itz!” So, stop in today to see what’s going on this week and say hello!
1922 Hwy 87, Navarre, FL
Open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.