Gambill and Morton opened Southern Specialty in early 2014. They 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.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, Southern Specialty will be hosting a Trunk Show to showcase the jewelry of local artist Jennifer Ponson. She handcrafts all her jewelry in Pensacola. She can also custom-create anything you would like, including personalized Navarre Beach ornaments for the holiday season. Enjoy wine and appetizers and take advantage of store sales starting at 6 p.m.
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 when they find the perfect gift idea or trendy outfit that fits their style.
“Our customers become our friends here at Southern Specialty,” Morton said.
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, as well as their 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.
This trendy store, located at 8223 Navarre Parkway, in Palm Harbor Plaza across from Publix in Navarre, is known for its 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 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.”
This beachy boutique is also the only local carrier of the famous Pura Vida bracelets, bags and jewelry from Costa Rico.
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, 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 with a sweet smile and an offer to help, if needed.
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.