Amarillo

Motor up to the Panhandle and get your kicks (and eats and gifts) on (and off) Route 66.
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Photograph by Artie Limmer

1. The Mustard Seed Antiques

Route 66, which once bisected the Panhandle, is no longer a vital thoroughfare. But shoppers still travel the historic byway looking for one-of-a-kind alternatives to the generic retail giants along Interstate 40. Among the homegrown businesses is Pat Bowers Fincher’s antiques boutique, which takes up six thousand square feet and just reopened after a month-long renovation. It’s stockpiled with finds old (vintage wrought-iron bed frames), new (organic cotton dresses by Trinity), and handmade (lamp shades stripped down to their frames and dripping with crystals). 3323 SW Sixth Ave., 806-376-9209

2. Nest interiors

Amarillo native Kasey Robinson has an interior design degree from the Art Institute of Dallas, a passion for “retail with a cause,” and the most charmingly whimsical home decor and knickknack shop in town. The creative window and floor displays rival Anthropologie’s, and green-minded must-haves abound, like Smock greeting cards (made on bamboo paper at a wind-powered press), a Suzani stool embroidered with organic gold silk, solar chargers for your iPhone, and Olivina body butter. 2900 SW Sixth Ave., 806-418-2317, from6th.blogspot.com

3. JBS Linens

Thread-count snobs, rejoice! Swank Sferra sheets from Italy await you at this boudoir heaven, where you can spend hours picking out custom duvet covers and throw pillows for the bedroom of your dreams. You’ll also find intricately embroidered Anali guest towels for your powder room and a slew of indulgences that will send you into blissful oblivion. Who needs Ambien when you can wrap yourself in a sumptuous Pine Cone Hill robe, light a few Aquiesse candles, slather on some Lollia

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