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Shop the Trail: Alexandria/Pineville

Shop the Trail - Alexandria-Pineville

As you saw in our Taste of the Trail Alexandria/Pineville blog, these Cenla (read, Central Louisiana) cities don’t mess around when it comes to producing some of the best locally-owned restaurants in the state. Well, lucky for you, the same holds true for its shopping! Here is our unofficial guide to shopping in Alexandria/Pineville:

Funky Fleur de Lis Offering a wide range of accessories, home décor, and paint parties, Funky Fleur de Lis has the perfect Louisiana-themed souvenir for you (or any of the funky, southern friends on your shopping list)!

Sentry Drugs & Gifts A Downtown Alexandria staple, this drugstore/gift shop stocks the perfect selection of Louisiana gifts to add the finishing touches to your Christmas gift baskets. While you’re in the area, don’t forget to stop by Sentry Grill for a bite to eat!

Crossroads Gifts and Gourmet Located in Pineville, Crossroads Gifts and Gourmet has the perfectly-unique gift you’ve been looking for to finish off those last few Christmas gifts for your loved ones. From jewelry to ornaments to hostess gifts, Crossroads has it!

Run Wild Have an outdoorsy friend to shop for this year? Find a gift they will love at Run Wild! Run Wild is locally-owned and stocked with all the right apparel and gear, carrying brands like Patagonia, North Face, RayBan, and Eno.


Alexandria/Pineville has so much to offer in the gift-giving department, so come explore and finish your Christmas shopping (before it’s too late). Did we leave one of your favorite shops out? Let us know where you go to find the perfect holiday gift in the comments below. Happy shopping!

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