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Downtown Cape Girardeau shopping

418 Broadway
Cape Girardeau  Missouri  63701
United States
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Midwest Living Review

Antiques, art galleries and a few stores that have lasted 100 years or more make these four blocks of downtown Cape worth exploring.

You could spend several hours browsing the storefronts in downtown Cape Girardeau. In the same spot since 1905, Lang's Jewelry Store has a sign on the door advertises that it's "equipped with modern air conditioning." Brown's Shoe Store has been in Cape Girardeau since 1911 and at its downtown location since 1965. And Hempies -- well, you've gotta love a place that has these words written on the front door: "Before you open this door, open your mind." Inside, you'll find tie-dyed onesies for babies, incense and meditative music CDs. Reruns by Cathy is one of the nicest secondhand shops we've been in, with labels from Chico's, Coldwater Creek and designer lines sold at Macy's. Renaissance has a few antiques, but mostly just fun little knickknacks for the house and lots of feel-good books.

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