The Agora Borealis– Downtown’s art marketplace representing more than 100 visual and sculptural artists. Furniture, clothing, jewelry, paintings, pottery and much more, all one of a kind and representing the best of Northwest Louisiana. Check their Facebook page for classes and special shows and exhibits. HOURS- Tuesday- Saturday, 10 am- 6 pm.

Appli-K’s- We believe there is nothing that Katy and her Mom cannot do! Any type of applique or embroidery work you’ve ever considered can be done at Appli-K’s. In addition to custom work, the shop has a wide selection of pre-made scarves, shirts and more, plus a section of local antiques and collectibles. HOURS-Tuesday-Friday 10 am- 5 pm, Saturday 10 am- 3 pm.

Epic Aquaria– The undersea world comes to life at Epic Aquaria! Salt water fish, coral and creatures of every description live here but can be purchased for your aquarium. The talented twosome at Epic can create an undersea habitat for you, keep it clean and healthy and fully stocked. It is worth a trip just to walk through and oogle at the amazing creatures that inhabit their space. HOURS- Wednesday-Saturday 10 am- 6 pm or by appointment.

Family Dollar Store- 810 Caddo Street. Clothing, outdoor goods, cleaning supplies, medicines, paper products, plus a wide assortment of packaged foods, dog and cat food and chilled cases with milk, pizza and other frozen products. HOURS-Monday-Sunday 8 am- 10 pm. Phone (318) 402-4061.

Gina Marie’s Antiques, Oddities and Curiosities– 500 Texas Street. Like a curiosity shop of old, Gina Marie’s is exactly what the name implies- a shop chock full of the strange, the bizarre, the unusual and the curiously wonderful. See more about them here. HOURS-Monday-Wed, Fri. and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Thursdays- 11 am- 5 pm.

Giftspace at Artspace– Downtown’s imagination emporium features a lovely goft gallery filled with original shirts, jewelry, pillows and more, plus books by Shreveport’s own William Joyce. HOURS- Tuesday- Friday 10 am- 5 pm, Saturday, noon- 5 pm.

Lena’s Shoes– Find your style from kitten heels to stilettos, from casual to ultra sophisticated. Many J. Renee, Trotter, Clark’s and Nomad styles from which to chose— sandals, pumps and more. Men’s ties, pocket scarves and Mezlan shoes are available, too. HOURS- Monday-Friday 10 am-5 pm, Saturday, 10 am- 3 pm.

Louisiana Specialty Gifts– Red River District. If you need a quick gift, or are looking for the perfect Louisiana-themed item, this is your place. You will always find Louisiana items- from soaps and jewelry to home decor and food, and cute choices for birthdays and special occasions. Mardi Gras items are also available here. HOURS-Tues.-Sat. 10 am- 6 pm.

The Norsworthy Gallery– Shreveport-Bossier’s only fine art gallery, featuring the works of regional and nationally-known artists. Exhibits change often. Artworks and commissions are available. HOURS- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1 pm- 5:30 pm, Saturday noon- 4:30 pm.

On Time Fashions- Purveyor of stylish suits, jackets, shirts and pants for the fashion-conscious man. Large selection of hats, ties, shoes and other accessories. Alterations available. HOURS- Monday-Saturday 10 am- 6 pm.

Robinson Film Center– The region’s only independent art house theater and bistro. Purchase Robinson Film Center bucks as gifts or to use on movies, concessions, beverages and items in Abby Singer’s Bistro. HOURS- Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, 11 am- 9 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am- 11 pm.

Sci-Port Discoveries Unlimited Gift Shop– Educational toys and items sure to spark curiosity and wonder. Sci-Port members and teachers receive discounts. HOURS-Monday- Saturday 9 am- 5 pm, Sunday noon- 5 pm.

Weekend Thrifter– 719 Common Street. Gently-used but completely fashionable wearables for women. Pick up great looking blouses, pants, jackets, skirts and full outfits that have been curated by owner Brittny Davis. Great prices, great style. HOURS- generally open the second and fourth weekends of the month. Check their Facebook page before going, sometimes they are closed to re-stock. 


Season’s Salon and Events– Full service salon for men, women and children. Esthetician, makeup services for photography or weddings/special events. Space for make up and hair parties.

Bank Barber Shop- 400 Travis Street, 318-222-9474

Tight Edge Barber Shop-Family cuts

Shear Place Hair Styling-612 Marshall Street, (318) 424-4435

Remington Suite Salon and Spa– Full service salon and spa including facials, massage, body wraps, makeup, nails, waxing and much more. Fitness services also provided.

Spa Blu @ Sam’s Town-variety of spa treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, manicure and pedicure treatments. Men’s and women’s dry saunas and steam rooms, private showers and lockers.

LaSpa @ Eldorado Casino-skin treaments, body wraps, manicures and pedicures,  massage,  triple peel facial, foot reflexology, hand and arm treatment,  sinus treatments and ear candling.

Shreve Towne Barber Shop- full service barber shop.

Downtown YMCA- Fitness equipment and weights, gym and racquetball courts, salt water pool, Spin, Cardio and other types of classes. Membership required.

Jewelers Services- 610 Marshall St # 324, (318) 425-5556, Jewelry and watch repair.