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Fairfield Shopping Guide: Where to Shop for Clothes, Gifts, Home and More

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One of the best parts about living in Fairfield is that you don’t have to go far to shop. Fairfield shopping offers a wide range of options, from high-end designer boutiques, to mass-market staples, and even a few shops dedicated to clothing brands headquartered right here in town.

Most of the shopping in Fairfield is concentrated along the Post Road corridor (conveniently located alongside some of the best restaurants in Fairfield for when shopping tires you out) with some smaller shopping hubs along Black Rock Turnpike and in Southport Center. Whatever you’re looking for, our Fairfield shopping guide will help you find it.

Fairfield Shopping Guide

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Fairfield Clothing Stores

Ann Taylor
1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 (LOFT location)
Ann Taylor provides women’s clothing that is feminine and casual, including pants, dresses, sweaters, blouses, and more.

Apricot Lane
1499 Post Rd, Fairfield
Apricot Lane is a beloved women’s fashion franchise which opened its first boutique shop in 2007, and has now expanded to host over 100 locations, including the Fairfield shop on the Post Road.

Each Apricot Lane location offers its own curated selection of apparel and accessories, with a twenty-something target audience, which makes sense given the shop’s spot near the Fairfield University campus.

If you’re looking for fashion trends, quality clothing, and good people, stop by your local Apricot Lane Boutique and help make fashion magic happen.

Boho Prep
1610 Post Rd, Fairfield
Boho Prep is a boutique women’s clothing store founded by Fairfield resident Alexis Prapopulos in 2021. The Post Road store has quickly become a go-to for on-trend brightly-colored casual fashion at an affordable price point. It’s a great spot to stop if you need a dress for an event, or workwear that’s different than what you’ll see at the big chain stroes.

The shop is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm.

Carter’s Baby & Kids
2233 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825
Like all Carter’s, the Fairfield store specializes in baby and kids’ apparel, and is known for its colorful, basic clothing and accessories for children. It’s also super affordable, which means perfect for play clothes or those special-occasion shoes your little one will only wear once.

Ciao Bella
1551 Post Road, Fairfield, CT
Ciao Bella is a boutique offering a selection of fashionable clothing and accessories, with new arrivals weekly in their fashion and gift areas.

1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Chain retailer Chico’s offers a range of clothing for women, including workwear, casual items, and accessories.

2215 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825
Your friendly neighborhood casual clothier, the Gap in Fairfield is stocked with a range of clothing for men, women, kids, and babies, including jeans, loungewear, and accessories. It’s conveniently located next to Old Navy and Carter’s if you need to get some quick shopping done, and also offers curbside pickup.

Glitter & Grime
1657 Post Rd, Fairfield
Need kids dancewear? This is the spot to get it. Among the items you’ll find at this specialty clothing shop? Ballet shoes, hair accessories, dance bags, tights, leotards, skirts & tutus, and knitwear, for both boys and girls.

Jane & Mercer
1530 Post Rd, Fairfield

Jane & Mercer is a women’s-and menswear boutique that offers top-selling brands like Ellie Tahari, Philosophy, Catherine Malandrino, and Magaschoni for discounted prices. Stop in for quality seasonal basics and staple items and an affordable price point.

J. McLaughlin
342 Pequot Ave, Southport
Producing classic American fashion since 1977, J. McLaughlin is a brand known for elevated styles in menswear and womenswear. Each brick-and-mortar location of J. McLaughlin is built with an entirely unique design, made to fit the architecture and aesthetic of each individual town. The Southport shop is hard to miss on Pequot Avenue, with its brightly colored awnings.

Inside, you’ll find fun, casual apparel, with a preppy appeal. Dresses with pockets, coastal print trousers and colorful accessories bridge the gap between casual daywear and preppy socialite designs, solidifying J. McLaughlin’s place as a brand with multi-purpose and multi-generational appeal. If you’re looking for timeless fashion with a trendy twist, pop by J. McLaughlin and put traditional American styles back on the shelf.

La Moda Fashions
1434 Post Rd, Fairfield

the Loft
1499 Post Rd, Fairfield
Established as an extension of the popular Ann Taylor brand, the Loft is now a go-to retailer for moderately priced, classic women’s fashion. With styles that can be dressed up or down, Loft is a great stop along the Post Rd. for comfortable and casual fashion.

Targeted to the stylish career woman, Loft makes great use of a wide range of colors, and are best known for items like cardigans, blazers, skirts, shorts, and dresses. Offering timeless basics with affordable pricing and constant sales to make room for the next trending color palette, Loft is the perfect bridge between trendy apparel and business attire.

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63 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Founded by local blogger Liz Joy in 2022, Marea is a women’s fashion brand that embraces a coastal lifestyle. Joy opened her Fairfield boutique in the fall of 2022, shortly after launching the brand. The Marea look is emblematic of Joy’s personal style, and features floral dresses in tops in shades of pale blue, sea green, white, and pink.

700 Post Rd, Fairfield
Marshalls is the beloved discount retailer which carries designer clothing and lifestyle items at budget-friendly rates. A part of the TJX corporation, this American based chain is a one stop shop for all things lifestyle.

The Post Rd. location is a bit more high-end than your average Marshalls. We’ve found Gucci loafers, cashmere Vince sweaters, and Frame denim on our visits. Style yourself for a night out, or prepare for a night in with items ranging from designer bags and party gowns to pajama sets and slippers. For the lover of deals in all of us, Marshalls is the perfect destination to fulfill your in-season style needs. And, it just so happens to be right next to DSW.

Old Navy
2215 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825
Old Navy is a clothing store chain offering a wide range of clothing for the whole family, from jeans to loungewear and accessories.

The Snappy Gator
1438 Post Rd, Fairfield

The Snappy Gator is a hub for bright, Palm Beach-inspired daywear. Think saturated tunics and beach cover-ups, linen staples, and patterned maxi dresses, in the summertime, and colorful outerwear, sweaters, vests and shawls in the winter.

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The 203
107 Post Rd., Fairfield

The 203 is a lifestyle brand dedicated to Fairfield County, AKA the 203. After a few years of selling mostly online, the brand opened their Fairfield, CT clothing store in 2022. The 203 offers hoodies, t-shirts, sweats, hats, kidswear, and more, all emblazoned with the brand’s signature Connecticut-centric designs. It’s a great spot for gifts, too.

TJ Maxx
425 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield
The TJ Maxx clothing store in Fairfield is a bit more mass market than its sister store, Marshall’s. You won’t find quite the luxury selection, but it’s a great stop for everyday, in-season basics, along with beauty items, homeware, and kids/pet needs. The activewear selection for both men and women is usually well-stocked, as is the beauty department.

Shoe Stores

696 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
DSW is all about the shoes. The store, located on the Post Road, sells shoes for everyone in your family, from babies, to teens, and for men and women, too. Most of the footwear is from quality, but affordably priced brands like Converse, Birkenstock, Adidas, Ugg, and New Balance, but you’ll find the occasional higher-end item from time-to-time.

Jewelry Stores

Altan Jewelers
1487 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Altan Jewelers is a jewelry store located in Fairfield, known for its exquisite collection of jewelry and watches.

Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers
1591 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers is an established jewelry store offering engagement rings, wedding bands, other jewelry, watches, and gifts. They have been in business since 1910 and are known for their quality products and services.

Sporting Goods

Athletic Shoe Factory
2465 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825
As its name suggests, the Athletic Shoe Factory sells shoes and cleats for a variety of athletic pursuits, including running, squash, tennis/paddle, hiking, basketball, soccer and more. The shop also sells athletic apparel for men, women, and kids, from brands like Alo, Patagonia, Nike, Vuori, and more.

Marathon Sports
1596 Post Road, Fairfield, CT
Marathon Sports sells the latest shoes and gear for running, walking, and hiking, with selections for the whole family. Brands include Hoka, Brooks, On Running, New Balance and more.

Soccer and Rugby Imports
3683 Post Road, Southport, CT
Specializing in soccer and rugby equipment, Soccer and Rugby Imports offers a wide range of footwear, apparel, and gear, along with customization services for uniforms.

Sound Runner
1596 Post Rd, Fairfield
Sound Runner is a running and walking specialty store located in Fairfield, CT. They offer a wide range of running shoes, apparel, and accessories, as well as personalized fitting and gait analysis to help customers find the perfect shoes for their needs.

In addition to running shoes, Sound Runner also offers a selection of fitness trackers, hydration products, and nutrition supplements to help customers reach their fitness goals. They have a knowledgeable and friendly staff that is dedicated to helping customers find the right products and achieve their fitness goals.

The Tennis Spot
1510 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
This Post Rd. store offers everything you need to bring your A game, from tennis shoes and racquets, to tennis clothing (including whites if you’re a member at one of the local country clubs).

Gifts & Specialty

Our Place Antiques
111 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Our Place Antiques buys and sells a variety of items including furniture, jewelry, toys, folk art, paintings, military items, glassware, lighting, and more.

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The Fairfield Women’s Exchange
332 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890
The Fairfield Women’s Exchange offers a little bit of everything, from womens’ and children’s clothing, to home decor, to antiques and thrift items. It’s one of the best places to buy a gift in Fairfield.

Vinyl Street Café
1895c Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Vinyl Street Café is a local indie record store that offers a wide selection of records spanning various genres. They also serve coffee and tea.

Home & Decor

AR Workshop Fairfield
869 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
AR Workshop Fairfield is a boutique DIY studio offering hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials.

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The Beehive
1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
The Beehive is a curated home goods store offering a unique selection of gifts, home accessories, and furnishings often with a coastal-inspired aesthetic. The popular Fairfield shopping spot also offers design services.

Lattice House
330 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890
Lattice House is a store selling a carefully curated mix of new and found pieces, including classic jewelry and estate pieces.

TUSK Home + Design
167 Old Post Road, Southport, CT
Tusk Home + Design is an interior design studio offering a range of home decor and design services.

Foxtrot Home
362 Pequot Ave, Fairfield, CT 06890
Foxtrot Home is a charming retail store offering a collection of antique, vintage, and refinished home furnishings and decor.