Planning a visit to Kansas City’s most historic neighborhood? Westport is more than a lively entertainment district – it’s a district full of local shops. 

There’s quite a variety, from vintage apparel to luxury cigars. So, we’ve put together a guide to help steer you to the local shops you’re seeking. 

As locals who live in midtown, we know Westport well. We’ll cover all you need to know for shopping in Westport!

Why Shop In Westport?

You may be wondering, why shop in Westport when Country Club Plaza is just down the road? Well, shopping in Westport is going to provide you with more locally owned shops as well as unique, eclectic options. 

Additionally, Westport is small, which makes it easily walkable. It is also historic, so a stroll around Westport is scenic and gives you insight into the beginnings of Kansas City. 

Shop Local In Westport

Westport has over fifteen unique local shops – make a day of it by combining shopping with Westport’s excellent culinary scene

  • Aladdin Oriental Rugs
    As Kansas City’s oldest rug dealer, since 1975, Aladdin Oriental Rugs has been offering authentic oriental rugs, both antique and new. They have over 5,000 handmade patterns to choose from. 
  • Aquarius, Metaphysical Objects
    A block north of Westport, this shop offers a spiritual and metaphysical experience with a wide range of products including crystals, tarot cards, incense, and other spiritual and alternative tools. 
  • Arizona Trading Company, Thrift Store
    A thrift store that specializes in vintage and contemporary secondhand clothing. Known for its eclectic selection, it offers stylish finds at affordable prices.
  • Bear Soap Company
    Located inside Mid Coast Modern, this boutique offers a range of handcrafted soaps and bath products. Their focus on natural ingredients makes it a go-to spot for eco-conscious consumers.
  • Brand One, Clothing
    Established in 2018, Brand One is a Kansas City based print shop that creates custom merchandise while also offering their own line of tees, outerwear, and accessories. 
  • Clothz Minded, Thrift Store
    A boutique featuring a curated collection of secondhand designer and name brand apparel and accessories. 
  • DVA Percent, Shoe Store
    DVA Percent sells secondhand and vintage streetwear and sneakers. 
  • Fidel’s, Cigar Shop
    Purveyor of fine cigar and tobacco products from around the world.Fidel’s has a broad selection of ashtrays, cigar humidors, cigar cutters, and lighters as well as pipes, fine tobaccos and filtered cigars – plus knowledgeable staff. Peruse their 300+ premium cigars and relax in their smoking lounge. 
  • Mid Coast Modern, Gift Shop
    A shop focusing on modern, locally-made, and artisanal gifts, home decor, and accessories. It’s a great place to find unique and handcrafted items.
  • Mills Record Company
    A haven for vinyl enthusiasts, this store boasts a vast collection of new and used records spanning various genres. 
  • POP!, Vintage Furniture & Accessories
    POP! features a selection of retro and vintage furniture, home decor, and accessories, perfect for those looking to add a vintage touch to their space.
  • Pryde’s Old Westport, Kitchen Supplies
    A landmark kitchenware store known for its comprehensive selection of cookware, cutlery, and home goods.
  • The Bunker, Clothing and Gift Shop
    A trendy shop featuring local brands like Charlie Hustle, Made Urban Apparel, and Flatblack Cult and known for its BunkerMade KCMO logo merchandise. The Bunker’s selection ranges from t-shirts to hats and stickers, making it an ideal place to find something that shows off your Kansas City pride​​.
  • Vulcan’s Forge, Jewelry Store
    Offering custom designs and a unique selection of gemstones and metals, Vulcan’s Forge is perfect for those seeking bespoke jewelry pieces.
  • Wise Blood Booksellers
    An independent bookstore with a diverse range of both new and used books across various genres.
  • Warehouse Vintage, Thrift Store
    Vintage finds from the 70’s to the 2000’s, they feature eclectic, maximalist, and all inclusive curated selection.
  • Wonderland, Vintage Store
    Wonderland offers an eclectic mix of vintage fashion and curiosities. 

We hope you enjoy your time shopping in Kansas City’s oldest neighborhood. As always, thank you for supporting local!