The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Delaware 2016

Whether you’re looking for fine antiques, a unique gift or a hand-loomed rug for your living room, you’ll have no trouble finding it at one of the state’s many quality businesses.

Natasha Otero
Fashion in the Square, Wilmington

With two daughters and her own business, Otero is always busy, so she ddoes a lot of her shopping online. When she does go shopping in New Castle County she looks for standout pieces. “I like to be a little more edgy,” she says. “I’m all about finding things that are a little outside the box.” For clothes, she loves Morgan’s because it goes above and beyond a typical shop’s line of duty. “If they don’t have something I want, they’ll find it,” Otero adds.


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Sydney Arzt
Executive Director, Schwartz Center for the Arts

When Arzt goes shopping, she makes a point to start with small businesses. “We live in small towns that are easily walkable, and to keep the small-town spirit alive we have to support those businesses,” she says. When she can’t find something wandering around favorites such as Twila Farrell and Blooming Boutique, only then does she head to the outlets. 



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Mopelola Adegoke
Associate professor of textile and apparel studies, Delaware State University

Adegoke has a bubbly personality that shines through in her fashion choices. “I’m eclectic, but I tend to go more neutral,” she says. She will occasionally go window shopping in downtown Dover, but she does most of her shopping at Dover Mall. It’s hard to pick a favorite store, she admits, but she loves Macy’s and Boscov’s—especially when there’s a good sale.



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