Category Archives: Shopping

Pass Christian Holiday Boutique

November 13 and 14 are the dates of this year’s annual Pass Christian Holiday Boutique Sale will be held again this year at the Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 S. Market Street, Pass Christian.

Over 20 vendors will have booths selling their wares ranging from hand-crafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, art, pottery–and many other items.

Come out and get your Christmas Shopping completed early!

Times are as follows:

  • Friday, November 13, 2015  10 am-6 pm
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015  10 am-4 pm

For more information, contact Cathy Kahn at 228.452.2571.  Admission is only $5!



Mardi Gras Gowns

Well, it’s that time of year again–the Mardi Gras season is upon us!  Formal dress balls and dressy cocktail parties are abounding and require just the right attire!  Unless you have found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you might want to check out some of the consignment shops in the area for that new-to-you sequined number.

Back on the Rack, 1419 27th Avenue, Suite E in Gulfport, features upscale resale of pre-owned formals, cocktail dresses, Mardi Gras gowns, boots, handbags, designer handbags and more.  Phone: (228) 822-1480

Re-Threads, 1001 E Pass Rd, Gulfport, carries a variety of items for resale plus a good supply of ball gowns and cocktail dresses.  Phone:(228) 896-3850.

Prima Donna Vintage Boutique, 134B Rue Magnolia Street, Biloxi, carries an eclectic collection of vintage and current styles with a limited amount of evening wear.  Phone: 228.365.4939.

Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi has a number of locations all along the Gulf Coast from Diamondhead to Pascagoula, Waveland, Bay St. Louis–fourteen (14!) total.  You never know just what you will find in a Goodwill but you usually find something you can use!

There are other consignment shops in the area but most do not have a website, and unless I have been in the shop or have a website, I feel unqualified to list them for fancy dress attire.

Happy Shopping and I hope you find the perfect gown or cocktail dress for all of your special occasions!!


Playing and Shopping in Downtown Gulfport

Stroll the streets of downtown Gulfport for relaxed shopping and dining, view the beautiful harbor, or take a “three-hour” tour of the Gulf!!!

Murky Water Blues & BBQ
Ship Island Excursions
South Mississippi Charters
Tony’s Brick Oven
Vintage Vault Co
Back on the Rack Upscale Resale
Sea Grapes Wine Cafe
The Guest House at Gulfport Landing
Triplett-Day Drugs

Costumes, Costumes, Costumes!

Need a Halloween costume?  Going to a costume ball?  How about something extra special for a Mardi Gras party or float?  You need a “Three Musketeer” hat and cape?  A clown outfit for your child’s birthday party?  You are sure to find something to suit your fancy at Josette’s Inc. in Biloxi!!!

Located at 902 Howard Avenue, Josette’s is convenient to everyone on the Gulf Coast and carries a wide variety of costumes to rent or purchase.  Wigs and other accessories, shoes, stockings, hats, and masks, too.

You can also find all of your dance paraphernalia at Josette’s, not to mention all the glittery crowns and sceptres a Mardi Gras King and Queen could wish for!  Check them out soon!!!


Eating and Shopping in Downtown Biloxi

There are a plethora of shops and eateries, places to stay, and things to see in Beautiful Downtown Biloxi–something for everyone–all within blocks of “The Beau” and “The Hard Rock”!  Check these out the next time you are in Biloxi!!!

Gold & Diamond Exchange

Prima Donna Boutique

Adventures Pub & Spirits

The Redding House

Josette’s Inc.

Mary Mahoney’s Old French House Restaurant

Saenger Theater

Jazzeppi’s Ristorante & Martini Bar (195 Porter Ave.)

Desportes & Sons Seafood Market & Deli (1075 Division Street)

Best Western Oak Manor

Biloxi Regional Medical Center

Biloxi Main Street Association

Ohr O’Keefe Museum

Biloxi Shrimping Trip

Fishing the Coast

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Rena’s Deli



Bella Mar Boutique

Bella Mar Boutique

Opened in February 2015, Bella Mar Boutique, home of swanky styles in South Mississippi,  strives to be the most unique dress shop on the Gulf Coast and is on Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  We are pleased to carry clothing lines such as Karlie, Others Follow, Dear John Denim, Black Swan, Z Supply, Freeway, Niki Biki, White Crow, and Hanky Panky.  We specialize in casual and career dressing for the on-the-way-up young executive,  young mothers, and the modern woman.  Our jewelry lines include Ellie Vail and Liz Henry in addition to OTBT shoes.  New to the shop are the popular S’well Bottles in 9 oz. and 17 oz sizes.

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Stop by the shop and check out the under $30 Sale Rack!

We offer Complimentary In-Store Personal Styling and Private Shopping by Appointment!!!

Or, better yet, schedule us to host a Shopping Party for your next Birthday Celebration, Bridal Shower, or Ladies Luncheon!!!  Concessions are available in addition to complimentary hor d’oeuvres.


Bella Mar Boutique
736C Hwy 90
Bay St Louis, MS