Perdido Key Souvenirs and More offers a new look and local products

When you think of a gift shop, images of brightly colored beach towels and shirts splashed with the name of the city on the front in large block letters immediately come to mind.

If you’re on vacation and looking to buy some trinkets to take with you when you leave, a gift shop might be the first place you go.

But off-season, when it’s too cold to go to the beach, how can a gift shop stay open all year round? Judy Davis believes she’s found a way to shoot Perdido Key Memories and More in a place that has something for visitors and locals.

“It’s so hard to go to the mall these days,” Davis said. “It can be a real journey when you live in lost key and you want to find a nice, high-end and unique birthday present, for example.”

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Perdido Key Souvenirs and More, located just below JellyFish Bar at 13700 Perdido Key Drive, recently added a slew of new merchandise from local vendors and artisans, including handmade soaps, candles and jewelry. custom sterling silver.

“I believe it’s easier to keep a client than to win one,” Davis said. “When you offer a lot of variety, customers will come back.”

According to Davis, the Perdido Key Souvenirs and More redesign didn’t just focus on products and merchandise. A more open floor plan, new window displays and sections highlighting some of its flagship brands are cut out throughout the store.

Perdido Key Souvenirs and More, located just below JellyFish Bar at 13700 Perdido Key Drive, recently added a slew of new merchandise from local vendors and artisans, including handmade soaps, candles and jewelry. custom sterling silver.

“I sell the Beachbilly collection in my store,” Davis said. “Josh Brown is one of my best friends and such a nice guy. They have their own TV show called ‘The Beachbilly Lifestyle’ which is on YouTube and WFGX 35. We have their clothes and stickers on display and then we added a TV head playing episodes of their show.”

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Perdido Key Souvenirs and More also supports literary endeavors while putting philanthropy first. Local children’s author and illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, best known for her wide array of characters such as The WhatIf Monster and Cordelia, recently held book signing and reading events – featuring her books and stuffed animals hand sewn featured in the store.

“It’s important to have something for everyone and give everyone a chance to sell their wares,” Davis said. “We donate the proceeds to the local Pensacola Children’s Hospital. Giving back is important, and we have a lot of fun here. We want people to come visit us and see all we have to offer.”

Perdido Key Souvenirs and More is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/PerdidoKeySouvenirsAndMore or call 850-497-0868.

Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips to [email protected]