30 Minutes in OTO: Quick Shopping Spree

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For the past month on the blog, we have brought you the tips and tricks on how to save time in Old Towne. We know that time is super valuable, especially as we are nearing the end of the school year for many, and getting a quick 30 minute fix of OTO is all you might need!

We started where our Old Towne Orange adventures usually begin: with parking! Read our parking tips here to save time on parking the next time you visit OTO. Then, we covered the best places to stop for a quick drink in Old Towne. From coffee shops, craft beer, bars and boba, Old Towne has the drink for everyone. And of course we could not forget about our delicious quick serve restaurants. Last week, we visited Mead’s Green Door Cafe, Thai Towne Eatery, Bagel Me, and now I am hungry! With so many options to choose from, and so little time, we hope that our Quick Bites Blog helps to satisfy your next craving.

And for the final week of this series, we are bringing to you the 30 minutes in OTO: Shopping Spree guide! When you are looking for a gift for a niece, nephew, dad, uncle, best friend, fiance, or other, Old Towne has you covered. We hit the town on Tuesday to discover your next stop for a small gift, toy, or prize. Check it out!


CocoRose Boutique –  CocoRose, as the locals call it, is filled with a variety of contemporary fashion and accessories for women of all ages. We saw a shelf of jewelry, candles, mugs, plants, and games, making it the perfect stop for a thank-you gift this summer!



Big Red Comics: Toys and Games – Big Red’s is one of the first stops I ever made in OTO, and we love them so much! For every gamer, action-lover, and huge imagination, comes the need for comics and games. Visit Big Red Comics this weekend to pick up a celebratory, thank you, or congratulatory gift. (It’s also one of Ultimate Garrett’s Top 5 Things About Old Towne Orange!)



Tiddlywinks – Tiddlywink’s truly is the perfect toy store. With animal figures, board games, books, toys, and stuffed animals, you could be in there for hours. Tiddlywinks is the ideal stop for a promoting 6th grader, straight-A student, or graduating kindergartener. Good luck trying to drag your kids away from the glory!


Woody’s Antiques – Ever since I moved to Old Towne Orange in 2016, there has been a rack of Hawaiian shirts outside of Woody’s. It has become an Old Towne Orange staple to me. The Plaza, the fountain, and the Woody’s Antiques Hawaiian shirts. With summer rapidly approaching, a Hawaiian shirt for dad or brother is the perfect gift to welcome summer, vacation, and sun.


Matoska – This Native American goods store is filled with so many awesome gifts! They have beads, musical gifts, crystals, furs, feathers, fabrics, clothing, bells, and so much more. Visit them for an amazing array of Native American gifts for the home or office.

There are so many amazing merchants in Old Towne, we couldn’t include them all! Make sure to take a stroll around OTO and support our local businesses this weekend. And make sure to come back to the blog next week, because we are kicking summer into high gear.

Have a great weekend and we will see you in Old Towne!

Last Updated on May 9, 2018 by