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Slightly Edgy...Always Fun | Bay-Tique in the Bay, Est. 2013

10/16/2017 | Tricia Leann

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Celebrate the coolest beach boutique on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Bay-Tique Bay Wares located in the heart of the Old Town Bay St. Louis Historic Shopping District; keep it fresh by creating a fun, laid back atmosphere for patrons, making them loyal friends who return again and again. Bay-Tique is a contemporary slightly edgy beach shop with constant new arrivals. All merchandise is hand-picked using a creative spirit by Bay-Tique Owner, Jane Alford and Manager, Karen Grumbine. "We are relaxed with the same interests," says Grumbine.

Years back, as Owner of the local Carroll House Bed & Breakfast in Bay St. Louis, Jane Alford would listen to her customers speak of their travels. They always had the problem of no beach supplies and no home town souvenirs to be found within her Gulf Coast community. This situation needed to be solved. The smart business opportunity allowed her to open a tiny spot to do just that. Bay-Tique was born and soon moved to a better and larger location closer to the beach. Add her charismatic flare of artistic jewelry and gifts to a fresh vibe of coastal women's apparel and Bay-Tique Bay Wares is what it is today.

"Finding unique merchandise and setting up displays give ambience to the store. This provides an awesome outlet of creative expression for me", says Alford. She is a positive influence in her community as a business woman and is a part of the local Bay art scene. Support the Bay St. Louis art community by shopping at Bay-Tique to find unique jewelry and gifts made by other local designers and Gulf Coast artists. "Hands to Hearts" are among the international causes supported by Bay-Tique.

Forget your suntan lotion or your flip flops? Hats, sunscreen, cover-ups, and beach towels are easy to find. Start your beach adventure at Bay-Tique to mark off your list of supplies. Define your Bo-Ho style for an event with Bay-Tique women's apparel and shoes. Bay-Tique provides the only original Bay St. Louis, MS souvenir t-shirts for all sizes men, women, and children.

Hard to find designer beach style brands such as Sanuk shoes for men and women, Hobo bags, Dune jewelry, Quay sunglasses, and Fins can only be found in Bay St. Louis at Bay-Tique. "We embrace the style of ‘Boho Chic’, catering to customers 30ish-and up who want to dress progressively while not dressing like they are in their 20’s," says Alford, Owner of Bay-Tique.

Giving an added touch of charm, her sweet dog is a fixture to the laid back beach scene. Stop by to meet mascot, Tinkerbell, "Come see her!"


Bay-Tique Fall Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am - 4pm

125 D Main St, Bay St. Louis







Tricia Leann