We built a storage building this summer and bought the lumber and other building materials at Woods Lumber. They took our idea and drew up a plan, delivered the materials and gave us helpful advice. Woods Lumber provided quality material at competitive prices right here in Cowley County. We were able to purchase locally, keeping our money here. It’s easy to find parking and run in to stores during lunch breaks. Graves Drug even has sandwiches and salads to go!
— Sarah Long
Whether a lady’s day out shopping spree or a day dedicated to shopping for the family, clothing stores, such as JC Penney’s and Maurice’s in Winfield, and Stage and Factory Connection in Arkansas City, offer the latest fashions. Posh Boutique in Winfield and Willow Fashion in Ark City offer additional trendy options. For a more rustic day of shopping, Double Eagle Firearms and Pawn, Orschlen Farm & Ranch or Ace Hardware in Ark City, or Hometown Lumber, and Bradbury True Value in Winfield offer options that will satisfy that particular clientele.
Cowley County also enjoys a range of unique niche stores and boutiques that give shopping a special flavor. Josephine’s in Winfield, K’an D’ Pharmacy and Gourmet and Bee’tween Friends, in Ark City, provide a venue for quality gifts and kitchenware. Henry’s Candy Co., in Dexter, Flinthills Aromatherapy near Atlanta, and Wheat State Wine Co. in Winfield are examples of specialty shops that showcase the county’s rural character. Cowley County even offers a touch of international flavor with a Vietnamese food store in Winfield and Hispanic convenience stores and a tortilla shop in Ark City.
As a business owner, I find it very important to get everything I can right here in town from other local businesses. I was able to get all my Christmas gifts last year from Cowley County which puts my money directly back into my town. Local businesses are also more likely to donate to local causes and volunteer their time close to home.
— Renee Price
For nostalgia shopping, Liermann’s Saddle & Boot Shop, with the slogan “Your Grandpa Traded Here,” is a must see in Winfield. In Ark City, Graves Drug highlights an old-fashion soda fountain and lunch counter, along with cards, gift items and a pharmacy. From unique shopping boutiques to big-box discounts, Cowley County meets all your shopping needs. Can’t find it, here? Wichita has two large shopping malls. Ponca City has plenty of big-box and chain stores. Both are less than an hour away.