That Funky Little Shop by the Tracks...

Often described as that funky little shop by the tracks and where Janis Joplin meets Mae West, Abilene’s Ya Ya Gurlz is a boutique with a personality all its own. At Ya Ya Gurlz, shoppers will find all kinds of fun, offbeat garb — clothes, jewelry, accessories, shabby chic signage, home décor and more.

The gurlz, a mother-and-daughter team, describe their products as “trendy, Texan — but not hokie; retro — but not unbelievably out there; funky, cute, wearable, laugh-out-loud fun and definitely out of the ordinary.” The bottom line is you won’t find their products in malls or at other large, chain retailers.

Another great thing about Ya Ya Gurlz is that they often have sales on select merchandise, so you can get original pieces for a reasonable price. Plus, if you love bling like I do, you won’t want to pass up their large selection of eclectic and chunky jewelry: I just bought a necklace at Ya Ya last week that will totally dress up your traditional jeans and top — and turn it into a whole new outfit.

Whether you are looking for the perfect sundress, a purse or that signature piece of jewelry, Ya Ya Gurlz is Abilene’s best bet. Visit them on the Southside of the downtown area (just over the railroad tracks at 1315 S. 1st St.), call 325-437-4367 for more info, scout them out on Facebook or simply browse the website at