Downtown Galveston’s shopping options continue to grow as the summer continues!  Texas Cowgirl, The Scentimental Perfumery by Valerie Villarreal, Galveston Historical Foundation’s Information Center and Gift Shop, and The Allen LeCornu Model Ship Gallery are leasing newly renovated space from Mitchell Historic Properties in the Dargan & Tobyn and Old Galveston Square buildings on the Strand near the newly opened Cariloha and Del Sol near Saengerfest Park.


The Scentimental Perfumery by Valerie Villarreal opened on Sat., June 15.  The shop is the newest addition to the Old Galveston Square family of shops at 2211 Strand near the intersection of 23rd and Strand.  Scentimental Perfumery specializes in affordable luxury and exquisite perfumes, body washes, lotions, and more created by skilled perfumer Valerie Villarreal.  Her blends include recreations of high dollar scents at affordable prices. 


Texas Cowgirl held a grand opening celebration on July 4 in the Dargan & Tobyn building at 2226 Strand near the intersection of 23rd and Strand.  The shop features Texas branded items ranging from housewares and home goods to clothing and accessories.  Texas Cowgirl is an excellent shopping option for out-of-state visitors to collect Texas themed memorabilia and gifts.

Galveston Historical Foundation will open their new information center and gift shop in early August.  The shop will be located at 2211 Strand in the Old Galveston Square building in downtown Galveston.  The information center will offer visitors and residents alike an opportunity to discover the many treasures the island holds.

The Admiralty, Ocean Discoveries will open the Allen LeCornu Model Ship Gallery in Old Galveston Square in mid-August.  The gallery will be located next to Scentimental Perfumery by Vallerie Villareal at 2211 Strand and will feature intricately modeled ships created by the late Allen LeCornu. Viewings at the gallery will be free and open to public.

About Mitchell Historic Properties

Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) oversees Galveston properties owned by developer, philanthropist and preservationist George Mitchell and the Mitchell family.  MHP owns and preserves approximately one-fourth of the buildings in The Historic Strand Seaport Area including commercial and residential properties as well as Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House and Harbor House, the hotel and marina at Pier 21.  The Mitchell’s ongoing preservation of Galveston’s historic downtown helped spark the resurrection of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Pier 21 as a tourist destination.  For leasing information, visit or call (409) 763-5806.