Galveston has shopping galore! The Strand District has rebounded quite handily from the effect of Hurricane Ike.  Stores now open include antiques and collectibles to art and home furnishings, swim- and sportswear, and both fun and serious jewelry. You will find typical stores like the Sunglass Hut, but mainly you will find unique shops to spend your afternoon browsing. One worth mentioning is Colonel Bubbie's - a genuine government surplus store. If you are looking for some Texas trinkets to bring back to your friends and family, then check out the Old Strand Emporium.  Way Out West offers a first-class collection of affordable and unusual jewelry for women and men, including semi-precious stones set in sterling silver, the new-wave rhodium jewelry, and one-of-a-kind pieces.  For those who seek authentic Southwest jewelry crafted by acknowledged Indian artists, Santa Fe Trail offers stunning choices.