Are you ready to trade in your sweatpants for a new outfit or find that perfect top that will complete your summer vibe? If so, stop by these local shops to find exactly what you need to overhaul your look.
The name Boomerang was inspired by the idea that “style comes back around.” Find everything from jewelry to home decor at this business. Felicia Kiesel started Boomerang BTQ in November of 2013, and she sells many different types of products, “I carry over 70 handmade and local artists, as well as other companies and designers from around the world, all of whom I’ve traveled to meet and get to know. From pop culture magnets and prints, locally made string art in the shape of the Indy skyline, banana earrings and more, there is something quirky and unique for everyone.”
845 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite B, (317) 966-7373, BoomerangBTQ.com
HOMESPUN: MODERN HANDMADE
Homespun: Modern Handmade was founded by Amanda Mauer Taflinger in 2010. Homespun: Modern Handmade is a retail boutique, gallery space and workshop classroom primarily dedicated to handmade goods. Amanda says a shopper can expect to find “everything from screen-printed t-shirts to jewelry, bath and body care to art prints, small-batch food and beverage to plush creatures, ceramic mugs, greeting cards and so much more.”
869 Massachusetts Avenue, (317) 351-0280, HomespunIndy.com
NURTURE BABY & CHILD
Ashley Martz bought Nurture Baby & Child in 2011 from the original founder Kristen Kahn. The boutique is expertly curated by Martz to fit her goals. “In the shop we strive to nurture compassion, curiosity, and individuality through dress and play. We do so by offering a unique mix of apparel, gear and toys that you can’t find in the big box stores. From European wooden toys to empowering board books, we stock our shelves with products that are sure to spark joy long after the kiddos have outgrown them.”
433 Massachusetts Avenue, (317) 423-1234, NurtureOnline.com
Sage, owned by Jessica Hamm, features chic modern-yet-timeless pieces that are perfect for your new wardrobe.
431 Massachusetts Avenue, (317) 423-2919
SILVER IN THE CITY
Kristin Kohn opened Silver in the City in 2000 where she sells handmade jewelry, home decor, and more.
434 Massachusetts Avenue, (317) 955-9925, SilverintheCity.com
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Want a sustainable and fun way to update your wardrobe? Check out these resale shops for your next favorite find.
The Toggery Resale Boutique
The Toggery is a resale and consignment shop that opened in 1986. You can find your favorite designer looks at a fraction of the price at The Toggery. Laura Walters, The Toggery’s in-house stylist, says shopping resale should be enjoyable. “I want to break down the stigma that shopping resale is too overwhelming, that the clothing is dirty, and that it can’t be a fun, luxurious endeavor,” says Walters. “Shopping resale can be a wonderful experience where you can find quality, high-end pieces at a fraction of the price.”
1810 Broad Ripple Ave, 317-257-5661, https://www.toggeryresale.com/
Rebel Vintage is a consignment shop and vintage store that sources its pieces from 30 local handmade vendors. It was founded by Sara Baldwin and Tori Sandler. Baldwin describes how she defines vintage, “At a true vintage shop, you can expect to find a selection of highly-curated items from specific eras,” says Baldwin. “To be considered vintage, the items must be made before 1999.”
1051 E. 54th St. Suite A., (317) 602-2388, https://www.shoprebelvintage.com/
Zodiac Vintage is a vintage store in Fountain Square. Get great vintage items curated by co-owners Jess Parrotte and Jessica Lykens. Parrotte also curates 9 Lives Vintage and Lykens is the owner and curator of Geraldine Lee’s Vintage.
1060 Virginia Ave.,
Queen Bee Vintage
Queen Bee Vintage is a vintage store in the Herron-Morton neighborhood. You will find unique vintage, retro, and antique items at this shop.
5732 N. Michigan Rd., (317) 916-8125,
Broad Ripple Vintage
At Broad Ripple Vintage you can buy both men’s and women’s vintage clothes and accessories. Their specialty is clothes from the 1940s through the 1980s.
824 E. 64th St., 317-255-4135, https://www.broadripplevintage.com/
Ellie Allen is Indy Maven’s Editorial Intern.
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