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Category - Shopping

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

One of the best things about Bloomington is that it has something to offer everyone. No matter your interest, there are a wide range of things to do in the area. Grab your significant other, pack your bags, and choose your couples getaway adventure — you'll love what B-Town has in store for you. Use... Read More

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Square is the heart of downtown Bloomington, lined with over 30 locally-owned businesses including shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more. There's so much to do directly on The Square, but there are even more incredible businesses and attractions surrounding it. Venture off the beaten path... Read More

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

One of the most exciting aspects of becoming a college student is decorating your dorm room! We have to admit: Target is a great one-stop-shop for most dorm decor & furnishing items, but why not really lean into the culture of Bloomington by decorating your new digs with items from local stores... Read More

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

As home to Indiana University, Bloomington has no shortage of places to shop for IU gear. From limited-edition t-shirts and sports memorabilia to candy-striped pants and home decor, our various IU shops offer it all. Greetings Greetings, located just a block from Sample Gates on Kirkwood, offers... Read More

Monday, May 10, 2021

Bloomington offers an abundance of venues, events, and activities for those who are 21 & older, but that doesn't mean there isn't a ton of fun to be had in the 20 & under crowd! B-Town offers more than you think for those who have yet to reach the milestone birthday — from outdoor recreation to... Read More

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Bloomington is home to quite a few promenades that offer a robust variety of shops, eateries, recreational activities, and other venues to enjoy while strolling through B-Town — The Square and Kirkwood Avenue are two local-favorites, as is the B-Line Trail. While The Square and Kirkwood are... Read More

Friday, April 2, 2021

The Square is one of downtown Bloomington's most popular areas. Centered around the Monroe County Courthouse, The Square is home to over 30 locally-owned businesses, which include clothing boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, book stores, cafes, nail salons, and more. With a variety of dining,... Read More

Thursday, April 1, 2021

We have no shortage of unique shops in Bloomington, especially when it comes to all things vintage. From high-end mid-century wares to affordable vinyl classics, be sure to check out Bloomington's best vintage shops to score some one-of-a-kind treasures. Fashion Cherry Canary With vintage baubles,... Read More

Friday, March 19, 2021

Kirkwood Avenue is the most iconic street in Bloomington. Bold statement, we know, but considering its lineup of legendary bars & restaurants and entrance into Indiana University's campus through the famous Sample Gates, it simply can't be denied. Kirkwood is a popular destination for students,... Read More

Friday, November 6, 2020

As winter approaches, all of us are looking forward to the holidays. This is the season to spend time with family and be thankful for one another. While this sounds great, we still have to stay safe meaning we won't be hitting the stores in large crowds during Black Friday and the holiday season.... Read More