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Category - Shopping

Monday, November 13, 2023

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 couple's getaway adventure — you'll love what B-Town has in store for you.... Read More

Monday, November 6, 2023

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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

Monday, October 30, 2023

Picture this: You’re shopping, but not on Amazon. You’re having dinner — somewhere other than your own house. You wake up in a bed you don’t have to make. You go outside to watch the snowfall without having to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Friday, October 20, 2023

Check out the top events happening in November 2023, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Bloomington Handmade Market — Holiday 2023 Date: Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12 Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM... Read More

Monday, October 16, 2023

Whether you're visiting Bloomington with kids, looking for a gift for expecting parents, or wanting to bring home a special B-Town souvenir for the child in your life, there are a variety of local shops to peruse to find the perfect item. Book Corner Standing on one of The Square's corners, Book... Read More

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Shopping for the "her" in your life can be tricky — there are so many options that it can be overwhelming to choose which direction to go in, and simultaneously such a big task that you may feel stumped on where to even begin. Lucky for you, we've put together this guide on where to shop for her in... Read More

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Bloomington is a hotbed for vintage, retro, and antique shopping. From '80s pop culture tees and well-loved Indiana University gear to high-end mid-century wares and affordable vinyl classics, browse B-Town's best vintage shops to score some one-of-a-kind treasures during your next visit. Clothing... Read More

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

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, June 22, 2023

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