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 & Accessories

Cherry Canary Vintage Clothing

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With vintage baubles, clothing, and records, this downtown boutique has a little bit of everything. Cassie, Cherry Canary owner and buyer, does the hard work for you. She scours estate sales, thrift stores, and garage sales around the Midwest, looking for the funkiest and most unique threads for men & women. Beyond clothing and accessories, she has a cool collection of kitschy housewares including pendant lights, planters, glassware, and more. There's even a special section of Halloween costumes!

SLCT Stock

Sneakers, apparel, and accessories on display at SLCT Stock
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One of The Square's best hidden gemsSLCT Stock is located across the street from Brothers between The Bluebird and Cup & Kettle Tea Co. The apparel store carries a variety of vintage sneakers, t-shirts, hats, and other apparel. If you love to collect old-school pop culture tees, designer clothing & accessories, and IU apparel, SLCT Stock is going to be your new favorite store — it's one of the best places in town to shop for IU gear and vintage fashion items.

Tailored Thrifts

Tailored Thrifts

If you're envisioning not only a vintage, but a luxury vintage piece, Tailored Thrifts is the place to go. With their luxury goods and various trendy secondhand items, you will find a great staple piece for a great price. While they have beautiful modern clothing and accessories, don't be fooled. They also have an array of vintage items as well. From chunky vintage jewelry, to leather jackets, to Christian Dior sweaters, to Chanel bags, check out what Tailored Thrifts has to offer.

Can't make it to their shop? Visit their website and order online!


Furniture & Decor

Bloomington Antique Mall

Selection of Items at the Antique Mall

It's easy to spend hours scouring every booth for treasures at this three-story antique mall. Bloomington Antique Mall's inventory includes everything from antique furnishings and china collections to mod-kitsch decor and '80s hair bands t-shirts. There's no better place to explore on a rainy day!

Jeff's Warehouse

A display of various vintage decor items at Jeff's Warehouse

Jeff's Warehouse is the place in Bloomington for authentic mid-century-modern furniture and antiques. With two floors packed full of vintage finds, Jeff expertly lays out vignettes with different pieces to inspire customers and show them how they can incorporate vintage pieces in their own homes. If mid-mod isn't your aesthetic, you'll also find artwork, decorative pieces, rugs, and other accessories that span many different decades.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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If you're looking to score a mint-condition vintage piece at a crazy discount, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is the place for you. Their inventory is always changing, so you have to be patient when hunting for vintage gold here. Pieces are priced to move quickly, so if you find a gem, don't wait to snag it for yourself, because someone else is likely to snatch it up if you don't. You can also feel good about shopping at the ReStore because money spent there goes toward funding homes in Bloomington.

Lola + Co.

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Lola + Co. is a darling shop that lives on The Square, home to a large variety of shabby-chic-meets-French-countryside furniture and decor, in addition to a small selection of clothing & jewelry. If you find a piece you love but aren't wild about the color, talk to the owner, Lisa. She can customize pieces with Annie Sloan chalk paint, which she carries in the store. If you already have a piece at home that you'd like to make-over, get expert advice from Lisa and her staff about what you need to perfect your piece.

Books & Music

Landlocked Music

Displays of vinyl records and artwork at Landlocked Music

Landlocked Music is Bloomington's premier music store, selling records, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, turntables, magazines, and more — if it's of interest to music lovers, Landlocked is likely to have it. They also offer a buy/trade program for anyone looking to sell any genre of gently-used CDs, LPs, DVDs, cassettes, and any other material you'd like them to take a look at. To sweeten the deal, Landlocked will even take special orders for customers at no additional cost with no money down.

Vintage Phoenix Comic Books

A display of Marvel comic books at Vintage Phoenix Comic Books

Vintage Phoenix Comic Books, one of downtown's best hidden gems, is a must for all superhero, anime, and general comic book lovers, as it's a destination for comics, graphic novels, action figures, and more. Marvel-obsessed fans will delight in a trip to the shop, as they carry comics related to the film adaptations and storylines that have yet to hit the big screen. While they have plenty of superhero material to pour over, they carry other genres for readers of all ages as well — it's a great place to visit for both kids and adults.