Buyers can finally do their thing again, albeit under different circumstances – face masks, visits only by appointment, no more than so many people at a time, no changing rooms, take-away and so on. But after months of pure online surfing, we’re excited to open the doors to these new and upcoming brick and mortar stores.
Ever since this trendy women’s clothing and accessories store moved in, The Yard at Fishers District has smelled fresh mint. The owner Jessica Landez moved her Fishers store to The Yard in early February and offers a lot of styles that won’t break the bank. The shop has been open to the public again since May 4th.
House Seven Design Shoppe
The conversion studio House Seven Design opened its boutique at 49th & Penn in mid-February. This really is a showroom furnished with furnishings made from down-to-earth materials, highlighted by modern finishes. Not a word yet about when the Meridian-Kessler home decor store should reopen. Therefore, the pick-up at the roadside and his online shop must be sufficient for the time being.
Was all of this bad news for 2020 written in the stars? Maybe, but it didn’t stop this health and beauty pharmacy store opening on March 3rd on 46th Street and Norwaldo Avenue. Most New Age stores can seem more typical. Crystals and stones, wind chimes, herbs, colorful candlesticks and spiritual books. Yes, this shop has all of those witch goodies too, but more, and is wrapped in a cute little black packet. If you don’t know what to grab, take the guesswork out of going with a pre-selected gift box filled with little treasures.
Montana-based, family-owned gift store Artisans recently expanded to the 400 block of Mass Ave. The light green doors were opened to the public on May 16. Find a handmade gift under $ 50. Home decor, leather handbags, jewelry, unusual toys, and posters and prints.
Irvington is home to the new 1979 leather supply company. Owner Nate Olp opened its doors on the D-Day anniversary, June 6th, at Catty-Corner of The Mug. Achieve a handcrafted leather shoulder bag, bag, wallet, belt, or other accessory in vibrant colors and styles. Other local brands being added to the space include Rebel Vintage, LFT Reserve Co., Tribe 79, and Hey Child Stay Wild.
Two Chicks District Co.
HGTV Good Bones host Mina Starsiak Hawk is opening a home decor boutique in Bates-Hendricks slated for June 20. Some of the things to win may seem familiar to me as they were caught on camera while filming the hit Home Reno TV show. Fans of the show can purchase Starsiak’s signature hammer necklace from Twigs and Twine Jewelry.
Unplug soy candles
Owner Jennifer Sturgill and husband Joe are moving their candle shop from Fortville to a larger room in neighboring Fishers, due to open in July. Unplug sells pure soy wax candles with environmentally friendly properties such as lead-free wicks made from cotton and natural scented oils. Candle making workshops are also offered, where manufacturers have over 20 fragrances to choose from.
The Bottleworks District
The bottle work will be completed in different phases. The first phase should open by the end of the year. Shops in “The Garage” should make it the city’s new shopping hotspot. There are Becker Supply Co.—A fashion mall pop-up shop for the outdoor shopper looking for adventure. He is moving to a permanent place on the 800 block of Mass Ave. The store offers clothing and personal care products, with a mission to plant a tree for every purchase made. Good neighborThe Detroit-based company will offer apparel for men and women from a variety of US and small-batch manufacturers. In addition to their passion for slow fashion, they donate $ 1 from every sale to nonprofits. Pumpkin fish, a gay gift and goodies shop, closed on Mass Ave earlier this year to move a few blocks to the expected entertainment hub. Will Acton opened the boutique to offer craft items and upscale gifts inspired by his travels, with eclectic finds for animal lovers, gardeners, pop culture fans and more. Square cat vinyl will bring new and used vinyl to the area for the first time since Luna Music moved to Mass Ave. Founded in 2016 in Fountain Square, the store also doubles as a small live music venue with a bar and stage. The shop’s new dig sites don’t have bar service, but they focus on curating live music at The Garage.
If you know of any other stores that have recently opened or are set to open this year, please let us know!