Out and about this week, I had the opportunity to drop by a handful of charming local shops.
American Treasures and One Earth Gallery
This Lafayette staple carries a variety of Native-American and international fair trade items, including a huge array of hand-crafted gold and silver jewelry.
This full-service salon also has a vintage clothing store in the basement with a variety of mens and womens clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Hot House Market
This is a brand new vintage boutique at the top of 9th Street hill, carrying mid-century, bohemian, and shabby chic housewares. They also have a selection of womens vintage clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
This was my first time in the gallery, and the owner gave me a tour of the artwork and workshop. They not only sell art, but host a variety of classes for all ages. There was a large selection of desirable pieces here, and I found myself fawning over the owners own work hanging in the back. To die for.
Main Street Mercantile
This store boasts a huge variety of vintage and antique items, ranging from household items to vintage curiosities. They also carry quite a bit of Purdue ephemera. One special thing about this store is the number of large items in stock, like conversational art pieces and unusual wood carvings.