The phrase "shop 'til you drop" may as well have been coined in Bloomington. From the trendy BEAD district to the collection in the College Mall, this college town is geared to satisfy even the most extreme shoppers.
You can expect the trendy, chic and unique to come out of Bloomington's entertainment and arts district. Scattered throughout the district are galleries, music venues, parks and restaurants. It's the center of the city, and it's the place to shop. For those who find their shopping fix in thrift stores and vintage gems, Cactus Flower will satisfy your craving. Trendy Cha Cha and Pitaya are musts if you sport a more modern look. Larger names like Urban Outfitters also reside in the district, as well as hyper-local spots like the Indiana University Varsity Shop.
Music buffs will find plenty to keep their ears ringing. Music stores such as Landlocked Music, Vance Music Center and Melody Music Shop offer everything from vinyl to instruments. Book stores and art galleries also abound, making BEAD the premier spot for shopping in Bloomington.
Make the most of your time and head to College Mall, where you'll find everything from small specialty stores to big-name department stores. Anchor stores include Macy's and Sears, and the mall also features Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Smaller stores range from Old Navy and Abercrombie & Fitch to Bath & Body Works.
Cactus Flower, 322 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Cha Cha, 427 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Pitaya, 417 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Urban Outfitters, 530 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Indiana University Varsity Shop, 104 S. Indiana Ave.
Dope Couture, 224 N. College Ave.
O'Child Children's Boutique, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Landlocked Music, 202 N. Walnut St.
Vance Music, 112 W. Sixth St.
Melody Music Shop, 402 W. Sixth St.
College Mall, 2894 E. Third St.