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Nearby Shopping in Bloomington

Booming with local inspiration and artists, it’s no wonder there’s a thriving shopping scene in Bloomington in recent years. Looking for that perfect University of Indiana swag? We’ve got it. Book worm? We hold our book shops close to heart and will help you find your favorite next read.

Whatever you’re on the hunt for, here’s five of the best shops and stops to check out on your next shopping spree in Bloomington. 


SLCT Stock

SLCT Stock is the closest you’ll get to a time machine in Bloomington. Located on Walnut St, SLCT offers a curated mix of trendy pieces and IU gear dating all the way back to the 1980s.

Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or it’s your first time in town, you’re bound to find something among their racks of high-quality vintage tees, hats, varsity jackets and more. Trust us, you’ll want to find some extra space in your suitcase 

Insider Tip

Be sure to ask for a deal if you’re buying in bulk.

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It’s not a true game day in Bloomington unless you’re repping cream and crimson around town. Forgot to pack your Hoosier colors? Tracks on Kirkwood’s quirky selection of IU apparel will have you dressing like a local without breaking the bank.

In addition to their one-of-a-kind selection of superb merch, Tracks also specializes in vinyl & CDs spanning genres and decades. From classic oldies to the newest hits, Tracks’ record-lined walls have tunes for every visitor. 

Insider Tip

Check out the sale bins, you never know what treasure you could find.

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Bloomington Farmer’s Market

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in a community than to meet the people that make it special, and Bloomington Farmer’s Market serves as a shining example.

The best shopping in Bloomington comes straight from the locals in the form of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy items and more. Plus, the market operates two days a week to accommodate busy schedules – Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

Insider Tip

BYOB- Bring Your Own Bag.

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Gather Shoppe

Gather Shoppe is the next big wave in museum culture – a place where you can see works by over 200 artists, all available for purchase.

Shop from a curated selection of handmade jewelry, clothing, art and more from artists all across the Midwest. Owned and operated by Bloomington women, the store also offers workshops and classes to expand and foster talent in the community.  

Insider Tip

Gather Shoppe ships all its goods to cities across the U.S.

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Alibi Boutique

Alibi Boutique opened in 2019 to spread a single message to Bloomington: when you look good, you feel good. Their carefully curated collection is full of pieces both structured and edgy, perfect for refreshing your wardrobe or replacing a piece you forgot at home. Stock up on graphic tees, modern jumpsuits, jeans, dresses, and more. 

Though Alibi Boutique specializes in beautiful clothing, they can do more than fill your closet. Find a new fragrance, take home a refined piece of jewelry, or shop their unique collection of home goods including floral arrangements and art prints.

Insider Tip

Book a private shopping experience and pop the bubbly for a girl’s night out, birthday party, retail therapy, or just because!

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