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Owners Claire Bolles and Erin Welch have given Indy a shop that takes fashion to heart—the coolest jackets, the hottest denim, and the dresses just spotted in your favorite magazine. They can even tell you which celeb just wore which pieces in the shop. On the racks this fall, you’ll find colorful Faliero Sarti scarves; Linea Pelle handbags; coated denim, which looks like leather but is at a lower price point; cozy Helmut Lang sweaters; sexy dresses by Skaist Taylor and Rag & Bone; Freja + Mother Denim collaboration; Vince; Haute Hippie; and the exclusive Isabel Marant Collection. Items are stocked in limited quantities, so keep tabs via the website or the store’s handy mobile app.
815 E. 65th St., 317-253-1234, 8fifteen.com
The carefully edited selection of uptown clothing and accessories pops like artwork in the crisp, clean interior of this Carmel boutique. Labels include Mignon Doo, Shoshanna, Three Dots, Joie, James Perse, Raoul, Yoana Baraschi, White + Warren, Zeffira jewelry, and Henry & Belle denim. Browse its newly opened pop-up shop in Carmel City Center, 14 Districts Weekend, which, as its name implies, offers comfy, slouchy clothing for those lazy days.
110 W. Main St., Carmel, 317-818-4585; Carmel City Center, 736 Hanover Pl., Ste. 100B, Carmel, 805-1857 (14 Districts Weekend); shop14districts.com
Urban edge meets rural accent at Anthro, whose unique mix always seems to work. Dresses, tops, and bottoms with embellishments like lace, ruffles, and beads or brightly colored prints rule, but you’ll find versatile, more simple styles too. Browse the racks of statement necklaces and earrings for the perfect complement.
The Fashion Mall, 317-574-0803, anthropologie.com
NEW More high-end denim comes to The Fashion Mall with the opening of Armani Jeans, only the second such store in the United States. For fall, check out the mid-rise ultra-skinny style with two-way “power stretch.” You’ll also find a selection of sportswear that includes outerwear, woven shirts, handbags, eyewear, and watches.
The Fashion Mall, 317-708-0462, armani.com
BCBG Max Azria
Elegantly muted colors, flowered prints, and lots of lace are among the new styles at this super-chic store. Each piece seems to exude a mix of sophistication and sexy for a look that emphasizes femininity and power. The open-back lace dress ($498) and Keeley printed blazer ($268) are beautiful additions for fall.
The Fashion Mall, 317-566-9990, bcbg.com
NEW That would be Boomerang Boutique, Felicia Kiesel’s new spot on the east end of Mass Ave, where she stocks an eclectic mix of new and vintage clothing, accessories, and housewares. Recent offerings posted on the boutique’s Facebook page (the best way to see what’s in store) include a purple, gold, and turquoise sequined dress; a selection of silver tea pots; and funky vintage costume earrings. Be aware of limited hours.
845 Massachusetts Ave, (317) 966-7373, facebook.com/boomerangBTQ
The poshest designer boutique in Indy has met Cupid. With its emphasis on love this fall, not only are the mannequins hugging each other, but oxblood red is the new it color. Trendy red trench coats, textured red bags, fuzzy red hats, and slick red rainboots—well, you can see the common theme. The Orchard ($1,250 and up) remains one of the brand’s lust-worthy bags, along with the classic Burberry scarf. The store carries weekend and workwear and will order formal attire.
The Fashion Mall, 317-644-0606, us.burberry.com
NEW Button-down shirts, cardigans, and tote bags receive a colorful, patterned boost at this bright boutique. Pick up skinny denim ($88 to $128) and the brand’s signature cardigans ($78) in a range of hues. Jeweled statement necklaces ($68) and stud earrings (we love the hashtag style at $24) rule the jewelry table. True to its prepster roots, monogramming is big—especially on its popular lacquered jewelry boxes ($78). Home decor options include picture frames, ceramic trinket trays, and ikat pillows.
The Fashion Mall, 317-569-1431, cwonder.com
NEW Lovers of Uber need not mourn its close with the arrival of owner Anne Branham’s new shop, which predominately carries clothing and accessories, but also a few gifty ideas. The coolest thing about the store? Each of its locations offers different items to satisfy a range of shoppers. In Broad Ripple, Butler students will love the price points for the dresses, tops, denim, jewelry, and belts, as well as anything from the Bobbi and Splendid collections. On the other side of the city, the Carmel location offers more upscale clothing with Velvet, Ella Moss, Splendid, LAmade, and Vince. You can also find locally made Linnea’s Candles and Ambre Blends.
908 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-257-5890; Carmel City Center, 31 W. City Center Dr., Carmel, 317-564-5638, facebook.com/UberBoutiqueCarmel
NEW Your college-aged daughter will love one of Broad Ripple’s newest boutiques, which offers casual but flirty tops and dresses, barrettes adorned with leather flowers, studded clutches, and skinny jeans perfect for a night out.
826 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-567-3921, deitease.com
Dottie Couture Boutique
Cute, trendy, and affordable all come together in this shop that recently added a location near The Fashion Mall. We’re liking chevron scarves ($18), jeweled statement necklaces ($16), and the brown or heather-gray toggle jacket ($38). Browse weekly arrivals on the store’s Facebook page—and move fast, since most items are stocked in limited quantities.
789 U.S. 31 North, Greenwood, 317-888-8242; 8555 River Rd., 317-844-5848; dottiecouture.com
NEW Step into a dreamy world of boho fashion filled with cozy sweaters, flowy tops, flared denim, and a mix of bold and dainty jewelry. Complete your look with a selection of funky boots, oxfords, and high heels, and slouchy leather bags.
The Fashion Mall, 317-569-0348, freepeople.com
Girly Chic Boutique
Girly girls may never want to leave this shop full of ruffles, sparkles, and pretty colors. Brightly hued dresses, ornate barrettes, dainty chandeliers, and other femme finds are classics, while Ambre Blends and Seda France candles are new favorites. Nearly everything rings in under $100, and if you browse the racks of clothing, you’ll see designers Free People, Trinity, Mystree, and Alternative Apparel.
922 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-217-1525, facebook.com/girlychicboutique
Known for its special-occasion dresses, Grace also has more casual, work-appropriate offerings from lines such as BB Dakota, Lorick, and Black Halo. The Facebook page is frequently updated, so check in to see the latest styles.
3435 E. 86th St., 317-771-4143, facebook.com/graceboutiqueindy
While moms seem to be taking care of everyone else’s needs, this boutique ensures they have a place just for themselves. The store stocks stylish clothes for all-day comfort, like luxe sweaters and designer jeans from Paige Premium Denim, AG, Joe’s, and 7 For All Mankind. First-time moms will appreciate the expert staff’s advice on incorporating trends to fit their new bodies. But mothers or not, we’d love to slip into these Velvet tops and Free People crochet-trimmed henleys.
The Fashion Mall, 317-575-8505, shopmama.com
J’Ann & Co.
This locally owned store combines a fashion and a bridal boutique to suit every woman’s need. Turn heads by purchasing a pair of Tru Luxe Jeans, Brighton jewelry, a sophisticated luncheon outfit, an elegant mother-of-the-bride dress, or even something from Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Bridal line. Moonlight Bridal is also sold here.
950 Logan St., Noblesville, 317-776-4088, jannandco.com
It’s not the J.Crew of old, and with jeweled short-sleeve sweatshirts ($98), studded Everly pumps ($358), and the bold Technicolor Floral necklace ($165), we’re okay with that. But you can still count on fresh takes on classics like the merino Tippi sweater ($79.50), pencil skirts (from snakeskin to sequins), and ballet flats (we’re loving the ankle-strap versions for fall, especially the gold-chain, leopard-print style). The wedding line is available online only, but the store has swatches, and occasionally samples, in the back.
The Fashion Mall, 317-848-2739, jcrew.com
For those who want comfort and style, this is the store for you. Cozy basics that exude effortless sophistication can be found here, in a selection of embroidered cardigans, drapey sweaters, fitted blazers, and lots of boots. Denim is a big focus this year, especially the classic jean jacket that women love.
The Fashion Mall, 317-571-1750, jjill.com
NEW One of the Fashion Mall’s newest offerings, Kate Spade is unapologetically girly. You see it in the bright-pink handbags in classic, structured shapes; jewelry covered in sparkly bows; jeweled necklines on cocktail dresses; and shiny patent-leather pumps. Special event coming up? This is a great place to find that perfect dress.
The Fashion Mall, 317-708-0236, katespade.com
With more than a century of experience, this store has always provided high-quality clothing and service. If you need to impress your new boss, the family-owned business has recently branched out to include ready-to-wear dresses, slacks, and blouses. It also offers free alterations at the time of sale.
809 N. Delaware St., 317-634-8559, leontailoringco.com
You can complete all your shopping in one place when you visit this boutique. Find trend-setting or traditional pieces (though all with a girly twist), such as leather shift dresses, sparkly beaded evening dresses, and flowy, comfortable shirts. With a friend? Grab your picks from the Colene, Yumi, and Mystree lines, and head upstairs to the private dressing rooms. The shop also offers alterations.
150 S. Main St., Zionsville, 317-873-9999, lesleyjane.com
Lucky B Boutique
Everything is under $100 at this shop—lucky, indeed. Need that unique party dress or comfy shirt to lounge around in? This shop has plenty of fun pieces. Contemporary items such as frocks, colorful skinny jeans, Rosie Jane Perfume, infinity scarves, and acrylic bracelets have also been spotted.
912 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-253-7530, luckybboutique.com
J. Crew’s little sister gives urban chic a rustic twist. The denim bar offers five different cuts (the Skinny Skinny is the most popular). After you grab a pair of jeans, check out the button-up chambray shirts ($80)—they come in a few different colors. The suede or leather Billie boot ($218 and $228) is perfect for fall.
The Fashion Mall, 317-844-5540, madewell.com
Making fashion fun since 1989, this longtime Broad Ripple favorite has one goal: to help you build a wardrobe for your sense of style, no matter your age or taste. Designers include Three Dot, Habitat, Cut Loose, Babette, and Comfy USA.
6512 N. Cornell Ave., 317-254-9939, marigoldclothing.com
Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique
With on-trend, wearable pieces from Michael Stars and Bailey 44, Mary & Martha’s fits nicely into Carmel’s Arts & Design District. Free People custom sweaters fly off the racks here, but check back often—you never know what you’ll find. Joseph Ribkoff dresses are perfect for a night out.
111 W. Main St., Carmel, 317-848-2624, maryandmarthas.com
A perfect store for the Broad Ripple night scene, Niche and its offerings are commonly described as edgy and chic. Pick up pieces in bold patterns, sheer shirts, and fabulous heels, as well as jackets and the hottest pairs of jeans.
916 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-205-9680, shopnicheboutique.com
NEW This year-old Greenwood boutique stocks brands such as Free People, Miss Me, 7 for all Mankind, and BB Dakota. You’ll find modern and contemporary tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, and jewelry for more-casual outings—and most items ring up under $100. For fall, pick up cozy sweaters, Blank denim, and patterned tunics and leggings. Styles change often, so check out the store’s Instagram feed for pics of the latest offerings.
1001 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, 317-881-7455, piaceboutique.com
The younger, fashion-forward set heads to this longtime Broad Ripple boutique to browse color-coordinated racks of affordable tops, bottoms, dresses, and jewelry befitting the bar scene just outside its doors. Look for trendy items with cutouts, high-low hemlines, and sheer paneling.
842 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-465-0000, pitaya.com
Redemption recently moved spaces in its brown Broad Ripple building, but will still have the styles you love, by appointment only. Owner Amber Davis offers women’s tops, dresses, handbags, and accessories at trunk stores, special events, and online. The boutique is now joined by independent businesses, like hair stylists and massage therapists.
824 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-259-4071, redemptionstyle.com
The Secret Ingredient
This local favorite pops with items that have that special something, like dresses with faux-leather accents, jackets with rhinestone buttons or a snakeskin coating, ruching, and ruffles. Clothing is arranged mostly by color for easy outfit creating. Samuel Dong coats are perfect for warding off fall’s chill, and the seemingly endless selection of oversized necklaces and earrings (including a large variety of clip-on styles) makes it fun to find the perfect accessories.
5631 N. Illinois St., 317-253-6632, thesecretingredient.us
Formerly in Broad Ripple and now in Carmel, Snazzi has one-of-a-kind pieces for style-conscious women. You’ll find comfy knits, cozy sweaters, and Sanctuary Clothing’s vegan-leather items that look and feel like the real thing. Jewelry is handcrafted by local and international designers, and you can see the time and expertise in each detailed ring, necklace, and bracelet. Look to Tizo Designs for some of the funkier pieces.
720 W. Adams St., Carmel, 317-721-7629, snazziboutique.com
Work out and shop at the same time. Inside a Pilates studio lies a boutique with clothes for more than just sun salutations: Ella Moss tees, Rich & Skinny jeans, and a variety of tops, dresses, and pants from Green Dragon and Beyond Yoga. Split59 activewear and Free People pieces are the newest additions.
1300 E. 86th St., 317-844-5554, www.shoptwirlboutique.com
NEW Jeans, jeans, and more jeans. Choose from light, dark, and everything in between, then select whether you want the boot-cut, slouchy boyfriend, or hip super-skinny styles. The store now has The Originals, six fits for women and three for men, that, as the name suggests, offer no-nonsense washes and fits. True Religion also has hats, shirts, and belts to complement any of its denim.
The Fashion Mall, 317-218-7561, truereligionbrandjeans.com
Hipsters flock to this store to get their fix of trend-setting, affordable clothing, accessories, and home decor. Look for bold patterns, muted hues with bright accents, and floral everywhere. Check out the bags and shoes for just the right touch of style.
The Fashion Mall, 317-569-0780, urbanoutfitters.com
NEW As the name suggests, Utterly Pink, owned by a mother-daughter duo, is plenty girly, stocking colorful infinity scarves, statement necklaces for $25 or less, bright dresses, cozy Aztec-inspired cardigans, and V-neck jersey sweaters that let you show off your football pride. Everything is under $50.
839 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-257-7465, utterlypinkinc.com
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