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Road Trip: Hot House Market in Lafayette

If you Boiler Up for Purdue football games, arrive early and detour to Hot House Market, a super-cool vintage shop close to campus. This is the permanent outpost for a hip couple that often sells at the Brooklyn Flea, plus Chicago events. Filled with a darling mix of bohemian and retro treasures displayed cottage-style, it’s like Indiana’s version of Anthropologie—and reasonably priced. Chipped-paint bureaus and low-slung couches and chairs that won’t need to be reupholstered set the stage under Chinese lanterns and upside-down parasols hung from the ceiling. Short denim overall dresses (are these back?) hang on a weathered door propped behind a wrought-iron bed. Neat racks of clothing fill the back room. If you’re looking for broken-in granny or cowboy boots, this is the place. Browse our photo gallery for more favorite finds. 900 Kossuth St., Lafayette, 765-490-7968,

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now an executive editor, she lives downtown.