Textile Message

City Center’s newest addition layers cool and sophisticated materials.

Just try keeping your hands to yourself at Beauty + Grace. You’ll want to touch everything in Jenni Myers’s casual-glam Carmel boutique, stocked with versatile pieces that go from morning to evening with ease. Luxe and fuzzy winter-white cardigans by Anine Bing and rabbit-fur vests by Elliatt come in tempting textures you can’t help but rub between your fingers. Even weekend-ready loungewear, like Pam & Gela’s artfully torn sweatshirts and Sundry’s ultra-soft velour joggers, invites a feel, as do Oak’s classic buttery-leather moto jackets. The outerwear pairs well with the distressed skinnies or boyfriend-style jeans displayed hanging from the ceiling on thick metal chains—a tough, industrial detail that, along with honed-concrete floors and a recycled-steel counter, represents a new definition of beauty in Hamilton County.


Carmel City Center, 751 Hanover Pl., Carmel, 435-5992


The shoes, including sporty-sleek slip-ons from Sol Sana, $140 and up