Fort Wayne pride abounds, and is responsible for a boom in locally designed and produced goods that reflect the love for the Summit City!
VimAnnVigor is the design hub of local graphic designer Nicolle Ginter. Her Fort Wayne illustrations, available as prints, feature charming takes on iconic city buildings and spaces and make for wonderful Fort Wayne gifts or souvenirs. Ginter also offers custom drawings of couples and families, as well as custom illustrations of houses. View examples, place orders for prints or commission a custom portrait on Ginter’s Etsy site or shop her range of Fort Wayne icons at House to Home or The FIND. etsy.com/shop/VimAnnVigor, vimannvigor.com
First & Wilkerson is known for bringing others’ ideas to life on apparel, signs, accessories and more. But the design shop has also consistently created unique, ready-made Fort Wayne-centric goods for sale in their shop. Their locally designed and printed collection contains a dizzying array of unisex t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and hats, women’s tanks and cropped shirts, youth apparel and home goods like tea towels and blankets. The full assortment and available custom options are available in store, with a generous selection also offered online. 127 W. Wayne Street, 260.387.6531, firstwilkerson.com
Midwest Fantasy designs and produces interesting and unique Fort Wayne themed apparel, art prints, accessories and gifts, all with flair and a wink. The collection is always changing, always offering something new, but the current assortment includes enamel pins, patches and postcards, Indiana wire form necklaces, high quality stickers, totes and drawstring bags, and a comprehensive selection of tees, tanks, sweatshirts and baby onesies. Current popular apparel designs include the High Score Zip Code style, Apples and Rivers and the delightful Raccoonicorn, the official mascot of Midwest Fantasy. The brand also sells the popular Born and Bread in Fort Wayne candle, deliciously scented with the intoxicating aroma of the city’s bread factory. shopmidwestfantasy.com