Retail Details – July 2021
Men’s Apparel at The FIND: Known for their stylish women’s clothing and accessories, baby and child department as well as gifts and home goods, The FIND has added a well edited collection of high quality, upgraded basics for men. While the boutique has always stocked men’s accessories like hats, small leather goods and graphic T shirts and hoodies, owner and buyer Melani Wilson was inspired by the men in her life, thus adding soft and comfortable, yet never sloppy, athleisure staples they gravitate towards. Among the collection are joggers and shorts, matching sweat sets, buttery soft T shirts and layering hoodies, from popular “studio to street” brand Alo Yoga, Bella + Canvas and Barefoot Dreams, a best-selling line in the women’s category, known for their ultra-soft, luxurious feel. The entire selection of men’s apparel was curated with mixing and matching in mind, with a neutral color palette and silhouettes that easily blend into existing wardrobes. Shop the full, yet ever changing collection in store and online. 133 W. Wayne Street, 260.203.3498, thefindfw.com
Vintage Goodies on State Street: Goodbye Goods Vintage is a treasure trove of vintage and retro apparel and accessories from the 70s, 80s, 90s and Y2K eras. The duo behind the brand scouts out high-quality vintage clothing in excellent condition, as well as dead stock items, and specialize in graphic T shirts and tanks, but with plenty to choose from in dresses, pants, skirts and shorts, groovy blouses and small items like totes, bags and ball caps. The shop posts the latest finds and curated collections (think groupings like bikers t shirts or baseball hats) on their Instagram page, with many pieces selling within minutes. If vintage is your bag, baby, be advised to turn on post notifications so you don’t miss a drop. Fast past sellers include McDonald’s running shorts from the 70s, an ET messenger bag from the 80s and a Pokemon Gotta Catch ‘Em All T shirt from the 90s. The store is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm and always open online. 1305 E. State Boulevard, Unit 4, depop.com/goodbyegoods
A New Spot for the Littles: Hopscotch House is a good old fashioned toy shop, filling a void in the city’s retail landscape. Sister store to popular downtown destination Fancy & Staple, Hopscotch House was inspired by owner Taber Olinger’s daughter, as well as her own young at heart spirit. The toy shop is a wonderland of fun and color, with the cutest toys, gifts and accessories for babies and children, and adults who like to take trips down memory lane. Shoppers will find plenty of teeny, cute things for budgets of all sizes, including tiny hands holding onto a few shiny coins. Speaking of coins, be sure to bring pocket change to take advantage of the gumball machine of rubber flamingos and a customized souvenir coin penny smasher with four custom designs – one Fort Wayne, the other three Hopscotch House branded. Pose the kiddos on the couch for a fun photo moment, let them loose with a few dollars to spend how they choose and check out the official mascot of the shop, Gus, the cutest little hamster who lives among the toys and has his own vintage bunny nightlight. Don’t forget to hopscotch your way into the store when you visit! 1301 Broadway Boulevard, 260.424.0376, hopscotchhousefw.com
Goodness at Jefferson Pointe: goodMRKT is a hub for small retail companies who include doing good as part of their business plans. With an affiliation with and support from handbag giant Vera Bradley, goodMRKT provides national amplification to a wide variety of makers, artisans and brands, bringing them under one roof, so shoppers can easily find goods that give back. The reworked, refreshed former Williams-Sonoma space at Jefferson Pointe is now home to over 30 sustainable/socially conscious brands. The flagship store features products from local companies like Big Tooth Co., Utopian Coffee, The Urban Petal, MudLove, and Old Fort Tee Co, as well as brands from around the country like Dosa Naturals, Jiggy, New Hope Girls, Ranger Station and Sea Bags. NB Kidz offers their “Most Wanted” series of books about caring for animals; Final creates “foreverables” as an answer to single-use products doing damage to the environment; and Village Thrive sells handmade home decor goods skillfully crafted in Bali. goodMRKT is partnering with these brands not only to sell their goods, but also to support them in their retail journey, acting as a larger launchpad for national and international growth. While the goodMRKT website is not shoppable, each brand is given a spotlight, with more to come. Shop in store during regular Jefferson Pointe hours. 4130 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Suite I-3, 260.960.6758, agoodmrkt.com
Blowouts at The BOB: The jewel-box sized hair care spot The BOB Salon in East State Village is tiny but mighty, with a full complement of hair services, easy online booking and Davines hair care products in a welcoming, clean, beautiful and fun environment. The BOB, which stands for Business of Beauty, celebrated their first full year in business last January, navigating the operation of a personal services company during a global pandemic with style and grace. Even if you’re not in search of a new stylist, it’s always good to have a great blowout spot in your back pocket for styling needs. And the post-shampoo scalp massage is reason enough to book regular visits. Open by appointment only, this salon specializes in blonding, balayage, hand-tied weft extensions and bridal hair. And did we mention the scalp massage? To book online, visit vagaro.com/thebob, 1321 E. State Boulevard, 260.247.8050.