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Enjoy a Wide Choice of Indiana Shopping Destinations

On your next trip to the Hoosier State save time to explore the variety of Indiana shopping destinations. Search for bargains at outlet malls and flea markets, splurge at shopping centers and downtown boutiques, or pick up unique gifts and souvenirs at artist galleries and small-town specialty stores.

Indianapolis is home to several shopping malls. Circle Center offers more than 100 shopping options including H&M, Banana Republic, and upscale restaurants. Castleton Square is one of the largest malls in the state. Shop anchor stores like Macy’s and J.C. Penney and browse among 130 specialty shops. Greenwood Park Mall offers both indoor and outdoor shopping areas with more than 150 stores and eateries. Fashion Mall at Keystone also serves the Indy metro area. The upscale shopping center is anchored by Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Shop Burberry, Tiffany & Co., and Kate Spade, or browse for tech gadgets at the Apple Store.

Mass Ave Arts District is a five-block area of Indianapolis filled with independent boutiques, art galleries, theaters and restaurants. Shop at Stout’s Shoes, the oldest footwear retailer in the U.S., or browse jewelry stores, gift shops and a candy store. Indianapolis City Market at 222 Market Street features over 30 local artisans selling their wares. The Farmers Market, held on Wednesdays from May-October, is the largest and longest running farmers market in the state. Before or after your shopping trip, take a tour of the underground catacombs beneath Whistler Plaza.

West Lafayette features several fun shopping areas. Explore the Chauncey Village District for quaint boutiques near Purdue University. The Wabash Riverfront District offers everything from apparel, home décor and gourmet foods to art, toys, and jewelry. The Arts & Market District has specialty shops, museums, galleries, and a farmers’ market on Saturdays.

Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville is located at Exit 210 off I-69. Enjoy the open-air streetscape and shop at stores like DSW, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and J.C. Penney. The center is home to 85 shops, a 16-screen movie theater, and numerous eateries.

Towns like Muncie, Jasper and Kokomo offer fun historic districts brimming with unique shops selling everything from home décor, apparel, and accessories to gourmet foods, shoes, and jewelry. Words and Images/The Train Place in Metamora features railroad memorabilia, kerosene lamps, and lanterns, toy trains, cast iron cookware, and a diverse selection of antiques, books, and collectibles. See a working model train in the train room.

The Old Bag Factory in Goshen is housed in a former soap factory. Built in 1896, the historic building is now home to artisans who sell their crafts. Shop at a variety of boutiques and take a break at on-site eateries. Coppes Commons is home to boutiques, antique stores, and an artisan market. Located in historic Nappanee, the shops are housed in a renovated cabinet factory. Shop for locally made apparel, home décor, and crafts, or indulge in pastries, ice cream, cheeses, and candies.

Get in the holiday spirit at the Christmas Store in Santa Claus. Brimming with gifts, decorations, collectibles, and candies, it’s open from May-December. Santa is on hand for visits during the summer and winter. Don’t miss Santa’s Toys with over 2800 toys to choose from. Downtown Shipshewana offers an Olde World Christmas Market in early December. Enjoy holiday lights, a festive atmosphere, and family-friendly activities as you browse for gifts. Located in Amish Country, Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market is the largest flea market in the Midwest. Browse over 900 booths on 40 acres. Held from May-September on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the market features auctions, handcrafted wares, apparel, home décor, antiques, and unique gift items. Chesterton’s European Market is a French-inspired market in downtown Chesterton. Held on Saturdays from May-October, the market features artisan crafts, fresh pastries, gourmet goods, locally grown produce, soaps, and more.

Take the River and Roads Artisan Trail in Terre Haute to find locally made creations including leatherwork, ceramics, alpaca fiber art, and paintings. The Covered Bridge Tour from Terre Haute to Rosedale includes visits to a blacksmith, pottery shop, art galleries, and a woodworking shop. View maps for both tours at riverandroadstrail.com.

Quilt lovers will enjoy a visit to Essenhaus Village Shops in Middlebury. Browse several specialty shops displaying hand-crafted quilts, jewelry, wall art, apparel, and accessories. Country Quilt Creations in Bremin also offers a huge selection of handmade quilts. Stock up on supplies and fabrics or buy a pattern book for a quilting fan.

Annie Oakley Perfumery in Ligonier features perfumes created by the Gabet family. Enjoy a factory tour of the perfume making process, sample various scents, and create your own fragrance. The factory/store is located 14 miles south of Shipshewana off Hwy. 5. Country Shops of Grabill in Amish Country is situated in the historic Souder’s Building in downtown Grabill. Browse wares from over 150 vendors selling everything from vintage apparel and antiques to handmade crafts and home décor. Be sure to visit the adjacent general store for nostalgic candies and collectibles. The Bloomington Antique Mall in the historic Tom Taylor Building features three floors of antiques, art, crafts, and memorabilia. Shop for treasures among 100 vendors.

Stop by the Indiana Store for authentic souvenirs, gifts and crafts made in the Hoosier State. Situated in the Indiana State Museum at White River Park in Indianapolis, the store offers apparel, books, ornaments, and locally-made food and beverage products.

Our Favorite Places to Shop

Edinburgh Premium Outlets

The Edinburgh Premium Outlets offers premium shopping in it's 85 outlet stores. Shop the finest brands including Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, Coldwater Creek, J. Crew, Nautica, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Under Armour.

Shop for the kids at Carter's, OshKosh B'gosh, and Gymboree. Stores selling housewares, gifts and specialty items are also available. The outlet mall is conveniently located 35 miles south of Indianapolis in Edinburgh.

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

Explore the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets on your next trip to northern Indiana. Found in Michigan City, a pleasant city just northeast of Chesterton and situated along the shore of Lake Michigan, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is one of the premier shopping destinations in the area.

You'll find 120 different outlet stores – be sure to pick up a new Vera Bradley handbag or clutch for a certain someone special back home.

While many visits to northern Indiana might mean time spent on Lake Michigan fishing and boating, or at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore enjoying the pleasant spring or summer temperatures, find your way to the Lighhouse Place Premium Outlets.Built in the 1980s, the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is the largest shopping center in Michigan City, with shoppers driving in from nearby La Porte hoping to snatch up premium goods at slashed prices.

Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market

The largest flea market in the Midwest, the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market is located in northern Indiana – about 20 minutes west of Howe. Set in the thick of Amish Country, the Shipshewana Flea Market encompasses over 900 vendors.

Shipshewana Flea Market is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through October, while the Shipshewana Auction is a hotbed for livestock and antique sales. Don’t miss the 31,000-square-foot Antique Gallery, stop by the LaGrange County Visitor’s Center, enjoy the Saturday Farmer’s Market from April to October, or grab lunch at Auction Restaurant.

Old Bag Factory

Once a thriving commercial facility, the Old Bag Factory was built in Goshen, Indiana in 1896. Originally housing the Cosmo Soap Company, the building now a mecca for artists and merchants in the northern Indiana community.

Visitors browse artisanal crafts at storefronts like Goertzen Pottery and Cressie’s Vintage Boutique before relaxing in eateries like Trolley Café and Bread & Chocolate. Popular with residents and travelers alike, events like the Bazaar at the Bag Factory and the Handmade Holiday Show dot the calendar each year.