500 W. Northfield Dr.
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Phone: (317) 852-2000
Fax: (317) 852-2112
Toys and books galore at 4 Kids Books & Toys, which is a sure delight for children. Be it birthday gift or Christmas shopping, this little shop will never disappoint you. If you aren't sure about what to pick-up, the amiable staff will help you in choosing the right stuff. For more details, call ahead.
Kids Ink, located at North Illinois Street, is a bookstore that completely caters to kids. Innovative toys, puzzles, educational stuff and much more awaits you at Kids Ink. Right from toddlers to infants, this independent bookshop has something for everyone. Apart from that, it also hosts variety of events that are well-attended. Deemed to be one of the famous children's bookstore in the city, it has books and toys that combine learning and fun. While in town, do visit this store and pick-up some cool stuff for your little ones.
So few independent record stores survive in this new digital age, so the Broad Ripple area is lucky to have one like Indy CD & Vinyl. One might tour the Midwest for weeks and never find a store with a selection as plentiful and a staff as welcoming. Whether you're in the market for something from Girl Talk's back catalog or the latest and greatest from soul man Andre Williams, you'll find it here. See website for staff picks, event announcements and more.
Broad Ripple Vintage is a great place to pick up some unique secondhand clothes for any occasion. They offer a variety of clothes and accessories from the 1940's to the 1980's, all packed into a small but welcoming space. Come in to find a full selection of suits, tuxes, dresses, lingerie and accessories.
Goose the Market is a butcher shop that goes above and beyond. Their meat is all local, delivered from the best farms just a few hours or days after slaughter. Their selection of cheeses is top notch. They have a deli, which makes its sandwiches out of the best air-dried, wood-smoked, and dry-cured meats available. They also offer a selection of seasonal produce; again, all local, all high quality. And if that's not enough, there are a variety of fine wines, which can be bought by the bottle or enjoyed by the glass, in-store with small, artisan snacks on the side.
Recently shifted (from 82nd Street) to a more convenient and spacious location along 54th Street, Vibes Music is a well stocked record stores in Indianapolis. From rock to pop, to jazz and surprisingly even records from the 80s can be found here. The staff are friendly, and often make great recommendations depending on your taste and genre liking. The store is flooded with posters of upcoming gigs, sales promos and upcoming releases. Call ahead for more details.
This community market has steadily grown to become a favorite neighborhood gathering place on Saturday mornings. It offers a wide range of products, such as fresh fruit,vegetables, meats, flowers, baked goods, and herbs. All of the goods are produced and sold locally, a relationship that has enhanced the sense of community in the Broad Ripple neighborhood. After moving between several locations, it is now located at Broad Ripple High School's parking lot, which offers ample parking for the many shoppers who continue to arrive week after week.
Rocket Fizz is a small storefront selling a wide variety of unique sodas, candy and novelty items. The soda flavors range from the normal to the truly bizarre. Where else will you find buffalo wing or bacon flavored soda alongside the colas and root beers? Add to this a selection of candy that would make Willy Wonka proud, and you've got a store that is guaranteed to be heaven to anyone with a sweet tooth.
The city of Indianapolis has many bookstores, but Downtown Comics is an unique outlet that has an extensive collection of comics that delight kids as well as adults. For your weekly dose of comics and video games, head to this downtown store; apart from that, it also stocks collectibles, toys and trinkets. The friendly staff will also help you in finding a specific title. For more details and visiting hours, check website.
Chances are every adult in the city at some point in their life have bought a shoe from Stout's. More than a hundred years old, shoes here are still sent to cashier in a basket where they come back wrapped and with the exact change. You can return a shoes if your unhappy with the pair you bought.
Silver in the City is the place to find the perfect gift. They feature a great selection of trendy jewelry including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and accessories. For the more practical minded, there is a housewares section that is sure to meet any need. Plus, there are a variety of humorous shirts and accessories to tickle your funny bone.
Global Gifts is a small store dedicated to changing the world. They sell a variety of handmade goods including everything from jewelry and housewares to art and toys. But what really makes it special is that all of these items are fair trade, which means that the artisans were paid a fair wage and the items were ethically made. Since these items are imported from around the world, your purchase goes toward providing fair income to people of limited opportunity. Plus, with a constantly changing stock, you never know just what you'll find.