1801 S. 35th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 323-9760
Fax: (712) 323-6490
Soul Desires is primarily a bookstore that houses several books on spirituality and philosophy. This place has many books and material to enhance your spiritual side and special services like a 'Sabbath Room' and prayer beads for that karmic peace. Their store also has many other things for sale like greeting cards, singing bowls and so on. There are also many events held here like discussions, small music events, poetry sessions and so on. Many known writers and poets are invited here to share their views. Check out the website to know more.
No visit to Omaha is complete without a stop in the Old Market with its cobblestone streets. This eclectic corner of the city lays claim to some of the best shops and restaurants in town. Enjoy Italian at Vivace, invite a special someone to The French Cafe or sip a microbrew at the Upstream. Small shops offer everything from alternative music to cultural clothing, even a year-round selection of Christmas decorations. Several art galleries are also located in the area.
Feeling a bit like Scrooge? Step into this beautifully decorated shop specializing in the sights and sounds of Christmas, and you will feel like Santa in no time. Thousands of ornaments, priced $2 and up, hang from the many trees and displays tucked into every nook and cranny of this Old Market mainstay. Shoppers will also find holiday figurines, china, dolls, music, decorative items and much, much more. Other holidays are represented as well, with various displays devoted to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, July 4th and so on.
This is not your typical Old Market clothing store. Selection ranges from downright unusual to the finest travel wear available. Check out the casual team apparel, featuring whom else but the Cornhuskers, then take a trip back in time and cheer for the Bugeaters (Nebraska's first football team). You will find plenty of apparel in support of both names. The store also carries the best names in durable travel clothing and adventure wear. If you cannot make it in, consider calling. Internet and mail orders are also accepted.
If fresh produce, handmade quilts and linens, freshly cut flowers, locally canned jams and home-cooked baked goods are your thing, be sure to check out the potpourri of items available here. Parents push strollers, couples walk with dogs...even chefs from nearby restaurants frequent the Farmers Market to stock up on just-picked tomatoes, salad greens, berries and more. Located in a spacious parking area in the Old Market, this weekly event runs through the summer.
Established in the year 1992, White Crane Gallery features eclectic art mediums and styles. Its art items range from wearable to funky and classy. This art gallery features modern American art and showcases a pool of styles in jewelry, ceramics, glass and paintings. Art works here are meticulously chosen by Judith Shepherd, its owner, who carefully selects the best work of national, regional as well as local artists.
Offering designs created by Omaha's local artists, Curbside Clothing features a unique collection of t-shirts, hats, jackets and other outfits. You can also shop for screen-printed children's and women's t-shirts as well as onesies for toddlers. Local design artists like Gerard Pefung, Liz Rosholm and Dave Koenig, a popular tattoo artist have created the rather funky designs. Inspiration is drawn from real life, music, travel and other realms and the designs are brought to life in the form of graphic art, photography, painting, embroidery, drawing, film and all that you can ever think of.
If you are an avid reader then the Mystery Bookstore is your paradise. This large bookstore is said to house thousands of books covering several fields, categories and writers. Be it history, art, science, philosophy, technology or any other field, you are sure to find a book here. You can come here to shop, spend some tranquil time reading or participate in their reading groups and other activities.
All About Me Boutique stocks a vibrant and a trendy collection of women's accessories, clothing and jewelry. A truly unique and one of its kind fashion boutique, All About Me Boutique is situated in the heart of the buzzing Old Market neighborhood.
Simple, fun, sophisticated, trendy—there is something for everyone at this stylish Old Market boutique. Slinky party dresses, luxurious scarves, funky hats, plush sweaters, romantic lingerie and chic handbags are interspersed with pants, suits, pajamas and more. Jewelry, fragrances and baby clothes complete the range of merchandise offered here. Many of the items are on the pricey side, but each is flawless in design and function. A visit to Nouvelle Eve is a treat to the senses, so even if you are just browsing, be sure to stop in.
When your soul needs soothing or your aura needs a lift, stop into this eclectic book and gift shop filled with enchanting music, soothing aromas. You will find a large selection of relaxation and contemporary music products, hand-crafted jewelry, candles, cards, chimes, incense and books. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to assist.
If you have a big sweet tooth (and who doesn't), a visit to Hollywood Candy in downtown Omaha is a must. This shop sells a huge variety of sweets, from hard-to-find vintage candy to today's most popular sweets. The store also boasts one of the world's largest collections of Pez dispensers. The store also produces its own tasty chocolate sweets, including their famous Peanut Butter Surprise. In addition to all this, Hollywood Candy also sells a selection of glass bottled sodas.