Hamilton County, Indiana is a mid-western birthplace to some of the world’s greatest fashion innovations. Norman Norell, also known as the “Dean of American Fashion,” was born in Noblesville in 1900 and, following his death, is still widely praised for his contributions to the fashion world.
Norell introduced the chemise, mermaid, and sweater topped dresses, wide-flaring skirt, and evening jumpsuit. Former First Lady Michelle Obama wore a Norell vintage dress to the December 2010 White House Christmas party.
A woman’s natural style of dress goes uncompromized when she’s browsing through inexpensive and trendy clothing, shoes, and accessories at the Unraveled Boutique. Unraveled Boutique caters to women of all shapes with clothing sizes ranging between 2 and 16, shoes 5 and 10, and tops and swimwear small to extra-large.
Prices are marked at $65 or less for popular items such as ankle pants, cutoff denim, choker, maxi, and velvet dresses, rompers, jumpsuits, and sandals, flats, and booties. It’s located at 108 East Main Street in historic downtown Westfield and is a 20 minute or less walk from area hotels.
Vardagen intertwines its “play rough or play dead” motto with your natural fashionista to create hand-drawn designs for women and men’s tees and tanks. Give yourself the often imitated, but never duplicated look with human punk, arty, and vintage wear that cost between $42 and $85. Accent your dress with dad hats, available in black, white, and pink for $35, and $10 vardapins that can be worn with any of your favorite jackets, battle vests, or bags. Vardagen is located at 8684 East 116th Street in Fishers’ Nickel Plate District. It’s a two-minute walk from the Fishers train station.
Indulge in freshly roasted coffee while perusing the tees and tanks at Vardagen prepared by Sure Shot Coffee, the only locally roasted espresso bar
Lil Bloomers Children’s Boutique
Lil Bloomers Childrens Boutique ranks #9 in the best children’s clothing category for the 2017 Indy A-List. Its product collections include clothing and shoes for girls and boys sizes 0 – 16 for every occasion. Lil Bloomers Children’s Boutique makes the process of preparing for a new baby so easy and convenient with the availability of a variety of swaddling and muslin blankets, nursing scarves, and nap mats in a single location and online.
Also, take the hard work of out gift giving with a custom-made hospital delivery basket that can be delivered for free to any local hospital. Lil Bloomers Childrens Boutique is located at 982 Logan Street in Noblesville.
Hamilton County’s local shopping scene has the rare finds you want to look your best within your budget. Most boutiques are within walking distance of area hotels and there are wineries, brewpubs, and outdoor lifestyle centers along the way.
Enjoy all of what Indiana’s Hoosier hospitality has to offer when dining on tenderloins or taking a stroll on the moron trail. No matter what, there is something for everyone and every family in Hamilton County.