The city of Des Moines, Iowa is a growing place. Becoming more fashionable, more stylish, more modern, and more efficient seems to be the goal and Des Moines is certainly meeting that goal!
As far as fashion, food, art, and home goods go, downtown Des Moines is building up its end of the bargain with gorgeous modern and vintage boutiques filled with one of a kind accessories, paintings, photographs, and clothing, and there’s also a store AllSpice that gives you oils and spices with a side of delicious recipes.
There are also many great restaurants that I didn’t get a chance to visit last Monday but I will share those with you another day. Although there is one downtown restaurant with a unique take on burgers and fries that I reviewed, see it here.
First I stopped by Domestica; an adorable boutique that sells home goods such as; art, pillows, candles, etc…, accessories, books, and more!
Location: 321 East Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309website
The next stop was across the street. Its vintage photographs and colorful paintings caught my attention!
The photographs and the shop’s name made me wonder, what is the story? Hmm…
Location: 400 East Locust Suite #7 East Village | Des Moines, IA 50309You can read the story here website
Taking the subject off of clothes and accessories, now moving it on to food!
If you like to cook and like to try new spices and things AllSpice is the place for you!
Location: 400 E Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309website
The next door down is a classy boutique with unique clothing and accessories,
owned by an Italian designer called Accenti.
I wasn’t allowed to take photos but the pieces were lovely!
Accenti is located at 400 E Locust Suite #3 Des Moines, IA 50309
Vitae a boutique of “local fashion and independent design” is has edgy vintage designs with fun prints and patterns!
Some local designers that you see here include: Girl Friday, Antler and Chain, and J. Lovan.
Location: 400 East Locust Street Suite #4 | Des Moines, IA 50309website
My last stop was at a fabulous chic boutique, Aimee. Aimee has all of today’s trends in a bright assortment of colors. And not only do they have clothing but stylish lipsticks too!
If you love staying trendy you’ll love shopping at Aimee!
Location: 426 E Locust | East Village | Des Moines, IA 50309website
If you’re ever in Des Moines, now you know where to shop!
See my outfit I wore when visiting these shops here
(originally posted June 24, 2014)