3 New Boutiques Hit Lafayette 2018

There are three new boutiques in Lafayette that everyone absolutely must know about! Shop-a-holics, watch out! You’re in serious danger here. From trendy clothes to vintage furniture, you’ll discover a must-buy at any of these new shops! Support our community and #shoplocal at any of these cool places below!



Located in the heart of Downtown Lafayette is a new shop that you’re sure to love! Filled with a rotating stock of unique vintage furniture and decor is Scout! Couches, bedding, pillows, art, and everything else you need to make your house a home is here! You’ll definitely find something unique that no one else around has. If you or someone you know loves vintage styles, stop in to visit Scout and meet owner April Cochran-Smith. She curates this amazing collection of unique home furnishings with skill and flair. Not to mention – the storefront itself is total #goals! You can learn more about the store and its hours on Scout’s social media!



Parents – there is a new boutique that is simply perfect for you located on Main Street, downtown Lafayette! Bloom Kids Collection offers clothes and accessories from some of your favorite kids brands. Some examples include… Babyface, Burt’s Bees Baby, Milk Snob, Slumberkins, and Under Armour! Fall in love with all of the cutest outfits for your precious one. There’s even a great selection of fun and inclusive kids books! For the most stylish of kids, Bloom is your new favorite shop.

Boutique Lori Ann


Boutique Lori Ann is a new local clothing boutique offering everything from business wear to jumpsuits and maxi dresses. In addition to clothing, they have jewelry and accessories of all kinds. Boutique Lori Ann is perfect for women looking for a fashionable and sophisticated style. Lori Ann is great and so accommodating with finding the best look for you. There are so many options to choose from and the shop itself is adorable. Boutique Lori Ann is a wonderful addition to downtown Lafayette.

For more information about these boutiques and other fabulous shops in Lafayette-West Lafayette, visit HomeOfPurdue.com.

This blog is shared by Visitor Information Specialist, Sam Martin!


Walnut Street Traditions- Mother’s Day!

A wall of every aroma candle you can imagine!

Happening Now!  Right now the locals are talking about Walnut Street Traditions, the shop that will offer the perfect gift to make your mother smile on Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate everything our mom’s do for us all year long.  I, personally, have a wonderful mom and mother-in-law.  They do so many special things for my husband and I all year long, including listening to us when we have a bad day, encouraging us to be better people, and cheering with us when we have reached one of our many goals in life.  Sometimes we get so caught up in life, we forget to say thank you.  But the best part is, Mother’s Day is a celebration of everything they do.  The ideal place to purchase a fun, special gift to show our appreciation is Walnut Street Traditions.

Walnut Street Traditions offers a wide selection of household decorative items including candles, custom crafted furniture, seasonal decorations, rugs, framed art and yard decor.  The moment you walk into this specialty store, your sense of smell and sight come alive.  Visitors breathe in the array of scents from the signature brand for the store, Hoosier Candle Company, while the array of specialty gifts meets the eye.  If there is a particular smell you are interested in, my bet is they have it!  The hardest part is choosing which candles to purchase.  (My last visit, I believe I spent at least 20 minutes deciding which to buy.)  They also have unique jewelry, which makes it just the place to shop since I do not know many women who don’t love a little bling!

Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy.  For more information about this shop and more, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Main Street Mercantile

Happening Now!  Right now the locals are talking about Main Street Mercantile, where visitors can browse and purchase one of the largest collections of Purdue memorabilia.

Do you enjoy eclectic furnishings and antiques?  Or are you looking for an item to feature in your home that will be a major conversation piece?  If so, Main Street Mercantile is the place to visit.  I remember the first time I visited the shop.  I was only a child, and I felt like my family had taken me to a museum of sorts filled with animalistic wood carvings, bright, alternative paintings, and fun Purdue collector items.  This shop showcases such diverse items.  The moment guests walk in the door, the raw power of many of the custom pieces makes the senses come alive.  There are three floors of treasures to stroll through, which makes it almost impossible to leave without purchasing at least one thing!

Please enjoy these photos which I feel depicts this store better than words can do justice.

Wood Carved Seat


A great conversation piece, don’t you think?








Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy.  For more information about this antique store and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Artist’s Own

Scott Frankenberger Pottery

2 Great Cities, 1 Great University “Midwest Hospitality”.  Living in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, one thing we value is customer service and appreciating the times we receive great customer care.  Midwest Hospitality is Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.  We are proud of our local businesses that provide gracious and friendly service.  To experience “Midwest Hospitality” at its finest visit Artist’s Own, an art gallery with work from 22 local artists that pleases both the art novice and the art connoisseur.

I love just walking into Artist’s Own.  I am surrounded by beautiful pieces of art that include paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photographs, furniture, pottery, fiber, glass, drawings and more!   All of my senses come alive and I am mesmerized by the beauty of what is art.  It always takes a few minutes (if not more) to take it all in.  Usually the customer service staff has already said hello and inquired if I need any assistance before I am even aware they are there.

I think my favorite pieces of art to explore is pottery.  At Artist’s Own, there are pottery pieces of all size, color, angle and style.  I love pottery because not one piece is ever the same.  An artist can take a piece of clay and form it into an object that can become anything he or she desires.  One pottery piece I purchased for my mother-in-law was a rich red pitcher that has funky twist and turns.  (See photo above).  It is such a unique piece of pottery that has became a conversation piece during dinner parties at my in-laws.

Artist’s Own is a gallery to explore and/or purchase art by local artists.  If you are interested in a day out with friends and family to explore, make sure you stop at the Artist’s Own.  Visitors can peruse and study the different styles of artwork.  There is always friendly customer service staff available to answer any questions and to provide insight on the local artists and their style of work.  And you may even meet the local artist of the piece you are interested in, because this gallery is ran by the 22 local artists who create every amazing piece of artwork within!

To learn more about Artist’s Own and other art galleries in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.