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Shopping in the Cool North

Indiana’s Cool North is full of shopping surprises. Explore our eclectic communities and you’ll discover exceptional works of Amish craftsmanship, one-of-a-kind folk art finds, popular retail outlets, and delicious homemade sweets and treats. From designer fashions to nostalgic reminders of days gone by, you’ll be hard pressed to head home without something in hand.

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A Shopping Guide to Indiana’s Cool North

From authentic, locally made treasures, to eclectic experiences you’ll only find in the Cool North

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Shop Amish Goods in Northern Indiana

Pack your wish list, because there’s a whole lot of shopping to be done in Indiana’s Cool North. A region rich Amish heritage.

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Weekend Escape Series: Shops and Shores

Watery adventures and one-of-a kind shopping happily co-mingle in Kosciusko County, home of several shoreside communities and Indiana’s largest natural lake. LaGrange County just to the northeast, adds another dimension to your getaway with homegrown surprises and a touch of the Amish

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Find your shopping niche

Do you prefer outlet shopping, small  boutiques, or Amish shingle shops? 

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Cool Shopping Getaways

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Ultimate Shopping Getaways

in Elkhart County

  • Visit  Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury and browse seven unique Village Shops, each housed in an original Amish farm outbuilding.
  • Downtown Goshen is filled with eclectic shops, specialty boutiques, cozy cafes and lively entertainment.
  • Downtown Elkhart’s Gateway Mile is a walkable mile filled with inviting locally owned shops, restaurants, gorgeous gardens, museums and more.

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Ultimate Shopping Getaways

in Michigan City LaPorte

  • Downtown LaPorte offers classy antiques, boutiques, and specialty shops.
  • Michigan City is an edgy and artistic community, and their downtown, the Uptown Arts District, is buzzing with hip breweries, eateries, boutiques and galleries.
  • Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is where the best brand names are available at unbelievable prices. From Adidas to Zumiez (and everything in between) you’ll love the shopping—and the savings.

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Ultimate Shopping Getaways

in Indiana Dunes

  • The Schoolhouse Shop and Antiques, a former 1886 Porter County Schoolhouse, is a shopping destination that offers an eclectic array of antiques and gifts near the Indiana Dunes
  • In Chesterton wander through the clothing and homeware shops, get lost in the aisles of the bookstore, or spend an afternoon exploring the antique mall. Enjoy Chesterton’s European Market on Saturdays or the Coffee Creek Farmers Market on Wednesdays from May to October.
  • The streets of historic downtown Valparaiso are filled with unique gift shops, clothing stores, antique shops, and gourmet bakeries.

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in Shipshewana

  • Shipshewana is a shopping destination!  Don’t miss the Davis Mercantile, Yoder’s Department Store, and the many shops downtown that are open year round.
  • Be sure to travel the Amish back roads watching for shingle shops, indicated by the signs (or shingles) that announce their wares.
  • If you visit on a Tuesday or Wednesday before September 30, you can also visit the midwest’s largest Flea Market.

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