One day, as I was absently scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw three words that made my mouse stop dead on its track pad: Bloomington Sidewalk Sale. I immediately clicked on the event and added it to my calendar. And did a little dance in my office chair.

So, here is a rundown of my first Bloomington Sidewalk Sale experience. Be ready next year, shoppers! This event, organized by the new Bloomington Fashion Collective, was amazing! First off, I was handed a brochure that mapped out all the locations participating in the Sidewalk Sale. This was super helpful — I planned my route and shopped along until I got rained out.

1) AZ Vintage

AZ Vintage

TONS of clothing and a few pieces of furniture all 20% off. AZ Vintage • 236 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47404 • (812) 333-1960


2) Relish


Shoes and clothing 20-70% off. I adore Miz Mooz shoes and at 20% off, who could say no? Relish • 204 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47404 • (812) 333-2773


3) Royale Hair Parlor


I buy my shampoo and conditioner at Royale, so I had to stop by to get it on sale … and say hi to owner Bridget, who is a doll. Wella makes your hair smell like candy! 25% off! Royale Hair Parlor • 116 W. 6th St. Suite 101, Bloomington, IN 47404 • (812) 360-1860


4) Global Gifts

Global Gifts

Beautiful, amazing fair-trade jewelry! Look at it sparkle! Global Gifts • 122 N. Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404 • (812) 336-7402


5) MarDon Salon


I have been considering getting a Clarisonic for a while and know they stock them at MarDon. And yes! They were included in their sidewalk sale goodies! MarDon Salon • 124 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN 47408 • (812) 334-4444


6) Piacé Boutique


More jewelry! I ran into Angela Parker and her daughter, Hannah, at Piacé and it was fun to see Hannah get excited about her jewelry picks. I love Bloomington! You are always running into friends! Piacé Boutique • 120 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN 47408 • (812) 330-3527


7) Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Beautifully tailored, high-end mens and womenswear. With festive balloons! Andrew Davis Clothiers • 101 W. Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN 47404 • (812) 323-7730

8) Merle Norman

Merle Norman

Tons of Vera Bradley on sale! Merle Norman • 101 W. Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN 47404 • (812) 323-1885


And … I was rained out at this point. Hopefully, more fun next year!