By Lee Ann Sandweiss • Photography by Rodney Margison
Bloomington’s fall season is full of traditions and sensual delights—from tailgating and trick-or-treating to gazing at the brilliant foliage, sipping cider, or crunching into a caramel apple. Autumnal delights also abound on the shelves of local independent retailers. Take a look!
Channeling the fiery hues of October maple leaves, this handbag by Hobo is a must-have fall accessory. Made from buttery-soft vintage hide, it is lightweight but durable, and has lots of compartments for every little thing. $258. Tivoli Fashions, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 106. 812-339-6239.
CREWEL BUT KIND
Fall is the perfect time to feather your nest with a colorful and comfy new throw pillow, like this one, handmade in India. $44. Cactus Flower, 600 E. Hillside Drive, Suite 3. 812-226-0038.
SMALL FRY SPIRIT WEAR
Let the youngest Hoosier fans in your life show their team spirit in 100 percent cotton cream-and-crimson duds by Creative Knitwear. $21–$27. O’Child Children’s Boutique, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 108. 812-334-9005.
Peter Millar’s take on the timeless Irish fisherman pullover is a sumptuous shade of oatmeal and soft as a cloud. Made in England of 95 percent cashmere and 5 percent wool. $498. Andrew Davis Clothiers, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 119. 812-323-7730.
Handcrafted by wood artisan Ron Carter of Solsberry, Indiana, this large cherry wood bowl, accented by inlaid resin that resembles mother-of-pearl, is a stunning piece for any surface. $260. Blue Heron Woodworking, 611 W. 11th St., Suite 3. 812-676-6170.