by LEE ANN SANDWEISS • photography by RODNEY MARGISON
Strolling around downtown Bloomington on a crisp autumn day is one of our town’s great pleasures. Be sure to visit the businesses on the Square and see what’s new.
Made of fine organic cotton and silk, this textured pullover by Eileen Fisher has an easy, relaxed silhouette and is destined to become a favorite. Scarf sold separately. $248. Tivoli Fashions, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 106. 812-339-6239.
You’ll shed rain like water off a duck’s back when you’re under this sturdy 22-inch umbrella with a solid wood, duck’s head handle. Comes in a variety of colors and includes a handy strap and carrying case. $25. The Briar & The Burley, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 100. 812-332-3300.
BLING IT ON
Casually elegant, mixed-metal cuff bracelets by California-based mother-daughter design team Peter James can be worn solo or stacked, adding a touch of panache to any look. $139–$300. Argentum Jewelry, 205 N. College, Suite 100. 812-336-3100.
Add a touch of whimsy to your entryway with this smiling kitty doormat. Handwoven by women in rural Bangladesh, this fair-trade home accent is made of natural coir fiber, plus it’s durable and water resistant. $39. Global Gifts, 122 N. Walnut. 812-336-7402.
Indiana-based Vera Bradley’s Lighten Up Daytripper backpack holds a 15” laptop, has a multitude of zippered pockets, and is made of durable, water-resistant nylon—perfect for school, work, or travel. $100. EllieMae’s Boutique, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 116. 812-339-8084.