by ROSA PIGA PIZZO
With a daughter and two young grandchildren residing in Bloomington, Laurel Nardine thought it was a good time to move her fashion boutique, Posh, from one Indiana downtown to another. So, after seven years in Vincennes, Nardine relocated Posh Boutique to 118 S. College, the space formerly occupied by Lola and Company.
“I like to know my customers and work with them, so I thought my best place would be downtown,” Nardine says. “The space was a good size, and everything just fell into place.”
With clothing and accessories that “cater to ladies from 20 to 80,” Nardine strives to carry lines that speak to a variety of tastes, styles, and needs. “I try to reach all age groups, keep prices moderate, and appeal to a range of people,” Nardine says.
Nardine cites the quality of Nally & Millie clothing, which is made in the United States and, she says, can range from conservative to trendy. Canadian-made UP! Pants are comfortable, pull-on pants that appeal to business women, Nardine says.
Liverpool Jeans ($79) come in a variety of cuts, lengths, and colors in sizes 2–16. “They’re mid-rise with tummy control and stretch. They don’t lose their shape,” Nardine says. “Everyone who’s bought them came back for more.”
For those looking for a style that’s earthy and vintage, Nardine points to Tempo Paris, which she calls “a fun line, from casual to dressy.”
Posh carries accessories including Aura Art Wear jewelry, designed by local artist Laura Pope, and Mona B handbags, which are made from recycled materials.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, open Mondays during the holidays. For more information, visit poshbloomington.com.