Get More Bag for Your Buck at the cinda b Factory Outlet Sale!

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Do you need an excuse to round up the girls for a girls day out? Are you looking to start your Christmas shopping a little early? Or, have you really just been itching to splurge a little and get yourself a new bag or some sort? Well, you are in luck! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, cinda b. will be hosting their factory outlet sale right here in Fort Wayne!

cinda b is a company located in Fort Wayne via designer, and cinda b creator, Cinda Boomershine. They are one of the nation’s fastest growing handbag, travel bag, and tote company, and everything is produced here in the United States. While their headquarters are here in Fort Wayne, their products are sold all over the US! If you’ve been in a boutique, gift shop, or lifestyle niche shop, chances are you’ve seen cinda b products. Cinda says she was inspired to start cinda b while running around between clients, and was on the search for the perfect on-the-go bag. Since then, cinda b has expanded into handbags, duffles, luggage, tech cases, laptop bags, and more that are both stylish and functional.

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The cinda b Factory Outlet Sale will take place this Thursday (November 14), Friday (November 15), and Saturday (November 16) at the cinda b Corporate Headquarters. The merchandise on hand will consist of factory seconds, and retired colors and styles, at a heavily discounted price – meaning great deals are ahead! cinda b encourages those planning to attend to shop on Thursday for the best selection of merchandise, and to come on Friday to meet Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Cinda Boomershine. Cinda will be available for a meet & greet and bag signings.

The hours for the cinda b Factory Outlet Sale are as follows:

Thursday, November 14: 2pm-8pm

Friday, November 15: 9am-6pm

Saturday, November 16: 9am-2pm

cinda b is located at 1530 Progress Road. Fort Wayne, IN 46808.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted at checkout, so come prepared to shop until you drop! For more information on the cinda b Factory Outlet Sale, or everything cinda b has to offer, check out Visit Fort Wayne, or the cinda b website.

Katie

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Katie Robinson joined the Visit Fort Wayne staff in March 2013 as a Marketing Assistant. She recently graduated from Ball State University with a degree in public relations. Katie is a Fort Wayne native and enjoys exploring the city when she can. She is a coffee junkie and is often found with her coffee cup in hand. She enjoys baking, and is especially fond of cupcakes. In her spare time Katie enjoys shopping, curling up with a good book, spending time with friends and family, relaxing with her husband Joseph, and playing with their adorable Shih Tzu, Gidget.

Find Yourself a Deal at Fort Wayne Vintage Stores

Ok, I’ll admit it: I’m a junkie for vintage clothes. Lucky for me (and you), a few local shops have popped up to cater to my vice. Here are  a few you might consider checking out:

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I bought this top from Rockin’ Ruby’s.

Rockin’ Ruby’s Vintage Threads: Rockin’ Ruby’s Vintage scours the Midwest and beyond in search of fabulous vintage clothing & collectibles. You’ll find everything from the 1880′s to the 1980′s. The owner, Cheryl Stano, has been in the vintage business for more than 20 years.  All of her items are guaranteed to be authentic vintage.  You can see her sweet finds for yourself at her store at 124 W. Wayne St., Suite 202, adjacent from Toscani Pizzeria. I’ve had some great luck here.  I found a pair of my favorite shoes there, as well as numerous shirts and dresses. You just have to know what you’re looking for. And be sure to have plenty of cash on hand, as she operates on a cash only basis.

Maisie & Maude:  Maisie & Maude is a bit of a treasure trove on Main St.  Look for a cute renovated home with a sign outside.  Here, you’ll find vintage clothing, furniture and other unique items. I found a really cute dress here last week. The best part: she has a room exclusively for dresses. Talk about a dream come true!

Emily’s Haute Cottage:   Ever heard of shabby chic? This store is the definition! Come for unique home accessories, antique and vintage furnishings, candles and French, shabby chic  and cottage decor. Located behind the Union Music Assoc/Peace Counseling on W. Wayne just follow the sidewalk along this business back to the brick carriage house to find Emileys Haute Cottage!

Happy thrifting!

 

 

 

About

Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, yoga and volunteering. In the summer you can catch her riding around downtown on her vintage green Schwinn. For more information, check out her website: www.lcagg.com.

Experience Art at the Riverside September 28

The Leo Cedarville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Art at the Riverside on September 28 at the beautiful Riverside gardens on the bank of the St. Joe River in Leo, Indiana.  The event is a juried art show designed to showcase area artists and to provide scholarships to local students pursuing careers in the arts.   Visual arts, music arts, dance and culinary arts will all be featured in this year’s show.  In addition, FOODCATE: Culinary Arts Food Truck Exposition, a juried culinary arts competition, will be hosted by the Fort Wayne Food Truck Association.

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To date the list of artists participating in the show includes:

  • Richard Heffelfinger
  • Terry Armstrong
  • Kristy Jo Beber
  • Holly Heath
  • Wayne Harshberger
  • Lisa Vetter & Paul Seifert
  • Mike Brumbaugh
  • Diane Schafer-King
  • Nicole Moore
  • Becka Stachan
  • Dianan Overmeyer
  • Brenda McConnehey
  • Joy Lohse
  • Bethany Posa
  • Julie Stucky
  • Matt Breunig
  • Bryon Thompson
  • Andrea Bojrab
  • Amber Walker
  • Jason McCall
  • Kelly Meska
  • Sarah Thompson
  • Ann Peperak

Riverside Gardens is located at the corner of Schwartz and Grabill Road between the villages of Leo and Grabill in Northeast Indiana.  The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday September 28. For a map to the event and more information visit their website.

Michelle

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Michelle Merritt moved to Fort Wayne in 2008 and has found it to be one of the most warm and welcoming cities she's ever lived or worked in. She and her husband Jason live and work in downtown Fort Wayne. Together they are blending their big city urban experiences into life in America's biggest small town. Michelle writes and manages The Momish Blog and the Merrfeld Manor Blog. She is also a contributor to Moms Fort Wayne and The Paperblog where she writes about the joys and challenges of step parenting. Michelle also works as a professional career coach and recruiter.

Carson’s Department Store Opens in Glenbrook Square!

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Carson’s is a new department store located in the old Marshall Fields space at Glenbrook Square.

Carson’s, a nationwide department store, has opened its doors in Fort Wayne at Glenbrook Square! The fashion and lifestyle retailer is now occupying the space left vacant by the beloved Marshall Fields after that store left in 2005. Everything from the entrances, to the floors, to the dressing rooms have been renovated and renewed for Carson’s to open up to the public. The store is bright, clean and perfect for a little bit of retail therapy!

The store features men’s, women’s, children and teen fashion -  as well as cosmetics, shoes, handbags, bedding, bath, and home decor. Basically, it is a one stop shop for all of your family’s home and style needs (and let’s be honest, a lot of WANTS!). True to many department store models, there are tons of brands offered at Carson’s that can fit anyone’s price point! There are many of your favorites, along with a few that may soon become favorites, available. Some of the brands you’ll find while browsing are: COACH, Calvin Klein, BCBG, Levi’s, Nine West, Lancome, Tommy Bahama, Yankee Candle, Nike – and hundreds more! If you’re a sports fan Carson’s also has that covered with apparel and other merchandise from the NBA, NHL, NCAA, MLB, NFL and NASCAR.

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Carson’s opened to the public on September 10, with much excitement!

Not only will Carson’s be a new shopping staple in town, the department store is looking to become a community leader as well. This began earlier in the summer before the store was even close to opening with underwriting programming on public radio and even sponsoring the 3 Rivers Festival in July. The community involvement will continue now that the store is open to the public. Carson’s plans to do a lot of work with area non-profits and fundraising through the sales of coupon books – letting the organizations keep the money raised from the coupon book sales.

They will also be partnering with Goodwill for Goodwill Donation Days. On these days customers can bring in gently used items and in return receive special discounts on merchandise. To kick off their relationship with Fort Wayne, 10% of all sales made during their grand opening will benefit Fort Wayne Trails, Turnstone and Arts United! So, not only will shopping at Carson’s fill up your closet, it will also help out the Fort Wayne community!

If you want to find out more information about Carson’s, you can check out Visit Fort Wayne, Glenbrook Square’s website, or Carson’s website  (while also doing a little online shopping – I won’t tell!).

Katie

About

Katie Robinson joined the Visit Fort Wayne staff in March 2013 as a Marketing Assistant. She recently graduated from Ball State University with a degree in public relations. Katie is a Fort Wayne native and enjoys exploring the city when she can. She is a coffee junkie and is often found with her coffee cup in hand. She enjoys baking, and is especially fond of cupcakes. In her spare time Katie enjoys shopping, curling up with a good book, spending time with friends and family, relaxing with her husband Joseph, and playing with their adorable Shih Tzu, Gidget.

Find a Variety of Goods at The Health Food Shoppe

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The Health Food Shoppe is located on N Anthony Blvd.

One thing that I love about going to the Health Food Shoppe is the variety: makeup, vitamins, baking mixes, and a variety of ready-to-eat foods. When I was little, getting a sack of spicy rice chips was always a treat. Now, I like to explore the sugar-free gum and mints.

As you walk into the store, you’ll see that the shop is set up like a small grocery. The shopping carts are tiny – suitable for holding your purse (or a small child), but not large enough for a kid to stand on the end of the cart.

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You can find a variety of goods at the store.

Makeup and personal care supplies are in the aisle behind the cash register. If you like to have makeup that is more mineral-based than chemical-laced, this place sells a variety of foundations, blushes, lipsticks, and nail polish. The Shoppe also carries toothpaste, mouthwash, tooth powder and specialty soaps.

Ready-to-eat foods include couscous salad with feta and spinach, sandwiches, and fruit juices. During the lunch hour, the Natural Way Deli serves soups and salads – and the smell of that good food permeates the whole store. A cooler in the back also holds milk and cheeses. And, if you are shopping with gluten sensitivities in mind, check out the gluten free cake mixes, bread, and cookies. Go to the Shoppe’s Facebook page to check out the deli menu of the week (look under “Health Food Shoppe of Fort Wayne.”)

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The Health Food Shoppe has many different healthy juices to choose from.

If you’re looking for vitamins, the Shoppe has a number of them: Solgar, Nature’s Sunshine, Country Life, Nature Plus and Herbs for Kids are just a sampling of the brands available. There are usually a couple of sample jars on hand, too, so you (or your kids) can test the flavor of multi vitamins, vitamin C tablets, or other chewable supplements. If you can’t find the sample jar, just ask one of the clerks for help.

The Health Food Shoppe is a neat place to stop for a quick bite or a refill on your alternative health care products. It a small, locally-run place with great service and good food.

The Health Food Shoppe
3515 North Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
260-483-5211

Louisa

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Louisa is a lifelong Fort Wayne resident. A long-time musician and literature aficionado, Louisa likes to explore the classical music offerings that Fort Wayne has to offer. (She also likes to browse the Allen County Public Library's stacks for just the right book!)