Spring might be a time for cleaning out the closets but what are you to do with all of that space? Go shopping, of course!

Fort Wayne, Indiana and the surrounding area have plenty of opportunities to refresh your family's wardrobe and update accessories while also getting a thing or two you might need.

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Spring Shopping in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Spring Craft Bazaar

When: Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Allen County Fair Grounds, 2726 Carroll Rd.

Admission: FREE

What: Come out and experience a fun day of shopping with local vendors!

Shipshewana on the Road

When: April 6-7, 2024

Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

Admission: 1-Day Ticket $5, 2-Day Ticket $8; Kids 12 and Under FREE. Parking will cost $8 per vehicle in the main lot.

What: Are you looking for a handmade item? It's here. Vintage furniture? Yep. There's also a great selection of local plants and produce as well as food and snacks. Plus, you'll find thousands of unique trinkets and treasures that you may not find anywhere else!

Misfits Market

When: January 27 - April 27, 2024, recurring weekly on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: The Old East End Building, 1501 East Berry St.

Admission: FREE. 

What: While Christmas may be over, the Misfit Toy Market still has a lot to share with you. Due to high demand, the Misfit Market is making a comeback at the studio every Saturday. Explore a variety of local creative vendors offering unique twists on their products.

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Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale

When: May 1-5, 2024

Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

What: Thousands of Vera Bradley products are available at a significant discount. Check out the company's signature cotton, leather and microfiber bags as well as jewelry and other accessories.

Nothing says girls' weekend like a day (or three) at the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale. Buyers can shop aisle after aisle of their famous patterns, including new and old. A bag for an upcoming getaway? Snag it. A blanket for cuddling up with a good book? Pick one up, too. I never fail to find items that I didn't know existed but now can't live without.

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cinda B Factory Fridays

When: April 12, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: cinda B Corporate Headquarters, 1530 Progress Rd.

What: From travel bags to backpacks, tennis bags to accessories, shoppers can find gift ideas for Mother's Day, graduation, travelers or yourself!

This post was originally published in March 2018 and has been updated.