Mallory and Jordan Richardson run Des Moines Mercantile in Highland Park. The store features products “inspired by simpler times,” Mallory says.
If you’ve waited until the last minute to snag gifts for loved ones, or just want to do some shopping for yourself, take a cue from some of the local stores dsm covered this year.
- Des Moines Mercantile: Find household essentials and local brands like Bozz Prints and Pammel Park Coffee in this vintage-inspired general store located at 3703 Sixth Ave. in the Highland Park neighborhood. Read more online
- Renovation Jungle: Browse for the plant lover in your life at this shop at 607 37th St. (just off Ingersoll Avenue). You can keep it small with a terrarium full of mini plants and accessories, perfect for an apartment, or customize a selection of houseplants and pots. You’ll also get advice on how to help it all thrive. Read about the store here.
- Zumi: Head over to the Drake neighborhood to shop at the longtime Des Moines store, which has been at 42nd Street and University Avenue since 2001. Zumi specializes in home decor and women’s fashion, and all products are Certified Fair Trade goods from countries in Africa, Asia and South America. Its owner shares some of her favorite local diverse spots here.