Holiday Shopping & Fashion Getaway in Fort Wayne

Planning the perfect holiday shopping vacation

Gather your girlfriends and a make a holiday shopping weekend trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where you’ll enjoy a huge selection of shopping and fashion venues. From downtown shopping and dining to special events, there’s plenty for you and your friends to enjoy on your fashion-filled getaway in this city known for its extensive attractions and unique venues.

Fort Wayne’s great boutique shops dot the downtown landscape. There are plenty of options for a variety of interests, including clothing stores like The Find, a “lifestyle general store,” specializing in gifts, home goods, men’s and women’s accessories, and women’s clothing; Lace + Arrow, offering a contemporary and modern selection of apparel, jewelry, shoes, home goods, and more; and Symmetry, featuring the latest fashion trends, artful displays, and exceptional customer service.

There are also boutiques filled with unique gifts, like Fancy & Staple, featuring items from handmade crafters/ makers, small indie lines, local artisans, and other obscure brands; and Saving Grace Vintage, which sells vintage-inspired furniture, décor, clothing, jewelry, and more. Emiley’s Haute Cottage is another great find specializing in French, shabby chic, and cottage styles of home décor and more.

After filling your shopping bags, find your way to downtown Fort Wayne for a taste of local flavor. Enjoy farm-to-fork meals at Tolon or The Golden, or take a seat at the Hoppy Gnome, well-known for their extensive list of gourmet tacos, like smoked brisket, chili glazed shrimp, Korean short rib, and more.

For an evening of fun, consider taking in a show at the Embassy Theatre, Memorial Coliseum, or the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, where you can see a variety of performances like ballets, concerts, theatre productions, and national touring acts.

You’ll also want to be sure to visit Fort Wayne’s thriving downtown arts campus. Enjoy the Fort Wayne Museum of Arts’ latest exhibit, and then experience Artlink, a creative arts center that connects artists with the community.

If you’re looking for the perfect time to get away with your girlfriends, consider planning your trip to Fort Wayne during the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale. This sale is one of Fort Wayne’s most popular shopping events each spring and is the premier shopping event in Fort Wayne. This April 11-15, 2018, the event will welcome more than 50,000 shoppers from all 50 states and many countries to the allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

During this week, you can also enjoy other outlet shopping events like the Peg Perego outlet sale and the cinda B outlet sale where you can find deals on children’s ride-on toys, quilted handbags, and more. or, enjoy a fun tour of DeBrand Fine Chocolates, which is a great affordable luxury headquartered in Fort Wayne.

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