Shopping in Altoona

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A haven for fresh flowers and all manner of plant life serving the Des Moines area since 1948, Doherty’s Flowers transforms backyards into arboreal havens and lends fragrant, colorful accents to front porches and gardens. Guests can also peruse the greenhouse and nursery at their own leisure, picking out lilies with which to beautify their home gardens and carnivorous plants to hide in their coworkers’ cubicle drawers. The shop’s florists stroll down the paths of their garden and nursery, carefully selecting bouquets of local and tropical flowers for weddings, gift baskets, and delivery to loved ones.

1536 2nd Avenue
Des Moines,
IA
US

Cigar Source welcomes visitors into a world of fine cigars, handy accessories, and a knowledgeable staff eager to lead new arrivals through the rows of high-end tobacco products. At the BYOB lounge in The Club, aficionados enjoy their fine smokeables in the company of friends, watching movies and television as they relax on plush leather sofas.

3305 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

We are a locally owned and operated DirecTV retail store with over 20 years of experience; which provides honest and knowledgeable sales, service, and installation of DirecTV satellite service, Qwest High Speed Internet, and Qwest home phone to both residential and commercial customers within 150 miles of Des Moines.

2217 East University Avenue
Des Moines,
IA
US

The German words vom fass mean from the barrel, an apt description of the concept at Vom Fass, where balsamic vinegars, oils, spirits, and liqueurs are aged in ceramic or wooden casks. Customers can sample any of the precious liquids—including Spanish balsamic vinegar and ginger sesame oil—before choosing a glass jar in which to bottle their selection.

All of Vom Fass's olive oils are made with the first cold press of Tuscan olives, which yields the most intense flavor. Some of the oils are unfiltered, which is responsible for the green hue and an abundance of minerals and vitamin E, giving the body the advantage of more vowels during games of Scrabble. Pistachios, hazelnuts, and almonds, picked by hand in France, flavor the nut oils, and in addition to cooking oils, patrons can find wellness oils packed with nutritional and therapeutic benefits.

833 42nd Street
Des Moines,
IA
US

It started with a simple candle-making kit given as a Christmas present. Like a flame to a wick, a passion for homemade candle making was ignited and kept burning until the early 1970s, when the first Wax Enchantments storefront opened its doors. Since then, the business has continued to cast light into the lives of its customers, with candles that resemble everything from dragons and castles in the clouds to beer steins, wedges of cheese, and incredibly nervous snowmen. The inventory also includes gift-appropriate home décor and handmade incense and oils. A build-your-own-candle option allows customers to create the candle of their dreams, picking every element, down to its shape, color, wax type, and scent.

701 27th Street
Des Moines,
IA
US

With nearly a century of business under its proverbial belt, G & L Clothing is just getting started. The no-nonsense clothing company has outfitted generations of Iowa's farmers, factory workers, and everyday citizens with comfortable clothing and accessories. A knowledgeable staff guides visitors through the store’s bumper crop of footwear, jackets, jeans, and shirts for all sizes and body types. Whether you’re taller than average or need some extra pockets in your shorts, they’ll help you find the item you’re looking for. People who need their clothes to be both stylish and hardworking should look no further than the Dickies coveralls, Carhartt boots, and slim-fitting hazmat suits.

1801 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US