Shopping in Ames


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  • Lyla's Boutique
    Owned by Iowa residents Lisa Barillas and Twyla Tindall, Lyla's Boutique supplies well-known brands to Iowa's multifaceted fashionistas. The boutique stocks a bevy of pants, tops, skirts, and dresses from prominent labels such as Miss Me, Free People, BCBG, BB Dakota, Sweet Pea, Judith March, Level 99, and Vintage Havana. Covering colorful styles from hand to toe, Lyla's also houses a range of purses and functional, form-fitting shoes. Popular wearables currently include a braided-chain-and-jewel necklace and earring set ($32), Kinsie Girl Oliander wedges ($49), !iT Jeans ($69.95), and the wildly inspiring Free People zebra dress ($128) (see pictures of select clothing items here.
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    404 Main St
    Ames, IA US
  • Midwest Heritage Bank
    Members of the Cyclone Gridiron Club proclaim their love of ISU athletics through altruistic sponsorship of the school's football program and engaging outings for like-minded fans. In addition to entrance to all general club meetings and functions, Point After members can participate in a bevy of exclusive functions, including members-only golf outings, closed scrimmages and practices, and semi-formal touchdown dances. Chartered buses will ferry Cyclone faithful to each 2012 away game, and weekly picnics and tailgating parties will rev up fan spirit before contests. Meet-and-greets with coaches give patrons opportunities to mingle with staffers and contribute strategy suggestions, such as recruiting techniques to attract players from Krypton. Cyclone Gridiron Club takes pride in having raised more than $1 million for team expenses such as locker-room renovations and updated weight-room equipment not included in the university Athletic Department's annual budget.
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    640 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA US
  • Coe's Floral and Gifts
    The blossom specialists at Coe’s Floral and Gifts arrange flowers for spontaneous gestures and a host of special occasions. A 12-stemmed pink-rose bouquet nests in a shapely vase with ample greens, and a dozen roses in assorted colors keep semioticians guessing. Tulips slap smiles on faces with 15 cheerful stems, and any buds in the store may be combined to create hypnotic palettes or floral supergroups. The store, which has been in business since 1932, hosts floral-design workshops on a variety of topics each month, including seasonal decorations and how to conceal a trebuchet in a bed of roses during a siege.
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    2619 Northridge Pkwy
    Ames, IA US
  • Material Memories
    We sell handmade doll clothes for the American Girl, Bitty Baby, Bitty Baby Twins, Barbie and My Twinn dolls.
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    717 Division Street
    Jewell, IA US
  • The Mucky Duck Pub
    Ames British Foods was originally started to sate the comfort-food cravings of Iowa State’s expats, but it didn't take much time for owner Marcus to discover he had a native fan base as well. His new restaurant—The Chip Shop—serves up traditional fare from across the pond in a friendly setting that encourages relaxing over a plate of fish ’n’ chips or starting a game of cribbage. Customers can also shop Ames British Foods in downtown Ames for imported British biscuits, chocolate, and other UK-leaning groceries, and enjoy a free cup of tea offered by a friendly staff member or that overly friendly regular customer.
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    3100 South Duff Avenue
    Ames, IA US
  • Ayden Lee
    Disappointed with the community’s lack of boutique-shopping options, Tia Ricklefs set out to design her own line of trendy apparel for men and women. The resulting brand, Ayden Lee, includes styles that range from summery dresses and jeans to formalwear, all speckled with quirky design elements such as asymmetrical straps, metallic accents, and built-in parachutes. Tia’s menswear line features suits and dress shirts in timeless cuts and bold colors. The red-brick storefront encloses racks of color-coordinated fashions alongside black display tables that flaunt ruched handbags and vintage hair accessories.
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    1614 South Kellogg Avenue
    Ames, IA US
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