Beadology Iowa is a full service bead store. We offer beads, finished jewelry, supplies, tools, and great technical and design customer service. We repair beaded jewelry and custom make pieces.
Our Bead Lab is available for community events, meetings, readings, exhibits, receptions, and bead parties.
Stocking shelves with new and recycled duds since 1971, Ragstock fortifies wardrobes with a storefront brimming with new and recycled men's and women's clothing and accessories. In addition to mainstream garments, stores sling eclectic outfit accouterments such as neon suspenders ($9.99) and thick-rimmed spectacles ($4.99+) that allow shoppers to evoke the air of literature professors without blithely quoting Joyce.
Voted one of the top three women's boutiques in eastern Iowa, locally owned women's boutique Catherine's has supplied the vast Iowan prairie with major fashion brands since 1974. The store sells name-brand merchandise from luxury labels such as French Connection, BCBG, Seven of all Mankind, Eileen Fisher, 525 America, and Citizens, and more. Keep cranium cases warm for the winter with a Parkhurst wool beret ($26), or forgo your arduous annual goat shearing festival and skip straight to swaddling feet in B'ella cashmere socks ($18). Catherine's shelves are also amply stocked with staples such as velvet stretch Sintia skirts ($72), Yummy Splendid T's ($55), Blee Inara bracelets ($35), and Cosabella boy shorts ($34) and thongs ($22). Come in with any burning fashion questions, as the helpful staff is always ready and willing to help people find the perfect clothing item, accessory, or lightsaber.
Every day, Orange Leaf’s self-serve fountains dispense fresh batches of nutritious frozen yogurt in more than 60 varieties. In the sprightly lime-green and burnt-orange parlor, customers fill their bowls or bottomless magician hats with flavors ranging from pomegranate to caramel to wedding cake, laying a dulcet foundation for all manner of toppings from the buffet. There, they adorn their creamy treats with fresh fruits, nuts, and syrups. Unlike other ice creameries that try to confuse health-conscious customers by listing nutrition information in arcane units of measurement, such as "a smidge of calories" or "an earful of saturated fat," Orange Leaf prominently displays its yogurt’s impressive low-fat, low-sugar stats.
The artists that handcraft Bella Joli’s jewelry trust only the finest components to bring their designs to life: freshwater pearls, 14-karat gold, and precious stones, to name a few. Though most pieces skew toward classic styles, each necklace or bracelet is completely unique. So whether you don a necklace of layered golden chains, each frosted with white stones and pearls, or a funky silver bracelet studded with blue gems, you won’t spot anyone else wearing it. And the same goes for purses and scarves, cocktail napkins and tea towels, and glassware and serving platters.