Shopping in Iowa City

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Iowa Book outfits University of Iowa students and sports fans with UI-centric gear and books. Within the shop’s stacks, textbooks can be purchased, rented, or sold, and a host of newly released and signed books fuel extracurricular reading or book-fort-building sessions. Hawkeye supporters of all ages can announce their athletic allegiance by donning black-and-yellow apparel from brands such as Nike, Russell, and Under Armour, or doling out team-branded gifts such as jewelry, tailgating accessories, and holiday decorations.

8 S Clinton St
Iowa City,
IA
US

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.

125 S Dubuque St
Iowa City,
IA
US

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.

207 E Washington St
Iowa City,
IA
US

La Reyna was featured in the Iowa Source magazine as one of the best restaurants in Iowa in 2010. The eatery was also reviewed by Chowhound, and 85% of Urbanspooners like it.

1937 Keokuk Street
Iowa City,
IA
US

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.

220 E Washington St
Iowa City,
IA
US

Uniquely Ink personalizes T-shirts, sweatshirts, and more with custom designs straight from the brains of would-be apparel artists. Casual couturiers can print anything that strikes their fancy—photos, artwork, text, or blank space—and most patterns go to press while clients wait. Bestow dignity on a white T-shirt with your name inked in enormous letters ($12 for printing on one side) or walk about town with a finger-painted presidential portrait emblazoned across your teal-colored chest and back ($15 for colored T-shirts; additional ink starts at $3). Customers can also adorn a reusable shopping bag with their credit-card numbers ($9.99) and print a pillowcase with realistic bacon photography to infuse each dream with flavor ($15). Uniquely Ink aids in the sporting of custom tees for all by offering sizes ranging from a child's small to a very large child's 5XL, and the shirt publisher also prints specialty orders on a weekly basis.

1612 Sycamore St
Iowa City,
IA
US