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This lacy bouquet of saucy skivvies brightens lingerie drawers and hearts with its soft, lacy charisma. Made of an imported nylon/spandex blend, each of these T-shaped delicates sport a sheer, delicate floral body, a soft wrap-around band, and a fully lined cotton crotch. Available in sizes small, medium, and large, the fearless five come in rich jewel tones and will be plucked based on availability and ripeness like the finest forbidden pluots, in a mix of the following colors: guava, lipstick, royal wedding, grape, gold rush, black, white, purple, and garnet.

2257 Marigold Blvd
Fairfield,
IA
US

Putt-putters of all ages can bask in the soothing, phosphorescent splendor of a Glowgolf mini-course as they navigate their illuminated golf ball through glowtopia. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent fishies, and lush foliage. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to out-maneuver any vividly bright and very alive windmills that may appear. Equipment is available on the spot, so you won't risk bending your own putter when you chase after that pesky, good-for-nothing, hole-digging, ball-stealing, and most likely hallucinated gopher.

1451 Coral Ridge Avenue
Coralville,
IA
US

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.

211 E Washington St
Iowa City,
IA
US

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.

17 S Dubuque St
Iowa City,
IA
US

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