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Downtown DSM Shopping

Just like Downtown DSM, the shops and boutiques in the city are also one-of-a-kind. From vintage clothes and jewelry to screenprinted posters by local artists, you can find what you need (or just want!). Business owners urge you to shop safely in Downtown DSM by masking up and social distancing when you visit locally-owned shops. Support our neighborhood business owners in the Historic East Village, Western Gateway Park, as well as those in neighboring areas, including the Avenues of Ingersoll and Grand or the Drake University area.

And no need to shop until you drop. The Des Moines Regional Transit Authority (DART) offers a free Downtown shuttle that runs in a loop every 10 minutes to provide service from the Historic East Village to Western Gateway Park. 

Shops & Boutiques

Clothing & Apparel


Home Goods


Specialty Shops 

There are also plenty of other specialty shops, such as Ichi Bike and Des Moines Bicycle Collective, or find unique jewelry at Leona Ruby or create your own custom piece at Artisan's Jewelry Designs and Josephs Jewelers.

The Historic East Village is also home to cultivated gift shops such as Domestica, or discover gourmet herbs and spices at Allspice Culinarium. Need something for your favorite canine? Try Jett & Monkey’s Dog Shoppe for toys, food and more for your favorite fluffy friend. Downtown DSM is even home to the famous West End Architectural Salvage, a not-to-miss stop that’s been featured on HGTV!


If you're lucky, you'll be in town during a market where you can find local artists and makers sell their work: