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Shop Local in Downtown Des Moines for Cold Weather Clothing

Winter Weather Clothing

December 19, 2022

Baby it’s cold outside, and Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is the hottest place to find warm clothing to keep you cozy and comfy throughout the winter months. From A to Vzz Vintage, shop local at these Downtown DSM retailers to find anything from women’s and men’s clothing, wintertime gifts for kids and babies, footwear, accessories like hats, scarves and gloves — even sweaters for your doggo, too!   

Where to Shop Local for Winter Clothing in Downtown Des Moines   

Aimee is a charming little boutique in Downtown DSM’s Historic East Village, where weekly arrivals keep the selection fresh each time you visit! This is a great stop for women’s puffer jackets and other coats, fashionable boots, maxi cardigans, sweater dresses and much more.    

Warm up with comfy selections from Amour, a lingerie and loungewear shop in the Historic East Village. The selection of buttery soft pajamas and cozy loungewear will leave you daydreaming of a snowy afternoon nestled under a blanket next to a crackling fireplace.    

Shop at Boot Barn for a wide selection of clothing for men, women and kids including jeans, long-sleeved button-up shirts, warm boots and outerwear with a focus on western styles, hiking gear and outdoor workwear from brands like Ariat, Wrangler and Cinch.    

Wintertime is a great time to explore the outdoors around DSM! Be sure you have the right fitness gear for colder weather temps with a stop at Fleet Feet Des Moines, where you can browse a robust range of running shoes, fitness clothing and exercise gear for all seasons.   

Fontenelle Supply Co. is a great store to find men’s winterwear in Downtown DSM. You’ll find outerwear, footwear, soft and cozy shirts, quality jeans, gloves, socks and hats plus warm wool blankets to enjoy at home.   

A clothing shop for newborns, children and mamas, too — Janes – Family Shop is a go-to store in Downtown DSM for gifting. Find sweet and modern goods for little ones arriving in the winter months such as sleepers, swaddles, knotted gowns, quilts and baby blankets.   

Don’t forget about everyone’s best friend! At Jett and Monkey’s Dog Shoppe in the Historic East Village, find all you need for your furry friend during the chilly season, including doggie coats, sweaters, seasonal apparel, beds, mats and blankets, too. Stop in to see additional selections for cat-lovers, as well!   

Discover vegan, organic and sustainable clothing this winter at MARNe in Downtown DSM: leather boots, warm ribbed stocking hats, coats, sweatshirts and pants ranging from trousers or slacks to fleece sweatpants and jeans.    

Warm clothing can be quirky, snarky or just plain funny if you’d like! Stop by RAYGUN in Downtown DSM, also known as the “Best Store in the Universe,” and you’ll LOL at the many funny phrases adorning warm socks, sweatshirts and hoodies, long-sleeved t-shirts and jackets. This is a fun stop to shop locally for clothing for women, men, kids and babies in addition to home goods, kitchen items and souvenirs.    

There are many secondhand treasures to be found at Downtown DSM’s Salvation Army! Come early and come often for an everchanging inventory ranging from clothing, furniture and kitchen wares, shoes and décor plus lots more.   

Check out Stoked, relatively new to the Downtown DSM retail scene, for cool weather clothing such as sweatshirts, stocking hats, socks and jackets for men and women as well as work gloves, warm blankets and warm gear for the outdoor enthusiast.   

In addition to skateboards and skate gear at Subsect Skateshop, you’ll find trendy flannel shirts, warm socks, a robust shoe collection, pants/jeans and tons of hoodies and sweatshirts to choose from.   

For an upscale women’s clothier, shop Velvet Coat in Downtown DSM — with selections ranging from workwear like blazers and coats to casual clothing like denim and sweaters plus pajamas, scarves, cashmere hats, leather gloves and many more accessories and apparel finds to keep you dressed your best (and nice and warm!) all winter long.    

Stop by Vzz Vintage on Southwest 5th Street in Downtown DSM to buy vintage apparel such as coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, cardigans and more fun and funky finds! This store is unlike any other in Downtown DSM, so stop in and check it out if you haven’t already!   

Make it one epic winter in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) by exploring, experiencing and enjoying what Downtown DSM has to offer. Plan your visit to Downtown DSM with these tips for parking and navigation. And if you’re looking for additional ways to warm up while you shop, explore this list of places in Downtown DSM for hot and seasonal drinks — from cocktails and hot toddies to local craft beers and ciders.   

Header image from Fontenelle Supply Co.

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