Calling all college students! Whether it’s your first or last year of college, back-to-school shopping is a vital part of any successful semester. Luckily, Fishers is full of wonderful local businesses that have all your needs and wants.
It’s important –– and fun! –– to spruce up your wardrobe, school supply stash, and decoration collection before you head off to school. So, pull out that checklist and take a scroll through this list as you stroll into these shops!
8597 E. 116th Street
In recent years, plants have become a super popular way to decorate dorms and apartments for college students. Not only do plants make for beautiful decor, but they’re great for decreasing air pollutants and reducing stress.
Since dorms and apartments don’t have a ton of space, investing in the smaller plants that Snakeroot Botanicals has to offer is a good idea. Make sure to look at plants such as String of Pearls and assorted cacti.
In addition to plants, Snakeroot carries essential oils, incense, and diffusers, which will help to freshen up your space and lighten your mood as you read, do homework, and study for tests.
Unplug Soy Candles
12550 Promise Creek Lane
You may not be able to burn a candle in your dorm or apartment (if you are, you are one of the lucky few!), but Unplug Soy Candles has so many school essentials for you to browse, such as sticky notes, pencils, pens, and journals.
Even if you aren’t allowed to burn your favorite candle, you can take a whiff of it when your brain needs that extra push –– so make sure to stock up on scents such as Whipped Cream, Sea Salt, Lavender, Prosecco Fizz, Balsam & Cedar, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hazelnut Coffee, and so many more.
9705 Fishers District Drive
While you may be more comfortable in athleisure as you go to class, there are so many other events that will demand adorable outfits and fun accessories. BluePeppermint Boutique is filled wall-to-wall with tops, dresses, shoes, jewelry, and more to satisfy all your fashion needs, whether it’s for a picnic with friends or a night out on the town.
High Frequency Arts
8100 E. 106th Street
Pillows, recipe cards, art prints, book ends –– High Frequency Arts has tasteful art galore, and it’s particularly great for first-time apartment dwellers looking for pieces to spice up their new space.
The shop is in Hub & Spoke, which is located just off 106th Street. During your trip to High Frequency Arts, make sure to set aside some time to explore the whole Hub & Spoke space!
8890 E. 116th Street
When you have that 8 a.m. class to wake up for, one of the best ways to be alert is with a cup of coffee –– and with your favorite coffee accessories, of course. Before you head off to school, swing by The Well for coffee canisters, filters, mugs, and –– if you’re feeling fancy –– a Chemex.
Twigs & Tea
11399 Lantern Rd.
Twigs & Tea has an amazing assortment of items for college students to browse. From clutches and blouses to jewelry and soaps, the adorable business is a little slice of heaven right here in Fishers.
As if it couldn’t get any better, this sweet little shop doubles as a tearoom, making it a great place to have a final get-together with friends before you head off to school for the fall semester. They offer a lovely lunch and dessert menu, including items such as Croque Monsieur, Blue Cheese & Pear Salad, White Chocolate Bread Pudding, and more. And –– as you may suspect –– the tea menu is superb.
As classes and clubs ramp up for the fall semester, use all your fun new supplies to help you get through the long days and nights of reading, annotating, and math problems. And –– when you’re back in town visiting your family after a long semester –– make sure to treat yourself by popping back into these shops!
Ellie Albin is a life-long Fishers resident and graduated from Fishers High School in 2020. She currently attends Indiana University, where she is majoring in Journalism, minoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and getting a certificate in Rock ‘n’ Roll History! She is a summer intern in the City of Fishers PR Department. In her free time, Ellie loves to read, hike, bake, listen to music, watch IndyCar, and cheer for the Colts. She also loves exploring Fishers with friends and family. Some of her favorite things about the city are the local coffee shops, kayaking on Geist, attending the farmers markets, and spending hours on end in the library. Watching her hometown grow into a beautiful city makes Ellie incredibly proud and makes her love Fishers even more.