Summer is quickly coming to an end. Soon, the sounds of school bells will be filling the air. What better way to get back-to-school ready while getting to know more about some amazing local businesses than with Shop Fishers!
If you haven’t heard about the #ShopFishers: Summer Series yet, it’s a weeklong citywide celebration of small businesses from Friday, July 16 through Friday, July 23. During Shop Fishers, you can seize the end of summer and soak up the biggest deals with special promotions and discounts from over 60 restaurants and shops around Fishers!
As a former teacher, I have always loved back-to-school time. I know typically it’s geared towards students, but why shouldn’t teachers also partake in this yearly tradition?
Whether you’re preparing your kids for a new school year or a teacher getting ready to head back to the classroom, Shop Fishers has something for everyone! I’m going to share with you my guide of our family’s local favorite small businesses perfect for back-to-school.
For The Kids
Dress For Success…
8800 North Street, Suite 115
Located in the heart of the Nickel Plate District in Fishers is Roman & Leo, a boutique just for boys. My two boys (and I) love Roman and Leo for all their cute, trendy, and unique boy’s clothing and accessories.
Shop Fishers Deal: Receive 20% off tanks and shorts.
9715 Kincaid Drive
Dottie Couture specializes in young contemporary apparel, accessories, and shoes. Not only do they have clothes perfect for teens, but moms as well!
Shop Fishers Deal: Get 25% off one online order with promo code SFSS25.
Celebrate The Start Of A New Year…
8760 East 116th Street
A Fishers’ staple right in the heart of the Nickel Plate District is Handel’s! This is the perfect way to start the year on a sweet note. My personal favorite treats are the Mint Chocolate Chip flavor and ice cream sandwiches. With over 100 delectable flavors, you can’t go wrong with any that you choose.
Shop Fishers Deal: Enjoy two cones for $5.
8395 East 116th Street
Another staple right in the middle of the city is Taylor’s Bakery. Walking in, your senses are flooded with all the delicious smells. From cakes to cookies and doughnuts, what’s not to love about Taylor’s Bakery? Our family loves stopping by to browse the cases of treats and letting the kids pick a special something (which usually is one of their ornately decorated cookies).
Shop Fishers Deal: Enjoy buy 1, get 1 free on all cookies.
Preparing For the Year To Come…
11681 Olio Road
Kids grow fast, so Play It Again Sports is the perfect place to buy or sell quality, used sports and fitness equipment. Load up on all the necessities before the start of school and the fall season!
Shop Fishers Deal: Get 20% off any single item (maximum value is $100).
12244 East 116th Street, Suite 200
Whether your child struggles in math or needs a greater challenge, Mathnasium is a great resource and a fun twist on traditional tutoring. What I love the most is it’s the perfect way to help your child gain confidence in math, achieve more than they imagined possible, and actually love the subject!
Shop Fishers Deal: Get 25 free enrollments on a first-come, first-served basis.
For The Teachers
Threaded Blue is an online boutique with a mission to help women feel confident while looking fashion-forward. Whether you’re stocking up on outfits perfect for the classroom or a night out, they have you covered!
Shop Fishers Deal: Receive 20% off your purchase with promo code SMALLBIZ.
8597 East 116th Street
Gallery 116 specializes in jewelry, apparel, gifts, home goods, work from over 50 local makers and artisans and the perfect place for a belly laugh to brighten your day. Walking through Gallery 116, you’ll be sure to find unique pieces for your classroom or the perfect outfit for the first day of school.
Shop Fishers Deal: Receive a Natural Life Happy Bag Tote with any purchase, while supplies last.
9705 Fishers District Drive, Suite 730
Who says the kids should be the only ones wearing a cute first day of school outfit? BluePeppermint Boutique has a curated collection of unique finds based on the latest trends, perfect for the first and every day!
Shop Fishers Deal: Earn double Peppermint Points all week on any purchase.
8800 North Street, Suite 181
Located in the heart of Fishers, Blush creates an unforgettable experience perfect for all your pampering beauty needs. In addition to the salon, they have a small retail section featuring accessories, jewelry, candles, and scarves from local small businesses. I love that this shop is hand in hand supporting other small businesses.
Shop Fishers Deal: Stop in and draw 10%, 20%, or 30% off your total boutique purchase. Excludes Ambre Blends.
16680 Commercial Drive, Suite 300
“Whole-body benefits, a happier you,” is the theme Massage Envy takes to heart in all areas of their business. They customize your care to help you feel your best. From massages and facials, to stretching, all are perfect components to helping your wellness.
Shop Fishers Deal: Receive eight free deluxe samples when you book a massage or facial, while supplies last.
Treat Yo’ Self!
12125 Cyntheanne Rd
Schoolhouse 7 Cafe is housed in a beautifully restored 1900 one-room schoolhouse with an atmosphere that embraces the past and present of Fishers. With a full menu of homemade food and deliciously crafted drinks, there is something for everyone!
Shop Fishers Deal: Buy one drink, get the second 50% off. Excludes alcohol.
11063 Allisonville Road
Healthies offers delicious shakes without the guilt and is a treat for our whole family! All smoothies are made with 250 calories or less. I love the Carmel Cookie Crunch.
Shop Fishers Deal: Get $3 off any energy combo from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
11547 Yard Street
Peace Water Winery has “local roots and California wines,” with a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere! Besides they’re delicious wines, one thing I absolutely love about Peace Water Winery is it’s a winery with a cause, eight to be exact!
Shop Fishers Deal: Get five wine tastings for $10.
To learn more about shopping at local small businesses as well as see a full list of Shop Fishers deals, visit This Is Fishers. Then be sure to show your support for our local entrepreneurs with all your shopping fun by using #ShopFishers, #ShopSmall, #EatLocal, and #ShopLocal!
Megan Gamble was raised in Fishers and has lived here for over 20 years. She lives in the Geist area with her husband, Zane, and two active boys, Miles (4) and Nolan (1). A former teacher and child developmental therapist, she loves finding new adventures with her family in Fishers Parks, as well as attending the city’s family-friendly (and date night perfect) events throughout the year. Her hobbies include photography, coffee, DIY projects, wine, traveling, helping others, and fashion. She loves Fishers’ small town feel though it’s a growing, thriving city and being able to visit and attend festivals, events, and activities with her family that she also attended as a child. Follow her on Instagram at @MilesofAdventures.