As you stroll the streets of downtown South Bend this holiday season, you may notice a few new “faces.” Now in its third year, Downtown South Bend, Inc. (DTSB) has offered a program with the opportunity for locally-owned businesses to occupy a storefront in downtown – RENT FREE – for the holiday shopping season. This year, six “pop up shops” were selected, and they all offer a unique array of gift ideas, all with their own personal touch.
The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery
217 S. Michigan St. | 574.360.3868
The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery provides a pottery experience for all ages and skill levels aimed to help develop an appreciation for the ceramic arts. The shop offers paint-your-own pottery sessions, group and individual classes, as well as handcrafted, ceramic artwork from owners, Diana Palomo and Amy Klinger.
Forever Clean Soap Works, Inc.
225 S. Michigan St. (Center City Place) | 269.449.0542
Forever Clean Soap Works, Inc. provides handmade bath and body products made with all natural soap bases. Products include; after care tattoo balm, lotion, intensive eye and body cream, lip balm, soap and more. You can even customize the products upon request, making that gift even more special!
Upstyle Custom Home Boutique
225 S. Michigan St. (Center City Place) | 574.292.1255
Upstyle Custom Home Boutique focuses on up-cycled, re-purposed furniture and home décor items. A wide selection of unique items is available, including everything from furniture to coasters and everything in between.
Kevin Haggenjos Photography: Portrait Studio
225 S. Michigan St. (Center City Place) | 574.607.4337
Kevin Haggenjos Photography specializes in wedding, sport, and family portraiture. In studio and on location sessions are available, making getting the perfect shot for that annual holiday greeting card easier than ever before. Personalized photo items are also available for sale in studio.
225 S. Michigan St. (Center City Place)| 574.315.3791
Artisan Alley plays host to various handmade items including; repurposed furniture, jewelry, and home décor. This is the perfect shop for anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind gift to get for the person who has everything – we all have one on our list!
The Ludus Machine
225 S. Michigan St. (Center City Place) | 574.309.7045
The Ludus Machine specializes in tabletop and card games and also stocks unique, hard-to-find games. The store includes space for playing and will host regular tournaments.
With all of these great options, downtown’s pop up shops are sure to be bustling all season long. You can CLICK HERE for even more great shopping ideas in the South Bend Mishawaka area.