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10 Best Places to Shop Local Where Iowa Started

Shop small with locally-owned boutiques full of one-of-a-kind goods to take home.

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Voted on by Travel Dubuque's followers, these are the top 10 favorite places to shop local in the Dubuque area.

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The Midwest Girl

Sitting at the top of the list is The Midwest Girl. A shop with humble beginnings as a mobile boutique that quickly has become an iconic ‘midwesty’ brand now located in the Millwork District. In fact, this brand has become so well known (and loved) that it has been featured in Midwest Living’s Holiday Guide. From heirloom quality shirts to your next favorite baseball hat, this shop has a little bit of everything for the truest of midwesterns. (Sizes up to 3XL.)

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Vintage Chic Bridal Boutique

Shopping for the special day? Bluff Street’s Vintage Chic has a variety of wedding dresses and accessories to choose from and prides itself on focusing on those important details. Open by appointment only to give it’s shoppers the best experience, this boutique is the perfect place to add to your wedding day planning. (Size Inclusive.)

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Eloise Raye

This boutique, formerly known as ‘The Pink Pig’, is located in Cascade, Iowa and just a short drive from Dubuque’s city limits. Specializing in women’s apparel, this shop features trendy items and wardrobe staples.

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Dirt Road Darlings

Want to expand your wardrobe or perhaps looking for the perfect accessory to round out an outfit? Dirt Road Darlings is located on the West End and prides itself on being for the woman raised on country values. With a mix of classic pieces as well as one-of-a-kind items, this women’s boutique has a wide selection of items to shop. (Sizes up to 3X.)

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Classy & Chic Boutique

Rounding out the top half of the list is Classy & Chic. A shop in the Millwork District offering a variety of trendy clothing items as well as accessories for women & juniors. Add a staple piece or pick up a whole new outfit for you and the people in your life. (Sizes up to 3X.)

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Aj's Boutique


One of the newest boutiques on the block, Aj’s is located on Historic Main Street. This shop features size inclusive women’s fashions as well as accessories for yourself - and your home. Snag a new wardrobe, or something to cozy up your space. (Sizes up to 3X.)

Fig Leaf

Fig Leaf


Coming in at number 7 on the list is a Bluff Street shop that truly has a little something for everyone. Whether you are shopping for home goods, antique finds, clothing, a gift for the fella in your life, or something special for yourself - you can find it at Fig Leaf. (Sizes up to 3X.)

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Also located on Bluff Street is KB&Co. Owned by two best friends this store features women’s clothing with trendy outfits as well as classic staples. Looking to accessories what you’ve already got? KB&Co. has that covered too! (Sizes up to 3X.)


Trendsetters Boutique

Located on the West End, Trendsetters Boutique is also locally owned and features contemporary and trendy fashion options for women and children. Pick up an outfit for yourself…or the littlest ones in your life.

Vivie Boutique

Vivie Boutique


Rounding out the top 10 places to shop local is Vivie Boutique. Located in the Millwork District, this shop hosts a variety of women’s clothing options as well as fun accessories! (Sizes up to 3X.)