Whether you're shopping for a special someone, treating yourself, or looking for something to fill a Saturday afternoon, you'll find that there are great shopping options here in Council Bluffs! From specialty clothing boutiques to farmers markets and antique shops galore, we've got options for you.
On the 100 Block of West Broadway, you'll find Dusted Charm, a charming boutique filled with the most adorable women's clothing, home décor, kitchen items, jewelry, and gifts! They are a size-inclusive shop and are constantly rotating inventory and hosting sales. In 2021 they were voted the best retail business in Pottawattamie County!
The Olive Branch has been a Council Bluffs staple for over 20 years. Their adorable shop is filled with home goods, handmade one-of-a-kind pieces, accessories, candles, everything for baby, and a wide selection of high-quality Polish pottery. This is a great place to shop for a gift or a place to treat yourself to something unique.
The Sugar Makery BitterSweet Dessert Bar is your one-stop shop for all things sweet and salty here in Council Bluffs! They offer a wide variety of treats, including ice cream, bulk candy, homemade fudge, unique popcorn options, sodas, and more. The shop also features a coffee bar and delicious edible cookie dough that the locals love!
All-natural health products galore at Bambi's Green Acres Natural Market! This woman-owned and operated business sell healthy merchandise like essential oils, vitamins, health and beauty products, herbs, and bulk health foods. Their dedicated staff is here to help you be the healthiest version of yourself!
Council Bluffs is home to an impressive and extensive system of bike trails. Shop for the right gear at Xtreme Wheels Bike and Sport in downtown CB! This independent bike shop is dedicated to providing you with the best prices, selection, and customer service. They sell new and used bikes, gear, and bike repair services.
If you love antique shopping, you've come to the right county! In Council Bluffs, you can shop for antiques at The Swallows Nest, which carries several eras of antiques and retro items, as well as handmade gifts, including original jewelry, local honey, soaps, and items from local dairy farmers. Jan-Tiques in the Historic Haymarket District of CB specializes in restored oak furniture, crocks, and cupboards, all hand selected and carefully refinished by hand. On the other side of Pottawattamie County is the small town of Walnut, better known as Iowa's Antique City. The town is booming with antique stores and specialty shops. Check out favorites, including B Restored, Barn Mall, and the Antique Furniture Emporium!
Are you a collector of old records, books, comics, and movies? You'll have to check out Kanesville Kollectibles! Housed in a massive 10,000-square-foot facility, the shop is packed with nostalgia. Check out Dorie's Crystals and Things for all things mystic, including crystals, sage, salt lamps, essential oils, and jewelry. Are you a plant lover or a gardening guru? Stop by Sherbondy's Garden Center for all your house plants, garden gear, perennials, and antiques!
From May through September, the Farmers Market Council Bluffs is the place to be for locally-grown produce, goods, and homegrown fun! The market hosts a variety of vendors each Thursday in Bayliss Park, as well as wellness activities, live music, and entertainment for the kids! River City Farmers Market is another local market that takes place on Saturday mornings at the YMCA Healthy Living Center. They sell locally grown veggies, baked goods, eggs, and more. Several other towns in Pottawattamie County host weekly markets, including Avoca, Underwood, and Treynor.
Big Box Favorites
Council Bluffs is home to many big box favorites, including Target, Bass Pro Shops, Old Navy, TJ Max, Ulta, At Home, and JC Penny's, to name a few. Visit Metro Crossing Shopping Center, Lake Manawa Power Centre, and The Marketplace for a ton of shopping variety and dining locations!
But Wait! There's More
Looking to see what the rest of the city of Council Bluffs has to offer? Visit the Historic 100 Block of West Broadway for a delicious bite to eat or uncover our local history by visiting one of our museums.
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