Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Are You Inspired Locally?

Are you Inspired to shop Local vendors and deals? Do you desire to help the small mom and pops of the world? Then this place is for you! Inspired Locally is a great new shop in Valley Junction that does JUST THAT!

inspired-locallyTheir outside presence really captures the essence of this adorable shop. The items you see outside in this picture are from FIVE different vendors who pay to have their items locally in the store. That is just the beginning.

I love all the items I find there.  From signs to paintings by a blind person, local art, to scarves handmade by someone who doesn’t even knit or crochet!  Once you walk in, you will see a wide variety of vendors (and she is always accepting more) who make, create, resell, a variety of items. There are handmade soaps, jewelry, bath products and more! The owner also sells her Makeup Line Minerals By Bee in the store and does Makeup Consultation, Application AND….July 12th a BRAND NEW Beauty Bar will be opening in this location in the back room! (Apply now for your booth rental space if you have a service to offer).



Of course, I am biased, however, because I sell my fabulous Aprons there which you can see by my presence in the front window of the store and from time to time I help out at the store , sitting at my vintage Drexel Heritage Vanity, sewing or creating and talking to visitors of the store.

inspired-locally3The owner is a fun loving gal and a few others help out in the store, including me. She has two offerings for those who are interested in vendoring at her store

1-      $25 a month with 70/30 Consignment

2-      $50 a month and you keep 100% of sales

There technically is a third option if you are a Direct Sale Representative. $25 to leave your cards, flyer and information on a shelf or at the store. You can’t sell it there, but you can do this for advertising to help your Direct Sale business if you desire.

She also has a vast amount of events going on at the store as you can see by the image. If you want to join in or find out more about these fun events please go to the events page for Inspired Locally.

This store is not located where most people think  so make sure you go down towards the Valley Junction Post office and this little gem is right across the street next to Beyond Elegance and 411 Safety Shop and Training.


It is at 415 5th street and worth jaunting over to when you are in Valley Junction shopping around, or take a special trip and go see Inspired Locally all by itself just because you can. She is also open for an Indoor Farmers Market while the outdoor one is going on and offers free cookies and lemonade to passersby.


I think you will fall in love with it just as much as I do!!



Until  Next Time … XoXo~TrishaTrixie

“Trisha Trixie” Fashions can be found at , her new blog Trixie Tabloids can be read at  and she is a Vintage Inspired Model as Trisha Trixie The Vintage Fashionista


Follow Trisha on Twitter @TrishaTrixie or on Facebook or Google

Her items are available for sale on Trisha Trixie Square Market


You can also find Trixie at a variety of mobile spots around town for craft, art and tradeshows. For a list of her upcoming locations go to her website and look for Where in the World is Trisha Trixie or join her mailing list to stay up to date on all events, happenings and new products  The Fashion Fabulous


I also would love to visit your store or event no matter where you are. East Village, Beaverdale, West Des Moines, you name it. Des Moines has an abundance of places to shop and events to entertain. If you want me to come to your event or shop let me know. I love to shop and I love to get out and about and see what others are doing and wearing. Fashionistas do more than just talk shop, we like to live it as well.