Hidden Gems: Lunch Money Boutique

If you’re a person of a certain age, you might remember the good ol’ days of taking cold, hard cash to school to buy lunch. Lunch Money Boutique, a charming children’s store located in Indy’s Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, is inspired by such memories. But instead of kids using their money to buy Doritos and cream soda for lunch (guilty as charged), Lunch Money Boutique is a place where they can “stash” that money and use it to buy the latest fashion and accessories.

The fashion and accessories you’ll find all around the fun, colorful store are inspiring. Ranging in sizes from newborn to size 16, Lunch Money Boutique strives to offer brands that parents love and trust, as well as niche brands that might be new to them. Shoppers will often find cool-kid threads from Mayoral and Miles the Label, sparkly friendship bracelets from Coast & Cove, and mini backpacks from State.

Looking for the perfect gift for an eclectic kid, or a great baby-shower gift that no one else will think to give? Lunch Money Boutique is the place to find such a gift. Here, you’ll spy all kinds of creative items lining the shelves, including edible chemistry kits, David Bowie dolls, eco-friendly baby teethers, leather-bound journals and more.

Conveniently, Lunch Money Boutique is located right next door to Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore, a beloved independent bookstore for kids, so you can get all of your kid-related shopping done with little effort!

5617 N Illinois St., Indianapolis | lunchmoneyboutique.com

Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.

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