Lux & Ivy GRAND OPENING Success!
We made it, y'all. Started from the bottom, now we here.
Seriously, my husband Kevin and I have been waiting so long to make this happen. Between my experience in retail management & consignment, and the fact that vintage clothing was taking over our whole house.... having a brick & mortar location for Lux & Ivy has been on our minds for years, but it always seemed like a pipe dream.
Well folks... here it is! Our space inside of The Murphy Arts Center. 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 209.
Still working out some kinks, but right now our hours are Wednesday - Friday, 11am - 6pm. We are also open every First Friday from 7 - 11pm and any time Joyful Noise Recordings is having a show at their space across the hall.
(Photo from our Indianapolis Monthly write-up)
The interesting thing about being in the Murphy, is that it's not a true "storefront". There is not a ton of foot traffic during the week, but it is very much event-based, and it allows us to have a home, so that those who are "in the know" can find us. It also helps being neighbors with Joyful Noise, since their record store is open across the hall from 11am - 7pm Monday - Friday. It's great that we can have a complementary customer base (see also: we are totally piggybacking off of their foot traffic during the week and during their shows)....
But moreso -- they are amazing people who do amazing things for the music community, and have been super sweet & supportive of Lux & Ivy! So lucky to have them across the hall. Check out their Facebook events for a more complete listing of upcoming events!
First Fridays truly are the best part about being in this building. Last First Friday was our Grand Opening, and it was PACKED! I cannot express how grateful I am that everyone came out - whether to support Lux & Ivy, or the rest of the amazing artisans and organizations housed in the Murphy - it doesn't even matter! I'm so happy to be a part of this community, and that you all want to be a part of it, too!
I was so excited that one of my best friends in the whole world, Kristine Claghorn, displayed some of her gorgeous artwork at our Grand Opening, and hung out in the shop during the event! She is such a talented person - in so many different ways - and there has been a LOT of interest in her work! If you didn't get a chance to see her Our Place in Space series, or wanted to make a purchase - no worries - it will be back up after this next First Friday! Also, you can purchase prints and works from her at claggie.bigcartel.com. :)
^Kristine and I with our artwork! Also on display were some photographs from my most recent fashion editorial, Lauren Coven. BUT that will require a separate blog post - so stay tuned for those images and the story behind them! I'm still playing catch-up over here. :/
I will have my little dude, Oskar, with me during our weekday hours, so stop by and see us! If you have little ones, we have a Kids Play Area with tons of toys, as well as vintage and handmade kids' clothing & accessories. We also have handmade apothecary items (bath bombs, face masks, candles, etc.), killer vintage threads, a badass collection of denim and new basics from brands like Lip Service and Cello Jeans, and LOTS of local and handmade goodies from Velvet Ruins, United State of Indiana, Agate & Elm, Hoosier Proud, and more!
So come see us at The Murphy Arts Center. 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 209, Indianapolis IN 46203.
Open Wednesday - Friday, 11am - 6pm, every First Friday from 7 - 11pm, and during Joyful Noise shows.
Come see us this coming First Friday - July 3rd from 7-11pm.
And while you're here, check out some of the other amazing artisans in the building!
- Joyful Noise Recordings
- People for Urban Progress
- Girls Rock! Indianapolis
- Quil Jewelry
- Get Dirty Ceramics
- The Attic Gallery