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The cornerstone of Indy's downtown shopping scene is Circle Centre, 49 W. Maryland St. (tel. 317/681-8000; www.circlecentre.com), with anchor stores Nordstrom and Carson Pirie Scott, 100 specialty shops, restaurants, nightclubs, a cinema, and the Artsgarden (a performance space suspended over a busy intersection and covered by a glass dome).

The Fashion Mall at Keystone, 86th Street and Keystone Avenue (tel. 317/574-4000; www.fashionmallatkeystone.com), is the city's other leading mall, with anchor stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, a number of national chain stores, and numerous specialty and designer boutiques. The mall also features the Keystone Art Cinema and Indie Lounge (tel. 317/577-3009), with a full-service bar (and live music on weekends) where you can stop before or after taking in the latest indie flick.

The Castleton Square Mall, 82nd Street just east of Allisonville Road (tel. 317/849-9993; www.shopcastletonsquare.com), is larger than Keystone and has more choices for shoppers on a budget (such as JCPenney and Sears). Other department stores include Von Maur, plus plenty of national chain stores, as well as a new multiplex movie theater.

For something different, head to Broad Ripple, a charming neighborhood 15 minutes north of downtown filled with unique shops such as Girly Chic Boutique, 841 E. Westfield Blvd. (tel. 317/217-1525; www.girlychicboutique.com), and local independent chain LUNA music, 5202 N. College Ave. (tel. 317/283-5862; www.lunamusic.net), which sells CDs, vinyl, and posters, and hosts in-store live performances. (LUNA also has a store downtown at 431 Massachusetts Ave.) For a directory of Broad Ripple's shops, galleries, and restaurants, visit www.discoverbroadripplevillage.com.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.