The Final Four finally starts tomorrow, but unless you're repping one of the teams, you might want to think about copping something fresh for the games (and the parties). Whether it's kicks, clothes, music, or something a little more distinguished, you're definitely gonna need our guide to the best places to shop in Indianapolis...
6243 North College Ave.
Right next to The Vogue in Broad Ripple, Got Sole? is far and away the best spot in Nap for all things Complex. The usual sneaker suspects (Nike, Supra, Gourmet, et al.) paired with the usual gear supects (Rocksmith, 10.Deep, Hundreds, et al.), in a pleasing brick-walled space. If you're heading their way, leave room in your luggage.
1027 North New Jersey St.
The indie skate shop has been around since 1999 with locations in northern suburb Carmel and nearby Bloomington, but they just opened the downtown location last summer. Plenty of shoe accounts and boards galore. Getcha stacks on deck and stack up on decks. Oh, man, see what we did there? The ol' flipperoo, yessir! We're on our Mystery Men around here.
INDY CD & VINYL
806 Broad Ripple Ave.
Stop stealing music and fucking buy something already. When you're ready to turn your back on your delinquent downloading ways, head to the best game in town (at least since Missing Link went under). And like the name says, there's vinyl, too. Serrato is for chumps, chump!
739 Massachusetts Ave.
An NYC transplant who went to Butler fucked around and opened up a high-end menswear line—and a storefront to go with it. Get your bespoke on and cop Mamadou Diallo's (no, not that Mamadou Diallo) sleek tailored threads in his boutique, nestled in the burgeoning Mass Ave. district.
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