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Whether you’re down the street or across the globe, you can experience what makes the Wichita region #RelentlesslyOriginal. Local artists, musicians, makers and entrepreneurs sell one-of-a-kind products online, so you can discover and support the region during COVID-19 and beyond. 

These Wichita businesses offer goods you’ll only find in the 316. Vibrant silk scrunchies, vintage t-shirts and quirky must-haves can be purchased at the links below.


​​​​​​If quirky is what you want, quirky is what you’ll get at Lucinda’s. You’ll find socks with sassy messages, imaginative stickers, dynamic jewelry and more by shopping directly from its Facebook page. 

Bella Bonita Designs

Each Bella Bonita scrunchie, scarf and twilly is hand-sewn from imported silk and designed by a local artist. On top of offering stunning luxury products, part of the proceeds go to women in recovery.

Dead Center Vintage

This vintage store was started by four 20-somethings with a passion for all things vintage. Upgrade your style with these new-to-you tops.
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Sports Gear

If you really want to be the envy of your friends, snag gear from the brand-new Wind Surge Triple-A baseball team, Wichita State Shockers or Newman University Jets.

Love of Character

Whimsical, bright and clever describe Love of Character’s party supplies and gifts. A mere five minutes on the site will fill your cart with goodies you didn’t know you needed. Shop away.

The Workroom

In case you didn’t know, Wichitans are proud of their city’s flag. The Workroom is known as one of the best places to get Wichita flag swag, in addition to locally-made goods and interior design services.

Clifton Collective

Clifton Collective is the home of all things homemade, happy and good-smelling. Look no further for your new favorite hand-poured candle, pair of funky earrings or balanced beard oil.

Watermark Books

For the literary enthusiasts out there, this 42-year-old independent bookstore is your haven. Check out the staff’s reviews for your next great read, stock up on retro Watermark swag and discover outstanding local authors.

Vortex Souvenir

Vortex sells original products created by independent artists including pins, prints and patches to spark inspiration within the community and beyond.

Try the brews and eats from the businesses listed below and you’ll be hooked. Luckily, some offer subscription services so you’re never without your favorite Wichita goods. Check out the COVID-19 highlight on the Choose Wichita Instagram page to view open restaurants during this time.

Reverie Roasters

All of Reverie’s coffee is roasted and brewed in-house. From decaf to espresso, it’s not uncommon for someone to say it’s the best coffee they’ve ever had. Reverie also serves made-from-scratch pastries and dishes, but you have to be here to try it. What are you waiting for?

Pinole Blue

The founder of Pinole Blue has an exceptional story of grit and tradition. Give it a read in the Choose Wichita blog, then buy some of the company’s delicious tortillas or pinole.

Central Standard Brewing

Central Standard Brewing swag is so cool, you’ll be on your way to the Douglas Design District to try CSB nationally award-winning beer in no time.

Local Roasters

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Local Roasters coffee is so tasty, the Grand Canyon wanted its hands on some. No, seriously. It also has coffee subscription services and arguably the coolest coffee swag in the region.

The Wichita region has a thriving music scene of homegrown bands, featuring genres from alternative rock and country to punk and blues. Give Wichita a listen by streaming the bands and artists listed below. (Most of them have cool merch, too.)

You can discover the region's #RelentlesslyOriginal shops, restaurants, museums and more by following @choosewichita on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. To showcase how you support local, download the Instagram story challenge at the link below.


Wichita is not getting pinched this St. Patrick’s Day. With a plethora of green initiatives, residents and businesses find innovative ways to give the earth some love. From apartments to local produce, here’s a glimpse at a few of the region’s sustainability efforts.

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