Homemade Shopping Experience
The Shoppes at Bradley Hall features products made by local residents right here in Appanoose County, Iowa. Our vendors span the gamut. We proudly carry a number of nationally-recognized brands. But we think the handmade items within our walls deserve special recognition!
Our Appanoose County Made Merch
The quality and variety of our locally-made merchandise are impressive. We have honey and royal jelly sourced from a local beekeeper. Fashionable leather accessories and colorful earrings. Snuggly winter hats for women and children. Screen-printed shirts. Watercolor prints. Chocolate fudge. Live edge furniture. Children’s books. And the list goes on. The vendors who make these items are real people. They’re our neighbors. And they put their hearts and souls into their work.
With so many rooms to explore, our customers often don’t realize the items they are buying were made locally until they start talking with us. Our local vendors rent spaces as small as a shelf, as large as an entire room, and everything in between. Some vendors even carry a mix of products they handmake along with well-known brands or antiques So, if shopping local is important to you or you want a souvenir from your trip to Centerville (or nearby Lake Rathbun, Lake Thunderhead, or Lake Sundown) be sure to ask one of our employees to point you in the right direction!
Making Local Possible
Most of our vendors have day jobs, stay at home raising their families, or are retired. So you won’t always see them when you come in for a visit. And that’s fine by us. We relish being a place for passion projects, side income, and folks testing the retail waters. That means everyone with a space at Bradley Hall really wants to be here. And, it means if and when they are ready to make retail their full-time gig, they’re usually doing so in one of the quaint buildings on the historic Centerville square. In fact, we think our focus on working with vendors where they are, whatever their products, is what makes Centerville an Iowa small town shopping destination!