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A Few Great Places to Shop Local This Season

Home goods, antiques, design, and decor

Ampersand Home and Gallery
305 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY 41073

They carry home furnishings, gifts, and housewares that range from antiques to contemporary, hand-crafted artwork, and all sorts of unique finds in between.

1824 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Owned and operated by a husband and wife team, this little cookware shop outside of Findlay Market was designed with cooks in mind.

Billiter Studio

James Billiter loves Cincinnati and it shows in his hugely popular screenprint designs. If it’s too late to shop online, you can find some of his work at Deerhaus and Ampersand Home and Gallery.


135 West Elder Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Eco-Friendly boutique shop with vintage items from Cincy’s brewery history, house plants, and sustainable gifts for everyone on your list.

Grainwell Market

33 W Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011

Two sisters run this wood-centric design and home decor shop that provides wood-cut city skylines, custom-cut ornaments, and more.


339 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

A Mad Men-inspired vintage collection packed into a little storefront on Ludlow Ave. If you know someone who has a bar cart that’s lacking vintage glasses, go to Lentz.

Lucca Workshop

126 W Elder Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This woman-owned and woman-run establishment focuses on wood cuts, specialized gifts, and unique accessories.

MiCA 12/v

1201 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The cornerstone of Vine Street's Gateway Quarter, this family-run boutique and art gallery offers everything from fine jewelry to Charlie Parker glasses to toys and handbags.

Tim’s Picks
1336 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Opened up by a Rolling Stones fanatic and former high school government teacher, this little antique collectible shop is full of Cincinnati history, vintage art, mid-century furniture, and—you guessed it—Rolling Stones memorabilia.


BlaCk OWned Outerwear
822 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The brainchild of Means Cameron, this lifestyle brand lives at the intersection of fashion and Black excellence.

2643 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208

A leading sneaker and clothier in Hyde Park Square. Corporate has a vast collection of popular apparel with in-store appointments to check everything out.

GO(O)D Company Apparel
1323 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

A local clothing brand that encourages people to wear who you are and what you believe—keeping good company, keeping God company.

Handzy Shop Studio
7 W Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011

A women-owned boutique full of fun, cute, and quirky jewelry, home goods, and clothes.

Idlewild Woman
1230 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

What happens when a graphic designer/photographer, artist/curator, and a fashion designer get together? A beautiful high fashion store is born.

1407 Vine St,reet Cincinnati, OH 45202

Full of independent and emerging artists, this bazaar focuses on sustainable fashion.

15 W 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Perfect for the average sneakerhead or really anyone who appreciates a good, hard-to-find shoe.


2807 Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Handcrafted soaps and home goods that are ethically sourced, and locally made and tested on humans. Offering smells like Black Raspberry Merlot and Sandalwood Oakmoss.

Bee Haven
1815 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Save the bees and support this family-owned bee business! They started off with one hive and now have multiple located both in the City and in the County (Clermont County). These busy bees produce candles, honey, skincare, and jam.

2908 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Comprising four Black entrepreneurs’ small businesses, this space has a lot to offer for spiritual wellness gifts including candles, crystals, and house plants.

For the little ones

Blue Manatee Literacy Project
3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Shop at this children’s book store and you’re supporting an awesome cause. They donate a book to a child in need for every book purchased.

Coolest Toys on Earth
6840 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Not just for the little ones, this name says it all. You can find toys from all over the world here, as well as toys for every age and stage of life.

Hutch Baby
1209 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

An upscale children’s fashion store that focuses on providing sustainable and vibrant children’s clothing.

King Arthur’s Toys
3040 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

A 40-year-old mainstay in Cincy’s suburbs with stock for every possible desire a kid could dream of, including LEGO, puppets, storybooks, and finger paint.

Weird, nostalgic, and wonderful

Earth to Kentucky
836 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011

The staff here have scoured the universe in search of the best art, toys, and art toys. They came back with a wide selection of sci-fi treasures, pop culture products, and vintage action figures.

Hail Dark Aesthetics
720 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011

Is that a pickled octopus? Yes, this place has weird stuff. You need to see it for yourself and buy something for the ritual makers and occult lovers in your family.

Pop Rocket Creations

The most kitschy collection of collectibles this city has to offer with retro-inspired enamel pins, mugs, t-shirts, and earrings.

ShakeIt Records
4156 Hamilton Avenue, # 1, Cincinnati, OH 45223

This iconic local record store has been serving Cincinnati music lovers since 1999 and has stock in every genre—from your grandparent’s generation to today’s top hits.

Nose in a book

Ohio Book Store
726 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The only five-floor book store in the city and worth a visit if you’re looking for that perfect book for the literature-lover in your life.

Roebling Point Books & Coffee
306 Greenup Street, Covington, KY 41011

Grab yourself a cup of organic, fair-trade coffee while you browse this quaint bookshop a block away from the Roebling Bridge.

Smith & Hannon Bookstore
1405 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Established in 2003 and the only Black-owned bookstore in the city. Its new location is full of great reads from African American and local authors.

Up Up & Away
4016 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

No matter if you’re a DC fan, a Marvel fan, or somewhere in between, this local comic book store has the games, books, and comics you’re searching for.

For the green thumbs

6040 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224

A plant design studio located in an old gas station in College Hill that bridges the gap between nature and design.

Gia and the Blooms
114 E. 13th. Street. Cincinnati, OH 45201

Yuliya started her business with floral arrangements, which has grown into a storefront offering a collection of plants and pots on 13th street.

Creative types

441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(Second floor of the Carew Tower)

A Carew Tower stronghold offering fine pens, leather goods, and luxury office accessories.

Suders Art Store
1309 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This nearly 100-year-old art store has everything creatives need along with a staff of knowledgeable, friendly folks to answer any question.

Outdoors, sports, & recreation

Koch Sporting Goods
131 W 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Walls and shelves fully stocked for every sports fan can be found in Cincinnati’s oldest and largest sporting goods store in the Historic West Fourth Street District of Downtown.

Piston Society
214 E Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Motorcyclists in the area are probably already aware of this small-but-mighty shop. These purveyors of quality motorcycle gear have a curated collection that even a novice biker would love.

Roads Rivers and Trails
118 Main Street, Milford, OH 45150

An outdoor outfitter with everything you need for your next outdoor adventure.