The free and fabulous seventh annual Seasonably Chic Showcase is coming this Saturday at The Phoenix downtown! Read on as we highlight six of the 40+ local boutiques and vendors who will be there so you can holiday shop ‘till you drop, plus free gift wrapping and swag bag, brunch ’n’ learn, ornament decorating for kids, fashion show and so much more.
Holiday shopping season is upon us, which means it’s time for Cincy Chic’s annual Seasonably Chic Showcase! This seventh annual event will be held on Saturday, November 4, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Phoenix downtown.
Not only is it a free event, and you get free gift wrapping and a swag bag, brunch ’n’ learn, ornament decorating for kids, fashion show and so much more, but the event also features 40+ vendors so you can shop for everyone on your list. Here’s a spotlight on just a few of the local businesses you’ll find at this year’s event:
Up2Tempo is this year’s fashion show sponsor. Owner Deanna Hotchkiss will be bringing along some of winter’s biggest trends, and showcasing unique styles that you can add to your closet and the closets of your gal pals this holiday season.
The boutique strives to provide styles for women who live busy lives but want to wear outfits that are cute, affordable, and comfortable.
Learn more about Up2Tempo at www.up2tempo.com.
Jules & BING Monograms & Embroidery
The founder of this Mariemont-based monogram shop, Julena Bingaman, laughs that ever since she was young, she’s been monogramming everything she owns, so it’s only natural that she’s helping others do the same.
Jules and BING will be joining the Seasonably Chic Showcase for the first time this year, offering a variety of personalizations on a range of items for everyone on your list, including men, women, children, babies and even your furry friends. In fact, place an order by 4 pm on Friday (November 3) and pick it up on Saturday at the event!
Their storefront is located at 6814 Wooster Pike. Learn more at http://www.julesandbing.com.
Urban Design Gallery
Bambino International has been taking memorable snapshots for clients in the Tri-State for years. In August 2017, they launched a new, private art division of the photography business called Urban Design Gallery.
“Urban Design Gallery features international fine art by Michael Bambino,” says Studio Manager Michelle Jackson. “Urban Design Gallery showcases sizable, limited-edition prints of Bambinos’ exclusive Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York street scenes and Italian gardens.”
The gallery is bringing along limited edition fine art canvases of the Queen City to the Cincy Chic Seasonably Chic Showcase, which the team at Bambino International is looking forward to. Jackson says they’re most looking forward to meeting with event attendees and helping to check items off guests’ shopping lists.
As FlyGround Clothing continues to further its fashion movement, they’ll be showcasing their creative art at the Seasonably Chic Showcase.
A culturally-motivated company, FlyGround Clothing inspires to help people feel the emotion of the art in its clothing designs.
“The emotion behind the art is basically the feel of what you see. It’s more than just a picture on a shirt and a design with colors,” says FlyGround Clothing Founder Justice Dupree. “I want the world to see my creations and be able to relate to it in their own way. Art comes from emotions and that’s what makes my creations.”
As for the holiday shopping event, FlyGround Clothing will be bringing along t-shirts for men and women. Prices for items from FlyGround Clothing range from $8 to $45.
“We’re looking forward to selling our shirts to a big crowd and seeing their reaction to our clothing,” adds Dupree.
Follow along with FlyGround Clothing on Instagram and Twitter.
Emily Madden launched her business, Miss Em’s, while she was still in school at The Ohio State University. “It was actually a class project to come up with a business plan of some sort and from there Miss Em’s spiraled,” she explains. “It’s always been a fun hobby, but lately has grown into a much bigger business.”
Miss Em’s is an online-based boutique that carries jewelry, scarves, purses, children’s gifts, and holiday decor. You can often find them at Cincy Chic events during the year, but especially so during the holidays.
Madden’s main goal with her business is to provide unique items for customers at reasonable prices. And to reach her customers, Madden also hosts Facebook parties, fundraises, and house parties.
At the Seasonably Chic Showcase, Madden says she is bringing along a variety of pieces including jewelry, scarves, baby clothes, Christmas gifts for the kids, home decor, teacher gifts, and more. “All of our jewelry is $25 or less, so there is something for everyone to afford,” she adds.
As for the event itself, Madden is most looking forward to all of the people she will get to meet from the Greater Cincinnati region. “I’m also really excited to show off our new holiday items for kids,” she adds. “I think they will be a real hit and I’m really excited about different products we have this year.”
Walton Creek Boutique
Locally owned and operated, Walton Creek Boutique caters to women and gift giving. Kim Lautman, owner of Walton Creek Boutique says the store carries brands that aren’t easily found in Cincinnati.
“I wanted to be different, so I looked to local vendors for some items like handmade soaps, lotions, art, jams & jellies, jewelry, and purses,” she says. “Then I looked for items made in America and I found more jewelry, art, clothing, etc.”
About 60 percent of the items in the store are made locally or in the United States, and there are two Fair Trade vendors who offer unique items for customers to shop.
The store, which launched in November 2015, will be bringing a lot of items along to the Seasonably Chic Showcase. “I will be catering to the ‘Made in America’ theme so I will have a nice selection of hand-poured, organic soy candles with lots of different scents, as well as handmade shower bursts for your shower, handmade bottle covers, hats, jams and jellies, and hand-carved hearts and small metal ornaments.”
Lautman says she’s looking forward to the vibe of the event. “There’s always a lot of laughing, smiling, chatting, and, of course, shopping,” she says. “Everyone seems to be having a great time, and that can be felt at this event.”
The event will also feature tons of other local business owners, giving you the chance to shop with the best local boutiques and vendors in the area – all under one roof.
Admission to the Seasonably Chic Showcase is free when you bring a canned good to donate to the FreeStore FoodBank. Attendees will also receive a swag bag, complimentary gift wrapping, refreshments, free 10-minute back massages, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show showcasing the latest winter trends. In addition, there will be more than $3,000 in prizes randomly awarded to attendees!