Founder and owner of the Hyde Park-based boutique, Meredith Borchers, explains that “we have designed our collection to reflect the modern fashion world, but also to transcend fleeting trends and fluctuating markets.
“We have sought out interesting yet slightly more elusive designers and brands, so each item at Ossie is special and unique. No one will have it, but everyone will want it. Impeccable quality and tailoring are a must for us,” she explains. “Ossie is the place where a woman can elevate and sharpen her sense of style, while still feeling like herself. We cater to each client on an individual basis!”
Ossie Boutique launched in March 2016 and within a few short months was already winning the praise of local publications such as Cincinnati Magazine, naming Ossie as one of the top five new retail shops in Cincinnati.
Borchers is taking the success in stride and says she’s putting the emphasis on top notch fashion finds because for her it’s always been about creativity and cultivating award-winning looks for her clients. “ I just love the day-to-day of styling, working with current clients, and meeting new ones,” she says. “I can’t tell you how fulfilling it is to have someone be as excited about our collection as I am,” Borchers says.
Borchers describes her own style as “structured and feminine but always with an edge,” which has deeply informed Ossie’s curated collection of pieces from designers such as Anna Sui, Stella, Pardo Rachel Comey, Anine Bing, and Goen J. This spring they’ll be picking up Marissa Webb, Dodo Bar Or, Artisan, Mother Denim, Rebecca Vallance, Holy Caftan, Blonde No. 8, and Co. You can find a complete listing of the designers carried in-store here: http://www.ossieboutique.com/our-designers.
“Fashion has always been my biggest passion. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to own my own store. Even before opening Ossie, I would spend countless hours reading blogs, WWD, fashion magazines, etc., garnering knowledge on a wide variety of designers, stores and styles,” Borchers says. “I think this kind of research really helped shape the store.”
Readers interested in stepping up their fall fashion game can pop in Ossie Boutique and let the pros go to work. New customers receive 10% off their first order. Borchers says her favorite trends for autumn are “the influx of velvet, leather and fringe accent pieces which we carry a lot of,” she says. “I also love the cropped flare pant and it’s flattering on every body type. It looks fantastic dressed up with a heel or down with an ankle boot. For colors, I’m into everything burgundy, terra cotta, and metallic. They basically work as neutrals but keep an outfit from being too monochrome or plain.”
Ossie Boutique is located in Hyde Park at 33433 Edwards Road, between Castle House and The Macaroon Bar. To keep up with Ossie Boutique’s growing collection and for style inspiration, check out their Facebook or visit them on Instagram.