Local boutiques offer a unique flair, fashion forward designs and unparalleled customer service to fashion fiends everywhere. Lucky for us, Cincinnati is crawling with hip and happening boutiques waiting for your business! That’s right, the style bus did not skip over our great city. It parked right here in our local neighborhoods and brought designers from New York, Los Angeles and beyond to our fashion-friendly fingertips! Find the right boutique for all your shopping desires and enjoy our picks for the best local boutiques.
“Best Contemporary Daywear Boutique”
2732 Erie Avenue
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We were happy to stumble upon this cute, innovative boutique, a welcomed addition to Hyde Park Square! Their flirty and fun contemporary collections are perfect to dress up your day and can easily transition to the evening with the right accessories. Casual day dresses from young hip designers like Alice & Olivia, Sweetees, and celebrity favorite LaRok, fill the racks. Fabulous flats grace the shoe wall and are the perfect pair with their abundant easy to wear styling. Even better? Many items are affordable while remaining fashion forward! Look for our personal in-store favorite, Big Buddha bags. They come in bright colors, various sizes and won’t clean out your pocketbook. Make turning another year older a little less painful but signing up at the register and receive a 20 percent off coupon in the mail for your birthday!
“Best Denim Boutique”
3212 Madison Road
Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The name says it all! Find your favorite wardrobe staple at Oakley Square’s Denim Boutique. The fresh, clean and open atmosphere allows urban chic styling to take center stage. Here you’ll find brand favorites like Rock & Republic, Goldsign and they always make your cheeks look chic, True Religion jeans! Pair your favorite denim find with urban streetwear from local love Nati Evolvement, retro casual designs from Rebel Yell, or rock a vintage Tee from local T-shirt maker Homage. Check out their handy online denim fit guide, and enjoy free shipping and returns. You deserve it.
Leave a smaller, more fashionable footprint on the planet by shopping for clothing, shoes, home furnishings and personal care products at Park + Vine in Over the Rhine. All products are environmentally friendly, ecologically minded and will surely be your ticket to heaven! Fun and fashionable apparel from designers like Nati Evolvement, and Suutra ensure going green is not going without. Learn how to make the world an even better place by logging on to their useful and educational Web site. Lend a hand in making this a brighter, more beautiful planet and support our favorite go-green boutique today.
“Most Anticipated Arrival”
6904 Miami Ave
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday by appointment only
Our palms are sweating with anticipation, our eyes are wide with excitement just from browsing all the classic and sophisticated styling available on their Web site! Maybe that’s overreacting, but we’re really excited for the grand opening of Maderia’s new luxury boutique, The Wardrobe. Luckily, their preview store eased our pain May 19 while their main boutique undergoes the last phase of construction next door. The official opening will be in June, but Preview Store will give us a glimpse of what international and traditional designs to expect. The Wardrobe offers private and in-store appointments adding that personal touch to update…well, your wardrobe. Learn more about Lesley Hern, The Wardrobe’s owner here. Click here to see Cincy Chic and The Wardrobe’s interpretations of fashions from the Sex and the City movie, as seen on Fox 19.
“Best Dressed Boutique”
6099 Montgomery Road
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Look your best for every occasion by shopping the Pleasant Ridge treasure, Plum Diore. Designers, such as Rebecca Beeson grace this trendy boutique with modern versatile fashions and Jenny Hand dresses add bold colors and patterned pieces to the mix. Craving a sneak preview? Log on to Plum Diore’s Web site to watch local models strut their stuff in Spring and Summer designs found in-store. Each piece is on-trend with a fun surprise, like pockets in an evening dress or a surprise extra strap in the back. From casual daywear to fun and innovative eveningwear, you can find it all at Plum Diore.
Nothing to do on a Saturday or Sunday? Grab a friend and spend the day “boutiquing!” Support local businesses and find on-trend high fashion pieces brought here just for you, the local fashion elite! Visit this week’s social story for which boutiques are best experienced with gal pals!
Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Location: Gateway Quarter
Model: Amanda Welch
Makeup Artistry: Jocelyn Sparks, Zoë Custom Cosmetics