We’re highlighting eight of the 40+ pop-up shops you’ll find at Cincy Chic’s November 16 Seasonably Chic Showcase! Read on to learn about these local businesses, boutiques, and makers!
Have you been totally blown away by the fact that it’s already November? With the arrival of fall, the turning back of the clocks, and a sudden drop in temps, that can only mean one thing – the holidays are almost here!
To help you get your holiday shopping started off on the right foot (with a mimosa in-hand), Cincy Chic is hosting its 11th Annual Seasonably Chic Showcase on November 16 from 10am to 2pm at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati.
There, you’ll have the opportunity to shop local businesses, boutiques, and makers while helping to support a great cause – anyone who brings in a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank will receive free entry, a swag bag, and complimentary gift wrapping. Plus, when you bring the littles along with you they can participate in crafts and princess/superhero photo opportunities.
With the event just 12 days away, here’s a sneak peek of the businesses you’ll see:
Walton Creek Boutique
Walton Creek Boutique in Anderson Towne Centre is a one-stop gift shop that features an eclectic array of items that range from apparel to home decor items.
“Our fashions are very bohemian in style, fun, and flattering,” says Owner Kim Lautman. “Our accessories are mostly handmade, one-of-a-kind items.”
The store features hand dyed scarves, handmade jewelry, and plenty of other accessories to make an outfit stand out.
“Our goal is to bring in as many products locally made and American made as we can,” says Lautman. “Need something ‘artsy’ as a gift or for your wall? We have it all!”
From jewelry and handbags to soaps, jams and candles, Lautman says she hand-selects a variety of artisan makers to feature in the store.
Tillage Clothing Co.
The inspiration behind the comfortable fashion brand Tillage Clothing Co. is to fight back against human trafficking.
It was a combination of finding inspiration in textile and the passion to fight sex trafficking that inspired Abby Farr to launch Tillage. “I knew I wanted to start a business that would platform the issue, give back directly to strategic organizations, and educate the consumer on the issue,” she says.
The crop pants from Tillage Clothing Co. allow customers to be comfortable while also looking fabulous – all while supporting women and children around the world.
“It’s my belief that we must give a portion back to women and children who don’t have a voice,” says Farr. “From day one, our goal was and is to inspire women who buy a pair of fancy pants that they can make a difference; there is hope that the freedom they know can be known to the marginalized in society. Every step or sip of coffee our customers have in Tillage speaks. When they wear and use the high quality designs, they are constantly connected to the cause.”
Are you a local foodie that can’t get enough of the Cincinnati restaurant scene? Then you don’t want to miss out on the Foodie Cincy deck, it’s a deck of 52 cards that offers special discounts and rewards for dining at the local restaurants named in the deck.
“Each restaurant card features all of the restaurant details, including name and contact information with restaurant and cuisine description,” explains Founder Gina Barrera. “The card acts as a $10 off discount at each restaurant.”
Barrera says that the deck is a fun incentive for users to try new restaurants in the city and for the eateries it’s a unique marketing tool directed specifically toward experiential diners.
The decks for 2020 will be available at the 2019 Seasonably Chic Showcase on November 16.
Gigi’s Cupcakes has its roots in Nashville but has a locally-owned home in Cincinnati. The bakery, which features unique and seasonal items, boasts a signature swirl in its icing that you won’t find anywhere else.
Amy Jones is the owner of the Kenwood location for Gigis’ Cupcakes and loves being able to offer customers products that aren’t just cute, but also delicious. Jones says they can also customize their sweet treats, which is perfect for a special occasion or holiday order.
“With a seasonal menu for walk-in guests and custom catering options available, there’s always a sweet treat waiting for you,” says Jones. “Be sure to try a complimentary taste of our cupcakes at the Cincy Chic Seasonably Chic Showcase.”
The Beauty Lounge is a full-service salon where upscale meets beauty.
“After thousands of new clientele returning to the salon with smiles on their faces, we are very proud to be able to say we have formed a family,” says owner Jonae Tye. “Our goal is to offer every client that has a seat in any of our talented stylists’ chairs nothing but the best.”
The Beauty Lounge wants its customers to come in, unwind, and relax while they receive high-quality services that range from hair to skin and body.
Whether you want to pick up some products for a loved one or purchase a gift card for future use, you can do just that at the Seasonably Chic Showcase.
Eileen Fleming Pattern Design
Eileen Fleming of Eileen Fleming Pattern Design offers her customers products that enhance visual appeal and communicate messages or feelings.
“My passion for pattern design started with my love of fabrics, sewing, and quilting,” she says. “I have considered myself an artist from my earliest memories. My love of art and sewing naturally transitioned into this niche field of design.”
While she has a broad background, Fleming has chosen to offer products to her customers that are focused on surface and pattern design. Products from her lines can be used in homes and even shipped to shoppers themselves.
Handbag designer Missy DeGroot of DeGroot Handbags will be at Cincy Chic’s 2019 Seasonably Chic Showcase. With a newly relaunched branding of her business, DeGroot will be offering her different silhouettes in more than 20 different leathers and fabrications. The pieces from DeGroot are chic and timeless – so they’ll look great for years after being purchase.
Looking for an herbal or homeopathic solution to improving your health and wellness? “We focused on diet, homeopathics, herbs, emotional wellness, and bodywork,” explains Greenfeather Homestead Founder Lindsay Hastings. “We found this to be highly beneficial and as people who love education and teaching others it was a natural fit to become a practitioner myself and then an herbalist.”
Products from Greenfeather Homestead include tinctures, balms, salves, and flower essence blends; personal adornment in the form of gemstone therapy jewelry and hand-crocheted items.
To RSVP for the event, click here.
Check out more details on Cincy Chic’s Seasonably Chic Showcase below:
2019 Seasonably Chic Showcase
Sat., Nov. 16, 10am-2pm
Learn more and RSVP at: www.cincy.live/events/2019SCS
Shop for everyone on your “nice list” as you browse some of the best local businesses, boutiques and makers. Bring the kiddos for crafts and princess/superhero photo opps! Bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank for free entry, swag bag and complimentary gift wrapping by The Wraperie. $2 parking available at Garfield Garage located next door on 9th St.
Photobooth Sponsor: The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center of Cincinnati
Pop-up Shop Sponsors: Walton Creek Boutique, Gigi’s Kitchen, Bruetta, DeGroot Handbags, Slate & Vine, Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound, Gigi’s Cupcakes Kenwood, Paparazzi by Anna Forte, Scentsy with Lacey Perkins, Lipsense Suzanne Goodpaster, Ever Skincare with Leslie Young, Beautycounter with Kate Flaig, Renewal by Andersen, UC Health, Beauty Lounge, My Body Snatcher, Colored by Gina, Nail Envy by EJ, Curated, Eileen Fleming Pattern Design, Green Feather Homestead, Relax Mom, Tillage Clothing Co., Foodie Cincy, Monarch Enterprises, Green Bee Ohio, and more!
Cocktail Sponsor: Diverse Events
“Shop ’till You Drop” Mini Massages provided by: Gateway Emerge
Photographer: Twin Spire Photography