Chic Spotlight: Gumdrop Opens New Cincinnati Location

Chic Spotlight: Gumdrop Opens New Cincinnati Location

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A store for tots (and grownups!) just expanded to Cincinnati. Click here to read more.

Gumdrop Tots is a children’s store that recently opened a new location in Cincinnati.
Cincy Chic: What is Gumdrop Tots?
Suzy Hinnefeld & Brittney Braemer, Owners of Gumdrop Tots: 
Gumdrop is a shop for tots and their grownups! We bring energy, affection and a sense of discovery through our curated collection of beautiful and thoughtful products. We carry unique baby/kid clothing (0–24M, 2–5T), books, toys & games, gifts and accessories all in the heart of both downtown Covington and the Historic West Fourth District in downtown Cincinnati (right next door to our sister shop, Handzy Shop + Studio).

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Hinnefeld & Braemer: When we started Handzy in 2015 we always dreamt of opening a kids store. We referred to the idea as “Handzy Jr.” and when we moved our Covington Handzy location one storefront over we realized the empty space we left would be a perfect spot to pursue this dream. Handzy has always had a fun, youthful and colorful energy which translates perfectly when curating products for little ones!

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Hinnefeld & Braemer: We are! We’re best friends who met in design school at UC’s DAAP are the women behind Gumdrop!
Cincy Chic: Why did you decide to open a new Cincinnati location?
Hinnefeld & Braemer: We love our Covington location but realized that crossing the river was a barrier for our Cincinnati customer base. When we thought about the growth of our store and businesses it only made sense to expand across the river!  
Cincy Chic: What makes Gumdrop unique?
Hinnefeld & Braemer: In the baby/toddler space there is a trend towards neutral minimalism and Gumdrop is the opposite of that. Our shop is filled with color and fun which makes us unique. 
Cincy Chic: Where are your storefronts located?
Hinnefeld & Braemer: Our storefronts are located in Covington (15 W. Pike St. Covington, KY 41011) and Cincinnati (326 W. 4th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202).
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for 2021?
Hinnefeld & Braemer: In 2021 we’re working towards growing our customer base so we can continue to offer new and unique products! 
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Hinnefeld & Braemer: You can follow us on Instagram or visit our website at