Chic Spotlight: Erikka Gray, Owner of District 78

Chic Spotlight: Erikka Gray, Owner of District 78

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Erikka Gray (left), owner of District 78, and student hairstylist at Paul Mitchell Brittani Ealy (right).
Not pictured: interns Chris Green, Imani Smith and Olivia Legg

Cincy Chic: What was the inspiration behind opening District 78, a vintage goods and vintage-inspired boutique?
Erikka Gray, Owner of District 78: The inspiration for the store came from my own hobby of collecting vintage items over the years. I realized I wanted to open a place that not only focused on vintage but also showcased art and appeal from the Tri-State area.


District 78 is a vintage-inspired boutique in Covington, Ky.

Cincy Chic: Where can we find District 78?
Gray: District 78 is located at 33 W Pike street in Covington, Ky.


Cincy Chic: What types of items do you carry?
Gray: We carry vintage clothing items for both men and women as well as art from local artist. You’ll also find vintage home decor items. We love showcasing local designers and we’ve recently begun building a pretty impressive vinyl record collection!


Cincy Chic: What are some of your favorite items right now?
Gray: Right now we’re obsessed with colorful prints for the fall, old vinyl albums and leather goods.


Cincy Chic: What did you do before opening District 78?
Gray: I did and still do work in corporate America.


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Cincy Chic: What do you hope to do with the store in the future?
Gray: We want to become a creative hub for all art forms: from clothing to music. District 78 is ever evolving and our influences change, so we want to keep our doors open to artists and students who want to showcase their work.


Cincy Chic: Do you have anything new on the horizon for District 78?
Gray: We’re in the beginning stages of create a couple of weekly blogs focusing on fashion and art. In addition, we’re looking to expand the brands we carry.


Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more about District 78?
Gray: They can find us online at or visit our store at 33 W. Pike Street in Covington. Readers interested in more information on District 78 carrying their art or apparel can contact