Cincy Chic: Tell us more about Diamonds & Dimples Chic Boutique!
Denise Kersting, Owner of Diamonds & Dimples Chic Boutique: Diamonds & Dimples Chic Boutique is a unique shop on historic Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue, Kentucky. We specialize in wedding and baby items as well as home decor and unique Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky-made gifts.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind your business?
Kersting: Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, with a background in fashion merchandising, I have always dreamed of opening a fashion boutique. In September 2014, I was blessed with the birth of my first granddaughter, Kyleigh, who inspired me to leave the corporate business world and make this dream a reality. Starting as an idea to sell baby and bridal shower gifts, Diamonds & dimples was born and has evolved into what it is today.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Diamonds & Dimples?
Kersting: I am the sole owner of Diamonds & Dimples with help from my husband, children, and other family and friends along the way. I am a lifelong resident of the Northern Kentucky area, graduating from Xavier University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and spending 20+ years in the sales and merchandising industry. I married my husband of 36 years in 1984, we have raised 3 children together and now have 1 granddaughter.
Cincy Chic: When did you launch Diamonds & Dimples?
Kersting: Diamonds & Dimples Chic Boutique opened on October 27, 2015.
Cincy Chic: What types of items do you sell in store?
Kersting: We specialize in baby and wedding items, as well as home decor and gifts. Baby items include clothing with brands such as Mud Pie, BeeMine Sunshine, Tiny Treasures, and others with sizes 0-24 months. We also sell blankets, toys, bows and headbands, books, plush items, bibs, teething rings, and other accessories. Wedding items include flower girl baskets, ring bearer pillows, unity candles, Mr. & Mrs. forks and flutes, garters, and other accessories. Home decor items in-store include picture frames, candles, beer soap, personalized plaques, and other items.
Cincy Chic: Can you give us price points for items in your store?
Kersting: I believe in keeping all my prices reasonable – almost all items in the store are priced between $5 and $50 with the majority of items falling in the $10-$20 range.
Cincy Chic: What makes Diamonds & Dimples unique?
Kersting: Diamonds & Dimples is the only boutique in Bellevue and surrounding areas dedicated to selling baby and wedding items. Reasonable prices for high quality and one-of-a-kind items is also a unique quality of Diamonds & Dimples. We also support many local companies by carrying their products in store such as: State Threads, Cincinnati Beer Soap, Eida Candle, Twigs, Adoreabows, and other local consignors who create personalized pieces for Diamonds & Dimples customers.
Cincy Chic: Where is your store located?
Kersting: You can find us at 402 Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for your business?
Kersting: We are very excited to be launching our website and online storefront and hope to have this completed by the end of June. As the wedding season approaches, Diamonds & Dimples will also be ramping up wedding accessory offers for local brides looking to make their special day unique!
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Kersting: For now you can find all information on our Facebook page. Keep an eye out for the website www.diamondsanddimples.com and online store coming soon!