7 Cincy neighborhoods for boutique shopping
Exploring Cincinnati's vibrant neighborhoods isn't just about immersing yourself in its rich culture and history; it's also an opportunity to uncover boutique shopping experiences. From contemporary home and gift shops in Over-the-Rhine to the eclectic finds in Northside and the upscale boutiques and designer clothing in Hyde Park, Cincinnati boasts a diverse array of boutiques, each offering a unique shopping adventure.
Boutiques to shop in Cincinnati neighborhoods
Findlay Market (Photo: @at_home_in_otr)
The crown jewel of OTR is Findlay Market, the oldest operating public market in Ohio. Here you’ll find artisan goods, coffee shops, bakeries, food vendors, and more. Artichoke is a beautiful and functional cookware shop, plus fun tabletop wares like glasses, place settings, and flatware. curated cookware. Rookwood Pottery is a legendary Cincinnati business specializing in ceramic art.
If you’re a trendsetter or clotheshorse, you’ll love shopping in OTR. If you want to get ahead of fashion trends and find pieces you won’t see anywhere else, Idlewild is the place for you. Find high-end, high-fashion from the coolest contemporary brands. Fun fact–owner Tess was on Project Runway Season 17! The ChiChi Luxx is a Black-woman-owned, hip clothing boutique with pieces at affordable prices. For the cutest baby and kiddo clothing, head to another Black-owned business, Hutch Baby.
Collectors will love Tim’s Picks on Main. The owner is a die-hard fan of the Rolling Stones and has an extensive collection of band merch. This quirky vintage store has vintage apparel, home goods, glassware, vintage posters, and Playboy magazines at fair prices.
Don’t miss Homage to pick up the coolest Cincy-themed apparel. If you need some treats for your furry friends, check out Pet Wants for toys and other goodies!
Mount Adams is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cincy and home to the Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park. One of the most unique places to shop in this neighborhood is actually the art museum’s gift shop. You’ll find exhibit merchandise, art books, creations from Cincinnati artists, posters and art prints, a fantastic kid’s collection, home accessories, and more.
Discover new independent businesses at Our Shop College Hill, a small business incubator offering brick-and-mortar space rent-free for six months. If you have a green thumb, a visit to Fern is a must. It’s a gorgeous store with unique houseplants and classes.
Hyde Park is another historic neighborhood in Cincinnati with beautiful tree-lined streets and storied architecture. When it comes to shopping, Hyde Park Square is the place. Find the most recent memes and trends on a t-shirt at Cincy Shirts. Outdoor enthusiasts will love shopping for gear at Delamere & Hopkins. For the latest in children’s clothing, toys, and books, check out Castle House. Don’t miss King Arthur’s Court, one of Cincinnati’s oldest toy stores. Shop for upscale lingerie and loungewear at Knickers of Hyde Park. Corporate has kicks and sportswear with swagger.
Northside is one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in Cincy and the place to shop for vintage threads. Casablanca Vintage offers one of the biggest collections of vintage clothing and accessories spanning the 20th century. NVISION has a curated collection of vintage men's and women's clothing and housewares. When your closet is stocked, head to Shake it Records to score unique vinyl, cassettes, and more for over two decades. Stop by the Chocolate Bee for gifts from the hive and delicious chocolates.
Shop boutiques in Northern Kentucky by neighborhood
This little village is located in the heart of Covington, Kentucky, and has really unique boutiques to shop. Handzy has something for everyone. Check out cute clothing, greeting cards, kids' clothes and gifts. Check out Creative House of Art and Design for a feel-good boost of creativity. This LGBTQ+-owned studio and shop offers art classes, local art, supplies, jewelry, and a secret bar in the back! They have exclusive discounts for teachers as well.
Mainstrasse is full of quirky and one-of-a-kind shops. Hail is a self-proclaimed “record store gone wrong” where you’ll find records, taxidermy, and other oddities. Explore your witchy side at Hierophany & Hedge for magic supplies and spell consulting. For unique comics, posters, and vintage toys, check out Earth to Kentucky.
Bellevue is a charming neighborhood with an adorable main street perfect for strolling and window shopping. Shop bohemian boutique Coda Co. for curated on-trend apparel, home goods, furniture, and plants. Shop puzzles, toys, and clothing for kiddos at Coda’s sister shop Sage and Scout. Ampersand Home & Co. is a unique place shop for hand-crafted housewares. New2You Uptown Thrift Store is a popular place to shop for vintage clothing. When you need a sweet pick-me-up, head to historic Shchneider’s Sweet Shop for homemade caramels and candies.