Best Of 2018

Best Place to Buy the Odd and the Curious: HighStreet

Best Place to Buy the Odd and the Curious
click to enlarge HAILEY BOLLINGER
Hailey Bollinger

Local design/lifestyle store and studio HighStreet set up shop at the intersection of Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton and Mount Auburn in 2006. In the past 10-plus years, the design hub has doubled in size, incorporating a furniture store and studio for commercial and residential design projects. While the shop boasts an impressive selection of eclectic interiors, hard-to-find books and magazines, men’s and women’s apparel and bath and body goods, its charm also comes from the owners’ ability to collect and curate exceptional oddities and artful curiosities. Spending time exploring the nooks and crannies of the shop is extremely rewarding. You may discover a bowl of antique prosthetic teeth, a stuffed jackalope head, vintage locks, 18th-century French mouthwash, an existential coloring book, beetle paperweights and other magical and macabre magnificence. HighStreet, 1401 Reading Road, Downtown, 513-723-1901, behighstreet.com.