Best Of 2021

Best Over-the-River Expansion: Handzy

Adjacent Covington boutiques Handzy and Gumdrop expanded with new locations this year. The shops — the first one aimed at grown-ups and the latter at kids (and their parents) — opened storefronts in downtown Cincinnati’s Historic West Fourth district this past fall. And just like in Northern Kentucky, their Queen City Handzy and Gumdrop locations are neighbors. But, for an added twist, they’re also connected on the inside. handzyshopstudio.com; gumdroptots.com.