The Magic Shop: Magic accessories for beginners and pros. 526 Philadelphia St., Covington, Ky., 859-491-1313, artiesmagic.com.
Market Side Mercantile: Upcycled and repurposed consignment furniture, gifts, homegoods and artwork. 4170 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-967-2026.
One More Stitch: Knitting and needlepoint supplies. 1609 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-533-1170.
Plaza Artist Materials: A smaller national chain of art supply stores. 230 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-861-0667; 701 Main St., Downtown, 513-621-0726; 8154 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-793-5300, plazaart.com.
The Rookwood Pottery Co.: World-renowned art-tile and pottery company known for impeccable design and craftsmanship. 1920 Race St., Downtown, 513-381-2510; retail location at 1209 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, rookwood.com.
SEWN Studio: Modern fabric boutique and sewing lounge. 3212 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-321-0600, sewnstudio.com.
Silk Road Textiles: Ethically traded fine fabrics, yarns and gifts. 6106 Hamilton Ave., North College Hill, 513-541-3700, silkroadcincinnati.com.
St. Theresa Textile Trove: Eclectic sewing notions, fabric and quilting supplies. 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton Art Center, Pendleton, 859-380-2833, sttheresatextile.com.
Urban Eden: Fine art and contemporary crafts including jewelry, handbags, accessories, garden art, soaps and more by local and regional artists. 1313 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-260-8434, irisbookcafe.com/urban-eden.
BOOKS AND COMICS
Arcadian Comics & Games: The latest graphic novels, comic books and games, including options for young readers and Magic: The Gathering events. 627 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky., 859-291-5071, arcadiancomics.com.
Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore and Decafé: Seeks to provide the best children’s books and activities to engage young minds. Their attached “decafé” offers organic, fair trade food items and coffee for parents. 3054 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-731-2665, bluemanateebooks.com.
Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore: An independent bookstore offering toddler through teen books, games and activities. 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky., 859-781-0602, bluemarblebooks.com.
The Booksellers on Fountain Square: A locally owned and operated independent downtown bookstore with a coffee shop. 505 Vine St., Downtown, 513-258-2038, facebook.com/booksellersonfountainsquare.
The Dust Jacket: Secondhand books and collectibles. 3200 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, 513-871-4224.
Duttenhofer’s Books: Tons of quality used and old books specializing in antiquarian, art and architecture, decorative binding, ephemera, leather binding and literary classics. 214 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-381-1340, duttenhofers.com.
Cincinnati Public Library Friends’ Shop: Housed in the public library’s main branch, the shop has treasures for readers, writers and gift-givers including gently used books, greeting cards and literary-themed items. Cincinnati Public Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown, 513-369-6035, friends.cincinnatilibrary.org.
Half Price Books: Independent bookstore chain buying and selling books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and more. Multiple locations including 8118 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-891-7170, hpb.com.
Iris BookCafé: Coffee shop and bookstore with large selection of vintage books on topics like art, architecture, literature and film. Also has children’s books in many languages and the largest collection of Polish books in Cincinnati. 1331 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-BOOK, irisbookcafe.com.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Independent chain of bookstores offering a large selection of books for all ages, author signings, gifts and a bistro. 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-396-8960; 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills, Ky., 859-912-7860, josephbeth.com.
Ohio Book Store: In operation since 1940, the store offers five floors of books and magazines, including book repair and binding. 726 Main St., Downtown, 513-621-5142, ohiobookstore.net.
Roebling Point Books and Coffee: A small, independent bookstore and coffee shop. 306 Greenup St., Covington, Ky., 859-815-7206, facebook.com/roeblingpointbooksandcoffee.
Up, Up and Away! Comics: Wide selection of graphic novels, more than 57,000 back issue comics on display and hundreds of new items every week. 4016 Harrison Ave., Bridgetown, 513-661-6300, upupandawaycomics.com.
Yottaquest: American gaming store specializing in board games, role playing games and card games as well as a growing collection of comic books. 7607 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, 513-923-1985, yottaquest.com.
ECO AND GREEN
Greener Stock: Sells green building materials and architectural components for homes and businesses. 3528 Columbia Parkway, Columbia Tusculum, 513-321-0567, greenerstock.com.
Hemptations: Quality hemp and eco-friendly goods. 2034 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-4367, hemptations.com.
Park + Vine: Eco-friendly general store with a veggie-/vegan-friendly lunch counter. 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-7275, parkandvine.com.
Buten Eyewear: Unique and designer eyewear. 21 E. Fifth St., Downtown, 513-721-1848, buteneyewear.com.
Eye 1 Unique Eyewear: High-end and unique eyewear, featuring brands like Balenciaga, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples and more. 2648 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-2244, eye-1.com.
Eye Tech Optical: Full-service eye lab and cheap frames. 40 E. Seventh St., Downtown, 513-421-2911.
Holte Eyewear: Designer and boutique frames in a full-service eyewear shop: contact lenses, glasses, exams, sunglasses and more. 2727 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-4000; 8211 Cornell Road, Suite 510, 513-489-4000, holteeyewear.com.
Thoma & Sutton Eye Care: Cincinnati optometrists, luxury eyeglasses/sunglasses, contacts and more since 1949. Multiple locations including 2045 Anderson Ferry Road, Western Hills, thomasutton.com.
York Vision: Motto is, “The art of being unique.” Offers stylish eyewear. 7599 Kenwood Road, Kenwood, 513-891-2020, yorkvisionkenwood.com.
Wing Eyecare: Third generation Cincinnati optometrist and eyewear provider. Multiple locations including 2920 Glendale Milford Road, Glendale, 513-921-8433, wingeyecare.com.
GIFTS AND NOVELTIES
Camargo Trading Company: Stylish destination for high-end home accessories and more. 7744 Laurel Ave., Madeira, 513-561-0842, camargotrading.com.
The Cozy Cottage: Local handmade gifts and crafts. 307 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-581-4972, cozycottagebellevueky.com.
Fig Leaf: Quality handcrafted jewelry, accessories and gifts. 3438 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-321-2970, thefigleaf.com.
I Love Cincinnati Shoppe: Reds, Bengals and local college goods galore, plus collectibles, shirts, hats, glassware and photos. 28 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-381-4401, ilovecincinnatishoppe.com.
Nest Gifts: Full spectrum of gifts from baby to home décor, including monograms. 3439 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-8852, nestgifts.com.
The Purple Monkey: Toys, greeting cards and gifts. 401 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-0245.
Splendid Things: Unusual shop with gifts for you and your home. 312 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-8777, splendidthingsky.com.
Ten Thousand Villages: Fair trade jewelry, gifts and more from across the globe. 2011 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-5840, tenthousandvillages.com.
Toko Baru: Original jewelry, home décor, trinkets and more. 325 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-3338.
HOUSEWARES AND DECOR
Algin Retro Furniture: Family-owned store selling midcentury modern reproductions. 800 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-621-1616, alginretro.com.
Bromwell’s: Luxury fireplace design and accessories since 1819. 117 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-621-0620, bromwells.com.
Building Value: Remodelers donate used or leftover building materials to Building Value, which resells these materials to the public. Prices are often a third the cost of new. Tons of architectural salvage. 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-475-6783, buildingvalue.org.
Farmhouse Primitives: Farmhouse-chic decor by local craftsmen. 400 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 859-261-2198.
Fern: A little bit of L.A. in Cincinnati, Fern offers minimal, modern and nature-inspired items ranging from succulent arrangements and custom vertical gardens to curated homegoods. 6040 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, 513-910-7299, fernstudiocincinnati.com.
HighStreet: London-inspired urban lifestyle store. 1401 Reading Road, Downtown, 513-723-1901, highstreetcincinnati.com.
Lentz & Company: Vintage home goods, furniture, local art and handmade gifts. 339 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-739-0193, facebook.com/lentzandcompany.
Mainly Art: Twentieth-century collectibles. 3711 Madison Road, Norwood, 513-378-8261, mainlyart.com.
MiCA 12/v: Local and independently made crafts and homegoods. 1201 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-3500, shopmica.com.
Switch Lighting & Design: Contemporary lighting from Scandinavia, Europe and Asia. 1207 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-8100, switchcollection.com.
Voltage: Modern high-design furniture, lighting and accessories from Europe. 3209 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-871-5483, voltagefurniture.com.
MEN’S APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES
Article: Quality clothing in a highly curated environment, designed solely with men in mind. 1150 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-1150, articlemenswear.com.
Batsakes: Old school hat shop. 1 W. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-721-9345.
Corporate: Men’s clothing store and sneaker shop. 2643 Erie Ave., Unit C, Hyde Park, 513-771-0432, corporategotem.com.
flow — a shop for men: A simple yet sophisticated shop for the modern gentleman carrying everything from socks and shirts to select vintage items. 621 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky., 859-291-FLOW, facebook.com/gentlemanflow.
Noble Denim: Locally based, American-made and responsibly produced men’s jeans, knits, accessories and more. Workshop at 1212 Sycamore St., Second Floor, Units 25-26, Over-the-Rhine; shop online at nobledenim.com.
Original Thought Required: Contemporary streetwear for men and women. 1307 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-246-4362, otrfresh.com.
Unheard Of: A street pusher of rare goods. T-shirts, hats, Nikes and more. 341 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-744-9444, unheardofbrand.com.
Northside Grange: Services and products for the urban farmer. 4116 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-1321, northsidegrange.com.
Pet Wants: Locavore pet food and supply store for urban pet owners. 1813 Pleasant St., Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-8696; Restaurant/feed shop, 1409 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-621-3647, petwants.com.
Strasse Dog: Pet grooming, clothing and supplies. 605 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-431-PETS.
Another Part of the Forest: Unique used vinyl, comics, pulp fiction and DVD rentals. 1333 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/anotherpartoftheforest.
Black Plastic Records: An independent record store with bins and bins of unique vinyl plus Cincinnati- and Ohio-centric clothing items. Kind of like stumbling into the best basement ever. 4027 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-258-0535, facebook.com/blackplasticrecords.
Everybody’s Records: Full-service record store specializing in a wide variety of new and used records, CDs and cassettes. 6106 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge, 513-531-4500, everybodysrecords.com.
Phil’s Records: In business for more than 30 years, featuring vinyl records, CDs and DVDs. 3914 Winston Ave., Latonia, Ky., 859-441-2514, philsrecords.com.
Rock Paper Scissors: An arts and crafts supply store that also sells local music, hosts workshops and creative programs. 1301 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, rpscincinnati.com.
Shake It Records: Named one of the 30 best record stores in America by Rolling Stone, Shake It has two floors of CDs and vinyl. They also have a great selection of used CDs and LPs, books, fanzines and Japanese-style trinkets. 4156 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-591-0123, shakeitrecords.com.
VINTAGE AND CONSIGNMENT
Casablanca Vintage: Classic apparel and accessories from the 1920s-1980s. Also offers theater costuming, shoe repair and leather repair. 3944 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, 513-541-6999, casablancavintage.com.
Chicken Lays an Egg: Chicken Lays an Egg is what it looks like in John Waters’ brain. Vintage clothing, accessories and housewares. 4178 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-834-9268, facebook.com/chickenlaysanegg.
Connecting Times Resale: Resale store specializing in buying and selling quality collectables, dishes, furniture and more. 4820 Ridge Ave., Oakley, 513-631-4820, connectingtimesresale.com.
Edie’s Vintage Rose Room: Authentic vintage; a hidden gem. 3241 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, 513-662-3700.
Gayle’s Vintage: Packed-to-the-brim vintage clothing, hats, accessories and costume jewelry. 106 Main St., Milford, 513-831-5404, gaylevintageclothing.etsy.com.
Hi-Bred Vintage: A curated boutique with vintage clothing, jewelry, vinyl, housewares and curiosities. 2807 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills, 513-240-4664, facebook.com/hibredlife.
Julie’s Inspiration Consignment Shoppe: Gifts, jewelry, art, collectibles, furniture and clothing, from vintage to designer. 608 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-291-8200, juliesinspiration.com.
Mannequin Boutique: Women’s used vintage and upscale consignment boutique where proceeds go directly to seven local service agencies, including the FreeStore FoodBank, Tender Mercies and Lighthouse Youth Services. 1311 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-3777, mannequinboutique.org.
NVISION: Fun, affordable vintage clothing, rotating art shows and home furnishings alongside handcrafted, redesigned or repurposed items by local artists and designers. 4577 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-4577, nvisionshop.com.
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries: A nonprofit that provides job training, employment, placement services and other community-based programs for those with disabilities via consignment shops and donations. Multiple locations including 3080 Markbreit Ave., Oakley, 513-631-6348, cincinnatigoodwill.org.
Pixel 19: Vintage clothing and accessories handpicked from a Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Association-registered set designer and costumer. 211 Klotter Ave., Clifton, 513-476-2333, pixel19vintage.com.
Portaluca: Formerly 4th Street Boutique. A high-end thrift store that financially supports Dress for Success Cincinnati. 209 W. Fourth St., Downtown, 513-322-1782, portaluca.org.
St. Vincent de Paul: Caring for those in need in Cincinnati and Hamilton County via thrift stores that provide furniture, clothing, household items and more. Multiple locations including 5555 Glenway Ave., Western Hills, 513-347-0342, svdpcincinnati.org.
The Snooty Fox: A local chain of upscale furniture and clothing consignment shops. Multiple locations including 3854 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park, 513-533-4700, shopsnooty.com.
Talk of the Town: Vintage clothing and costumes for men and women. 9111 Reading Road, Reading, 513-563-8844, talkofthetowncincy.com.
WOMEN’S APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES
Alligator Purse: Sophisticated and edgy contemporary women’s clothing, including designers Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Vince and more. 2701 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-871-6171, shopalligatorpurse.com.
Couture Couture Boutique: Contemporary women’s clothing boutique. 1315 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/couturecoutureboutique.
Curate Boutique: Unique boutique with curated “style collections” for shoppers to mix and match. 3433 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-407-6359, curateboutique.com.
Hansa Guild: Moccasins, sheepskin shoes, clogs, hats, rugs and all sorts of other interesting global clothing and accessory imports. 369 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-4002, hansaonline.com.
Khakis: Carries brands for men and women like Vineyard Vines, Lilly Pulitzer, Jack Rogers, Southern Tide and many others. 3434 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-1212, khakiscincinnati.wordpress.com.
Kilimanjaro African Heritage: African heritage and import store. Clothing, accessories, art. 310 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-221-0700, africanforus.com.
Kismet: The best of Tulle, Free People, Billabong, Groggy, Dansko and other eclectic purveyors of women’s fashion and accessories. 2037 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-871-7879.
Knickers of Hyde Park: Lingerie experts; also sells sleepwear, swimwear, accessories and gifts. 2726 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-533-9592, knickersofhydepark.com.
La Silhouette: Exclusive fine lingerie from Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, the U.K. and more. 6904 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-272-8100, lasilhouettelingerie.com.
The Little Mahatma: Exotic jewelry, folk art and artifacts from the world’s traditional cultures. 1205 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-723-1287, thelittlemahatma.com.
Morrison & Me: The only haute couture shoe store in Cincinnati offering shoes, bags and accessories. 2643 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-232-7463, morrisonandme.com.
Ottoman Imports: A global bazaar of fashion and overseas imports. 523 Main St., Covington, Ky., 859-291-9555, ottomanimports.com.
Pangaea Trading Co.: Eclectic women’s jewelry, apparel, shoes and more. 326 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-751-3330.
The Pink Box: Women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and unique in-house, monogrammed items. 6929 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-7900, thepinkbox.com.
Pink Tulip Club: Apparel and accessories for women and girls. 9395 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-878-5552; 2651 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-609-9393, pinktulipclub.com.
Sara Benjamin’s: Fashion-forward, fresh clothing and accessories. 6810 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, 513-272-2280, sarabenjamins.com.
The Shoe Haus: Upscale, European shoe store for women and men, specializing in comfort, fit and style. 441 Vine St., Carew Tower, Downtown, 513-929-4900, theshoehaus.com.
Sloane Boutique: Mix of American and European clothing and accessories catering to the edgy, urban woman. 1216 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-579-8111, facebook.com/sloaneboutiqueotr.
Soho Boutique: Well-edited selection of high-end dresses, separates and shoes. 2757 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-6930, shopsohoboutique.com.
Three French Hens: Eclectic trend-based clothing, accessories, home decor and gifts. 3444 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-1161.
Truckshop: Cincinnati’s curated fashion boutique on wheels. Visit shopthetruck.com for locations.
MALLS AND OUTLETS
Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, J. Crew, Joe’s Jeans, Le Creuset, Levi’s Outlet Store, Michael Kors, Reebok, True Religion and more. 400 Premium Outlets Drive, Monroe, 513-539-0710, premiumoutlets.com.
Deerfield Towne Center: Coldwater Creek, Francesca’s, Lane Bryant, LOFT, New York & Company, Ulta Beauty, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods and more. 5503 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, 513-770-0273, deerfieldtownecenter.com.
Florence Mall: Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Buckle, Express, H&M, Hot Topic, JCPenny, Macy’s, Payless, Sears, Tala’s Treasures, Victoria’s Secret and more. 2028 Florence Mall, Florence, Ky., 859-371-1231, florencemall.com.
Kenwood Towne Center: Apple store, Anthropologie, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Forever21, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, lululemon, Madewell, Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Sephora and more. 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, 513-745-9100, kenwoodtownecentre.com.
Rookwood Commons & Pavilion: DSW, Home Goods, Hot Mama, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Nordstrom Rack, T.J. Maxx, Pier One, REI, Sur La Table, Whole Foods and more. Corner of Edmonson, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 513-241-5800, shoprookwood.com.
Tri-County Mall: Charlotte Russe, Ethan Allen, Forever21, Hollister, Hot Topic, Journeys, Justice, Lane Bryant, Sears, Yankee Candle and more. 11700 Princeton Pike, Glendale, 513-671-0120, tricountymall.com.