How to Support Local Boutiques and Small Businesses During COVID-19

A list of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky boutiques offering free shipping, delivery, curbside pickup, and more during COVID-19 closure mandates.
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear have ordered non-essential businesses to close their doors until further notice, including local boutiques and salons. However, small business owners are working hard to remain open in some capacity by including delivery or curbside pickup with every purchase. Some are even offering free shipping, both local and domestic, and virtual shopping parties.

Below is a list of boutiques, salons, and businesses that remain open in some capacity. Please check their websites and social media pages for updates, services, and hours of operation. Also, consider buying gift cards to help keep the cash flow moving. We will continue updating this list as new information comes in.

Business owners: Please contact cmletters@cincinnatimagazine.com to update your listing or be added to the list. To add your business, please include a website/social media page where you will include updates, your neighborhood, and your available services.

Artichoke
Order any of Artichoke’s products over the phone; free delivery to the Cincinnati Metro area, plus curbside pickup for orders.
1824 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 263-1002

The Budding Florist
Offering local bouquet deliveries.
1817 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 562-7185

The Candle Lab
Place orders for The Candle Lab through social media, email, and over the phone. Employees also provide consultation via social media or over the phone to help customers find the best scents for them. The store is currently looking into setting up time slots for people to pick up candle orders and buy premade candles in the store.
1325 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (614) 915-0777 ext. 4

Cincinnati ReUse
Offering free school supplies to kids and teachers. Store is open, but they are limiting how many people are inside at a time.
1530 Tremont St., Fairmount, (513) 921-0111

Deerhaus Decor
Offering free shipping and local deliveries and pickup is also available at Findlay Market.
135 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 808-0442

Downbound Books
Order online; reduced shipping rates if you ship through USPS. Order two audiobooks for the price of one. 100 percent of the payment goes back to Downbound Books.
4139 Apple St., Northside, (513) 541-1394

Elm & Iron
Shop online store or schedule an appointment to visit the warehouse. They are also selling gift cards.
1326 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine,(513) 954-4217

Findlay Market
Findlay Market’s recently launched an app that allows patrons to buy directly from vendors, with next day pick-up or delivery Tuesday through Friday, if you order by midnight the night before. The order minimum is $25.
1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine

Fresh Home + Kitchen
Free shipping on all orders until March 31.
(513) 409-1606

Growing Trade and Pet Plant
Curbside pickup and delivery. Call ahead to (513) 541-1321, (513) 570-0845, or (904) 635-9478 to place an order. Curbside pickup is free; delivery includes small fees ($2 to Northside; $3 to Clifton and College Hill), with a $10 minimum order. 100 percent of the delivery fees will go back to the driver.
3840 Spring Grove Ave., Northside

Gumdrop
Free domestic shipping and daily sales on Instagram.
15 W. Pike St., Covington

Handzy
Free domestic shipping and daily sales on Instagram.
17W. Pike St., Covington

Idlewild Woman
Free domestic shipping on all online orders. Hosting virtual shopping parties on Instagram every Thursday at 4 p.m. Sloane Boutique and The Most Beautiful Thing in the World Is.
230 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-4059

Indigo Hippo
Buy kid craft kits and individual orders for curbside pickup. Call to place an oder or message them on Instagram or Facebook.
1334 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 918- 4917

Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Launched a new website with online ordering capabilities.
2692 Madison Rd., Norwood, (513) 396-8960

Lane & Kate
Offering virtual meetings for custom work.
1417 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-0650

MiCa 12/v
Free delivery in the 275-loop and curbside pickup.They also sell gift cards that do not expire.
1201 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 533-1974

MK’s Totebags and Monogramming
Place an order online or by calling the store. The boutique also offers local delivery or pick-up at the back door of the store, with no face-to-face contact.
523 Main St. Covington, (859) 491-0597

The Most Beautiful Thing in the World Is
Shop online and get free local delivery and curbside pickup, plus a 20 percent discount off all orders over $100. Hosting virtual shopping parties every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with Sloane Boutique and Idlewild Woman.
6 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, (888) 662-8737

Sloane Boutique
Hosting virtual shopping parties every Thursday at 4:15 p.m. with Idlewild Woman and The Most Beautiful Thing in the World Is. Free domestic shippingand local deliveries. All full-priced items are 15 percent off.
1216 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 579-8111

Spruce Nail Salon
Until they reopen, a portion of every gift card and online purchase will go directly back to their staff. Now selling shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets that can be pre-ordered and shipped domestically.
1818 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 818-8749

&Sundries
Free shipping on orders over $35. Will be offering updates on inventory, promotion, and sales on their social media accounts.
2807 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills, (859) 479-2246

Wild Honey Salon
When you purchase a gift card from a specific stylist, they will receive 100 percent of the money.
3966 Montgomery Rd., Norwood, (513) 452-3757

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