Vine Street’s retail anchor has been promoting local makers since 2003 (in OTR since 2007), and today more than one-third of the items MiCA offers are made and/or designed locally—especially ceramics, fine art, jewelry, stationery, and clothing. Owners Carolyn and Mike Deininger helped launch an entrepreneurship class at DAAP to develop the next generation of makers.
1201 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 533-1974, shopmica.com
Westwood residents Amanda and Kevin Carlisle have filled their cozy store with art, photography, clothing, cards, and jewelry by local makers, including west-side artists Melissa Martin (Little Miss Haywire) and Mary Anne Cowgill.
3036 Harrison Ave., Westwood, (513) 405-4013, facebook.com/woodenhillart
Believing that travel souvenirs should be made in the same place your memories are, SouveNEAR vending machines sell local products at airports in Kansas City; Oakland, California; Newark, New Jersey; and CVG. Ours features gifts from Coda Co., Maverick Chocolate, Paper Acorn, and more local makers.