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In Good Company

Sloane Boutique is in the right place at the right time.

Intersection: Hyde Park

1. Hank Yarn Boutique Five sweater-knitting enthusiasts opened Hank last June because the local selection left them wanting more. “We wanted to reach customers with more selection and service,” says co-owner Amy Getgey. At Hank,...

Hidden Talent

Glenn Riley has worked (quietly) with the biggest brands in sports.

Supply Chain

It’s easy being green at this OTR art supply shop.

Style Counsel: Abigail Carlin

Creative Director

Intersection: Fourth Street

Paula’s Café Downtowners flock to this friendly lunch spot for Cuban sandwiches and abundant salads. Their famous Seven-Minute Burger, hand-formed and served on Shadeau wheat bread, can get yummy extras like balsamic-laced onions or...

Set in Stone

“The tile business is a style business,” says Hamilton Parker president Adam Lewin. At the company’s newest showroom in Sharonville, a dizzying number of finishes are on parade for builders, designers, and homeowners. “Glass tiles have made a comeback over the last five years,” says Lewin, whose family has a long view of the industry: His grandparents, Alvin and Gertrude, bought the original business—then called Hamilton Parker Fuel and Supply—in 1934. Eventually, they and Lewin’s father, Milton, expanded the company to include tile. The result is a mammoth 15,000-square-foot showroom in Columbus.

Mannequin Boutique Pays It Forward

Kenwood Towne Centre may be Cincinnati’s most efficient place to score the latest fashion booty, but for those who prefer the thrill of the chase, there is Mannequin. Moe Rouse’s resale shop on Vine Street packs loads of unique pieces into its small space. Her vintage room is stocked with looks that could easily fill the closet of Mad

Style Counsel: Vincent Sansalone

Vincent Sansalone coordinates first-year architecture and interior design classes and teaches architecture at UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. He turns his discerning design eye to everything from ball caps to pleated pants.