If hibernation weather calls for hibernation gear, then Covington’s Durham Dept. is right on time. Graphic designer Austin Dunbar’s line of comfy branded tees and sweatshirts decorate the racks of the storefront at the corner of Madison Avenue and Pike Street, which also carries lifestyle items like vintage-inspired jewelry, tiny potted plants, and fun liquor-scented candles. The décor is a nod to the shop’s Kentucky roots mixed with the heritage theme that’s become so popular over the last few years.
Durham Dept. is a welcome addition to up-and-coming Pike Street, where it joins indie specialty businesses like flow, District 78, and The Frock—all indications that Covington is, indeed, one of the next hot neighborhoods.
Durham Department, 617 Madison Ave, Covington, KY, durhamdept.com