Any hipster worth their Himalayan salt slab knows that concept shops are at the top of the retail food chain. Legendary stores like Colette, 10 Corso Como, and Cincinnati’s own HighStreet have revolutionized the way people shop for themselves and their homes.
Now the Queen City has yet another player in the lifestyle shopping game: GOODS, located on the corner of 13th and Main Streets in Over-the-Rhine, is a revolving retail concept that focuses on a seasonal theme.
“We wanted to animate the idea that retail can be exciting, even surprising,” says Micah Paldino, founder of creative storytelling firm Fallon Thatcher and one of GOODS’ seven co-owners. “With OTR becoming such a hotbed of new ideas, we started to talk about creating a retail experience that mirrored that same ethos.”
When I stopped in, the store was steeped in the current Adventure theme: refurbished vintage motorbikes propped up next to a rack of slick RAINS parkas, an old wooden table stacked with biker goggles and nostalgia-inducing merit badges, a shelf filled with hot sauce for those with adventurous taste (get it?).
“Part of our main goal and also our promise to our guests is to entertain,” says Paldino, “so the idea came to be that our concept changed to a different theme each season.”
Since summer will eventually give way to cooler temperatures and the promise of pumpkin spiced everything, I asked about the next theme, to be announced within a month or so.
“We’ve been exploring the idea of being comfy in the fall and wintertime,” hints Paldino. “Who doesn’t want to burrow into a nest when it gets cold outside?”
They know us so well.
GOODS, 1300 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/goodsonmain