Walking through the doors of Painted Tree Boutiques is like entering an Etsy marketplace come to life—there’s not a lot you won’t find here. It’s easy to get lost browsing for hours; every corner turned holds a new shop with wares distinctly different from the last, and plenty of bright patterns, fluttering fabrics, and intriguing art pieces will inevitably catch your eye.
Painted Tree, which resembles an upscale vintage market with individual booths for each seller, allows local artists and shop owners to get into a space and sell products. The big difference? You’re not buying items that are thrifted and are then re-sold. You’re shopping high-end products that are either handmade or curated specifically for the community by the storefront’s owner. Paris Bradford, Painted Tree Cincy’s general manager, explains. “We take pride in creating opportunities for people to use their gifts to create, inspire and thrive. We do this by offering the ability to actualize their dream of having a physical storefront—without the fear or risks that come with the overhead of a stand-alone brick-and-mortar store.”
It’s like an always-there posh craft fair. “Every corner of our store is packed with the best gifts, treats, vintage ware, home decor, and on-trend clothing boutiques,” gushes Paris. “I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to create here … it has been such a labor of love.”
Shopping at Painted Tree Boutiques will leave you looking stylish and feeling heart-warmed, as it’s not a big corporation you’re buying into. Instead, you’re supporting neighbors. “This is their livelihood—and we get to help them grow it. It’s so rewarding to work with local small businesses, because you see the positive effects in the community,” Paris says of all of their vendors. Next time you need that swoon-worthy outfit, or the perfect gift, check out this unique boutique spot right in Harpers Station!
PaintedTree.com/locations/cincinnati-ohio/ | 11315 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati | 513.250.3023