It’s hard to imagine that the original location for one of the city’s boutique shopping staples was a dining room and garage—but that’s exactly where Wendy Knight, owner of Lemons & Limes Boutique, started her business when she got the urge to fulfill her creative outlet.
What began as a fun side project has grown from a website to now three brick-and-mortar stores across the Cincy area. Each store is known for its bright, fun, creative clothing for women, men and children, plus home goods and gifts, jewelry and accessories, holiday and seasonal items, and workshop events such as ink painting and glass etching. But each boutique has its own personality and products, too.
Wendy recently celebrated the opening of her Kenwood location this winter, a stone’s throw away from Trader Joe’s. The Kenwood store is the third for Wendy, following her second spot in Deerfield and the original in historic Loveland.
“All of our stores have carefully curated collections that give back, are women-owned or founded, or are local brands,” Wendy explains. Ready for a tour through the Lemons & Limes locations? Our advice—shop all three.
The downtown store carries an abundance of Loveland spirit wear, Bengals swag, Reds gear and FC Cincinnati clothing, in addition to the plethora of unique, cheerful and colorful accessories and home goods that the store is known for. “Loveland is our flagship location—it has the most diverse products and lots of local items.”
In addition to merchandise, this boutique—located in the heart of Deerfield Towne Center—also hosts special events and hands-on workshops. “Our Deerfield location is wide open and spacious,” Wendy shares. “It also features high-end jewelry, clothing, and all the other favorites from Lemons & Limes.”
Each location has its own feel, and the newest kid on the block is no different—a key highlight being the bar! “Kenwood is newly opened and has a ‘mountain retreat’ vibe with a bar. It has the best of Lemons & Limes—plus a lifestyle clothing line launching in the spring perfect for playing golf, tennis and pickleball. It also features beauty product sampling stations.”