In a world of big box stores and www-dots, there’s something inherently refreshing about a trip to the corner shop. Smaller, locally owned mom-and-pops not only afford visitors a more intimate and memorable shopping experience, but also give them a chance to land those one-of-a-kind items not often found on the shelves of convenience stores. Home to more than 140 antique retailers and specialty shops, Warren County has fully embraced the small shop culture, offering visitors an incredible array of small town storefronts.
Once named one of America’s Ten Great Places for Browsing for Antiques by USA Today, the charming, tree-lined streets of Historic Downtown Lebanon host a terrific selection of locally owned and operated decor, jewelry, craft, clothing, and confections shops, each bursting with small town charm. From Kay’s Shoppe–a longstanding fashion and accessory boutique that has called Lebanon home for more than 50 years–to the sweet, homemade creations of The Jam & Jelly Lady, fantastic finds await shoppers around every corner.
Long known as the Antique Capital of the Midwest, the Village of Waynesville is another must-stop spot on the Warren County shopping scene. More than 40 shops line the main drag of this charming, historic town, offering everything from art deco to 70s kitsch for antique advocates and novice collectors alike. Visitors flock to the Fabric Shack for its endless collection of sewing, quilting and craft materials, and peruse its neighboring boutiques for the perfect addition to their kitchens or closets. Modern retailers are also on the bill for those more interested in the trends of today.
Elsewhere in Warren County, Magnolia’s on Main is just one of several shopping hot spots in Springboro, Ohio, while the Workshops of David T. Smith, The Kings Mill’s General Store and Christmas Shop, and numerous farmer’s markets, art galleries, and more make the county’s other shopping destinations well worth a visit.
From holiday hauls to springtime sprees, you’re sure to find a wealth of treasures within the small town shops of Ohio’s Largest Playground.
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*Small Business Saturday, an American shopping holiday, is held annually the first Saturday after Thanksgiving