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Issue Date: April 2011

The City List: 2011 - Specialty Shops

All Brides Beautiful

219 N Main St, Hudson, 330-655-1339, Couture dresses from designers such as Melissa Sweet, Jim Hjelm, Jenny Yoo and Rivini.

Amy's Shoes

19134 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, 440-409-0120; 28601 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, 216-292-0120, Featuring casual and sophisticated women's shoes for women in the latest trends.

Banyan Tree

2242 Professor Ave, Cleveland, 216-241-1209, Hip, funky shop that sells clothing, jewelry, furniture, gifts and home accessories.

Bead Q!

8584 E Washington St, Chagrin Falls, 440-708-1771, Beads, bead accessories, semiprecious stones and other supplies from throughout the world, as well as beadworking and metalsmithing classes.

Big Fun

1814 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-371-4386; 11512 Clifton Blvd, Cleveland, 216-631-4386, If you ever wondered what happened to all your childhood toys, visit Big Fun.

Brides By Demetrios

Legacy Village, 25373 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 216-297-0001, Couture wedding creations, plus evening gowns perfect for homecomings and proms.

City Buddha

1807 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-397-5862, Imports from Bali give an eclectic vibe to this store full of sarongs, masks, jewelry and other Asian-themed gifts, furniture and trinkets for your home.

Coventry Cats

1810 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-321-3033, This place is for cat- and dog-lovers alike. Items for spoiled pets include cat condos and flavored tennis balls.


36840 Detroit Road, Avon, 440-934-3457, This gift and home store is located in the historical Lewis House, and packed full with items from Trollbeads, Vera Bradley, Mariposa and Juliska.


105 First St, Hudson, 330-655-0191, A sleek gift store specializing in trendy hostess gifts.

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery

437 Crouse St, Akron, 330-253-6268, The third-generation metalworker's aluminum, pewter and steel objects and sculptures are housed in the main gallery along with works by more than 500 North American craftspeople, artists and designers.

Fine Points and Fine Points, Too

12620 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, 216-229-6644, Owner and nationally known fiber artist Liz Tekus offers custom knitwear, a distinctive selection of fibers and yarn supplies from around the world. Fine Points, Too features expressive clothing and accessories.

Geiger's Ski & Sport Haus

50 Shopping Plaza, Chagrin Falls, 440-247-4900, Look here for winter and summer sporting fun gear, including biking, camping, tobogganing, skiing, snowboarding, snowblading, skating and sledding.

Glass Bubble Project

2421 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, 216-696-7043, Home accessories such as paperweights, wine glasses, chandeliers, sconces and metal sculptures.


14534 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 216-712-7980, An eco-friendly gift shop stocked with everything from organic baby clothing to soy candles.

Hudson Hydrant•#169;

72 N Main St, Hudson, 330-653-3509, Everything for your furry friend: accessories, clothing, collars, dog bowls, leashes and more.

La Bella Vita

2013 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216-421-1717, This 2,000-square-foot boutique offers a bridal registry including one of the country's largest selections of Italian serving pieces, dinnerware and gifts.

The Learned Owl Bookshop

204 N Main St, Hudson, 330-653-2252, Bigger than it looks, this shop is three floors of books and related items tucked into a historic building.

Lilly Handmade Chocolates

761 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland, 216-771-3333, An artisinal chocolatier that specializes in pairing wine and craft beer with its handmade confections.

Local Girl Gallery

16106 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 216-228-1802, Jewelry, art, crafts and fashions from local and regional artists.

Matina's Bridal

Eton Chagrin Boulevard, 28601 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, 216-464-1288, Dresses from Vera Wang, Rivini and Amsale.

Mulholland & Sachs

28699 Chagrin Blvd, #230, Woodmere, 216-831-4444, A mother-daughter team owns this fashionably eclectic boutique. Offering a variety of items from belts to jewelry to housewares and items for baby.

Music Saves

15801 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 216-481-1875, An independent record store featuring new and used music, specializing in indie rock.

Nicky Nicole

99 First St, Hudson; 28601 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere; 220 Crocker Park Blvd, Westlake, 330-656-5200, Colorful shop that celebrates being a girl with fashions for school, relaxing with friends or special times. Gift ideas, including Webkinz plush pets.

One World Shop

19321 Detroit Road, Rocky River, 440-333-7709. Handcrafted, fair-trade gifts created by artisans from Third World countries. Carries products from Ten Thousand Villages as well as other artisans.

Paper Trails

19146 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, 440-333-0033, Witty stationary and personalized stamps abound at this specialty paper and card shop.

Passport To Peru

1806 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-932-9783, A colorful mix of winter wear, such as wool hats, gloves and scarves from Peru are among the finds here, not to mention reasonably priced imported dresses and tops.

The Perfect Bride

19126 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, 440-331-5113, A huge selection of trendy and classic dresses, veils, shoes and jewelry to help make her special day. What more could a girl ask for?

Peterson's Gourmet Nuts & Snacks

1101 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, 216-861-4017, Ever wonder where that delicious smell is coming from when you're making your way to Progressive Field? It's wafting over from Peterson's, the nutty folks who have been turning out salty snacks since 1927.

The Powder Room Makeup Oasis & Boutique

Eton Chagrin Boulevard, 28699 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, 216-831-7666, Makeup application, brow sculpting, specialized facial treatments and a boutique with products including Girlactik Beauty and FACE Atelier.

Record Revolution

1832 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-321-7661. Satisfying the hunger of music enthusiasts since 1968. Spend an afternoon sifting through the 20,000 vinyl records and vintage clothing styles in the attached boutique.


2248 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-371-2778; Legacy Village, 24349 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 216-382-4836, Sustainable, fair-trade clothing, accessories, shoes and skin care lines from around the globe.

Sobella Paper Boutique

2026 Murray Hill Road, Studio 104, Cleveland, 216-229-1333, This light and airy store shows that paper can be as trendy as clothing. One-of-a-kind greetings cards and customized stationery and invitations.

Something Different Gallery

1899 W 25th St, Cleveland, 216-696-5226, Eclectic Cleveland artistry featuring local talents such as Ron Hennings along with great gifts.

Tap Studios

1667 E 40th St, Suite 3B, Cleveland, 216-773-8277, Art gallery that also offers jewelry-making workshops, including the opportunity to make your own wedding bands.

Ten Thousand Villages

2254 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 216-575-1058, Handcrafted, fair-trade gifts created by artisans from Third World countries.

Tree House Gallery and Tea Room

36840 Detroit Road, Avon, 440-934-1636, This gallery sells wine, antiques, folk art, and jewelry, and sports and military collectibles.

Vertical Runner

112 N Main St, Hudson, 330-656-1176, Runners and walkers will find the latest from Patagonia, Vibram and Smart Wool to keep them moving.

Xen Gift Gallery

2017 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216-791-6035, Specializes in custom-made jewelry and showcases local artists. Beautiful arts and crafts.

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