Here are a dozen spots to get you started. Amber Matheson
1|Winds Of Change: Small, lesser-known designers share the racks with bigger names such as Free People, Dolce Vita and Lucky Brand. 37 W. Orange St., 440-247-2420, shopwoc.com
2|West End Bistro: The only place in town where you can belly up to the bar for a Bloody Mary and a classic Sunday brunch. The locally sourced menu features items such as bistro French toast with caramelized bananas and Key lime pie. 79 West St., 440-247-3460, westendchagrin.com
3|Rick's Café: The film Casablanca inspired the name, and though the theme is art deco, the vibe is still black-and-white-movie mysterious. Locals jam the place for weekend music nights. 86 N. Main St., 440-247-7666, rickscafeandcatering.com
4|Outfitters: Pops of color mingle with sturdy, hard-working blouses and skirts, and somehow the compact store manages to cater to a range of ages. As long as you've got a flair for whimsy, you'll find something you like here. 69 N. Main St., 440-247-7675
5|Bonne Amie/Special Gifts: An antiques warehouse on the right, new finds on the left, this two-stores-in-one space satisfies the split personality shopper. 31 N. Main St., 440-247-4218, 440-247-7995
6|Fireside Book Shop: Creaky stairs, loads of books and a spacious third-floor kids section draw the faithful to this homey bookstore. Armchair adventurers will enjoy getting lost in the upstairs nook dedicated to travel books. 29 N. Franklin St., 440-247-4050, firesidebookshop.com
7|White Magnolia: It's shabby chic to the extreme inside this home-goods store with a mix of vintage and new pieces. The big draw is the collection of sparkly antique chandeliers that illuminate the delicate housewares on display. 46 N. Main St., 440-247-5800
8|Stash Style: Alice in Wonderland meets Parisian cool at Stash. The treasure trove includes a mini, light-up Eiffel Tower, a bin of mechanic-style name patches and delicious spools of wrapping paper. 46 N. Main St., 440-247-2550, stashstyle.com
9|Joey's Restaurant: Try the homemade sausage from this family-run Italian restaurant. The Leonetti family started out in a West Side Market stall in 1911. These days, brothers William and Michael run the restaurant their father started three decades ago. 44 N. Main St., 440-247-6085, joeyschagrin.com
10|Umami Asian Kitchen: This brick-walled, Asian-inspired restaurant features green tea martinis and a fresh bacon dish of pork belly with ginger spatzle and a sweet soy glaze. 42 N. Main St., 440-247-8600, umamichagrinfalls.com
11|Sanity: Hipster couple Isabel and Kevin Pritchett feature the coolest brands, from William Rast to Citizens of Humanity, along with loads of groovy T-shirts. 8 E. Washington St., 440-893-9279, sanitystyle.com
12|Simpatico: This design shop ups the ante with a focus on eco-friendly, sustainable furniture from designers such as Cisco Brothers. 8 E. Washington St., 440-247-3116, simpaticoliving.com
Quick Picks Here are some favorites we uncovered in downtown Chagrin Falls.
Wooden Rings ($9.99), Outfitters: These chunky little accessories were a surprise find, tucked away on a small shelf amid drapey, ageless frocks and rainbow-hued hoodies.
West End Eggs Benedict ($10), West End Bistro: The classic dish gets a fresh update with the addition of avocado and a roasted red pepper hollandaise.
Hayden Mustang ($1,999), Simpatico: This gorgeous, life-size black-and-white photo of a horse in motion is one of the store's most arresting design elements.