Dayton Style

Fabulous shops abound in Tipp City’s quaint downtown district.

Natasha Baker

Just a short drive on Interstate 75 will take you to the quaint town of Tipp City where you can get lost on a Saturday shopping, eating and enjoying the lovely small-town atmosphere. Which is exactly what we did when we found all of these fabulous shops and many more for you to explore. 

Merchant 31
There’s room for everything you need to carry in this super stylish bag from Handbag Republic. Available at the downtown Tipp City staple, Merchant 31, it offers the latest in women’s fashion with new merchandise arriving daily. The Vanessa Fringed & Studded Satchel $64.

Bodega Wine and Specialty Foods Market
Looking for a classic hostess gift? Check out Bodega Wine and Specialty Foods Market for the perfect bottle of wine from its wide selection. Bodega also offers Saturday evening tastings and wine-pairing classes. Wine prices vary. Tastings on Saturdays from 4-6 p.m. $10. Classes $30-40. 

Rusty Harden
Inspired by the recent Alphonse Mucha show at the Dayton Art Institute, local artist Rusty Harden is currently featuring her beautiful Mucha painting sets at her gallery. In addition to her available work, Harden also offers classes in her studio, including an upcoming watercolor series starting April 14. Mucha sets $50. Classes $95. 

Living Simply
Made from scratch in its two onsite soap kitchens, Living Simply soaps offers more than 60 scents and you can add a moisturizing lotion, body spray, bath bomb and so much more. Wrapped soaps start at $4.95.