Gift Giver's Paradise

Photo by Tracy Doyle


There’s something for everyone at Village Junction.

Walking in the front door, you’ll immediately notice the store’s cozy atmosphere.

Each room serves a gift-giving purpose. The main room includes seasonal items, home accessories, serving bowls, clothing, florals and jewelry, including Alex and Ani, Vera Bradley, Spartina and Uno de 50, a unique jewelry line made in Madrid. The store also carries Cincinnati’s largest candle selection, sold in a variety of colors and sizes.

Owner Lisa Tepe says Village Junction offers a great shopping experience for those who don’t want to shop at the mall or big-box stores. The shelves are stocked with items that are not only functional, but unique.

“We try to keep different, upscale merchandise,” she says. “Something that you aren’t going to find at three or four or five other places.”

Village Junction is currently featuring a variety of Nora Fleming stoneware serving pieces that are neutral-colored to match any home’s decor. Each item can be paired with one of the brand’s notorious “minis,” which are perfect for entertaining.

Tepe says her favorite part of the job is working with the customers. Village Junction, which is now 40 years old, has become its own close-knit community, where sales associates know customers by name, and
vice versa.

The store will also host a few of its own holiday events, including Holiday Open House from November 7 to 10, Friends and Family Day on November 18 and Customer Appreciation Day on December 6.


Village Junction is located at 10827 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. For more information,
call 513.489.4990