Best of Dayton 2018: The BEST place to shop if you don’t want to dress like everyone else

What’s the fun of having physical bodies if not to dress them in fantastic boutique finds? In Dayton, we pride ourselves on alternative fashion. From thrift stores to Pinterest-worthy shops, you can’t walk very far in Dayton without encountering a quaint boutique that will help you express your inner freak or fashionista.

Here are the winners you chose for Best of Dayton this year in the category Best Place to Shop if you Don't Want to Dress Like Everyone Else:


>> Food & Dining winners

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>> Arts, Music & Entertainment winners

>> Shopping & Services winners

>> Fitness, Outdoors & Recreation winners

>> People & Places winners

🥇WINNER: Clash Dayton 

You’ve seen the sugar skull. You’ve window shopped walking from Press to Toxic. A friend of a friend probably sells art there. It’s time to take the plunge and try Clash Dayton for your next funky fresh find.

Clash Dayton is a boutique and gallery of locally made artwork, jewelry, clothing and other handmade goods. It sells unique works by local artisans that make fantastic gifts and conversation pieces. It also features monthly curated exhibitions and hosts special events like fashion shows and so much more. Clash carries hand-picked vintage clothing, as well as Sourpuss, Voodoo Vixen, Jawbreaker, Folter, Switchblade Stiletto, Too Fast, and other ready-to-wear lines.


521 E. Fifth St., Dayton | Website | Facebook

🥈SECOND PLACE: Wildflower Boutique 

It’s no surprise that our second-place winner is located in Yellow Springs, where “if you don’t want to dress like everyone else” means something totally different than the rest of the state. Walk down Xenia Avenue in a business suit and you’ll turn heads.

Home of the Dave Chappelle’s Juke Joint shirt, Wildflower Boutique has an extensive collection of clothing and accessories ranging from cozy to eclectic. Not to mention their Instagram has fabulous fashion inspo. Next time you’re hitting up Yellow Springs Brewery or taking a walk at Glen Helen, be sure to stop in at Wildflower Boutique.


232 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs | Website | Facebook 

🥉THIRD PLACE: Hedges & Wolf 

Located in Dayton's Historic Oregon District, Hedges & Wolf is a women's clothing & lifestyle store and a sister store to much-beloved Heart Mercantile and Luna Gifts and Botanicals. Their collection houses comfy couture to fancy finds and everything in between. Be sure to check out Hedges and Wolf the next time you feel like finding a new classic closet staple or something on trend yet timeless.


504 E. Fifth St., Dayton | Facebook