Chic and unique items find a home at SoBo Style
PHOTOS BY JODI MILLER
SoBo Style has been a Clintonville fixture since Katie Palmer opened the vintage decor boutique more than a decade ago. With a unique mix of new and repurposed furnishings, gifts and baby items, Palmer says it’s the perfect place for young couples to shop when starting a family.
“They are beginning to develop a sense of style,” says Palmer. “At that age, you’re getting into what you like and what you want to buy.”
Palmer also notes that SoBo is a good place for families to find items when their homes grow and expand. “Since we’ve been in business for 11 years, I remember when people’s kids were born,” she explains. “Now they’re 10 years old, which is crazy to think about.”
Hot Skwash: These decorative pumpkins ($8-$48) were so popular last year that Palmer placed her fall order in January. They’re made of silk velvet stuffed with rice, complete with a real pumpkin stem. “People would buy one and then come back to buy more because they didn’t have enough,” she says.
Birch tubes: Use these natural tubes of soft birch wood as a decorative vase. Keep them from season to season, simply changing the flowers or plants inside. Tubes range from $15 to $25.
Window-pane cabinets: The cabinets (around $595) are SoBo’s signature piece and top seller, Palmer says. She’s been working with a producer from Illinois for the past eight years to ensure she always has them in stock. Choose from black or white.
3282 N. High St., Clintonville
Owner: Katie Palmer, 46
Shop at a glance: Vintage furnishings and fun gifts
While you’re in the neighborhood: Grab coffee at Cup O’ Joe and make your way down North High Street to explore. Check out EcoFlora, a florist with sustainable and local flowers, and the wide range of current and vintage clothing at secondhand shop Rag-O-Rama.