City Guide 2014: Shopping

Browse five new artisan shops inside downtown's 5th Street Arcades for local finds and unique gifts.

The Tea Lab / Walls lined with sparkling tins containing every taste imaginable — from ginger bits to creamsicle — make this pristine shop a tea lover's paradise. A destination for sore throat remedies and tasty treats alike, the lab features more than 100 varieties for both experienced and beginner palates. 530 Euclid Ave., Suite 17, 216-650-7017,

Fra Angelica Studio / Specializing in artful fashions and fibers, Fra Angelica Studio has offerings from 36 local artisans in a beautifully wood-accented store. It's also a great spot for environmentally conscious clothing shoppers seeking a fashion fix. 530 Euclid Ave., Suite 36, 216-574-4810,

Jessica's Gallery / Brainchild of owner and artist Jessica Newell, this shop carries work from local artists and curators, such as photographer Eric Rippert and Newell herself. The gallery offers new exhibitions every three months in a crisply appointed space with both walk-in and by-appointment hours. 530 Euclid Ave., Suite 11, 216-650-7017,

Love, Anji / At her counter, nestled in one of the Arcades' alcoves, you'll find Anji Barschick and her elegantly simple paper flowers. Designed to outlive and outshine their organic cousins, Barschick's creations are lovingly handcrafted. In a variety of carefully chosen colors, her flowers make excellent accent and centerpieces. 530 Euclid Ave., Suite A, 216-282-4076,

Bright Green Gift Store / Owner Mary Farrell offers everything from hand-crafted Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve products to her Cherub's Blanket organic throws. Stop by this cozy addition to the Arcades to grab an organic gift on your way to one of the center's many food stands. 530 Euclid Ave., Suite14, 216-253-2738,

Pride Full

"Beerveland" by Barry Gott / Our identifying skyscrapers such as the Terminal Tower come to life as beer drinkers in this playful 8-by-10-inch print ($18).

Terminal King Kong T-Shirt from Cleveland Clothing Co. / This T-shirt ($25) is an ode to the Big Chuck and Lil' John skit in which King Kong tears through the WJW-TV building. 342 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-736-8879,

Cleveland-Themed Ape Apparel Neck Ties / Wear the 216 around your neck with ties ($36.95) created by local designer April Bleakney.

West Side Market "Eat Local" Tote / The most appropriate accessory ($20) for shopping in Ohio City's iconic food market. 2074 W. 25th St., Cleveland,

Guardians of Traffic Giclee Print from The Greater Lake Press / Tired of traditional skyline posters? Opt for art-deco-inspired print ($30) of the Hope Memorial Bridge instead. 234-380-7031,

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