BLUE HUES

Dark shades like royal and cobalt are going to dominate fall fashion, according to Kyle White, owner of Dayton’s fashion forward boutique, Merchant31. A statement necklace or bracelet along with a new cardigan will enhance your fall wardrobe. Merchant31, a family-owned business since 2012, offers personalized styling consultations for special occasions and donates 10 percent of proceeds to LOVE146, a nonprofit organization that works toward the abolition of sex trafficking and exploitation.
17 S. 2nd St., Tipp City. facebook.com/merchant31.

WOOLY WARES

This fall, knit a pair of mittens, scarf or hat and say, “I made this myself.” New knitters only need a pair of needles and a skein of yarn. Fiberworks Dayton offers a beginner class every Saturday from 2-4 p.m., and class attendees receive a 10 percent discount off the shop’s wide selection of yarns and supplies. Their newest line of luscious fiber in stock is made of 100 percent, hand-dyed, animal-cruelty free mink.
1350A N. Fairfield Rd., Beavercreek. 937-429-9276, fiberworksdayton.wordpress.com.

MAN CAVE MAKEOVER

Rock out to your latest music download with a pair of high-tech Bowers & Wilkins’ P3 headphones from Audio Etc. The sleek and comfortable P3s reveal the natural intended sound of the artists without breaking the bank. Locally owned and operated for over 25 years, Audio Etc. also sells home theater systems, 3D TVs and much more and is the place to go for personalized service to make a man cave or family room football-season ready.
551 Congress Park Dr., Centerville. 937-434-9770, audioetc.tv.

SOUPS ON

Warm up with a stew prepared in a Le Creuset Cast Iron French Oven, the best by industry standards. Cooks’Wares boasts the region’s largest selection of Le Creuset. Each handcrafted piece is carefully cast in the finest materials resulting in timeless and durable and cookware that can be passed down through generations. Cooks’Wares also has everything the experienced or budding chef needs to stock their kitchen including fine cutlery, high-end appliances, and premium pots and pans. They also offer cooking classes.
756 Main, state Route 741, Springboro. 937-748-4540, cookswaresonline.com.