Madewell Heads to Cincinnati

See this awesome art? We made totes with it just for you Cincinnatians. Swing by and snag one with your purchase of $150+.

Dear Cincinnati,

A brand–new Madewell store opens its doors today at your very own Kenwood Towne Centre. And if you’ve been following the blog, you may already know that we like to get really familiar with every new city we land in. So here’s what we love about your history.

In 1788, Cincinnati was founded and promptly named “Losantiville” by John Filson, the same guy who wrote The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone.

Just eight years later, Cincinnati became the first northwest city to print a book (and they didn’t spare any space with the title, either: The Laws of the Territory of the United States North-West of the Ohio).

In 1832, activist super–family the Beechers moved to Cincinnati. Their house, where Uncle Tom’s Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe lived for years, is now a museum dedicated to the abolitionist movement.

Three years later, Cincinnati sent the first bag of airmail ever—via hot air balloon, to boot.

And in 1850, it got much easier to wish people well when Cincinnati became the first city to publish (and popularize) greeting cards.

Something tells us we’re going to love it here. So come see us already!