We’ve got shopping fever, and the only cure is MainStrasse Village. In the historic heart of Covington, an assortment of stores will satiate every shopaholic’s cravings.

MainStrasse Village isn’t an indoor or outdoor mall. It’s a pocket of Northern Kentucky’s past blended with its present in an urban neighborhood. Nineteenth-century buildings now house eclectic shops that sell items such as year-round holiday gifts at Linden Noll Gift Haus and vintage and used guitars and amps at Mike’s Music.

You can also satisfy your sweet tooth at The Candy Bar with sugary favorites from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s like Bit-O-Honey, Necco Wafers and candy cigarettes. Then take some candy to go like Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans (from “Harry Potter”) on your way to the Magic Shop on Philadelphia Street, which has served amateur and professional magicians of all ages for more than 15 years.

If you prefer global traveling to a trip down memory lane, worldly accessories, fashions and home decor are just a few steps away at Ottoman Imports. Gorgeous scarves and distinctive jewelry from Southeast Asia and the former empire nearly fill two rooms. And nearby Julie’s Inspiration Consignment Shop gives your pocketbook a break with up to 75 percent off vintage and current apparel, jewelry and collectibles for men and women. But your shopping adventure isn’t finished here.

More than a dozen specialty stores are mixed in with evidence of Covington’s incredible (and sometimes sordid) history such as Goebel Park paying homage to William Goebel, a Covington native and governor who was murdered in 1900, and a plaque immortalizing legendary baseball players, brothers Joe and John Heving.

We guarantee you’ll find a treatment for every shopping need in MainStrasse Village, and you’ll take a bit of history home with you, too.

MainStrasse Village Association, 406 W. Sixth St., Covington. (859) 491-0458 or Mainstrasse.org