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Believe it or not, Columbus is a fashion mecca. The Fashion Design program at the Columbus College of Art & Design was named one of the Top 20 programs in the world. The Short North is filled with designer boutiques. Our city is home to worldwide brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, The Limited, Express and DSW. Columbus is also home to emerging retail and fashion entrepreneurial efforts including JackThreads.com, Skreened.com and HOMAGE.

American Apparel Closing All Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans American Apparel Closing All Stores

2017 continues to be a bad year for several major retailers across the country, as American Apparel is the latest to announce closures, joining the likes of The Limited, Kmart/Sears and Macy’s. The company filed for bankruptcy late last year, and its remaining assets were sold to Canadian company Gildan last week (pending court approval), […]

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The Top 10 Fashion & Apparel Stores in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Fashion & Apparel Stores in Columbus

Since 2011, Tigertree has topped our annual list of the best local fashion and apparel shops until they were dethroned by HOMAGE last year. In 2016, our readers and editors voted to return the title to Tigertree, picking the Short North boutique for the top spot in our annual Best of listing. In addition to […]

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Rowe Boutique Launching Pop-Up Men’s Clothing Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rowe Boutique Launching Pop-Up Men’s Clothing Shop

Rowe Boutique is returning to their roots. The popular Short North fashion destination originally began as a pop-up shop in 2006 — located inside the Rebecca Ibel Gallery — and the store originally carried a small selection of men’s items when it opened in 2007 before focusing entirely on fashion for women. Next month, both […]

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Shop Talk: Fabtique Opens in the Shops on Lane Avenue

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Fabtique Opens in the Shops on Lane Avenue

What started as a dream to open a new type of store in Columbus has now turned into a reality for Fabtique owners Pat Schmuki Barker and Amber Wilson. The women’s boutique opened in the Shops on Lane Avenue mid-October. Barker and Wilson formerly worked together at White House Black Market, and maintained a solid […]

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Shop Talk: Happy Go Lucky Home & Her

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Happy Go Lucky Home & Her

Ten years ago in a little shop outside of Philadelphia, Debbie Neimeth opened Happy Go Lucky Home. The eclectic store offered a variety of unique home décor items that could not be found anywhere else. In 2011, Neimeth moved her store to the Short North. Three years later, she added Happy Go Lucky Her to […]

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IL Moda PR & Impact Social Mixer to Raise Funds for Columbus Fashion Week

Randi Walle Randi Walle IL Moda PR & Impact Social Mixer to Raise Funds for Columbus Fashion Week

The third annual IL Moda Mixer, hosted by IL Moda PR and Impact Social, is more than just a fashion and design networking event. The mixer not only provides industry leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, and agents a social setting to connect and mingle, but it also raises funds for Fashion Week Columbus. The non-profit has benefited from […]

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Fashion Incubator Space Coming Soon to Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fashion Incubator Space Coming Soon to Downtown Columbus

The Alternative Fashion Mob wants to take things a bit more mainstream in 2017 with the launch of FABRIC — a multipurpose fashion industry incubation space. The new venue is planned to host a variety of functions that range from coworking spaces for fashion design professionals, a retail store for both raw materials and locally […]

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