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Shop Talk: Pur•Suit

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Pur•Suit

When is a pop-up no longer a pop-up? Well, after two years in the South Campus Gateway, men’s clothing store Pursuit is still clinging to the term for the time being. “Originally the concept was a class project while I was in the MBA program at Ohio State and we launched after I graduated,” says […]

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New PopUp Christmisc Offering Plenty of Kitsch

Anne Evans Anne Evans New PopUp Christmisc Offering Plenty of Kitsch

It’s about that time of year. Time to start panicking about where you are going to get that totally awesome ugly sweater for your holiday celebrations. Nate DeMars and the team at Pursuit are here to help. DeMars started selling ugly sweaters as part of his suit shop Pursuit for the past two holiday seasons, […]

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Pop-Up Retailer Robert Mason Coming to Gay Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pop-Up Retailer Robert Mason Coming to Gay Street

Robert Mason Grimmett is only 32 years old, but he’s no stranger to retail businesses. He started his first venture at the age of 12 years old and is currently working on bringing his latest concept to Downtown Columbus. Prior to opening a full-fledge Robert Mason store, he’s launching a temporary 208 square foot pop-up […]

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VIA Patina Opening Downtown in Mid-November

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre VIA Patina Opening Downtown in Mid-November

A love of vintage and antique items, and a desire to save them is a common thread among the three women behind VIA Patina, a pop-up shop opening downtown this month. Sally Cooper and sisters Kelly Nash and Kimberly Robinson met a year ago and quickly bonded over their passion for discovering discarded and overlooked […]

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Shop Talk: Leal

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Shop Talk: Leal

Connie Leal Ballenger had worked for a large public accounting firm for nearly a decade when she quit the corporate world to open a clothing boutique in Upper Arlington. Eighteen years later, Leal is going strong and hosting its first pop-up shop. While the 2,300-square foot boutique is closed for renovations from June 27-30, Leal […]

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Pop-Up Shoe Shop Coming to Sugardaddy’s on Friday

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Pop-Up Shoe Shop Coming to Sugardaddy’s on Friday

Local shoe designer Michael Stosky will be showcasing his high-end footwear line, Velieris & Co., Friday at the Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties shop at 11 E. Gay St. During Taste in Style, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., customers will have the opportunity to indulge in Sugardaddy’s brownies and blondies, try on […]

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Pursuit Returns with Pop-Up Shop in South Campus Gateway

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pursuit Returns with Pop-Up Shop in South Campus Gateway

Following a trial run last year, Pursuit is back for another go with their pop-up retail concept in the South Campus Gateway. “Our first pop-up shop, which I call a beta test, taught us a lot,” says Nate DeMars, CEO & Founder of Pursuit. “We learned that guys love our narrowed offerings of slim, modern […]

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