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Shop Talk: Samson Men’s Emporium

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Samson Men’s Emporium

After a lengthy career that spans restaurant management and real estate, Travis Samson is ready for a new chapter in his life. He recently opened new boutique Samson Men’s Emporium in the Short North after making the switch to pursue his lifelong dream of owning his own retail shop. “It was the onset of my […]

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Shop Talk: Clothing Underground

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Clothing Underground

Josh Harden started selling vintage tee shirts on eBay ten years ago, and his passion quickly turned into a business venture, which has gradually evolved into Ghetto Vintage (his mobile business housed in an Airstream trailer) and Clothing Underground (his brick and mortar shop near OSU). The latter of the two recently moved into a […]

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Shop Talk: Clover on High

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Clover on High

You may not have noticed, but the Emperor’s Newest Clothes in the Short North has been replaced with a new shop called Clover on High. The transition, which began back in September, was gradual by intention; as the new owners wanted to keep the store open and retain all of the staff during the process. […]

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Shop Talk: Smartypants Vintage

Audrey Bonfig Audrey Bonfig Shop Talk: Smartypants Vintage

Located in the Short North’s historic Greystone Building is a shop that is a must-see for any avid vintage enthusiast: Smartypants Vintage. Started eight years ago as an Etsy online store, owner Justina Smart started her business as a way to share her love of vintage with others. “I’m huge a advocate of repurposing things, I like […]

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Shop Talk: Karavan – Treasures from Turkey

Audrey Bonfig Audrey Bonfig Shop Talk: Karavan – Treasures from Turkey

Summer is a time when travel is in full swing – people pack their bags and book their airline tickets in search of colorful adventures to magical cities such as London, Paris, and Tokyo. But for those Columbusites who are landlocked this summer, there is a shop in the Short North that will make you […]

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Shop Talk: Flying Gent Mercantile

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Shop Talk: Flying Gent Mercantile

By fusing his love affair with the eclectic vibe of Gay Street and his passion for American history, Branden Givand has established a brand and a business that is reminiscent of his own personal style. Built up in a corner of Café Brioso’s artisan coffee shop, Givand’s full-fledged brand – Flying Gent Mercantile — is […]

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Shop Talk: Traders Haven

Michelle Mwaura Michelle Mwaura Shop Talk: Traders Haven

If the city of Columbus is the heart of Ohio, then High Street can be considered the life line that brings all of it together, and right at the end is a tiny antique shop called Traders Haven. Founded three years ago by Anthony Dunning, Traders Haven showcases various different pieces of furniture and decor […]

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