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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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Shop Talk: State & Third

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: State & Third

Retail follows rooftops, as the saying goes. And Becky Brisker is banking that her new Downtown retail venture will be embraced by the hundreds upon hundreds new residents moving into the apartments surrounding Columbus Commons. State & Third is the name of her new boutique, which opened two weeks ago inside the Shops at Capitol […]

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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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