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5 Must Have Fashion Trends for Fall

Patti Mockler Patti Mockler 5 Must Have Fashion Trends for Fall

Fall is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year in the fashion industry, and this fall is no exception, especially with the “new normal” of dressing mostly for at home/remote working and learning. But what does that entail, you ask? It is a matter of wear-now layering, fashion basics with a sprinkle of trend, and, […]

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Shop Talk: Vintage Co-Op Opens in Clintonville

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Vintage Co-Op Opens in Clintonville

Earlier this month, The Little Light Collective opened its doors at 3041 Indianola Ave. in Clintonville. As a vintage co-op, the shop is a 2,500 square foot treasure hunt of vintage, handmade, and unique finds. April Rhodes, whom you might know from her fabric design collections and influence on her mom’s sewing shop, Sew to […]

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Artisan Pop-Up Grocery Store Returns Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Artisan Pop-Up Grocery Store Returns Downtown

The Gay Street Collaborative — creators of the Moonlight Market and Sunlight Market shopping events — has launched a new event series last month, showcasing a selection of local businesses with artisan food products. The “Artisan Pop-Up Grocery Store” is a monthly reoccurring event taking place at POP, a new pop-up retail space managed by the Gay […]

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Shop Talk: Quincy General Store Offers Contactless Plant Delivery

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Quincy General Store Offers Contactless Plant Delivery

When Kate Block was furloughed from her corporate job at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, she knew she needed something to do to keep busy. She used her time at home to turn her passion for plants into a business, Quincy General Store. Block has always had an interest in plants, and credits it […]

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Shop Talk: Swoon Rugs Offers Vintage and Sustainable Rugs and Home Decor

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Swoon Rugs Offers Vintage and Sustainable Rugs and Home Decor

Swoon Rugs, located at 51 Kingston Ave. on the South Side, has been offering vintage and sustainable rugs in Columbus since early 2019. Originally launched in 2016 in Kentucky in the home of owner Tabi Mund, Swoon Rugs moved to Columbus when Mund relocated to the area for her husband’s job. Mund studied interior design […]

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New Shops Arrive on Parsons as Closures Hit the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Shops Arrive on Parsons as Closures Hit the Short North

Like virtually every other industry, the coronavirus pandemic has affected retail — and lately, this industry has had some bad news. Small Talk in the Short North announced on Thursday, July 29 via social media that it would be closing its second location on East Lincoln Street on Saturday. Meanwhile, THREAD’s second location has also […]

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Columbus’ First Refillery Opens in Westgate

Susan Post Susan Post Columbus’ First Refillery Opens in Westgate

A first-of-its kind store for the city has opened in Westgate. Koko, 15 N. Westmoor Ave., mixes its refillery, a first for Columbus, along with a number of other sustainable living products for a curation of apothecary, household cleaning items and more. At the refillery, customers are able to do what the name implies – […]

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