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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.

Easton Town Center Adds Two New Stores to Replace Recent Closures

Walker Evans Walker Evans Easton Town Center Adds Two New Stores to Replace Recent Closures

Last week, representatives at Easton Town Center welcomed the addition of two new brands to the shopping center’s lineup: Gilly Hicks and Urban Outfitters. Urban Outfitters is no stranger to the Columbus region, having operated a University District location adjacent to The Ohio State University since 1998. After 23 years of calling 1782 N. High St. […]

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Black-Owned Boutique Fashionista Therapy Opens In the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Black-Owned Boutique Fashionista Therapy Opens In the Short North

Rischia Phinisee is excited to be bringing more diversity to the Short North. The former model and Marion, Ohio native first moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University and has lived here since 2005. Phinisee has models for brands like Rue 21 and Macy’s, not to mention years of working in retail. She […]

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Francesca Miller’s Collaboration with Abercrombie & Fitch ‘Radiates Joy’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Francesca Miller’s Collaboration with Abercrombie & Fitch ‘Radiates Joy’

Abercrombie & Fitch has launched a collaboration with Columbus artist Francesca Miller as part of its For Justice, For Joy collection. Abercrombie launched For Justice, For Joy in February, with designs created with members of the company’s BIPOC Associate Resource Group. The resulting collection produced gender-neutral products with an emphasis on racial justice. In December, Abercrombie reached […]

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UpWest Opening First Ohio Store at Easton

Susan Post Susan Post UpWest Opening First Ohio Store at Easton

Retailer UpWest is opening its first store in the state, and only its fourth across the country, at Easton Town Center next week. But Columbus is more than just the location of a store, it’s actually where the company was founded. UpWest launched in 2019 as a spinoff of Columbus-based EXPRESS. As a direct-to-consumer brand […]

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CCAD Fashion Show Emcee to Debut One-of-a-kind Design

Randi Walle Randi Walle CCAD Fashion Show Emcee to Debut One-of-a-kind Design

The emcee for the 2021 CCAD Fashion Show drive-in experience on May 14 will be Amber Knicole, lead singer of the neo-funk band MojoFlo. Her outfit for the evening has been created by CCAD fashion design student Ryder Teach, whose collection, Angel Energy, The Collection, will be featured in the show as well. “I am […]

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Behind the Scenes: 2021 CCAD Fashion Show

Randi Walle Randi Walle Behind the Scenes: 2021 CCAD Fashion Show

CCAD is presenting their 2021 Senior Fashion Show in a socially-distant way. After canceling last year’s show, CCAD took a more creative approach to welcoming guests to view this year’s show. Last month, all 18 designers presented their completed work at a photo and video shoot. Models, a mix of professionals and CCAD students, had […]

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CCAD Students Share Inspiration, Creativity Behind Looks for Annual Fashion Show

Randi Walle Randi Walle CCAD Students Share Inspiration, Creativity Behind Looks for Annual Fashion Show

The Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) Fashion Show presented by L Brands Foundation returns this year with a unique hybrid experience! On Friday, May 14, guests can attend a viewing of the pre-recorded runway show at the Easton Community Drive-in for a socially-distanced, in-person experience, or they can stream the show at home […]

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