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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 including JackThreads.com, Skreened.com and HOMAGE.

A&F Opens New Store Next to OSU

Walker Evans Walker Evans A&F Opens New Store Next to OSU

New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch officially opened its newest local store adjacent to The Ohio State University at The Gateway. The store format is a new one for the brand, reflecting a more youthful shopping experience to match the student demographic of the area. A release from A&F refers to the store at 1614 N. […]

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Retail at The Castle 100% Leased with Relocation of Vamp Official

Susan Post Susan Post Retail at The Castle 100% Leased with Relocation of Vamp Official

Short North’s Vamp Official is headed for a new address in the neighborhood, filling in the last retail spot in The Castle development at 969 N. High St. Operated by Ellen Shirk, Vamp Official launched as an online store before opening its first brick-and-mortar at 997 N. High St. in 2017. From just under 1,000 […]

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Alma Mater Opening its First Storefront at Bridge Park

Susan Post Susan Post Alma Mater Opening its First Storefront at Bridge Park

Another storefront at Dublin’s Bridge Park is filling in with the addition of Columbus-based apparel brand Alma Mater. Focused on high-end collegiate fashion, Alma Mater will set up shop in 574 square feet of space at 6564 Longshore St. It’s the first brick-and-mortar storefront for the brand, which also recently welcomed a new CEO in […]

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Jackson Creative Cooperative Brings New Local Retailers to Short North

Susan Post Susan Post Jackson Creative Cooperative Brings New Local Retailers to Short North

The Jackson Creative Cooperative is bringing a mix of retail and coworking space to The Jackson building at 1137 N. High St. Formerly the home of Short North Fitness, Jackson Creative Cooperative Owner Brad Howe says the new enterprise is a better use of the space, brining a unique retail opportunity to the growing Short […]

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Local Athleisure Brand Bend Active Expanding to Bridge Park

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Athleisure Brand Bend Active Expanding to Bridge Park

Bend Active is bringing their athleisure and performance-based apparel to 600 square feet at 4544 Bridge Park Ave. in Dublin, marking the second store for the local brand that first opened its doors in Upper Arlington. The Dublin store location is expected to open in July. Bend Active offers a variety of athleisure clothing options, as […]

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Nine New Stores Coming To Easton This Summer & Fall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Nine New Stores Coming To Easton This Summer & Fall

Easton Town Center will continue to evolve this year with an incoming mix of new stores in locations spread throughout the lifestyle shopping center. All combined, this announcement includes nine new retailers opening in over 40,000 square feet of space. One of the new stores will be the fourth location for Red Giraffe Designs, a […]

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Recap: CCAD Senior Fashion Show

Randi Walle Randi Walle Recap: CCAD Senior Fashion Show

Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) has been a staple in the Columbus area for 139 years, helping lead Columbus to be the number three ranked fashion city in the country. Last week, CCAD fashion design seniors displayed their collections at the annual fashion show. Sixteen seniors and two MFA candidates participated, showcasing everything […]

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