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Located at 65 East State Street in Downtown Columbus, Capital Goods offers handmade ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for women, children and infants. The shop also carries toys, seasonal goods, furniture, home decor —including original artwork— and housewares.

“Right now, we have gorgeous collage paintings by Agnes Burres, dreamy playsets from Maura Mae, hand painted scarves by Baydian, adorable kids accessories from MINI Style, and will be introducing new designers week by week,” said Liz Bourgeois, co-proprietor of Capital Goods.

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The shop’s prices range from $6-$125 for apparel, $10-$300 for furniture and decor, and $800-$1,500 for artwork. Custom design work starts at $120.

Capital Goods was born of a partnership between Bourgeois and Ivena Dehl of Furbished – REpurposed REdesign.

“We both work heavily with recycled and vintage materials, and provide custom or bespoke design services to our customers,” said Bourgeois. “We also both have a fairly fun and whimsical sense of life and humor, so it seemed like a good fit. We both want to pamper our customers, and just let everyone have fun and feel good.”

Bourgeois and Dehl, who designs, curates, and refinishes antique style furniture and decor, have crossed paths quite a bit over the last few years.

“She has a studio at 400 Rich, where she meets with clients, does consultations, paints, et cetera, but was looking for a user-friendly space where her customers could just pop in more easily,” Bourgeois explained.

Meanwhile, “I was looking for a small space downtown to showcase my vintagey line, curate select local designers and artists, and provide my custom clients a relaxed and centralized place to work out their dream dresses,” she said. “I think that we’ve created an eclectic, poppy Tiffany’s box of a store.”

The combination workspace/shop allows customers to see the owners at work, which helps set Capital Goods apart from other local retailers, Bourgeois said, adding that its on-site alterations and adjustments to merchandise (per customer request) are another standout feature.

“I also think that the eclectic-but-girly vibe is unique,” she said. “It’s a bit like the Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald characters from ‘The Breakfast Club’ grew up.”

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Capital-Goods.

Photos by Walker Evans.

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