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The Top 10 Specialty Stores of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Specialty Stores of 2019

There’s a lot of places you can shop in Columbus (and plenty of shopping that can be done online) but if you want something truly unique for that special someone, you’ve got to head to a specialty shop that focuses on a very specific sub-genre of retail. This year, our readers and editors picked Big […]

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The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores of 2019

Columbus is well known as a retail mecca — both from the large number of retail corporate headquarters and jobs, as well as destination-based shopping centers like Easton Town Center. When we poll our readers and editors about fashion and apparel though, they tend to focus more on the unique boutiques and shops scattered around the […]

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Let’s Flamingle for a Cure!

  Let’s Flamingle for a Cure!

A family-friendly, flamingo-inspired festival to help find a cure for Rett Syndrome! There will be sidewalk sales, a silent auction, raffle prizes, handmade goods, a live band, face painting & other activities for the kids, and food from local restaurants. A portion of the profits made from the sales will be donated to Rett Syndrome […]

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Big Fun Celebrates 5th Anniversary in the Short North

Randi Walle Randi Walle Big Fun Celebrates 5th Anniversary in the Short North

In May, Big Fun will celebrate five years in the Short North. Located at 672 N. High St., the toy shop carries a variety of comics, toys, and novelties. Owner Jason Williams has been a comic collector his whole life, and has been in the business for over ten years. Prior to opening Big Fun […]

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Shop Talk: LUXEredux Bridal Boutique Offering Designer Dresses at Discounted Prices

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: LUXEredux Bridal Boutique Offering Designer Dresses at Discounted Prices

Lindsay Fork opened La Jeune Mariee Bridal Boutique in Worthington in 2008. After several years, the business outgrew the space and moved downtown. When the boutique was still bursting at the seams with designer dresses in 2011, Fork decided to open a sample shop to clear out inventory and LUXEredux was born, located at 642 […]

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Short North’s Glean Triples in Size

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Short North’s Glean Triples in Size

Glean shoppers will have triple the space to explore the shop’s handmade crafts, household items and accessories. The store, which opened at 815 N. High St. in the Short North nearly five years ago, celebrated its expansion Saturday, February 3, during the neighborhood’s monthly Gallery Hop. The additional room, located at the end of a […]

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Top 10 Specialty Stores in Columbus in 2017

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Specialty Stores in Columbus in 2017

When you’re looking for a unique gift item or obscure find, you can’t just go to Target or Walmart. Locals know that there’s a selection of specialty shops that will help you find something a little more special. This year, our readers and editors picked Big Fun as the number one destination for that type […]

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