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Les Wexner Steps Down After Termination of Sale of Victoria’s Secret

Susan Post Susan Post Les Wexner Steps Down After Termination of Sale of Victoria’s Secret

Les Wexner has stepped down as CEO and Chairman of the Board of L Brands. L Brands had originally announced Wexner would leave his leadership role following the close of the sale of Victoria’s Secret to a private equity firm, but earlier this month the deal was terminated. The transaction was initially announced in late February […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change the Retail Landscape Permanently

Walker Evans Walker Evans Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change the Retail Landscape Permanently

The retail sector in America has quickly been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, with many brick-and-mortar stores shuttered, some remaining open with heavy health restrictions, and many customers shifting their essential shopping online in new ways. “The idea of ‘business as usual’ is being challenged at every turn, but retail is uniquely nimble […]

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Arhaus Furniture Now Open at Easton

Susan Post Susan Post Arhaus Furniture Now Open at Easton

Entertainment concepts and furniture stores lead the way in openings at the $500 million Easton expansion. Arhaus Furniture has joined the list, officially opening for business on January 17 at 4128 Worth Ave. It’s the second furniture store to open in the district, following RH Gallery’s debut in December. Arhaus describes the design of the […]

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Pier 1 Closing 450 Stores, Planning Bankruptcy Filing

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pier 1 Closing 450 Stores, Planning Bankruptcy Filing

Like clockwork, once the holiday shopping season ends, the store closure announcements begin. The latest participant in the ongoing retailpocolypse is Pier 1, which announced plans yesterday to close up to 450 stores as it weighs a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Pier 1 currently operates 942 stores, so the closures represent a nearly 50% reduction […]

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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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The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2019

For the second year in a row, our readers and editors have selected historic decor as the top choice when browsing for home improvement decorations. Columbus Architectural Salvage continues in the number one spot on this list, winning over fans with a wide variety of items that change out on a regular basis. With each […]

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