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Substance Closing Short North Boutique

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After eight years in business, Substance will be closing up their doors 783 North High Street in mid-June. Owner Christina Getachew explains in a blog update on the Substance website that she will be relocating to South Carolina to support her husband who has accepted a new position with a company there. “This isn’t a […]

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Shop Talk: Substance

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  In 2012, The Atlantic Cities noted that Columbus has the third highest number of fashion designers in the US, only trailing New York City and Los Angeles. Which means that Christina Getachew was ahead of the curve back in 2002 when she left a decade-long fashion career in city #1 to jump start a […]


Valentine’s Gift Guide by Rowe

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The phrase, “Honey, I heart you, but we are in a recession” doesn’t exactly scream romance, but unfortunately, it is our reality at the moment. As a retailer it is exceptionally frustrating for the obvious reasons, but as a significant other, it makes total sense. So, as the old saying goes, “we must change with […]


Meet The Short North – Substance


Each week Shop Short North will be introducing you to another shop in the neighborhood. First up is Substance. Located at 783 N. High St. Substance offers primarily women’s clothing/accessories/shoes but has some great items for men as well. They also teach design labs where the talented designers that work there help you create pieces […]


Creativity a plus at Substance in the Short North

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From the Zanesville Times Recorder: Creativity a plus at Ohio shop By Patricia A. West-Volland Every city has those secret places that only the locals know and the capital city seems to have a treasure-trove of them. Visitors can design their own T-shirt, make their own candle, create a unique wine, plant a special flower […]

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Substance: Stones & earth tones

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The Alive wrote Substance: Stones & earth tones By Brittany Kress December 27, 2007 Every month, Substance designers take scissors to shirts they created. In the spirit of creativity and reuse, they start all over again and come up with completely different clothing. The Short North shop’s Design Lab Collection, where pants become skirts and […]

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