Columbus is as much a fashion capital as it is the capital of Ohio. With incredible educational institutions like Columbus College of Art & Design and The Ohio State University, combined with major fashion headquarters of Express, Eloquii, DSW and more, fashion talent abounds in Columbus. We’ve scoured our favorite local boutiques and put together recommendations for where to shop for whatever activity you have planned in Columbus.


Brunch with Friends

Get your weekend off to a high-energy start with a brunch with friends at happening spots like Forno or Townhall. Or, head to Columbus classic Lindey’s, a perennial best brunch winner. Need to find the perfect outfit that’s stylish enough for the daytime scene, but comfy enough that you can order the donuts for dessert? Head to locally owned boutiques LadyBird, Vernacular and Artisan Deluxe and check out these styles.

Wander an Art Museum

Wear something worthy of the creativity and self-expression on display at two of the city’s best art museums, Columbus Museum of Art or Wexner Center for the Arts. Before you cruise the galleries at either place, put together an artful and unique outfit with finds from Small Talk in Clintonville, or Happy Go Lucky in the Short North.

Get the local team spirit at a Columbus Crew or Clippers game

Cheer for the hometown teams in Columbus’s action-packed Arena District. You’ll look like team spirit with pieces from local boutiques Homage and State of Devotion.

Catch a live music show and a post-concert cocktail

Set aside the streaming tunes for a night of live music at Express Live or Newport Music Hall, then recap the evening with a craft cocktail from Buckeye Bourbon House or Citizens Trust. But first, make sure your look is on point with pieces from local boutiques like Cheesecake, Thread or Vamp.

Snap a selfie in front of a mural, or while strolling neighborhoods

Stroll the streets of Columbus neighborhoods Franklinton, King-Lincoln Bronzeville, Short North Arts District and others and find some of the best public art in the country. Murals and street art are on display on buildings throughout the city, making it fun to look up at buildings or down through alleyways to find them. Put together a look that will pop in your selfie with the murals as unique and interesting backdrops. Head to Jolie or Rowe to put together your picture-perfect look.