This post is written by fashion blogger Kholá Waddy-Jones of Kholá’s Kloset.
So you’re visiting the Capital City. You’ve been to all the ‘must see’ areas and now its time for some retail therapy. But where to go? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are my top 5 retail treasures in Columbus:
Jinny - (844 N High St., Columbus) This high end boutique has been featured in Lucky and Marie Claire magazines and resides in the ever so chic Short North district. If you want to get your hands on the newest Proenza Schouler PS1 bag, this is the place. Jinny carries the brands all ‘true’ fashionistas know and love- Givenchy, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, The Row, Rick Owens and Alexander Wang to name a few.
Milk Bar – (765-A North High St., Columbus) Men’s, Women’s and accessories boutique also located in the Short North, Milk Bar is your go to for lesser known but still fabulous brands such as A.P.C, Life/After/Denim and Cheap Monday. The place to get great style and the peace of mind that you won’t be seeing your finds on everyone else.
Curiosity Shop – (3387 N High St., Columbus) The ‘Be All, End All’ for vintage jewelry. This Clintonville area shop carries over 15,000, yes THOUSAND pieces of costume jewelry for the late 1800’s to the 1980’s. It also has a small selection of fine jewelry. Find vintage pieces from names such as Miriam Haskell, Dior, Weiss, Trifari and more.
Captain Betty’s – (4 North Sandusky St., Delaware) In keeping with vintage, make the trip a bit outside the city, up 71 North to Delaware to visit Captain Betty’s. The most pristine vintage clothing in the state, arguably the Midwest, Captain Betty’s houses vintage clothing and accessories for men and women. The selection includes dresses, suits, furs, hats, scarves, jewelry and custom pieces you can’t find anywhere else.
Eclectiques Antique Mall – (3265 North High Street, Columbus) Making your way back to the city, be sure to stop by this unique antique mall. You’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into an episode of ‘American Pickers.’ With over 8,000 sq feet of browsing space, prepare to spend a few hours. Find everything from home decor, clothing, vinyl, jewelry and anything in between.