Yes, Buckeye town also has its share of chic local haunts. And now's the time to get out and explore.
Situated in a former Tucker car dealership (an automotive predecessor of Ford and GM), this 20,000-square-foot antiques mall stands out for its fair and reasonable prices and its eccentric offerings. A recent visit turned up a taxidermic springbok and an ancient loom.
873 N. High St., 614-421-7000, grandviewmercantile.com
Tucked away down an alley, Homage's Short North location feels like a set from a '50s football movie, replete with old-fashioned pennants, Wiffle Balls and a house line of nostalgia-inducing T-shirts for various colleges and sports teams.
17 Brickel St., plus other locations, 614-221-5693, homage.com
The perenially-chic Jinny is owned by a former magazine editor and producer at the Style Network, which is why the bricks-and-mortar outpost of the much-loved website is stocked with such deeply covetable labels. Jackets by Rick Owens, Vanessa Bruno dresses and Golden Goose boots round out the racks.
844 N. High St., 614-291-3600, shopjinny.com
Streetwear-inspired labels like MM6 and A.P.C. establish the prevailing sensibility at this airily low-key spot. Owned by a team of guys, the shop has a utilitarian, unfussy aesthetic, which makes it perfect for stocking up on easy layering pieces and denim.
765A N. High St., 614-754-8802, milkbarboutique.com
Former public relations executive Maren Roth tested her retail concept before formally opening Rowe in 2007 by hosting pop-up shops in vacant gallery spaces around town. A trove of labels like Mackage, Greylin, and Iro are a testament to her excellent curatorial skills.
718 N. High St., 614-299-7693, roweboutique.com