Columbus

Yes, Buckeye town also has its share of chic local haunts. And now's the time to get out and explore.

Brigade

The original is based in Cleveland, but Brigade's Columbus outpost is just as slick. The industrial space is split straight down the middle, offering Nom de Guerre parkas for men and sharply tailored Rag & Bone blazers for women.

940 N. High St., 614-228-0700, clothingbrigade.com

Flower Child

At two stories, this garret-like vintage shop is easy to get lost in—besides a trove of clothing, the emporium also offers midcentury modern furniture and other home collectibles.

989 N. High St., 614-297-8006, flowerchildvintage.com

Grandview Mercantile

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

Homage

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

Jinny

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

Ladybird

Styled like a deeply feminine parlor, the shop has a subtly edgy vibe. Perfectly worn-in jean jackets are arranged next to Wildfox sweatshirts, while menswear-inspired Claridge & King shirts rest next to Kova & T leather tanks.

716 N. High St., 614-298-8133, ladybirdfashion.com

Milk Bar

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

Rowe

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