Shopping in the Short North

Exploring the Short North can be a great way to get off of campus and see some of the unique things Columbus has to offer. If you’re looking to skip the mall and find more unique clothes at boutiques you’ll find a wide range of shops dotting High Street. There are stores for every style and price range making it the perfect place for shopaholics! Below are some of my favorite stores and boutiques where you’ll find one of a kind items in the Short North:


If you’re looking for some new trendy pieces for your closet stop by Pitaya and Figleaf Boutique, both located closer to campus in the Gateway District, for cute new dresses or the perfect sweater! Farther down High Street you’ll find Vamp Official where you’ll be able to find chic matching shirt and skirt sets along with some great accessories. The best part about these stores is that they all have online shops as well!

Some trendy outfits from Figleaf Boutique.

For fashionistas with more boho or girly styles there are a few boutiques that’ll have you covered! Jolie, offers feminine fashions from floral dresses to flowy tops. They just opened in August of 2017 making their Pinterest worthy decor inside a great new addition to the Short North! Happy Go Lucky Her has a wide range of boho clothes that make great staples for your closet. From cozy sweaters and flannels to utility jackets you’ll be able to find great new everyday pieces! They also have a store for home decor as well.


Inside Jolie Occasions!

Lastly, check out Smartypants Vintage if you’re looking for one of a kind pieces with personality! They have clothing from 1890 to 1980 making a shopping trip to this store a trip back to the past. They also have an etsy store where they sell their funky finds.

Make sure you don’t miss Smartypants Vintage!


Stationery fanatics will love On Paper which sells beautiful stationery, gift wrap and pens. Their store window is always filled with a detailed shabby chic display of their handmade cards! Next time you need Thank You notes, skip Target and find unique stationery at On Paper!

On Paper allows you to find the perfect card for any occasion!

If you’ve been searching for the perfect candle scent look no further than The Candle Lab where you can hand pour you own candle with a custom scent! It’s the perfect place to go for a special occasion or buy the perfect personalized gift for a friend, sister, or mom! Along with candles that won’t break the bank they sell lotions, room sprays and diffusers.

Inside The Candle Lab!

Red Giraffe Designs is the place to go for handmade jewelry that will go with any outfit. Plus personalized necklaces and mantra bands make their pieces an even more meaningful gift or a treat for yourself! Plus they have an etsy shop featuring some of their pieces.

Finding the perfect gift isn’t hard at Red Giraffe Designs!

Happy shopping!