When you think of places known for fashion, a tight clique of hot spots comes to mind—Paris, Milan, whatever city Labyrinth took place in, and Columbus, Ohio. Today's deal gets men and women the best of the latter: for $29, you get $60 of "clothing for fashionable savages" at Milk Bar in Short North. Milk Bar is single-handedly putting America's heartland on the style map, using those big colorful push pins to reveal an ominous houndstooth pattern. The store's impressive collection of independent and contemporary brands, along with its laid-back, holistic approach to fashion, gave Columbus Alive no choice but to name the establishment Best New Store in 2009. Prices and selection in-store may vary from online (this Groupon is valid for in-store only). Parking is free.
Milk Bar's modest demeanor is offset by its bold interior and standout collection of men and women's apparel. Women in need of women's clothing can bring out the contours of their core with a top such as the Insight Flanno Kiddo ($55) or the Something Else Sequin Panel Dress ($95). Prepare for New Year's Eve with a new skirt or dress, such as the Insight Jasper Gem Dress ($62), and complete the ensemble with accessories from hats to belts to bags.
The masculine half of the boutique is an equally abundant supply of stylish men's clothes. Outerwear options such as the Insight Atomic Bomber Velour Jacket ($77) will help you weather the current weather. For extra layers, button up a Steve Alan Rvrssn Flannel ($148) or lace up a pair of Tretorn Korona Mesh shoes ($70).
When Milk Bar opened its doors in 2007, its shelves were stocked with the clothes everyone is wearing today; that means a stop into the shop today will put you eight years ahead of the curve (figure adjusted for exponential growth tendencies of foresighted trend spotting). Though you can only buy one Groupon for yourself, buy one for every friend with a raidable closet.
Columbus Alive recently named Milk Bar Best New Store:
- ...the boutique has become a go-to location for style-conscious urbanites looking to wear the next big thing before it's the next big thing. – Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive
Yelpers give the voguish boutique an average of 4.5 stars: