1690 Clara St
Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: (614) 586-1001
Fax: (614) 586-1002
Not your average donut shop, this unique Columbus eatery offers patrons a twist on the age-old favorite breakfast food. The Little Donut Shop offers creative options like the raspberry lemonade, maple bacon and their legendary samoa donut modeled after the popular Girl Scout cookie. The small shop offers limited seating, but their take out boxes allow you to take as many as you'd like home!
Used Kids can be found directly across the street from the Ohio State University Campus. As such, parking can be tough, but if you manage to find a spot, look for the Used Kids sign. Follow it through the front door, up a dank flight of stairs and into a second-story loft full of CDs and LPs galore. Special attention is paid to local artists, so be sure to peruse those sections. The staff is supremely capable of answering all questions and aiding in epic hunts through the stacks of wax. See website for new release updates, in-store event announcements and more.
What the Rock?! is a novelty shop in the Italian Village that sells a clever variety of all things rock n roll. Hip jewelry, cool t-shirts and edgy home decor can all be found at this shop, in addition to children's clothes for the littlest punk rocker in your family. There is also a gumball machine at the entrance which will give you your rock n roll fortune, should you choose to find out.
In this age of big-box stores and online shopping, regular old record stores are having a tough time. Scads of them all across the nation, beloved though they may have been in eras past, have shuttered. So it's a rare treat to find a tenacious relic like Magnolia Thunderpussy still going strong. Founded by an expat San Franciscan in the wake of the Summer of Love, it stocks a world of used and new CDs, tapes and vinyl, as well as music-related t-shirts and accessories. The staff is well versed in all things rock'n'roll, and always thrilled to help you find what you need.
A charming one-stop destination for home decor and more, Happy Go Lucky Home is a pleasantly eclectic shop in Columbus's Short North district. The shop carries a little bit of everything, from adorable porcelain knick-knacks to designer jewelry, custom dishware, stuffed animals, artwork, ephemera and more. Stop into Happy Go Lucky for a great gift or just something to brighten up your living space.
Outfit your home with retro furnishings and accessories from Flower Child. Even better, you can pick up a vintage outfit to match your groovy new home decor. Take home that leopard-print chair you've always wanted, and some go-go boots to go with it! Upstairs, displays are carefully curated to inspire your redecorating plans. In the basement, you could spend a long time looking through all the knick knacks and old-school clothes.
Grid Furnishings is an appropriately fashionable boutique on Columbus's ever-hip High Street, providing locals and cultured visitors with modern furniture designs and home decor items. With a catalog that stretches from mid-century mod to modern day designs, Grid Furniture is a great place to explore the urban bent of this up and coming district and the craftsmanship of local designers.
Grandview Mercantile Company is a popular destination for those with a passion for antiques. Many of these vintage items are rare and unique, perfect for giving your house that extra bit of flair that more common decor doesn't quite have. From chairs to paintings, mosaics to old typewriters, Grandview Mercantile Company has plenty of pieces with character.
Milk Bar's name is a wee bit misleading. It's not a bar, and it's got nothing to do with milk. Instead, Milk Bar is a sleek little boutique specializing in designer t-shirts and denim. There are options for both guys and gals, and there's a great deal of Columbus-focused gear. Ironic t-shirts say things like “Surf Ohio” or feature some kind of vintage regional logo. The staff is proud as punch of their wares, and they're more than willing to chat about designers, make recommendations and just generally make your time in the neighborhood a little more pleasant.
The science of candle-making is a sublime art at The Candle Lab in Columbus. This exquisite store specializes in scented candles and boasts an array of unique aromas. From popular fruity and floral favorites like Gardenia and Vanilla Bean to exotic varieties like Basmati Rice, Wasabi and Whipped Cream, they have some of the most bizarre fragrances covered. Their secret recipe of natural soy wax and organic essential oils is what sets them apart. If you don't fancy anything on their ever-evolving list, blend your own scent at the essence Bar. These hand-crafted lights are the perfect accompanist to unwind at home with or make for great gifts. Bacon scented wax, anyone?
Fans of Project Runway take note: When in Columbus, Black Market is a must-see stop, for it is the storefront of one Kelli Martin, the punky blonde kicked off the show in August of 2008. The shop carries a selection of vintage and designer clothing and accessories, all handpicked by Kelli herself (perhaps sometimes in collaboration with close confidants). Black Market is located on a gray little stretch of North High Street, a ways away from the tumult of districts south, but it is full of character nonetheless. From the ornate ceiling to the framed photos of beloved personalities (Joey Ramone, Johnny Cash) on the wall behind the register, it's pure Kelli all the way.
Unique specialty store that specializes in Ohio State University clothing and gifts and offers thousands of one-of-a-kind souvenirs, clothing for all ages, and gifts relating to the university.