Downtown Columbia is known for its great local businesses — whether restaurants, record stores or clothing boutiques. As the weather warms and pandemic restrictions loosen, we thought it would be a good time to explore what the Columbia fashion scene has to offer.
In April, Vox teamed up with Stephens College fashion students to explore the diverse style of Columbia boutiques. From Western wear to vintage second-hand clothing, the students showed off their personal style by donning some of their boutique favorites. At each boutique, students met with a stylist, explored the store and curated four outfits accessorized with their own items for a personal touch.
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Vox kicked off Fashion Friday in stylish boots and belts with the help of Fringe Boutique and designer Armelia Cox. The boutique is filled with a variety of tops, jeans, boots, belts and bags that will make you look and feel like Dolly Parton.
My Sister's Circus
My Sister's Circus was the second stop for Fashion Friday. Vox was able to work with both a model, Komachi Miyazaki, and stylist, Susanne Taussig. Located downtown, My Sister's Circus offers a variety of clothing, with a lot of bright colors and prints — this boutique is sure to help you stand out in all of your style decisions.
"Fashion Friday was a blast! ... (The owner) had such fun showing me some of her newest pieces," Taussig says.
Maude Vintage recently relocated in downtown Columbia. The thrift store consists of trends from the 50s through 90s. Savannah Andrews, sophomore at Stephens College, helped us pick out four unique styles from all different eras, giving us different outfits through the decades.
The local Brickwood Boutique has chic, trendy garments perfectly put together by Jaedyn Colvin. The Stephens College sophomore effortlessly put together another four outfits with the help of great patterns and materials provided at Brickwood.