Relaxed jeans (mom). Velvet. These thin, striped shirts. You’ve seen them in department stores, but you don’t have to break the bank to inject some 90s staples into your wardrobe. You don’t even have to arm yourself for hours and hours. hours of thrift store hunting.
One of Columbus’s safest spots for ’90s vintage finds can be found every weekend from May through October at 2519 Summit St. With small businesses throughout the neighborhood, the SoHud Collective specializes in clothing vintage and slightly worn fashion in addition to offering handmade plants, jewelry, arts and other products.
Founded by Taylor Grindle in 2020, the Collective is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition to featuring a plethora of local vendors, the Collective is known for an old school bus, in which visitors can find Grindle’s special, curated collection of vintage finds.
“Once you set foot on the bus, I know you’re going to fall in love,” Grindle said. “Everyone does it.”
Inside the bus every weekend during SoHud Collective season, Grindle stocks his personal collection of vintage and streetwear finds from the 70s to the early 2000s. A variety of sizes are available, from extra small to 3X.
In addition to Grindle’s products, the Collective includes denim vendors, shoe vendors, and vendors offering a variety of printed blouses and shirts. Fashion finds from the last decade before the millennium might include bucket hats, denim overalls, neon pants, two-piece tracksuits and anything metallic.
While the collective showcases clothing from the 70s, 80s and 90s, Grindle said the last decade was a lot of people’s favourite.
“It’s kind of a cartoon,” he said. “It’s strong. It’s bold.
While the Collective now offers a range of clothing from various vendors, the idea was born when Grindle and his friends decided to rummage through their own closets to earn some extra cash in the summer of 2020.
“We popped up around the corner like a little yard sale,” Grindle said.
That summer, the SoHud collective organized five dates in total. Last summer was the first season that the Collective started to meet every weekend from May to October.
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