Tag: shopping


Modest Box mails pieces of Columbus

January 20, 2015
Ohio fans near and far can now enjoy a monthly box of local-made goodies sent straight to their door. Modest Box is a new subscription service that sends different types of packages to subscribers, all featuring products from local, “modest” companies. “When I was thinking of names for the box, I wanted it to be something that stands for the opposite of ‘big box’ because we’re not a big box retailer,” founder Andrea Archibald said. Archibald and her husband, Nate, fostered a love for locally made goods by going to local farmers’ markets, meeting local producers and sampling their products. The couple owns the shops Simply Vague, located in Polaris… Read more

Opinion: Black Friday shopping not as bad as anticipated

November 30, 2014
It was my first Black Friday. I was ready. I was prepared for battle: coat on, purse in one hand, coffee in the other, and my best friend Victoria at my side for moral support. But I was confused — there was no standing for hours at night. There wasn’t any night time at all. All the major Black Friday markets were opening not at 5 a.m., as I had expected, but rather at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. What was this madness? I don’t even think the turkey from that afternoon’s Thanksgiving lunch had settled before I was all geared up and ready to go. I didn’t even have… Read more

Black Friday, Cyber Monday pose security risks to shoppers

November 25, 2014
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, extra security measures are important to prevent hackers from stealing personal information, a spokeswoman from the Office of the Chief Information Officer said. Meanwhile, one study found that data breaches are on the rise and organizations are unprepared to detect them. The study, done by the Ponemon Institute in 2013, found that data breaches increased in both severity and frequency last year. The study found that downtime for an online retailer during Cyber Monday could cost as much as $3.4 million in lost sales and brand and reputation damage. Students should take precautions at all times of the year, but the holidays… Read more

Ohio State football alum tackles shoe, streetwear business

June 4, 2014
Dionte Johnson had dreams of becoming a professional athlete like many who have come through Ohio State’s football program. Instead, he found himself in another field. Johnson, a former OSU fullback who played from 2004 to 2007, owns streetwear store Sole Classics, located at 846 N. High St. in the Short North. After graduation, where he received a degree in marketing in 2008, Johnson attended the Arizona Cardinals’ training camp as a rookie in the NFL but was waived before the season began because of an ankle injury. He realized he needed to begin transitioning away from the game he loved. “(I) ended up getting hurt in camp my first… Read more

Fashion: Keep your wallet happy with inexpensive accessories

February 17, 2014
If you’re like me — a college student with a horrible, compulsive shopping problem — you’re probably dreaming of the day when you can update your wardrobe for spring. This season, though, I’m challenging myself to save by stocking up on new accessories instead of an entire closet full of things I’ll probably never wear. Read on to see how these outfit add-ons can freshen up your look and keep your wallet happy. Frame it I have a penchant for faux eyewear — it covers up any dark circles and adds an effortlessly cool look to whatever outfit I’m wearing. Even if you have contacts, you can just throw a… Read more