Relaxed (mom) jeans. Velvet. Those thin, striped shirts. You’ve seen them at department stores, but you don’t have to break the bank to inject your wardrobe with some 90s staple items. You don’t even have to steel yourself for hours upon hours of thrift store hunting.
One of the most surefire spots in Columbus for vintage 90s finds can be found every weekend from May through October at 2519 Summit St. Featuring small businesses throughout the neighborhood, the SoHud Collective specializes in vintage clothing and gently used fashion in addition to offering plants, jewelry, arts, and other handmade goods.
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Founded by Taylor Grindle in 2020, the Collective is open from noon to 8 p.m. 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 step foot inside the bus, I know you’re going to fall in love,” Grindle said. “Everybody does.”
Inside the bus every weekend during the SoHud Collective season, Grindle stores his personal collection of vintage and street-wear finds from the ’70s to the early ’00’s. A variety of sizes are available, from extra small to 3X.
In addition to Grindle’s goods, the Collective features denim vendors, shoe vendors, and vendors carrying a variety of printed blouses and shirts. Fashion finds from the last decade before the millennium could include bucket hats, denim overalls, neon pants, two-piece track suits, and anything metallic.
While the Collective features clothing from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, Grindle said that the latter decade is many people’s favorite.
“It’s kind of cartoony,” he said. “It’s loud. It’s bold.”
While the Collective now features an array of fashion from a variety of vendors, the idea for it was born when Grindle and his friends decided to go through their own closets for some extra cash in the summer of 2020.
“We popped up on the corner as like, a little garage sale,” Grindle said.
That summer, the SoHud Collective was held a total of five dates. Last summer was the first season that the Collective began being held every weekend from May through October.
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