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Things We Love the week of Aug. 27

Posted by Kristen Schmidt | August 27, 2012 01:57 PM

Welcome to the new all-digital edition of Things We Love, in which we, um, love things around Columbus and the interwebs and art and music and fashion and all manners of places. Each Monday, we'll bring you a fresh batch of lookable, clickable items we're crushing on. Happy reading!

One More Time

I've often passed and occasionally stopped in this consignment shop in Grandview, but it wasn't until recently as I waited for the car guys across the street to change my oil that I really took the time to shop it without a time crunch. The store sells a lot of different women's and men's clothing and accessories, but I love this store for one thing in particular -- inexpensive work wear. Think blazers, button-downs, pencil skirts and cute pantsuits from names like The Limited, J. Crew and Banana Republic. There's also a plus-sized version of the store right next door that offers a similar aesthetic. -- Jackie Mantey

1521 W. Fifth Ave., Grandview


Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday


Color Forecast 

Data geekery meets fashion geekery on the website Color Forecast. It shows, in real time, what people in the fashion-fanciest spots in European fashion capitals Milan, Paris and Antwerp are wearing. Here’s how it works: A mounted video camera captures people walking by a specific spot in each city. The colors of their clothing are recorded (see how on the video above) and filtered into graphic representations. It’s delightful and weird and worth a look. —Kristen Schmidt


I Love Columbus Tumblr

They always find the cool stuff in the most ordinary of places. They don’t post every day, but it’s a fun lnstagram-y look of Cbus. —Emily Hixon