Oh, sweet, sweet Rowe, how romantic and chic your fashions do grow. The love letter to this Short North shop featuring well-discerned women’s wear and shoes (those wedge booties! smashing!) doesn’t stop in this year’s poll. Owner Maren Roth’s designer-studded brainchild continues to bring fashion forward in Columbus. Her — and her team’s — skill at styling what she brings in follows every rule of thumb about how to woo: flatter first, impress second. Alive readers are still smitten.
Runners-up: Ladybird, The Emperor’s Newest Clothes