Rowe is a trendy women‘s boutique neatly tucked in Columbus’ Short North District . It captures the cool of New York’s lower eastside and drops it smack dab in the middle of Ohio. When you walk thru the doors there are smiles and hello’s at every turn. The racks are filled with an eclectic yet sophisticated array of handpicked garments. Not to be mistaken, there are Forever 21‘s and Neiman Marcus‘ but Rowe doesn‘t pretend to be either. The prices are economically sympathetic to every pocketbook. The Rowe girl is a contemporary, confident, versatile, and sassy 20-40year old. Rowe’s journey to success may sound like some scripted excerpt from The Hills, but it was no cakewalk. It began with big dreams, risky financial investments and the ambition of founder/owner of Rowe, Maren Roth.
Roth is a Bexley native who has had dreams of fashion from a very young age. She attended the University of Wisconsin and studied Consumer Journalism. She has lived and worked in New York and Los Angeles. After risking all at her first trunk show at Rebecca Ibel Gallery her dreams of an independent boutique were realized. The store officially opened it’s doors in 2006 and has been going strong ever since.
M. “Well my last name is Roth, and Rowe is another word for the name of a line so I just put the two together.” “The aspen leaf in the logo is symbolic of family, strength, and perseverance.
TAI. If you could give advice to anyone aspiring to work in fashion what would it be?