Hi I’m Ellen, the owner of Vamp!
I started my business as an online store when I was a senior in college at Ohio State with a small collection of fashion tops and a couple styles of sunglasses. I graduated in 2016 with a degree in architecture and worked at an architecture firm while keeping up with my website as a hobby and setting up pop up shops on weekends for fun.
I spent my time looking for spaces where I could expand my business into a brick and mortar, and ended up finding a match in The Short North District of Columbus. (I got so lucky!!) The space was small, and only available for a short-term lease because plans were already in the works for the buildings future renovation. I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to get started, and I couldn’t pass it up! Within a couple weeks, I had quit my job and begun building out the space. With the help of my family and friends, just about a year after graduating, the store opened in July of 2017.
After getting settled into running my own business full time, and knowing if things worked out with the store that I would have to move, I began to look for a new space. I knew I wanted to stay in the Short North, and had my eye on a spot in a new building that was popping up just down the block. (Literally one building down…) The planning process was long, and much different than my first time around. After securing a spot in the new building, I was able to work with the architecture firm that I used to work for to design the new store. Seriously a dream come true.
It is bittersweet to leave the space where I first opened doors, but I cannot wait to expand into the new location. My last weekend at 997 N High will be Black Friday Weekend – November 23rd through November 25th. If you haven’t been in the current store yet, come check it out before its gone and snag a deal from our sales!
Vamp will celebrate its Grand Reopening at 969 N High on Saturday, December 1ST.
I’m going to keep Instagram (@vamp.official) up to date with details of our Relocation Sales, behind the scenes from the new store’s construction, and plans for the Grand Reopening party, (& eventually all the new arrivals that will come with it!!!).
Check out the photo gallery below :) and I hope to see you in the store(s)!!
Use our size chart as a general guide. All of our labels run a bit differently.
Please refer to the product descriptions or contact us for more information.
How to Measure
Bust - Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist - Measure around the narrowest part of your waistline.
Hips - Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
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