December 28, 2016 2 min read

It’s been a year since we first opened our store on High Street in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio and we couldn’t be more grateful and excited for everything this year has brought us! From enthusiastic visitors and repeat customers who can’t get enough of the boho dream to our growing fan base on Instagram, we have so much to be thankful for as 2016 comes to a close.


Our Boomin’ Boutique

Our crown jewel is, of course, our boutique arts & clothing store in the Short North. Melanie’s dream was to bring her passion for funky jewelry, eclectic arts & crafts, bohemian fashion, and upcycled furniture to a wider audience of free spirits and boho queens. Opening the shop was a huge step for her in realizing this ambition and the response from the Columbus community has been absolutely amazing!

We get a steady stream of foot traffic into the shop from the general buzz of life on High Street but the number of people who fall in love with the Chunky Armadillo aesthetic enough to come back again and again to treat themselves to gifts and jewelry has really shown us the growing and untapped popularity of this style here in the Midwest. Thank you to all of our regular customers for sharing this vision with us, it’s truly a dream come true!


Our Dazzling Digital Presence

While our brick-and-mortar location is really the heart of Chunky’s operation right now, our goal is to spread the love of urban boho to the wider word with an active presence on social media and a robust product offering in our online storefront.  We launched the online store in August of this year with a sampling of our product line available for online purchase. We’re grateful that the hardest part of managing the website is keeping product listings in stock since they sell out so quickly!

Our social media followers are as inspired as we are by these styles and the discussion online has been a lot of fun! Thanks to all of our online fans and followers for spreading the word and telling others about us.  It’s a big part of our growing success so keep up the shares and make sure you’re on our mailing list!


Friends and Fashion

This year has been a real adventure and we’re so grateful to have this chance to connect with others of similar tastes.  We look forward to continuing to bring Columbus and the online community a fresh, inspired perspective on urban boho fashion and gifts throughout 2017 so stay tuned and spread the word!


Happy Holidays from your friends at Chunky Armadillo,
we wish you a fabulous new year!