Five things you need to know about Thread on Grandview
Sisters Miranda Boyle and Sara Guice bought the web address for Thread on Grandview before they even had a space for the shop. Now, their storefront serves as a lifestyle boutique that embodies a bohemian, chic and feminine vibe.
The co-owners bring the knowledge it takes to run a store, thanks to Boyle’s background in fashion retail and Guice’s previous job in finance. And it’s hard not to mention they have eight kids between them.
1. Eighteen months apart and the two eldest of six siblings, the sisters made initial plans for Thread on vacation last August. Boyle recalled how their vision of owning a business has come a long way. “When we were little, we wanted to open up a restaurant in our garage where we would serve people breakfast before they went to work,” she laughed.
2. The boutique has a distinct European focus, since Guice lived in France for six years (her husband played basketball professionally abroad). Thread showcases fashions from Spain, Germany and the UK, among others, and people are seeking them out. A woman in Alaska found out Thread carries her favorite Danish line and now orders it from the shop rather than overseas.
3. Guice said that shoppers are pleasantly surprised by the prices. “It’s so much about the quality and not the quantity.” Find earrings for $28, or put together an outfit of denim and a cute top for less than $200. You’ll discover lines from Maison Scotch and Tracy Reese, along with local designers Amy Hamilton, Yellow Bird and Bella Beads Studio.
4. It’s the place to go for one-of-a-kind looks. “It’s an eclectic mix that makes sense,” explains Guice. “Everything we have brought in merchandises well together.” The co-owners get to know their customers and bring in limited quantities so Columbus women are wearing unique pieces.
5. Thread is adopting philanthropic efforts. Purchase a tote bag for $29 and bring it to receive 10 percent off the first Tuesday of every month. Another five percent goes to a charity nominated by customers.