Boutique profile: MADE Flagship Store gives you one more shop to rep your Ohio pride
By Paul Meara
Ohio culture relayed through fashion is becoming a more crowded market than one would've envisioned a decade ago. Even Columbus urban culture was unexplainable for the longest time. And while many have attempted to represent Ohio through T-shirts, hats, etc., only a handful have pulled it off correctly. MADE by NGO is one of those.
Opening its flagship store in the Short North in early October, MADE now has a spot where customers and fans can get their hands on the gear without making a special order.
"A lot of people were asking me where [to] get my products, and it was online or pop-up shops only for a while," said MADE founder and owner Ngockhahn Ngo. "Now I have my own spot where everyone can pick up my brand."
With a rise in the state's confidence, partially due to the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers and a new-look Browns team, Ohio is excited again. Ngo is looking to capitalize on it while doing his best to represent beyond.
"A lot of positivity is happening in Ohio, and I wanted to present it the right way through fashion," he said.
Currently the shop sells shirts (both long sleeve and tee), hats and hoodies; however, Ngo is looking to expand. A tee will cost you $32, while a hoodie will run you in the $60-$70 range. Stop in today and see what the next wave of Ohio fashion has to offer.
About MADE Flagship Store
Address: 940 N. High St., Short North (Inside Co-Op)
Date opened: Oct. 4, 2014
Price range: $32-$65
Owner: Ngockhahn Ngo
Brands carried: MADE, God Is An Ohioan
Specialty: Ohio-based T-shirts, hats, hoodies and more.
Goal/influence: Keep the culture of Ohio alive through fashion.
Upcoming events/promotions: Ohio State vs. Penn State tailgate (Saturday, Oct. 25), Cleveland Cavaliers season opening game (Thursday, Oct. 30).