Off the Rack: Local shopping news in brief

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Brittany Kress keeps up on the latest in local retail so you don't have to. For more shopping news and product giveaways, click to the Window Shopping blog.

Furniture influx

A new consignment store has joined the Short North's burgeoning furniture-shop scene.

High Street Furnishings opened about a month ago at 1201 N. High Street. Owner Christy Clagg brings 10 years of interior design experience to the large space, where she's consigning higher-quality furniture and home decor ranging from matching candlesticks to matching couch-and-loveseat sets.

"In this area, I think it's going to be important to have a diversified style," Clagg said.

An item's consignment period lasts four months, and the price is knocked down another 10 percent each month. A tag lists the planned markdowns, and shoppers must judge if they're willing to pay the price or take a risk and wait for it to go lower.

Clagg hopes to eventually offer her interior design perspective for in-house consultations.

"Sometimes all it takes is a set of fresh eyes," she said.

Take a whiff

Burn Candle Co. hopes to solve all of your candle qualms: They're locally made, they're reasonably priced, and they'll really perfume a room.

Burn Candles, based in Grandview, just launched their lineup of disc-shaped candles. Each six-ounce candle burns for 60 hours and is more fragrant than most, because it contains twice as much essential oil as the industry standard, company president Todd Anderson says.

Those super-strong fragrances are citrus, passion fruit, "fresh," cucumber, lavender and vanilla, with more expected this spring.

Burn candles are made from American-sourced materials and hand-poured in Grandview, and available locally in some Meijer, Kroger and Giant Eagle stores. Online ordering is also up and running at

In other candle news

Aromatherapy candle-maker Paul Robinett, whose boutique has been a fixture in the Short North for 10 years, will be relocating come April.

The landlord is ending the lease to make space for a new restaurant from daeOH, the company behind Shoku, Tyfoon and Black Olive.

According to the Paul Robinett website, the candle retailer is on the hunt for a new location in the neighborhood and is excited for the changes a move will bring.