Style Q&A: Barbie Coleman of Urban Sundry

Sherry Beck Paprocki
Columbus Monthly
Barbie Coleman inside her German Village shop, Urban Sundry

After a 20-year career in public relations, Barbie Coleman launched Urban Sundry Ltd. in December of 2017 with two brands: Urban Sundry and Equestrian Sundry.

She also set up shop at local outdoor markets such as the German Village Makers Market and equestrian events throughout the Midwest For the last two years she’s run a seasonal storefront, September through April, at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington.

People always asked when she was going to open a full-time brick-and-mortar location. Coleman lives in German Village and, one day, she spotted a “For Rent” sign as she driving in the areaThat was in February of this year and, knowing this was the right space, shesteered toward move-in date of May 1.