You’re invited to celebrate the Best of Grand Rapids

In just a few short days, New Vintage Place will be the site of an unforgettable evening.

A human canvas

The world of creativity has far-reaching, sometimes unexpected outlets and while what comes to mind when imagining the design scene might not be your own face, that’s exactly what the lash and brow industry brings to a thriving Grand Rapids scene.

Shop owner shares London ‘vibe’ locally

Gina Van Timmeran took the leap to open Gina’s Boutique 19 years ago. She credits the lasting journey to hustling, a lot of hard work and a touch of naivety.

Fresh kicks, bright future

Jack Krebsbach is a student at Hope College, where he’s studying mathematics. He also happens to be the co-founder of light-up footwear startup.

Dreams come true!

Cassie Dean of Lowell, a fashion student at The Savannah College of Art and Design last spring, had a piece from her collection featured in a prominent fashion magazine.

Reap what you sew

When I heard about a young Grand Rapids woman who liked to make her own clothing, I never imagined the level of creativity or...

Fashion Recycled

I caught up with Sadie on one of her last trips home where we discussed fashion. LE: First of all, how do you self identify? Are you a millennial, generation Z / something else?

Bradley salon expands, partners open new location

Almost 30 years after Kerri Hartwell opened her first salon named after her son, Bradley, he is carrying on the family legacy with his own venture.

Steely style

Noah Baldwin, a design engineer at Steelcase, spends his days solving puzzles and designing solutions.

HOLO Footwear booking it to Grand Rapids

A sustainable outdoor footwear maker is moving its headquarters from Portland, Oregon, to downtown Grand Rapids.

Dressing out of the box

Personal stylist at A.K. Rikk’s and host of the local luxury retailer’s “Where to Wear” video series Ben Tobar presents a confident, clean style with a twist, pulling subtle bold details into his outfits to instill some pep into the monotony of everyday dressing.

ArtRat to host storefront-making workshop

A local art gallery will host the Storefront Guy for a free workshop.

Entrepreneur grows book-related businesses in Grandville

Amber Skiles built two businesses inspired by her love of vintage books and her desire to keep them out of landfills.

Embracing the eclectic

Some people shine brighter simply by embracing their uniqueness. Local stylist and creative visionary Grace Kelly fully epitomizes this strategy.

Straight from the salon

Braving Michigan winters is a feat in itself, but coming up with outfits that keep you warm and look good? That’s a totally different game.

Offline by Aerie opens at Woodland Mall

A new women’s activewear brand opened its first Michigan store at Woodland Mall.

Winter bridal show returns

Future brides may be able to find their wedding dresses and more for their special day at an upcoming bridal show.

Holiday market fashion pop-up comes to ‘SoDiv’

The first Harris Holiday Market fashion pop-up is planned for the newly branded downtown SoDiv commercial corridor on Division Avenue between Fulton and Wealthy streets.

Minority-owned holiday shopping event comes to Breton Road

A local business owner created an event giving holiday shoppers an opportunity to purchase unique gifts from a variety of West Michigan small businesses all in one place.

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