Chic Spotlight: Original Thought Required

Chic Spotlight: Original Thought Required

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We chat with the owner of this OTR-based boutique about how his store is becoming a creative hub for independent fashion designers. Keep reading for all the fashionable details.

James Marable, Founder of Original Thought Required
James Marable, Founder of Original Thought Required

Cincy Chic: What is Original Thought Required?
James Marable, Founder of Original Thought Required: Original Thought Required is a cultural and fashion destination for Cincinnati. We focus on limited edition apparel created by independent designers.

Cincy Chic: What inspired you to start Original Thought Required?
Marable: The inspiration for the shop is the desire to be an outlet for creativity. Whether it’s from fashion, music, art or simply fun with friends.

Cincy Chic: When did you launch Original Thought Required?
Marable: We opened on January 29, 2010.

Cincy Chic: What types of items do you sell in the store?
Marable: We sell graphic tees, tanks, sweatshirts, outerwear, headwear and accessories.

Cincy Chic: What about price points?
Marable: Items are typically priced between $20 and $60.

Cincy Chic: Where is the store located?
Marable: You can find us at 1307 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Original Thought Required?
Marable: We were recently named a finalist in the Artworks Big Pitch program, so we’re super excited about that!

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Marable: Check out www.OTRfresh.com or like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr.

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