jinny, a women’s designer boutique destination founded by L.A. fashion industry transplant Jin H Fillinger, marked its first launch on August 19, 2006 in the heart of the Short North neighborhood of Downtown Columbus, OH.
Finding a lack of aspirational boutiques in Columbus to satiate her fashion pangs, Jin developed jinny in the creative and burgeoning Downtown market to give women with similar frustrations an outlet for their sartorial enthusiasm.
Providing a highly edited seasonal collection of emerging and established upper crust designers of apparel, accessories and footwear both globally and domestically, as well as one-off limited edition and vintage treasures to local fashionistas for accessible, yet compelling merchandise, jinny caters to confident women aged 25-75 who “follow fashion and love honing their style accumen” says Fillinger. “Opening this shop was my dream come true,” she says. “Columbus is a young and growing city and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for the launch of our boutique concept 9 years ago. We’ve been so inspired by the support we’ve received since our launch.”
The vibrant 1,200 sq. ft. shop, formerly located at 844 N. High St., housed collections from such coveted worldwide names as The Row, Rick Owens, Acne, Maison Martin Margiela, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Yigal Azrouel, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Avant Toi, Faliero Sarti, and VPL, to up-and-comers like Aurelie Bidermann, LD Tuttle, NewbarK, Common Projects, Veronica Beard, ATM Tees, Hellessy, Edun, Ancient Greek Sandals, Iosselliani, R13, and many more.
jinny opens a new fashion chapter with its relocation to the West Coast at 1575 Botelho Dr., Walnut Creek, CA. "We're thrilled to grow into moments of discovery and hope to see familiar faces in our new location. We're thankful for our Columbus history and look forward to adopting all we've learned from our first foray into retail with this CA concept. The bigger showcase in CA will allow us to spread our brand wings," says Fillinger.
Founder and owner Jin H Fillinger, former fashion editor of MAGIC International, brings over 20 years of experience and passion to jinny. Having launched a successful business-to-business fashion industry magazine for the world’s largest fashion trade business and directed over its growth for 4 years, Jin arrived at a career critical point when she moved 9 years ago from Los Angeles, CA to Columbus, OH. With her recent re-entry back to her CA roots, she looks to mature her style vision in an unique and energetic retail market in the East Bay of Northern California.
Armed with her years of fashion journalism, styling, marketing, public relations, and television production credits for such companies as E! Entertainment, The Style Network, H&S Media, Brentwood Magazine, and others, this unlikely L.A. transplant looks to carve a discerning niche for fashion lovers.