Places to go clothes shopping near CWRU


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Goodwill is one of the many options students have for buying clothes in the area.

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

Clothes shopping is rough when you’re short. While online shopping is convenient, returning packages because you didn’t read that the inseam on a pair of jeans is 30 inches, isn’t. If you’re looking for an excuse to get off campus, embrace your capitalist side and go shopping this weekend.

Store: Cleveland Clothing Co.

Location: 11435 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.

Travel: Healthline, Red Line

This is barely off campus, but sometimes getting out of bed is a burden, so this will do. We live in University Circle, one of the most cultural dense neighborhoods in the country and we should be proud of that. Come grab some cute Cleveland gear and show up your hometown.

Store: Avalon Exchange

Location: 1798 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 441198

Hours:  Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.

Travel: Bluelink, Bus route 9

I’m a sucker for thrift stores and Avalon Exchange does not disappoint. They have a great selection of unique finds that are decently priced. Conveniently located in Coventry, it’s a great stop for a day trip accompanied with a meal at a nice restaurant. Avalon Exchange also has $1 sales scattered through the year so be sure to check those out for a steal.

Store: City Buddha

Location: 1807 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Travel: Bluelink, Bus route 9

According to Google Maps, City Buddha is a one minute walk from Avalon Exchange, so you really have no excuse not to stop by. With the slogan, “where your style meets your spirit,” this religious goods store is a funky place that fits the vibes of Coventry. With a unique selection of accessories, City Buddha is a great place to find a present for a friend or yourself.

Store: Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio

Location: 2720 Van Aken Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Travel: Bus route 48-48A

Chances are you’ve heard of Goodwill, but when was the last time you’ve been to Shaker Square? The neighborhood has a locally roasted coffee shop, Dewey’s Coffee House, which is a great stop for an early morning before shopping. Loganberry Books is also a short walk away, and a chance meeting with Otis, the bookstore cat should be enough to persuade you to visit.

Store: University Book Store Barnes & Noble

Location: 11451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9a.m.-5 p.m.

Travel: Healthline, Red Line

Tired of wearing your ratty high school crewneck? Come to the University Bookstore for some cool Case Western Reserve University gear. Download the app for 15 percent off.

Store: Tower City Center

Location: 230 W. Huron Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Travel: Healthline, Red Line

Tower City is majestic, and it’s a shame most of the stores are closing or have closed. It still boasts stores like Bath & Body Works, Claire’s, Foot Locker and Brooks Brothers. If you’re looking to extend your weekend, the Tower City Cinema has $5 Monday movie tickets.

Store: Severance Town Center

Location: 3640 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44118

Hours: Depends on the store

Travel: Bus route 9

At Severance Town Center awaits a “never boring. always surprising” shopping experience, at a quintessential department store, Marshall’s. The store shows off a plethora of home goods and clothes, all at prices that make mothers happy. The center also has an Ashley Stewart, as well as other essentials like Home Depot and Burger King.