Miami student launches business from college dorm, expands with new brick-and-mortar location in OTR

Young Entrepreneur in Over-The-Rhine Expands Online Boutique to Storefront

Are you a fan of fashion and entrepreneurship? If so, you’ll love hearing about Sophia Blasi, a young entrepreneur who has taken the fashion world by storm. At just 22 years old, Sophia has already built a successful online clothing boutique and recently opened a brand-new storefront in Over-The-Rhine.

Sophia’s journey began when she graduated from Miami University in 2023 with a degree in fashion entrepreneurship. Armed with just $500 from her high school graduation, Sophia started buying clothes and accessories, using models from her dorm to showcase her products on Instagram. Her hard work paid off, and her business quickly took off.

Even when faced with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sophia didn’t let it stop her dreams. She continued to run her business online, shipping orders from her parents’ house and eagerly awaiting each UPS delivery. Now, she has expanded to a brick-and-mortar store in a historic building on Vine Street, thanks to a lease with 3CDC’s “perseverance project.”

Sophia’s store, “Urban Luxe,” offers a unique blend of luxury and downtown street style, with items ranging from $30 to $100. She sources her products from vendors in New York and Los Angeles and has customers in all 50 states. With plans to extend her lease and continue growing both her storefront and online shop, Sophia is truly living her dream.

If you’re interested in checking out Sophia’s online store, be sure to click the link provided in the article. And next time you’re in Over-The-Rhine, be sure to stop by Urban Luxe to support this inspiring young entrepreneur. Who knows, you might just find your new favorite fashion piece!


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