Maren Roth has loved clothes since her first stroll down New York City’s 5th Avenue at age 5. She knew that one day she would return and immerse herself in New York City’s fashion forward culture.
Her journey began, believe it or not, in Madison, Wisconsin where Maren concentrated her studies at the University on public relations and consumer journalism. However, her passion for style could not be sated. She took many classes outside of her major, including art and fashion design classes, quenching for the moment her thirst of all things fashion. Madison couldn’t keep her away from New York for long, though. The summer before Maren’s senior year, she took a much sought after internship at DNR, the men’s fashion trade magazine.
After graduating, she began putting her degree and passion to good use, stepping into the NYC fashion world like she had belonged all her life- which perhaps she had. She began her career working on Public Relations accounts for such designers as Perry Ellis, Genny for Byblos, Louis Feraud, Autumn Cashmere and several designer denim companies. As her reputation for hard work, an understanding of the exclusive fashion trade from the inside, and her general knowledge of fashion grew in stature, so did her clients. She began freelancing for Calvin Klein, Emanuel Ungaro, and Leonard Paris.
As she had hoped, her love of and commitment to fashion were paying off. Soon, she was handling accounts for Technomarine, Chimento, Ellen Tracy and Amasale. Soon after, she was offered a prestigious position as Director of Public Relations for Simon Showroom, heading up more contemporary accounts and favorites of young Hollywood, such as Paul & Joe, Lauren Moffatt, C&C California, Foley & Corinna, Mimi & Coco and Cristi Conaway.
In the fall of 2005, Maren decided to make the move back to Columbus in order to be closer to her family and bring her experience and knowledge to the Columbus fashion scene.
In the spring of 2006, Rowe was born as a small moveable boutique featuring up and coming designers from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Europe. Maren aligned herself with local fashionista’s, friends and tastemakers, whom she invited to peruse racks filled with her favorite innovative contemporary designers and an array of vintage and eclectic jewelry. Maren soon took Rowe on the road to cities such as Aspen, Chicago and Minneapolis, where she created a loyal following. Maren specializes in bringing the best of the women’s contemporary market to Columbus while continuing to take Rowe on the road with trunk shows all over the country.
Rowe specializes in bringing the best of the women’s young contemporary market to Columbus and soon, the rest of the world with the launch of roweboutique.com.