Leal BoutiqueLeal BoutiqueConnie Leal Ballenger

At first glance, Leal is a cozy boutique nestled in the mall way of Upper Arlington. Once inside you fall in love with the heavy hitters Leal proudly offers like Haute Hippie, Alice & Olivia, Charles Lima, Nicole Miller and Adam, White & Warren just to name a few.

Connie Leal Ballenger (Owner, Leal) has been interested in the fashion industry all of her life. When she moved to Columbus 17 years ago, she started her career in fashion doing retail consulting for an accounting and consulting firm. It was there that she got a huge understanding of how to run a business from her experience as a consultant.

When Leal opened, Connie’s mission was to create an environment that had impeccable customer service and was a “destination” for her customers and clients: a retail boutique where unique fashion would be found that you would not find anywhere else in Columbus or within the state of Ohio.

Leal BoutiqueLeal is definitely a go-to place for building a fashion relationship with Connie and her assistant Molly Parrish (I love Molly!!). Consider them your fashion partners or consultants ready to be much-needed fashion mentors to help you find your style and you’ll find amazing timeless pieces to add to your wardrobe.

2128 Arlington Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221

What are 5 key pieces a woman should have in her wardrobe?

  • A perfect cocktail dress that’s the right length for her body
  • A great coat for any occasion that’s a great fashion piece
  • A perfect fitting jean
  • A great blazer/ jacket that you can put over anything to finish your outfit
  • A great pair of boots

What completes a woman’s total look?

Finding her personal style, being well-groomed and always having the right hair & make-up.

What are three fashion pieces you own that you can’t live without?Leal Boutique

  • High-heeled boot
  • Multi-strand pearl
  • Black cashmere coat

Describe your personal style.

Timeless with an edge.

(All Photos By Comfort Photography)

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