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Columbus does not want for places to shop: by 2000, it had accrued over seven million square feet of new shopping space. The gigantic, upscale Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, (tel. 614/416-7000) is an indoor-outdoor shopper's paradise, with movie theater, hotels, and storefronts of designers such as Henri Bendel, Guess, and Lucky. Prime Outlets at Jeffersonville, 8000 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, (tel. 800/746-7644; 740/948-9090) just a 40-minute drive south of Columbus, features over 160 factory outlet stores, boasting savings 30-70 percent off retail prices. Finally, for a more eclectic and less brand-name shopping experience, journey to Short North Arts District, (www.shortnorth.org) within easy walking distance of the convention center, along a stretch of High Street.

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