Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Ohio: Jax Store for Men & Women of Avon. Jax was founded in 1951 in nearby Lorain, Ohio. The shop remained in Lorain for over 50 years before moving to its current location in 2005. Originally a men’s store, Jax started carrying women’s clothing in the late 1980s. Nowadays, Jax is primarily a women’s store, but it still offers a small selection of menswear. The shop provides free tailoring services for men’s and women’s clothing purchased in store.
Avon is located in northern Ohio just west of Cleveland and near the shore of Lake Erie. Home of Duck Brand duct tape, Avon is the self-proclaimed “Duct Tape Capital of the World.” For the last 10 years, Avon has celebrated its heritage with a duct tape festival. This year’s festival attracted approximately 40,000 people—nearly twice the city’s population. The festival’s website says the event “celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses.”