In a downtown dominated by gift shops and antiques, Coltyn Miller and Ryan Lynch are hoping to bring a different kind of flair with a new men’s boutique, Anthony Leigh. I discovered the shop during Small Shop Saturday (Nov. 24) just off the square in historic downtown Noblesville. In this week’s One Minute in Hamilton County, you’ll meet Miller, who talks about the shop and also how Anthony Leigh is giving back to the community.
Miller and Lynch met at a networking event in Indianapolis and discovered they had a lot of in common. They are on the fast track to bring men’s fashion (and they offer a few women’s things, too) to small downtowns. In May, they opened their first store in Auburn, Miller’s hometown. Since then they’ve opened in Angola, Wabash and now Noblesville.
They not only wanted to offer a men’s apparel business, but they have a passion for giving back to the community. They’ll be helping youth reach their potential as they launch the business in Noblesville. They also offer a 20-percent discount to military and 15-percent off for public servants, such as teachers, nurses, police, fire, EMTs, nonprofits and churches.
Miller, 23, majored in business administration and health care management at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and was working at a bank, before he took the leap of faith to become a local business owner. He’s runs the day-to-day operations of the business. Lynch, who is from Indianapolis, is a commercial pilot and runs an Indianapolis aviation program.
Anthony Leigh (the owners’ middle names) carries the popular Vineyard Vines brand, plus they have a collection of both work and casual wear and T-shirts they designed and print in Indiana. As if opening four stores in six months is not enough, the pair are hoping to enter the design market with a private label collection. We’ll have to stay tuned to see what else the duo has in store.
Anthony Leigh is located at 982 Logan St., Noblesville. Check it out online at www.anthonyleigh.com.