Fabulous fashion. Sustainable style. Hope renewed.

I believe in the power of people coming together for the greater good. And I love fashion.

As women, our journeys have countless threads of style and strength woven together in the complicated patchwork of life. When stylish allies consign and buy fashion as an investment in looking great, feeling great, being sustainable and supporting women moving forward, we make a statement that 'we are worth it'. It's a formidable win-win-win. Galvanizing our collective power, our voices are amplified, and the impact is multiplied. We are greater than the obstacles.

For those of you who don't know me personally, I spent 20+ years in the corporate sector as a marketing executive, and then, in 2007, I founded Dress for Success Columbus, where we empowered 15,000 women who are achieving their dreams. I lovingly passed the baton of leadership of Dress in 2018, and Fashion Forward was born. My daily inspiration is the culmination of all of these experiences (check out my blog), and more.

My husband Ken was raised by an immigrant single mom who experienced countless barriers on her path to success. Ken's career in retail strategy, paired with his strong allegiance to women's rights, strengthens our strategic focus.  

With an Advisory Board of remarkably talented world-class professionals, our goal is for Fashion Forward to be the first place you shop and consign - bringing joy and true purpose to your wardrobe. Together, we're changing shopping, for good.  Please join us!

Vicki Bowen Hewes Founder

Ken Hewes President



Cristina Angeli

Owner, CA/360° BRANDWORKS


Adiya Dixon

Founder & President, Yubi Beauty


Alison Goldstein

Industry executive


Lubna Najjar

CEO, IL Moda Brand Development


Meredith Rollins

Editor-in-chief and content strategist