PUNXSUTAWNEY — Two Punxsutawney business owners have joined forces and types to open up “Home for the Holiday seasons Boutique,” a holiday pop-up shop at 123 E. Mahoning St.
Shelby Wingard and Brittany Pennington opened the boutique on Oct. 8.
Wingard, who is the proprietor of Silver Linings Cafe on North Findley Street, reported she and Pennington have been close friends prior to the store opening. Wingard also bought garments prior to, and determined she needed to branch out and back into that world.
Pennington is no stranger to success in the outfits planet, getting the founder of Obsessive Apparel Boutique, which formerly experienced a storefront spot in Punxsutawney that closed around a few yrs in the past. Obsessive Apparel Boutique then went mobile, earning its way to vendor shows almost everywhere.
Pennington has discovered to modify her product inventory more than the many years, building in accordance to the newest designs and traits.
Every single balancing more than just one organization, as effectively as family life, the two females also share equivalent variations and the similar passion for the style earth, claimed Wingard. She likes to think they identified their “niche,” supplying products that individuals won’t locate in huge box shops.
Just about every plays their personal role in the organization, explained Wingard, ordering their individual stock and each interacting with shoppers. The boutique presents almost everything from outfits things, components, footwear and hats to jewellery and some household goods.
In the tourism local community of Punxsutawney, the boutique is in the centre of town and in a large-traffic locale. The storefront provides about a “boho-chic” vibe, with its nicely-lit and welcoming environment, and comforting property-decor objects on show.
There is a little something for all people of all ages, Pennington famous. The boutique also carries measurements little up to 3XL in selected things.
Goods can vary from high-high quality comfy sweaters, Xmas tees and distressed jean jackets to bleached flannels and Kancan brand jeans.
Primarily based on how the boutique does, Pennington and Wingard are contemplating maintaining it open completely. The community has been incredibly supportive of the boutique, and the aim is to often assistance other small businesses as effectively.
It would seem as nevertheless the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired much more people today to store regional and assist tiny business proprietors, Pennington reported, which has been fantastic to see.
Some thing Pennington has loved about the new endeavor, she suggests, is observing shoppers who used to visit her shop in Punxsutawney decades back now cease in to the pop-up shop.
The two women also do dwell shows on Facebook to seize desire and give clients a 1st-hand check out of the merchandise.
Shoppers can buy things off of the web site, also, and can choose fascination-absolutely free payment selections. They can decide up in-shop or have goods shipped.
The women designed guaranteed to notice that the store will present revenue and specials on Black Friday and Modest Enterprise Saturday adhering to Thanksgiving, such as $5, $10 and $20 door busters. Shop several hours will also be extended throughout the getaway season.
Latest hrs are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.