“A team of gals living the dream” is the motto of the recently opened Chasing Our Memories Boutique, 707 Tale St., in Boone.
It offers home décor, playing cards, attire, jewelry, novelty merchandise and handcrafted pieces. It is the brainchild of a group of good friends recognised as the “Fab Five”: Myla Olson, Gina Myers, Max Baker, Tami Hartwig and Lori Dittmer.
They are internet hosting a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The first 24 persons in the doorway will receive a swag bag. Mild refreshments will also be served.
“Right now we’re scrambling like mad to get everything accomplished,” Olson mentioned.
Combining their assorted backgrounds in organization and crafting, the girls are on a mission to give affordable, still classy, items in downtown Boone. Formerly, they operated Chasing Our Memories Common Store.
“We have a niche for advertising paper piecings that people put in their scrapbooks, so that is what the general shop (centered on). When we branched out into some t-shirts it stored growing from there,” Olson mentioned.
While the garments they have is geared towards moreover-sized, they stock all measurements. Olson explained she wants to make guaranteed the boutique nutritional supplements what nearby firms sell, and not as direct competitors.
Olson has encounter functioning an online scrapbooking small business and works as a buyer at her fulltime task.
The goods also contains lawn and yard and points for kids.
“Our aspiration at some place would be to carry some kids’ outfits,” she stated. “We also believe we’ll have to at some point look for a greater location.”
The business commenced out very last November on Facebook, exactly where the women of all ages would host reside buying demonstrates. Olson claimed it promptly became distinct to her she could not store inventory just in her household.
The group of pals weighed the professionals and drawbacks and made the decision there was no time like the present in opening a brick and mortar locale. At minimum one of the Fab Five is on hand in the boutique in the course of enterprise hours.
Goods is sourced wholesale, with the intention of keeping the products and solutions Iowa- and United states of america-made. She pointed out that just one of their major property décor suppliers is out of Rockwell Metropolis.
Some makes they have consist of: Merely Southern, Girlie Lady, KanCan denims, and additional, in addition to objects they make.
“We want to retain issues at a medium value position — not Walmart but not Tiffany’s,” Olson said.
Live displays will go on on the boutique’s Facebook webpage.
“If you really don’t have some variety of net existence its rough levels of competition,” she claimed.
A loved ones affair, Sara Foy and Mindy Gorman, two daughters of the Fab Five, also offer their wares in the store.
Olson mentioned the retail store would evolve with the seasons and change regularly. They are presently shopping for products for the 2022 Xmas season.
“We just want to have exciting and make it go,” she stated. “This local community demands a little something extra — and our downtown spot.”
For far more information and facts, connect with the retail store at 515-450-1747 or go on line to [email protected] Hours of procedure are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays shut Sundays and Mondays.