“A group of gals living the dream” is the motto of the freshly opened Chasing Our Memories Boutique, 707 Tale St., in Boone.
It delivers household décor, cards, clothing, jewelry, novelty goods and handcrafted parts. It is the brainchild of a team of friends acknowledged as the “Fab Five”: Myla Olson, Gina Myers, Max Baker, Tami Hartwig and Lori Dittmer.
They are web hosting a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The initially 24 folks in the doorway will acquire a swag bag. Gentle refreshments will also be served.
“Right now we’re scrambling like nuts to get all the things carried out,” Olson said.
Combining their diversified backgrounds in business and crafting, the females are on a mission to supply economical, nonetheless elegant, goods in downtown Boone. Formerly, they operated Chasing Our Reminiscences Common Shop.
“We have a area of interest for promoting paper piecings that persons put in their scrapbooks, so that is what the typical retailer (targeted on). When we branched out into some t-shirts it held rising from there,” Olson stated.
Though the outfits they have is geared to plus-sized, they stock all sizes. Olson mentioned she wants to make sure the boutique dietary supplements what close by firms market, and not as immediate levels of competition.
Olson has expertise operating an on the net scrapbooking business enterprise and works as a purchaser at her fulltime job.
The items also features garden and backyard garden and issues for young children.
“Our dream at some position would be to have some kids’ apparel,” she reported. “We also imagine we’ll have to inevitably glimpse for a even bigger location.”
The organization started off out last November on Fb, wherever the women of all ages would host reside purchasing shows. Olson explained it immediately turned distinct to her she could not keep inventory just in her property.
The group of good friends weighed the execs and disadvantages and determined there was no time like the present in opening a brick and mortar locale. At the very least a person of the Fab 5 is on hand in the boutique in the course of business several hours.
Products is sourced wholesale, with the purpose of retaining the products Iowa- and Usa-created. She mentioned that a single of their most important home décor suppliers is out of Rockwell City.
Some brands they carry include things like: Merely Southern, Girlie Lady, KanCan denims, and a lot more, in addition to goods they make.
“We want to hold issues at a medium value issue — not Walmart but not Tiffany’s,” Olson said.
Stay exhibits will carry on on the boutique’s Facebook page.
“If you do not have some kind of net presence its difficult competitiveness,” she explained.
A household affair, Sara Foy and Mindy Gorman, two daughters of the Fab 5, also promote their wares in the retailer.
Olson stated the retail store would evolve with the seasons and alter regularly. They are by now acquiring items for the 2022 Xmas year.
“We just want to have pleasurable and make it go,” she said. “This group desires one thing far more — and our downtown space.”
For additional data, connect with the shop at 515-450-1747 or go online 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.