Several weeks ago I was contacted about being part of
a brand new boutique in the downtown skywalk. Now that the Summer Farmers/Art Markets are over, this new boutique is a great way to still have a presence downtown during the holiday shopping season.
Some items for sale include original art by Renee Mak and Angela Meijer, prints, cards, glass jewelry, handpainted t-shirts & scarfs, journals, polymer clay necklaces & ornaments, pure silver pendants and brand new
A new shop has opened on the downtown skywalk, across from the Friedrich’s Coffee kiosk and in the space that was previously occupied by JNK Wear in the Kaleidoscope at the Hub.
A Little Bit of Everything Boutiques is appropriately named. It features products from about a dozen merchants and items sold there include jewelry, handbags and other accessories, clothing, original artwork, baby and children’s accessories and more — most of it with appeal for women.
A Little Bit of Everything was opened by Hubbell Realty Co. and is managed by its Hubbell Retail Operations division. Most of the vendors are local merchants and include Arm Candy; B & B Handmade Products; Bella Boutique; BJ Sittig Artwork; Fuss It Up! Designs; Maggie’s Rose Garden and Jelly Bean Dreams; Mainstream Boutique; No Wick For This Chick; The Crazy Hat Lady; Vision of Beauty; and What Women Want Boutique.
“The boutique provides our merchants with a unique opportunity to showcase their products in a high-traffic, downtown location,” said Kelly Sharp, vice president of Hubbell Retail Operations.
Krista Capp, vice president of property management for Hubbell Realty, said there is a demand for retail in the Kaleidoscope at the Hub.
“After talking with local retailers who referred us to a similar successful concept in Kansas City and Sioux City, we thought we had to try it out for ourselves,” Capp said.
A Little Bit of Everything Boutiques opened Oct. 18. A grand opening event and ribbon cutting will be in November.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Friday.