BEREA, Ohio — For Julie Ohmer, owning her personal boutique was a lifelong aspiration.
“My dad and mom generally told me I’d stop up in the world of trend,” she mentioned.
In March 2020, she opened Whimsical Gal Boutique. Which is when the pandemic hit, so “it was hard for a little bit,” she reported. She commenced giving women’s garments and extras on the web and by means of a cell app.
In July 2020, she opened the doorways on a brick-and-mortar shop at 398 W. Bagley Street in the Berea Business Incubator in what employed to Williamsport Plaza. She’s in Device No. 17. The Incubator is throughout from West Valley Plaza.
“People wanted to consider on the outfits they ended up searching at on-line,” Ohmer reported. “So, I did it.”
The 800-sq.-foot area is stocked with jeans, slacks, tops, belts, purses, jewelry and a dressing room. A top rated vendor is Judy Blue Denims, she explained. “People check with about these all the time.”
The stock appeals to a wide vary of ladies and teenagers. Ohmer mentioned she’s experienced buyers from 13 decades aged to females in their 70s. Dimensions are from extra modest to 3X.
“I consider to supply a thing for everybody,” she said.
Ohmer also ships to customers who are not comfy going to the retail outlet or live out of the spot. Consumers can buy off the Whimsical Gal web site or the cellular app.
The shop also stocks things from other nearby corporations, these types of as Cleveland Caramel Corn Co.’s connoisseur popcorn in a variety of flavors, together with vanilla drumstick and peanut butter. There are drink mixings from Nectar Vine as effectively.
Ohmer’s journey to small business operator was a direct path from high school. After she graduated, she enrolled in Virginia Marti School of Artwork & Structure in Lakewood to research trend merchandising. She worked for various stores in the spot in advance of enrolling in cosmetology university.
“I bought all my levels and certificates and was prepared to go,” she explained.
She arrives by her company sense by natural means. Her relatives owns Glendale Machine Co. in the Cleveland area. “I was about business enterprise all my lifestyle,” Ohmer reported.
Searching, specifically during a pandemic, really should be designed much easier, and Ohmer provides 3 means to look through the boutique — go to the retail outlet, store on the net at the Whimsical Gal web page or down load the application on Google Engage in or the App Shop.
She will have a display at the previous CLE Market place of the yr on Sept. 15 at Coe Lake.
Whimsical Gal Boutique is at 398 W. Bagley Street, Unit No. 17, and is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Connect with 216-856-1837. E-mail [email protected]. Web-site is www.whimsicalgal.com. The boutique is also on Fb.