Hey everyone! It's been a loooong while since my last blog post. In that one, I talked all about why I chose to run my business online at the beginning versus in a brick and mortar location. Fast forward nine months and Coulee Boutique is thriving in its downtown location in Galesville, WI.
Our store occupies what once was a bank, hardware store, and flooring and video rental store. There are a lot of stories behind the building we're in, and it is truly humbling to be a part of its history. When people step into the fitting room for the first time and I get to tell them it was once a bank vault, the sense of whimsy is unmistakable.
You can't help but admire the amazing mural that adorns the wall behind the checkout counter. It was just one of the many beautiful details that made choosing this space a no-brainer. Maggie Stoner, who is a former student and daughter of my landlord, was the talent behind the beautiful painting which represents the building Coulee Boutique resides in.
Not only do I get to connect with customers and share my love of clothes with my community, but I also get to show my children what dedication and hard work look like. My boys are often with me on weeknights until my husband can pick them up. When we officially got the address for the store (which is a whole other story), my 6-year-old looked up at the numbers and said, "Hey! That's our place!" My hope is that over the course of time, you feel like it is your place, too. You are welcome at Coulee Boutique at any time. <3