Nichole's Chic Boutique relocates to Crossroads Plaza near Mt. Pleasant
By Marilyn Forbes
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:24 p.m.
Those looking for anything from candles to crafts need look no further than Nichole's Chic Boutique, which is now located at the Crossroads Plaza in East Huntingdon.
“Our goal is to have a little bit of everything,” said owner Nichole Mcklveen, who recently relocated the business from its former site on Pittsburgh Street in Scottdale.
“We have a little more space here and there is lots of parking so that won't be a problem anymore for my customers,” she said.
The shop features a vast selection of items, as the store offers space to vendors and crafters to display their wares.
“We have about 28, 29 different crafters and vendors,” said Shelley Ruff, Mcklveen's mother, who makes several items featured in the store.
“I make the candles and soaps and some of the other gifts,” she said.
The shop welcomes locals who would like to have an area to display their hand-crafted items or vending items.
“We only take one of a kind of everything,” Ruff said, explaining that they will only accept one vendor per specialty item or service. “That way we don't have competition within the store, and people in the community then also have a chance to sell their things,” she said.
Crafters and vendors can rent a space at the business in three-, six- and 12-month increments.
“All of our vendors and crafters get to keep 100 percent of what they make,” Mcklveen said.
The shop also stocks children's clothing, including handmade rompers and tutus, bows, scarves and accessories.
The boutique is now taking consignments for certain items.
“We will take gowns and dresses, purses and accessories and anything that is a name brand,” Ruff said. “We tell people that we want to offer things that you can't buy at Walmart.”
The shop carries such items as traditional and electric candles, tart burners, jewelry, Amish jams and other items, special sauces, Watkins and Stanley products pet items, greeting cards, Bella Taylor items, ceramics, pictures and chocolates.
The shop will also soon be offering classes in soap making, candle making and ceramics.
There are also many items and information for weddings and other special events.
“I think that I can say that we have something for everyone who comes in,” Mcklveen said. “Business has been pretty good and we'd like to see it get even better.”
For more information, call 724-757-4580.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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