Michelle Conley wants it to be clear that the new clothing boutique she is about to open on Broadway is not, as CHS reported earlier this summer, a vintage shop.
We are a retail shop but we are not vintage!!
We are located in Fremont 465 N. 36th St across from Roxy’s and the Ballroom…
Bit bohemian, bit hipster, bit hippy, bit funky…
leather hip belts, fleeces, tribal gatherings, long dance parties….and yes
That’s what we get for trusting a source on the real estate side of the equation to dole out fashion information. Instead, CHS can now report, the about-to-open Mishu Boutique specializes in “Unique, funky fashions with an urban vibe,” as its Web site and online store http://www.mishuboutique.com/ explains.
Owner Conley is rushing to get the store ready to open soon and is hoping for a soft opening this weekend. The Broadway boutique will fill in the empty space next to the Vivace walk-up stand where Hair Connection used to do its thing. We reported on Hair Connection’s successful move into the Odd Fellows building, here. Conley said she had the space for her new shop overhauled. “Back here was the coloring area or something. We had all the sinks and junk ripped out,” she says while showing CHS the upper level men’s section of her store where a few jackets are worth attention despite CHS not being unique, funky or, for that matter, urban when it comes to most fashion decisions.
Conley’s goods are, she ways, one of a kind. The Everett woman says she fills her Fremont store with her designs manufactured in India by factories and artists that she knows and trusts. Her stock includes jewelry, belts and both men and women’s clothing. She even stocks fancy socks that she says are the most expensive dollar-per-square-inch purchase in her 321 Broadway East shop.
Say what you will about the bohemian, hippie chick and dude style of it all, the uniqueness of the fashions might be the key for Mishu opening a second store in a time when so many other independent retailers are failing.