CALCUTTA - La Vien' Rose Boutique, a unique store with clothing, accessories, and lingerie, has been in business in Ohio for over two years.
The store, located at 16572 St. Clair Ave. in Butcher Block Square, handles a wide variety of clothing and accessory types thanks to the diligent hard work of owner Sandra Gonzalez.
"Fashion has always been prevalent in my life," said Gonzalez.
La Vien’ Rose Boutique owner Sandra Gonzalez prepares a display of beads and other jewelery. The business is located at 16572 St. Clair Ave. (Photo by Kate Everly)
Gonzalez's mother was a renown fashion designer and is Gonzalez's inspiration for her store and the driving force behind her passion for fashion.
"My mother was a noted designer in New York and then in Cleveland," said Gonzalez. "Instead of shopping for that special occasion, I would relay the idea to her and she would create it. This shop is my tribute to her."
The inventory that makes up Gonzalez's store represents many different styles and eras to satisfy the taste of many different kinds of shoppers.
"Our inventory is designed to revisit different eras, vintage, trendy, classic, casual, and after-5. We provide a designer's selection at affordable prices," said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez credits the contacts she has made across the country for the amount of quality products she is able to provide to shoppers in her store.
"I have been fortunate enough to have contacts in California and Las Vegas," said Gonzalez. "Recently I have ordered from one of my favorite lines of dresses and tops, which will be arriving shortly."
Gonzalez keeps the lighting in her store dim with lamps placed strategically around the room to offer her shoppers a calm, inviting, and boutique-like environment to shop in.
"As I reflect on my past two years in the shop, I am reminded of the origin of it's name, "La vien' rose: To view the world through rose colored glasses." Try to see the beauty in everyone," said Gonzalez.
Currently, there is a Free Spree event going on at the boutique. An entry in the event gives you the opportunity to win a shopping spree.
"We welcome you to join our Free Spree event. Stop in and sign up, it's easy to win and there's nothing to lose," said Gonzalez. "You will have a chance to win a free shopping extravaganza."
La Vien' Rose Boutique is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and Wednesday by appointment.
For more information call 304-670-9892.