This Crocker Park-based retailer is providing up distinctive vogue finds and equipment.
Think about a mixture of Palm Seashore and Coachella — in Crocker Park — and also you’ve obtained Estella Boutique.
Situated on the south finish of Fundamental Avenue simply a few doorways down from Lululemon, this 972-square-foot boutique squeezes a brand new treasure into each inch, together with leather-based wristlets, blingy-yet-tasteful hoop earrings, cleaning soap from Provence and an eyeful of assertion items and staples interesting to anybody 18 or so by way of center age — and past.
However what all of it has in widespread is character, whether or not within the type of coloration, sample, materials, fringe or flounce. It’s the alternative of monochromatic appears like these from designer Eileen Fisher whereas nonetheless being well-made and refined.
“I’ve all the time wished to have a bit boutique that had one thing completely different,” says proprietor Tina Rutkowski, who spent the final couple of a long time working as an accountant and elevating youngsters earlier than opening Estella final fall. “However the time was by no means proper.”
Rutkowski’s time has lastly come — to the delight of anybody craving a extremely curated purchasing expertise in a worth vary just like surrounding retailers like Banana Republic or J. Crew.
You’ll seemingly first discover the attire (Rutkowski wears attire and skirts year-round) from manufacturers like Free Folks and Cleobella.
Then you definitely’ll see the purses from small retailers corresponding to Rivet Leatherworks, a Pittsburgh-based firm that makes a fierce fringed crossbody. Tucked between all of it are frilly Chloe blouses, denim by Hidden Denims, Spartina 449 skorts and a pleasant mish-mash of jewellery, magnificence merchandise, vivid seashore totes, house items and greeting playing cards.
“I really like discovering new distributors,” Rutkowski notes, in between serving to a flurry of shoppers. “I’m all the time looking for the following new factor.”
And the identify of the shop?
“Estella means ‘of the celebs,’” says Rutkowski. “Proudly owning a boutique has all the time been my want.”
If you go: Estella Boutique 229 Fundamental St, Westlake, 440-455-1880, estellaboutique.com