It's been a dream of mine to have my own store one day. I started working retail as as soon as I was old enough to legally get a job, and I continued working retail on and off until I decided to take Loren Hope full-time.
We came about an amazing opportunity to relocate our offices to a 3 story historic house, where we could have our store on the first floor and our headquarters on the second and third floors. Back in January we moved to Newport, and we've been working on the store for the last three and a half months. Designing the concept for the store was definintely a little overwhelming, but very exciting. I've had a secret Pinterest board going for over 5 years now for the "one day it will happen" moment when I could design my own store. Now it's here!
It was important to me that the space feel airy and inviting. Curated but not stale. I'm always on the pursuit of striking the perfect balance between too much and too little, and I'm very particular about the objects I'm willing to bring into my life in terms of furniture and decor. I'm sure I'll be tweaking the store indefinitely!
In our store you will find all of the gems that are offered on our site, and then a whole lot more! Because of our unique set up with our design studio upstairs, you better believe we are going to be playing with gems and creating all sorts of one-of-a-kinds and limited edition pieces. We will also carry a selection of our butterflies in the shop which I'm so excited about.
Lastly, I have curated a selection of some of my favorite things to sit alongside our jewels. From beautiful pillows, to mineral specimens, sweet little trinket boxes, and glass dishes, we have a great selection of items to brighten your day.
The thing I'm MOST excited about is our workshop and event room in the back! It's not photographed just yet because it's still under construction, but we will soon be offering regular workshops and classes right here! I cannot wait to meet you and share the love of all things sparkly.
If you're in the area, please pop in and say hello! If you're lucky, Lou (our 12 year old German Shorthaired Pointer / the company mascot) will be in and will give you a wag and a kiss.
It's been a long road to get to our sweet little store in Newport, Rhode Island-- and I couldn't be more delighted to share our new home.
I love the pictures of your new store. I wish we had a store or boutique in New Orleans, La.