'Shwop' moves from Woodstock to Powell Boulevard
Shwop, which originated in a space under Laughing Planet Restaurant on Woodstock Boulevard as a unique membership-based recycled clothing boutique, has proven so successful it needed more space. So, it has changed boulevards, and is now located in the Brooklyn neighborhood on Powell.
Owner Marci Pelletier explains, "Weve more than tripled our retail area, and now carry childrens and mens wear, in addition to womens clothing. We reopened in April at 2419 S.E. Powell Boulevard – with lots of display windows, and our own parking lot. Were happy to have all our stock under one roof.
The eye-catching chartreuse green building formerly housed Franks Floor Covering store, and it has 3,000 square feet of showroom. There are three dressing rooms, two bathrooms, and lots of upstairs storage.
Were still remodeling, adding shelving, fixtures, and a kids play area, says Marci. My husband is an artist, and his paintings and sculpture will decorate the shop. Our color scheme is the same color green as is used in our logo.
Our stock of womens clothing, shoes & vintage jewelry is already on display, and weve added a maternity section. Currently we're sorting and organizing the mens and childrens wear. Generally, seasonal styles are most popular. Right now we're selling lots of summer dresses, and shorts for men and children. I like our new view of Powell Park. I was getting tired of working out of a basement location.
While theyre still setting up, Shwop is open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 pm, Saturdays 10-6, and Sundays noon to 4pm, but Pelletier has plans to continue to expand her hours as well as her stock.
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