WAPAKONETA — In an effort to bring a unique clothing store with a bonding experience to the city, Jessica Fuerst and her significant other, Dino Moler, will be opening WISH Children’s Boutique on 28 E. Auglaize St.
The decision to open a children’s boutique began nine months ago as Fuerst, a mother of four, had struggled finding local clothing that both she and her children liked.
She also struggled with finding a local children’s boutique that had “the experience” she wanted.
“I’m huge on creating experiences with my kids, and you don’t get that when you order a dress online,” said Fuerst. “I want to shop. I want to take her out. I want to have conversation throughout our shopping experience and I want her to show me what her favorite style is.”
As a way to create a fun and bonding experience, she and Moler dedicated space at the boutique for the creativity room. In the creativity room children of all ages can choose from a variety of purchased kid art kits comprised of arts supplies to create a craft project.
Children can work on the projects at the table available in creativity room or they can finish the projects at home.
The children’s boutique will also offer space for birthday parties and art classes.
“This gives children have an opportunity to create memories,” said Fuerst.
Aside from arts and crafts, WISH will also offer a variety of boy and girl clothing from pants, to rompers, a birthday line, shirts and dresses. Sizes range from new born to size 13.
“Everything we carry here you will not find in a department store or a box store,” said Fuerst. “I really tried to offer something for everyone.”
The store offers high-end and low-end clothing for customers looking for every day clothes to special occasion clothing, according to Fuerst.
Customers can also purchase accessories such as bow ties, bracelets, necklaces, hairbands and bath bombs, which are made locally.
“We are trying to promote other local businesses too,” said Fuerst.
The store will officially open July 19 during the Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival.
“They will have all the kiddie rides and zip-line out front, so it would be a great way to kick off our opening with our clientele playing out front,” Fuerst said.
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