Kate Schippers of Hays is the operator of the new boutique in downtown Hays, Sunflowers and Silos, 115 W. Eighth, Hays. Picture by Cristina Janney/Hays Post

Hays Write-up

A new women’s boutique, Sunflower and Silos, 115 W. Eighth, is set to have its grand opening subsequent weekend in downtown Hays.

Operator Kate Schippers of Hays claimed the store will carry women’s apparel from measurements small to 3X as properly as purses, add-ons, sneakers, hats, lotions and candles.

Schippers is opening with a limited assortment of ladies garments measurements -3 months to 5T. If those people offer nicely, she will be growing individuals offerings to contain boys dresses in the exact measurements.

Schippers partner, Pierce, is from Hays, and the few relocated again to Hays with their son and daughter four years ago.

Kate Schippers poses next to a rack of purses at Sunflowers and Silos. Photo by Cristina Janney/Hays Post<br>
Kate Schippers poses up coming to a rack of purses at Sunflowers and Silos. Photo by Cristina Janney/Hays Put up

Opening a boutique has always been her dream, Schippers reported.

“Downtown Hays is so wonderful,” she stated. “So lots of persons appear in this article. This a excellent spot to do it. That was our total method. We wished the massive metropolis come to feel in the compact city.”

The shop will be spouse and children-operate.

Schipper’s brother-in-law renovated the storefront on Eighth Street, which had been an Escape Area. This contains the tailor made-created table and wine-cork bar in the Silo. The enterprise is renting the developing.

“This whole approach has been spouse and children pushed every move of the way, including layout conferences just about every Tuesday night,” Schippers stated.

“This small business has a ton of blood, sweat and tears involved and has carried out almost nothing but convey us again to residing in the exact same state once more. My sister is heading to aid me run it, and my mother will be down there serving to me run it when I cannot be there.”

The design of the clothing at the keep will range from modern to southwest. Schippers is performing on bringing in various manufacturer names to the shop, such as Wrangler, Kimes Ranch and Ariat.

“You could decide a little something if you had been likely to go to the rodeo or concert or to a Christmas celebration or to function,” Schipper stated. “There will be relaxed, some dressy and all the things in involving.”

Purse manufacturers will include things like Myra and American Darling. The soaps and lotions will be Barr-Co. The candles are 1803 brand.

Sunflowers and Silos will carry girls' clothing sizes 0-3 months to 5T. The store also will carry women's clothing sizes small through 3X. Photo by Cristina Janney/Hays Post<br>
Sunflowers and Silos will have girls’ clothes dimensions -3 months to 5T. The retailer also will have women’s apparel sizes small through 3X. Picture by Cristina Janney/Hays Put up

Price ranges will be mid-assortment, Schippers explained, with goods in the $20 to $50 array. The American Darling purses are leather and will run about $175 to $250.

The back of the shop, “The Silo,” will be a hat and equipment bar.

The retailer will have charms and feathers consumers will be capable to insert to their hats. They will also have branding irons that can be use to burn up brands into the hats. The retail store will also have kids’ sizes in the hats.

Schippers mentioned she is also considering owning denim-jacket-decorating or make-your-have-bolo situations.

The Silo will be a hat and accessories bar in the rear of Sunflowers and Silos. The space will be available to rent for events or used for custom designing hats and accessories. Photo by Cristina Janney/Hays Post<br>
The Silo will be a hat and extras bar in the rear of Sunflowers and Silos. The area will be available to rent for events or used for tailor made creating hats and extras. Photo by Cristina Janney/Hays Post

Kate and her husband are doing work on a liquor license, so bridal showers, ladies weekends, birthdays or other gatherings in the Silo can have liquor.

The Silo, which can accommodate about 15 individuals, is also readily available for hire for other activities. Kate said she has a kid’s birthday get together booked for the space shortly just after store’s opening.

Schippers is also working on a back patio that will be an extension of the the Silo.

An artwork student at Fort Hays Point out College painted a mural on one particular wall of the store, which Schippers stated will be a fun backdrop for pics through occasions.

“It is really going to be far more than a boutique, it truly is likely to be an experience,” she mentioned.

The shop will be open up 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. You can comply with the company on Facebook.

By Amalia