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Eco Friendly Boutique WareHaus Downtown Clearwater

Written by  Heidi Lux
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Warehaus Eco-Friendly “Adornable” Boutique

Nestled in a cozy shop on Laura Street, just next door to Intuition Salon and Spa, lies the WareHaus Boutique. It is positively one of the most “adornable” new boutiques to crop up recently in Downtown Clearwater. Offering “treasured objects and wearable art”, the store specializes in unique vintage pieces and locally-designed clothing, jewelry, handbags and scarves. Browsing the store one is sure to find one-of-a-kind pieces, hand made with care.

WareHaus Boutique was founded by Renee Cornish and Geri Aranjo in November of 2008, as a place for local artists and designers to display and sell their wares. “My purpose behind it was to provide a real artists’ outlet. There are so many artists and fashion designers around and we know it’s hard to really get out there and have that first step up,” says Renee.

WareHaus Both Renee and Geri design jewelry themselves, and Renee designs clothes that are also sold in the boutique. Local designers found at WareHaus Boutique include La Samara Studios, K Style Studios, Pinki B Handbags and Gimena Holstein.  Artist Deborah Murray has some of her paintings hanging on the wall for sale, and she even painted the colorful floors of the shop.

Both Geri and Renee see the importance of providing environmentally-friendly products. “We’re both big into eco-friendly things, so we’ll have merchandise like the totes, which are popular for grocery shopping,” says Renee. “We really want to provide aesthetics and also be nice to our little planet.” All of their packaging is recycled, and a lot of their designers use recycled materials. The store provides complimentary gift wrapping and in keeping within the environmentally-friendly theme, the ladies add dried flowers to spruce up the packages.

The store also holds regular trunk shows and “meet the artist” events. Future events and some of the WareHaus Boutique’s original designs can be found on their website at www.WareHausBoutique.com .

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