From all of us here at Winnie Lu, WELCOME! I'm Patricia, the owner and dreamer behind this sweet little shop. It's been a long time coming, but I'm so excited to say that the store is SUPER close to finally opening. It's been a very long summer of patiently waiting for a lease to get signed, products getting ordered, and construction being done, but we are SO CLOSE!
Since I've been posting on social media that I would give an update about an opening date, I thought I should finally fulfill that promise. Unfortunately, I still don't have a specific date set for a grand opening, but I'm crossing my fingers we'll be open by the end of August.
I can't wait to be apart of the friendly town of Victoria and be open for the fall season. I can already see customers strolling the streets with a pumpkin latte in hand and stopping in to chat on a cool, fall Saturday. Ah, can't you already hear the leaves crunching under your feet and feel the crisp breeze? (If you can't tell, fall is totally my favorite season...)
I'll try my best to keep everyone updated with another blog post once we know a better schedule for the opening, but until then jump on over and follow Winnie Lu on Instagram and Facebook. You'll get a behind the scenes look at products coming in, updates about the shop, and a few pictures of my black lab Winnie; the inspiration behind the store name. And while you're at it, go ahead and sign up for email updates at the bottom of the page. Another great resource for updates, events, and new arrivals!
On a side note, I am always looking for suggestions of Minnesota based brands to add to the store. Do you have a favorite product made right here in Minnesota? Shoot me an email and let me know what it is! One of my main goals here is to promote positivity, and I would love to do that by supporting other local MN business owners. Would love for you to send any suggestions my way! Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in the store and chat with me once we're open.
I cannot WAIT to get into the shop and meet all of you lovely people. I've already had the pleasure of feeling so welcomed into the town of Victoria, and I cannot wait to get to know everyone and hopefully spread a little joy and positivity through Winnie Lu.
Patricia - Owner of Winnie Lu