Florals and Finds has been such a success in Clear Lake SD that owners Margit and Sharon decided to add on to their business. Florals and Finds Boutique opened this Fall next door and features women's fashions, jewelry, some footwear, scarves and more. The great thing as far as this storyteller is concerned is that they include Plus Size clothing too so they are a woman's "all-size shop!" (We need to create an urban dictionary name for this--because it's necessary and great when boutiques are inclusive to all-size women! )
Arla Olson, a favorite salesperson, that could be found across the street at Joyce's in Clear Lake joined the team along with Kayla Fritz Bucknell, daughter to Margit. Joining the two stores together, they began their commitment to continue great service and bring new and unique boutique items to the area. Arla adds her 40 years experience in helping women find their perfect fit and desired style. Her many years experience is quite the asset to Floral and Finds Boutique. Arla has an uncanny memory of women's styles and sizes and once you get to know her, she's got your style. Even husband's trust her expertise to let her do the shopping.
Kayla adds her own flair and expertise to the equation. Having started to sell Plunder jewelry after her and her husband moved back to Clear Lake, it has grown amazingly in the east central region, and beyond. Kayla sells their boutique items via Facebook Live and they ship their styles and fashions around the world. It is a unique concept and one our small rural communities need to grasp. Online sales is necessary along with the personal touch of 'hands on." Of course if at some point you are not happy with your choice if purchased online, they stand by their product and sales. Kayla also adds touches of youthfulness being a young mother of two little boys.
The biggest sales pitch for their shop is they listen to their customers and when they go to market they're thinking of their clientele. If you're coming through Clear Lake and the shops are not open, be sure to call them as well to set up an appointment. Between the four of them, they'll try to meet whatever need you have.
If you recall in reading our previous article here, Margit was a grade school teacher for many years, So be sure to scroll down and find the original downtown story of how this team in Clear Lake got their start. Or click here.