They are two best pals with a passion for fashion.
Alle-Kiski Valley natives Dessie Mitcheson Pilek and Jen Zatko Atchison achieved as cheerleaders in seventh quality and graduated jointly from Kiski Space Higher School in 2009. These times, they are company partners who are increasing their on the net garments small business — East West Boutique — with a brick-and-mortar place in historic Vandergrift.
The new keep, found at 140 Grant Ave., celebrates its grand opening Saturday.
Their small business philosophy is about cheering on all women with a information of inclusion and empowerment. “We want to make women of all ages experience stunning and self-assured in any dimension,” Atchison explained.
Soon after leaving their respective jobs as hairstylist and X-ray technician, the buddies started out the on the web variation of East West Boutique in May. They began by selling women’s garments in measurements x-little to 3X by way of a cell application and internet site, shopewb.com/shop.
Customers are inspired to down load the no cost East West Boutique app and tune in for the weekly “Tuesday Night Live” searching broadcast. The display capabilities Pilek, Atchison and guest products displaying 15 new garments options from their stock.
“One of our prospects stated she pours a ‘shoptail’ consume and will get cozy on the couch and completely ready to shop ‘Tuesday Evening Stay,’ ” Atchison said.
The enlargement to a brick-and-mortar spot comes after looking at their on the net profits exceed projections.
“We achieved our six-month product sales objectives on the net in one particular month,” Pilek mentioned. “We ended up blown away.”
An Apollo indigenous and leading athlete at Kiski Spot, Pilek moved to Southern California 8 many years in the past, working as a product. She will commute from the West Coastline to enable operate the keep. Atchison, elevated in Vandergrift, is married with a few little ones and lives in New Kensington. Their two places are the inspiration for the store’s identify.
Both of those females provide as buyers, traveling to apparel marketplaces in Dallas and other cities, deciding on parts that are normally not identified in the Pittsburgh region.
Consumers can hope to come across trendy sweaters, denims, dresses, outerwear, shirts, add-ons, jewelry, purses and footwear amid a renovated historic creating featuring a large tin ceiling and uncovered brick wall and hardwood floors.
“We’re modern day Boho with a twist,” Atchison stated. “Our motto is manner from coast-to-coastline.”
Outfits selling prices range from $15-$75.
Atchison recalled as a minor lady rising up in Vandergrift, she discovered there weren’t apparel searching selections. Her mother drove her to Monroeville or other malls to obtain outfits.
“I know prior to I was born, Vandergrift experienced a ton of buying listed here in city — this was a huge, booming area to occur to,” Atchison explained. “Just having a very little piece of that again right here again with the up-and-coming dining places, breweries and minor outlets opening is significant.”
The duo are leasing abuilding that was a stylish gown shop for the duration of the 1960s.
Consumers can assume a warm welcome at East West.
“We preferred an inviting, Boho sense, but we wished to keep the common emotion of the setting up,” Pilek stated. “We just want absolutely everyone to come in, find anything they are likely to enjoy to wear but also have a pleasurable knowledge with us.”
In August, they sponsored a accumulating at the Vandergrift pool for women of all ages — of all ages, shapes, sizes and wellness conditions — to mingle in their swimsuits and “love who you are,” Pilek stated at the time.
Taylor Stein, 28, of Castle Shannon is a loyal on the internet shopper who programs to attend the grand opening this weekend. She stated she usually receives compliments while sporting her East West buys.
“Each piece is great top quality and I adore the style. Anyone can locate something they are going to like,” Stein claimed. “I sense like a million bucks when I dress in their things.”