For the last two weeks, we've been taking in your suggestions and votes for the best boutique in Marion. This is your choice.
We've been collecting your opinion on a wide range of topics, from hair salons to bars, and you never fail to chose truly interesting locales. This time, we asked you about your favorite boutique in Marion. We let you choose between Domicile, Rags to Riches Consignment, Purse ~N~ ality, Joy and Happenstance on Seventh, and you chose... Rags to Riches Consignment. If you haven't been, Rags to Riches Consignment is a boutique off Seventh Avenue in Marion. They have a large shop with a wide variety of gently used women's clothing and accessories. Stay tuned for next week when we ask your choice for your favorite photographer or photography studio in Marion.
The newly opened clothing and artwork shop features items repurposed from discarded materials.
Gae Sharp-Richardson said she got her knack for collecting discarded items from her grandfather. She would go with him to the garbage dump and search for treasures — old dolls heads and various miscellania — that her grandpa would keep in his garage. "It got to the point where my brothers and sisters would say: This is ugly give it to Gae. This is broken give it to Gae," she said. Since then her found objects lead to artwork found only in her home studio, but when the Marion business owner moved THE chocolate SHOP a few blocks down Seventh Avenue, she realized she had the opportunity to run a shop with her creative mentality. Happenstance on Seventh showcases the recycling of discarded artwork and clothing, which is creatively redesigned …
Happenstance on Seventh is selling chocolate busts, made from The Chocolate Shop Chocolate, but only available at Happenstance.
Happenstance on Seventh recently unveiled their new Valentine Day product, wine dipped in chocolate.