For the past year, we've been bringing you stories about local businesses in our region on our Locally Made Monday segment.
This week, we're revisiting one of those businesses.
Since it was featured, sales have increased so much, it's grown from the web- to a physical store.
We love seeing our local businesses have this kind of success.
When we first featured Sew Pinky, its princess clothing business was based from the home and on the web.
This past weekend, owner Pinky Saunders cut the ribbon on her brand new store.
"We have went from being a home-based business to a local merchant in Fort Wayne. So we've definitely done a great upgrade,” Saunders says.
Pinky Saunders ran her princess clothes business, Sew Pinky, out of her home, and on the web, for several years.
"It's been a couple of years since we've been open, and you know, taking this big step was a little nervous at first, but it's definitely shown to be a great idea,” Saunders says.
She says since her Locally Made Monday feature this past December, sales have increased like a fantasy come true.
"Since being featured on the Locally Made Monday, Sew Pinky has skyrocketed. We went from doing nice, you know, orders here and there, to shipping orders off to other states and other places. So being featured has definitely proven to be a big deal for our company,” Saunders says.
Her new store-in the upper suite of this building on Maplecrest Road- opened this past Saturday.
Saunders says sew pinky has grown and is expanding.
"We have done upgrades to our equipment, our techniques, our clothing. We went from- we're already the one-stop shop for your princess needs, but we're definitely the princess headquarters right now,” Saunders says.
Saunders has added new products as well- a line of gloves, and what she calls doll face hair bow holders.
"I will be working out of here, designing out of here, everything out of here,” Saunder says.
She says it's like a princess dream come true.
You can visit the store at-
2210 Maplecrest Rd, Ste. 4 in Fort Wayne.
Visit on the web at-
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