New store offers women’s clothing, jewelry, lotions
By Holly Neumann
Hello Beautiful, a modern day mercantile offering boutique clothing, unique gifts and home décor, has opened at 329 S. Bridge St., Manawa.
“I have a little of everything,” said owner Jean Seeger. “I have woman’s clothing from small to 2XL, jewelry, scarves, lotions, soaps, perfumes and candles; many unique items for the home and also items that make great wedding or baby gifts.”
Among these products is a variety of merchandise from area companies.
“I love to support locally when I can, it’s very important to me,” she said. “When I find products that are made in the USA I get excited, but when they are made right in Wisconsin it’s even more exciting.”
Seeger, who grew up on a farm just outside of the Manawa area, has always wanted to own her own shop.
“It is something I have always wanted to do,” she said. “So when I saw this storefront was available I checked it out and fell in love.”
With the encouragement of family and friends, Seeger decided the timing was right for her new venture.
“We have a lot of great things going in Manawa,” she said. “I thought it would be exciting to be a part of that. What better place than your hometown to start a business.”
Seeger is excited to offer area shoppers a unique shopping experience at affordable prices.
“I hope that people think of Hello Beautiful before they head out of town for that last minute gift or outfit,” she said. “Along with the other great businesses, I think Manawa is becoming that destination place that people enjoy to visit and has so much to offer.”
The store’s grand opening is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
“I am really grateful for all the help I have received and for the reception I have had thus far,” said Seeger. “I hope to see that continue and grow.”
Hello Beautiful is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 920-596-2112.