Monday, June 25, 2012 By Jennifer Delaney and Tracy Southers
Studios of Southlake Opens with 11 Vendors Offering Specialty Products
Inspired by the small marketplaces of France, The Studios of Southlake is a unique opportunity for boutique retailers and local artisans to showcase their wares. Unlike traditional arts and crafts fairs that operate for a short span, The Studios of Southlake is a place for the community to visit, share, and purchase the work of local artisans all year long.
Touting itself as a “small business incubator,” The Studios of Southlake opened April 15 inside the busy 280 Sports Complex at 280 Commerce Street. Featuring a collection of boutiques in 5×10 or 10×10 rented spaces, the current vendors include: Floral Decor Studios, Gracie Rose, Interior Designs by K, Lulu B, Lux Solis Jewelry, Molly and Me Boutique, Sassy Threadz, The Dainty Dragon, The Funky Mamaz, Annie’s Metal Outlet, and Gal Clothing.
“We have already have had a ton of shoppers coming in and out over the past few weeks,” stated manager Lisa Wheelock. “They love the different collections of items that we have and remark how different it is. We are definitely looking to expand and we are excited to be located in such a great area.”
Each vendor is responsible for keeping their boutique well stocked with merchandise, but are not required to be present; items may be purchased from the cashier located at the front. The Studios of Southlake expects to be able to host 65 vendors total and are seeking boutiques in the areas of: baby clothes, jewelry, home décor, art, fashion, crafts/ novelties, and flowers.
“We finished the first space that holds roughly 30 vendors and are working on the second space,” stated Wheelock, noting lease applications are available on the website.
For more information, go to www.studiosofsouthlake.com or call 817-308-8202.