Sideways, a locally-owned home and clothing boutique, recently announced its move from Cherry Street to the heart of Brookside at 1307 E. 35th Place.
“We wanted our customers to have a more spacious area in which to browse our unique clothing and home accessories, as well as provide them with a more accessible location,” says Peggy Henry, Sideways owner. “The move also gives us an opportunity to bring in more merchandise.”
Sideways carries affordable, unique styles and offers brands like Kenzie, Mac & Jac, Nic and Zoe, Hobo, Hanky Panky and Big Buddha. Six to eight styles of shoes are always in stock to complement the clothing and bags, and local artists Paula Beck and Tamara Staab’s designs are featured in the jewelry section. Also, local company Nu-Spun’s eco-friendly T- shirts are available at the store.
“Our clothing ranges from casual to dressy for women of all ages,” Henry said. “We have something for every shopper and every style.”
Home items include bedding by Dwell Studio and Pine Cone Hill. For the eco-friendly shopper, bamboo bedding by Home Source is available for purchase along with micro-cotton towels, which were rated “Best Towels” by Simple magazine. Other home items include Dash and Albert rugs, unique tables, chairs and lamps, as well as dinnerware, serving pieces, glassware, and table linens.
A bridal registry is also available, along with free gift wrapping.
Henry opened the boutique in March 2006 after years of buying and selling objects of affection at antique malls and market booths. She learned business skills from watching her husband’s successful entrepreneurial venture, and opening Sideways was the next logical step, Henry says.
“I always loved flea markets and antique venues, especially finding objects of beauty that express personality,” says Henry. “I enjoy bringing beauty and inspiration to others and contemporary with the unusual.”