June Ruby opens store in downtown Grand Junction
WHAT: June Ruby
WHEN: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and some Sundays
WHERE: 537 Main St., Grand Junction
COST: Shirts range from $29-100
Ladies, make room in your closets! A new boutique recently opened at 537 Main St., in downtown Grand Junction.
Owned by Michelle Rotter and Barbara Walsh, sisters, the women’s fashion boutique offers limited runs of unique items in a moderately priced setting.
“It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little girl,” Rotter said.
Rotter started June Ruby, an online-only store, in 2010 in hopes of creating her own clothing store in her hometown of Grand Junction. While she currently resides in Chicago working as an online marketing consultant, she also is the buyer for the clothes sold at June Ruby’s local location.
“The most common characteristic in our clothes is quality,” Rotter said, “along with being comfortable and stylish.”
Rotter added that she owns almost every piece of clothing she sells, so she knows how products fit and feel.
Rotter recruited her sister, Walsh, to help her with the business locally in Grand Junction.
According to Walsh, community involvement is a huge component of their business model as they plan to give back in many ways. The just completed a back-to-school contest for teachers for a chance to win $500 to spend in the store. Female teachers were nominated on June Ruby’s Facebook page. Monica Clow of Clifton Elementary School won.
“Teachers spend so much of their own money when school starts up for supplies,” Walsh said. “They don’t get to go clothes shopping for themselves, so we want to give back to them.”
Walsh, who also breeds Yorkshire terriers, plans to expand her dog-breeding business to sell merchandise for small-dog breeds in the coming months in the back of June Ruby.
Normal store hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and some Sundays.
For more information, visit http://www.juneruby.com or find them on Facebook.
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