SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Clara Barnes has seen it too many times to count.
Customers walk into Embellish Boutique to look for particular items, and they end up leaving with goods they never knew they wanted. That’s the beauty of having a wide variety of products up and down the shop.
“At Embellish we strive to have a little something for everyone,” Barnes, the owner, said. “Our customer age range is wide open. The fact is that you can stop in to get a gift for a baby, a bride-to-be, a wedding, birthday, or just a fun outfit for that special night out and we will have you covered. We do not specialize in just one category. We keep your options wide open.”
“The history this place has is amazing. I would describe Pittsburg as a fun, small college town with pride like you have never seen.”
Embellish, at 123 N. Broadway, is one of several premier boutiques throughout Pittsburg. Barnes said one of her main goals in starting the business was to help give the city a unique look and feel.
“Small, locally-owned boutiques and businesses give a city a sense of uniqueness and a style of its own,” she said. “When people have places they can go to grab a gift, get a new outfit for an event, or just a little something to treat themselves, it’s a great way to stimulate the economy.
“Then the word spreads, and people from other towns want to come and visit and see all the awesome finds the town has to offer. They add charm, and who doesn’t love that?”
That “charm” has escalated quickly over the past few years, as more shops and businesses have opened up downtown and beyond.
“I love what is happening in Pitt these days,” Barnes said. “My dad grew up here, and I love to hear him tell stories of how it used to be. The history this place has is amazing. I would describe Pittsburg as a fun, small college town with pride like you have never seen.”
Barnes said the city does a great job of supporting small business owners like herself, and she encourages anyone who is considering opening a business to go for it.
“You only fail if you don’t try,” she said. “If it was easy then everyone would be doing it. Just be you and let the rest fall into place. Always be on the lookout for the one thing that makes you different, and that will win you success”