Militello, left, a long-time employee of Restyle Studio in downtown
Waukesha, is now the owner of the home decor and clothing
consignment boutique after former owner Amy Lauer, right, decided to
sell the business to Militello to spend more time with her kids.
- After five years, Amy Lauer said she’s ready to move on from owning
and operating Restyle Studio, her home decor and clothing consignment
“It’s just the right time,” Lauer
said. “I have four kids and I just decided it’s time for me to be home
more with them.”
Lauer sold the business to a long-time
employee of hers - Michelle Militello. Lauer said she has a good
connection with Militello and thinks she’ll be a great person to pass
the business along to, especially since Militello has older kids and more
time on her hands.
“I’m very excited,” Militello said.
“I want to make sure everyone has the same services that they’ve been
used to receiving and also just want to do some new things.”
Militello was quiet on what some the
specifics of those new things would be for now, but she did say she hopes
to expand some of the services.
“Things will be the same for now,” she
said. “We do have plans to add more services for people.”
The clothing shop, which was an expansion
of the home style boutique, buys like-new women’s clothing, shoes,
handbags, jewelry and hats. The original Restyle Studio location is next
door for home decor as well as other one-of-a-kind items and gifts.
Militello will take over the consignment
clothing store at
417 W. Main St.
, as well as the home decor consignment store at
W. Main St
There will be a small reception at the shop
today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to say goodbye to Lauer and welcome Militello
as the new owner.