Bangles & Bags is opening a new store in downtown Oconomowoc
at 148 E. Wisconsin Ave., just in time for Gallery Night on
May 2. It will be the seventh location for the local chain.
The Cedarburg location is pictured above.
OCONOMOWOC - Bangles & Bags specializes in women’s fashion that
won’t break a budget, and the formula is apparently working.
location will be opening in downtown Oconomowoc at
148 E. Wisconsin Ave., on Friday, May 2, just in time for
spring Gallery Night.
started Bangles & Bags nine years ago in Delafield. Since then
she’s teamed with business partner Jeanette Dvorak and they’ve
added six locations. The biggest is in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.
that Oconomowoc’s recent downtown revitalization effort was an
important factor in choosing to open a location that is so close
to the Delafield store.
(it was). It looks like almost all of the retail spaces are
taken and there’s a fresh face on it,” Steiner said. “I think
people go to Delafield as a location and people will go to
Oconomowoc as a location.”
store will be larger than Delafield’s with about 1,500 square
feet of shopping area.
“It is a
superb locale with hardwood floors and high ceilings creating a
beautiful setting for our merchandise,” Steiner said.
Bangles & Bags
sells accessories and handbags in a boutique setting including
jewelry, handbags, scarves, wallets and more. The stock is
updated each week and hand picked by Steiner and Dvorak for its
style and affordability
“We put the
concept of inexpensive, fun jewelry together with our second
love of antiques and came up with Bangles & Bags,” Steiner said.
Commerce Executive Director Katie Miller said she was thrilled
that the efforts to update downtown played a role in Steiner’s
decision to locate there.
Bags will be a great addition to our downtown,’’ she said.
manager Amanda Suleski also will manage the Oconomowoc store.
locations include Cedarburg, Delafield, Madison, Waukesha,
Wauwatosa and Milwaukee.
to grow as more and more customers request that we come to their
towns or cities,” Steiner said.