Owner Mary Kutsche, right, talks with customer Penny
Gral of West Bend at Trendressa on Thursday afternoon in
Photo by John Ehlke
- Owner of the newest clothing store on Main Street, Mary
Kutsche, loves to go shopping with her daughters and decided
to open a clothing store to give West Bend shoppers
distinctive fashion choices.
Trendressa, 162 S. Main St., on June 3. It offers women's and
juniors’ clothing. They offer plus sizes as well and girls'
sizes from 6-16. The summer line is out.
also offers shoes, accessories and seasonal clothes in the back
of the store, which now houses swimsuits.
she has been thinking about opening a clothing store for a
while. When the space became available at the corner of Walnut
and Main streets she said it was time for her to do it.
“We (her 12
and 16-year-old daughters) like to shop. We figured we’d start
our own,” Kutsche said.
Sarah Sullivan, 11, of Fox Point
looks over the collection of dresses at Trendressa on
Thursday afternoon in West Bend.
Photo by John Ehlke
is a brightly colored store with teal and purple painted
walls. Bold prints and neon colored clothes fill the racks
on the wall and racks that sit on the floor.
it was a family affair to get the store ready. She said her
family spent hours and hours of painting and ordering clothes.
“We started in
April on the weekends,” she said. “It took two months to get
everything. Get all the clothes ordered.”
daughter, Samantha Kutsche, said she painted, installed grid
racks, helped pick out the clothes, and styled the mannequins.
“Kind of like
family teamwork kind of thing,” Samantha said.
gets the clothes from online wholesale websites and continuously
searches for fashion trends. She said her store offers different
designs and patterns a shopper can’t get at bigger clothing
option for customers,” Kutsche said.
This is the
first time Kutsche opened a business and she said the
challenging part was everything she had to do to get the store
“The reward is
now that we’re open,” Kutsche said.
As the family
prepared to open the store, community members were curious about
what would fill the downtown location, Mary Kutsche said.
“They like it.
Everything’s been positive,” she said about the community’s
open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Reach the store at