BLiNK Artisan Boutique carries items handmade and
upcycled by vendors, such as furniture, clothing,
jewelry and home goods. Some of these items will be for
sale at Mayfair Mall from November through December.
WAUWATOSA — Handmade goods will get a space next to the
giants of retail during the holiday shopping season when
BLiNK Artisan Boutique vendors fill a space in Mayfair
BLiNK Artisan Boutique owner Lori Reed said she was
approached by a representative of Mayfair Mall about
three weeks ago who was looking to bring in a retailer
for the empty Michael Kors location near Nordstrom.
said it was “an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”
BLiNK Artisan Boutique in Oconomowoc and its sister
store, BLiNK ReStyled in Waukesha, specialize in
upcycled, handcrafted and restyled items from several
artisans. Reed said 12 women will be selling their items
in the BLiNK space in Mayfair.
Mayfair location will be open from Nov. 1 through Dec.
BLiNK Artisan Boutique carries items handmade by vendors
who this holiday season will also sell their work in
“Santa will be right next to the space and the mall did
not want an empty space for the holidays, so I along
with 12 other girls from my stores and Bees Knees
Homestead are busy making unique handcrafted gifts for
the holidays,” Reed said.
saw it as a great opportunity to bring more awareness to
her shops, and to what handcrafted products are. The
artisans who sell in the BLiNK stores are local and live
from Milwaukee to Madison.
Mayfair store will carry clothing, home goods, furniture
and other gift items, most priced at $30 or less.
am so excited to reach new people,” Reed said. “If we
bring it to mall we will hit some customers who haven’t
really learned what that is yet.”