Unleashed owner Catherine Fleischer has expanded from
to open a second location in Cedarburg.
Photos by Mark Justesen
CEDARBURG — Catherine Fleischer, owner of the newly
opened Elements Unleashed in the former Rustic Palate,
isn’t new to the boutique business, but she is new to
Cedarburg. And there’s a little secret involved there.
actually went to high school with the people who own The
Shinery,” she said of her neighbors.
like The Shinery, Cedarburg is providing a great
location for the expansion of her existing boutique
business, which first opened in downtown Neenah.
Fleischer opened her second location in Cedarburg in
mid-December, bringing a mix of one-of-a-kind and unique
clothing, accessories and shoes, including cowboy boots,
to the Settlement.
work very, very hard to offer an inventory of
one-of-a-kind items and I source items from all over the
world,” she said. “I listen to my customers to really
hear what they are looking for, plus I also buy things
that I like and would wear.”
also does a significant amount of special occasion
business, including mothers of the brides, bridal
parties, brides and for special events. The boutique’s
inventory, as well as its level of service, exceed what
is found in a chain or larger store.
just had a bride decide on a red evening gown for her
bridal dress,” she said.
selection at the recently opened Elements Unleashed
store in Cedarburg’s Cedar Creek Settlement features
several unique dresses.
Photos by Mark Justesen
Fleischer also offers full-service furrier services,
something that’s not very common in our area.
actually was moving my mother into assisted living and
had to clean out her house,” she said. “I got to her
closet and opened it up and there was her pristine mink
coat, the one she was saving for a ‘special occasion.’”
She ended up learning about the profession and the
proper way to care, condition and store a fur.
is regaining popularity and if you care for a fur
properly, it will last you the rest of your life and
beyond,” she noted. “Furs should be conditioned
annually. It should be worn and not saved for a ‘special
occasion.’ If you think of a leather sofa, the more you
sit on it, the softer it gets.”
don’t like light or variations in temperature or
humidity, and they have a tendency to yellow if not
taken care of, said Fleischer.
She’s currently splitting her time between the original
Neenah location and Cedarburg, a town she’s grown to
love in a very short time.
really have never been to Cedarburg before and I spent a
few hours here one weekend,” she said. “It’s absolutely
beautiful – both the place and the people. I’ve really
enjoyed being here already in such a short time.”
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