Greenwich Place is going to have a lot of bling with the new Charming Charlie that’s opening there (Have You Heard? March 9), but it’s going to have some local Bling right next door, too.
Nicole Hedges-Campos and her husband, Mark Campos, are opening their second Wichita women’s apparel and accessories store – which will make it their ninth Bling – next to Charming Charlie in the center at K-96 and Greenwich.
“It’s up and coming and new,” Hedges-Campos says of Greenwich Place. “We just want to get in the best possible location.”
The couple started the chain in Scott City in 2008 to sell what Hedges-Campos calls “super trendy” women’s apparel, accessories and purses. She says the goal is “keeping trends coming in continuously to the store.”
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The first Wichita Bling opened at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize Road in 2015, and Hedges-Campos says it’s done well.
“Wonderful. … It’s just been phenomenal.”
She says that’s why she’s opening on the east side, too.
“The customers have asked and asked.”
Bling will be in 2,000 square feet of a freestanding 14,000-square-foot building in front of Designer Shoe Warehouse and Ulta Beauty.
Hedges-Campos says she likes that the Wichita Sports Forum is at the 106-acre development as well.
“I just think it’s going to be a really good draw.”
There are two more Bling stores in the works. One is under construction in Kansas City and another is in development, but Hedges-Campos says she can’t share any details yet. The stores are part of the nine total.
Hedges-Campos says her goal with each of her boutiques is to create a small-town feel, even in larger markets.
“That’s something we talk about with employees weekly.”
The Greenwich Place Bling should open in early fall. Hedges-Campos says she sees lots of other businesses moving there as well.
“It’s going to be really good.”