Business

Fashion Bar boutique to open at Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn

WICHITA — Dana Miller is opening a bar in Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn, but it won't serve drinks.

"It's going to be a buy-sell-trade boutique," Miller says of her new Fashion Bar. "I'm going to pay cash on the spot."

Unlike what she calls more mature consignment shops, Miller hopes to appeal to a younger crowd with clothing, accessories and handbags.

"My primary market is women 21 to 45," she says.

The store will "have some weekend clothes and casual clothes, but my focus is really going to be on young professionals."

Her slogan is "fashion recycled." Miller says her goal is "keeping extra clothes out of the landfills."

Miller says she'll pay up to 40 percent of her selling price to customers who bring in merchandise. Or they can earn more in trade.

She'll pay more for handbags, too, which will be something of a specialty in the shop.

Miller plans a Sept. 30 drawing for a $300 Coach bag.

Instead of liquor bottles and wine glasses on the store's built-in bar, Miller plans to feature handbags along with jewelry.

The store opens Sept. 10.

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