I was dropping off my taxes at my accountant’s office in Holyoke’s Open Square. As described in their website, Open Square is a new mixed-use urban community in the heart of Holyoke’s Historic Canal District.
As we were discussing weddings, my accountant suggested that I stop in to the Pearl Bridal Boutique in the next building. I hadn’t been there before, so I stopped in and met Ryan, the owner, and explained a little about my business. As for the boutique, it’s very stylish and hip looking, set in a renovated factory building with a lot of brickwork and natural light.
As Ryan put it to me in an e-mail: “We too are trying to do something different. We like to be thought of as a specialty bridal boutique. Meaning that you will find designers and accessories not found anywhere else. Brides are able to sit back, relax, and be pampered in a private loft style setting. They feel like they are in a couture salon in Boston or NY, but are here in W.Mass.”