For those who want to spend their dollars on one-of-a-kind, handmade purses, soaps, clothes and gifts, rather than their premium-priced, mass-produced counterparts in the mall, Beehive Co-op founder PETRA GEIGER stepped in to save the day. A budding handbag and stationary designer herself, Geiger had difficulty finding a suitable retail outlet to sell her wares so she created her own. Geigers co-op is comprised of several smaller boutiques boasting clothes by Olive, Rinse bath and beauty products, creative kids clothes and accessories by Bold Mary, and all those indie-jewelry designers that you hit every craft festival in hopes of finding. Easier to shop than most malls and affordably priced, we couldnt ask for an easier way to support local artists while treating ourselves.
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