The online boutique store BellaRose.com has opened up shop at the Kohl’s in downtown Toledo.
It’s a step in the right direction for the Toledo native who, in recent years, has made a name for herself as a high-end boutique brand.
Her brand, which sells everything from jewelry to apparel, has been in Toledo since 2004.
But she says she’s ready to take a bigger leap this year.
“The more we do business, the more I realize that if you want to get into the world of retail, it’s going to take more than just a Kohl or a Target,” she said.
“You have to be on your own.
It was always going to be more of an online business. “
I’ve never been a retailer in the traditional sense of the word.
It was always going to be more of an online business.
I’ve always been more of a consumer.”
In the past, she’s focused on helping people find the best in local and independent designers and vintage boutiques.
“As a designer, I’m always trying to create something that’s a little more unique,” she explained.
“That’s what I do with my designs.
You get a chance to be creative with the clothes that you make.
I like to create things that are unique.”
“I have a lot of friends in Toledo that I’m very passionate about,” she added.
“They are in the community and they are just so committed.
The store is the latest of many that Bella rose has opened this year in Toledo. “
The best thing that we can do is be here in Toledo, but at the same time, we also want to make sure we’re not just doing it for a paycheck.”
The store is the latest of many that Bella rose has opened this year in Toledo.
Earlier this month, the company also opened its first Toledo boutique.
The new store in the Kohls building is open through Jan. 31.