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- Girls Clothes
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Melissa Sinni, owner of the Blue Béret always knew she wanted to open her own store. Within three weeks’ time, her dream became a reality.
Inspired by her ten years living in New York City, where pop-up shops and boutiques are in abundance, Sinni decided to bring the unique concept to the Chester County area.
What started out as a pop up, has now morphed into a 7 women business owner co op. The co op is home to the Blue Béret, 12 West Boutique, Chilcote & Richards Ltd, KG Collective, HoneyKomb Arts, Lauren Anrig Addis Art Collective, and Bowerbird Garden. They have also incorporated monthly and bimonthly markets with 7 featured handmade artisans to sell their wares.
The co op hosts workshops for both children and adults in the downstairs art gallery space.
Sinni describes, “The community loves it. It’s a one stop shop, there’s a lot of different things in here, and a lot of things that are coming in and out.
Currently open seven days a week, Sunday 11-4, Monday – Friday from 10-6 pm, and Saturday 10-5. Only months in, the shop was named “Best of Philly 2019: “Best New Children’s Boutique” by Philadelphia Magazine.
With original plans to open until January, the Blue Béret is looking to stay. Locals can look forward to an expansion into the downstairs level for markets during fall weekends. As well as, ongoing pop-up stores and the possibility of workshops on weekdays.
Like its unique concept, the Blue Béret is a children’s boutique that takes a “trendy spin on traditional prints”. It sells mainly clothing for “little ladies” and “little gents” with everything from dresses, blazers, and overalls that are all able to be monogrammed or embroidered.
The Blue Béret reaches beyond the ordinary with hand-blocked prints from India, the 40-year-old Liberty of London brand sourced from Europe, and whimsical artwork made in Spain.
As a local business owner herself, Sinni also loves to recognize local designers from Philadelphia, selling handmade cupcake shaped chalks and glitter playdough for children.
Shoppers can find adorable accessories such as bow ties, bows, and fabric crowns. As well, customers can purchase children’s toys, doll cribs, custom bedding, and chairs crafted from beautiful rattan wood.
Sinni says, “What I am trying to do is bring different things and brands that aren’t sold around here.”
A family joke of the pronunciation of “blueberry” as “blue béret” by her twins, lead her towards the creation of the Blue Béret, as it is today. Steeped around family and inspired by her own four children, she explains how her daughter loves to go shopping at her store and her son is often her little helper.
Sinni hopes that her passion and entrepreneurial spirit shows her children that, “if you really want something and if you really work hard at it, you can do whatever you want to do”.