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‘Wilde Soul’: W.F. West Graduate Opens Outfits Boutique in Downtown Chehalis

By Owen Sexton / [email protected]

Wanting for a new outfit or accessory for a night out on the town? This Friday, buyers will have a new boutique to browse by in downtown Chehalis as they glance for that fantastic design and style. 

It is identified as Wilde Soul Boutique and is owned by 22-yr-outdated W.F. West Superior Faculty graduate Shelby Foister. She has been functioning the store on-line and at popup marketplaces due to the fact she was a junior in large university. Foister isn’t the only entrepreneur in her loved ones, either. 

Her grandfather owned W A Reducing & Logging in Chehalis and her father owned the Burnt Ridge MX Park in Onalaska, which the relatives is getting ready to reopen this spring. 

“That genuinely pushed me to begin my very own business enterprise,” Foister explained to The Chronicle. 

Having just given beginning to her to start with kid in January, Foister took some time off. But when a developing turned offered on the industry in Chehalis previous month, she resolved it was time to get back again to business enterprise.

“I’ve usually preferred (a space) with a garage door, so it was excellent. I came in that day, looked at it and got it that day,” Foister explained. “It was type of on a whim but it is a thing that I’ve been working toward around the previous 5 yrs now.”

Foister’s boyfriend, Dakota Robins — a local state musician who just signed with Locked And Loaded Documents in Longview — has now taken around babysitting obligations whilst Foister prepares for Wilde Soul’s grand opening. 

Her conclusion to open a boutique arose from her dismay with what she noticed as a lack of high quality, cost-effective, entire body-favourable clothes in other retailers. Foister ideas to carry a broad variety of sizes from 00 to 26 and needs to keep items very affordable.

“There’s no way a pair of jeans really should price $200. I never feel which is extremely truthful to a good deal of persons simply because I definitely could not pay for that,” she explained. 

Nevertheless she currently only sells women’s garments, at the time the store’s actual physical site is absolutely established up, Foister designs to grow to outfits for men and youngsters. All of her products are designed in the U.S. and Foister tries to perform with other enterprises owned by ladies. 

“There are some exceptions obviously, but I attempt my greatest to keep every thing made in the U.S.A.,” Foister mentioned. 

She plans to showcase and offer apparel by local designer Emy Dyer when Dyer releases her future clothes line later on this spring. 

Purchasers who go to Wilde Soul will notice a “very groovy” come to feel to the boutique, from lava lamps and bright orange couches to disco-ball themed model heads. Foister styled the store dependent on her personal character, she said. 

“The additional I grew up and the more I had leeway in developing my possess area, I genuinely required this place to be funky and fun, with lights and disco balls all over the place,” Foister stated. 

Positioned in downtown Chehalis at 255 N. Market place Blvd., suite B, Wilde Soul Boutique’s grand opening is established for Friday at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-slicing ceremony at noon. Foister is preparing gift baggage and cotton candy to give out for the store’s grand opening. 

Common several hours of operation will be Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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