Pflugerville - Hutto Edition | May 2021

BUSINESS FEATURE Wink Boutique Community staple is one-stop shop for local gifts W hen Wink Boutique owner Brittany Parker bought the shop in September people know how to nd me and not necessarily someone who’s a local artist that they’ve never heard of. It gives them a chance to learn about other ways to shop local.” Parker works alongside other BY MEGAN CARDONA

2018 six years after it originally opened, two of her main focuses were being part of the community and being a one-stop shop for gifts people could not nd elsewhere. Located at 403 W. Pecan St., Pugerville, the boutique’s themed rooms oer a variety of gifts for everyone, from baby items to wom- en’s clothing as well as items from local vendors. For Parker, including other small businesses inside her shop is a priority. “In the process of being a part of the community, I felt like it was important to uplift the voices of the makers,” Parker said. Before buying the shop, Parker said she would come in all the time and exchange business ideas with the previous owner. While Wink

downtown Pugerville businesses to organize the Pecan Street Collective, a once-a-month event where they host local vendors at their shops. The Pecan Street Collective event is held the rst Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. When the pandemic hit over a year ago, Parker said her team found alternative ways to help people nd gifts and shop local. The team rushed to get a website launched, started a local delivery service and now oers porch pickup for people to pick up purchased items when the store is closed. Wink Boutique also oers in-house embroidery services and free gift wrapping. The shop does

A variety of products are popular at Wink Boutique, including wooden ower diusers that change color as they absorb fragrance. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

Wink Boutique oers gifts for every occasion and has a themed table for holidays located in a room of the shop. For Mother’s Day, owner Brittany Parker and her team put together motherhood phrase signage, jewelry, jewelry holders, mugs, books and shirts. A popular shirt has been one with the word “MAMA” printed in an AC-DC-style font, she said.

“IN THE PROCESS OF BEINGAPART OF THE COMMUNITY, I FELT LIKE ITWAS IMPORTANT TOUPLIFT THE VOICES

Boutique previ- ously sold items from outside vendors, since becoming the owner Parker said she is focused on featuring more local artists, which include

not have a busy season, instead seeing business rise throughout the year with hol- idays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and occasions

OF THEMAKERS.” BRITTANY PARKER, OWNER, WINK BOUTIQUE

Pugerville native Brittany Parker bought the shop in September 2018.

Parker kept the name of the shop because it is a community staple.

Wink Boutique 403 W. Pecan St., Pugerville 512-990-0008 www.shopwinktx.com Hours: Tue.-Sat. noon-6 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.

pottery by Clay Works by Sally, Grace and Charm jewelry, and NFuseME water bottle infusers. “Extending that ‘shop local’ mentality is important to me because they’re in our community, too,” Parker said. “I’m a destination, so

such as weddings and birthdays, Parker said. “I think that’s what’s great about having the dierent themes through- out the store is we always have something for that time of the year, whenever it is,” Parker said.

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*Mother's Day Gifts Sale runs 5/3/21-5/8/21. Valid on featured products. Sale items can be shopped in-store and online at www.twinliquors.com. Selection varies by store. Items and prices subject to change without notice. No further discount on Sale Items, Final Few, or Closeouts. Some exclusions apply. Please drink responsibly.

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PFLUGERVILLE  HUTTO EDITION • MAY 2021

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