February 2010 Issue
When it comes to shopping chic, Paris reins supreme — and it’s this belief that Stash Style was founded upon. The unique Chagrin Falls boutique, which opened in 2004, is noted for its vintage ambiance, and shopping here feels akin to browsing through an impeccably fashionable friend’s French-inspired boudoir.
According to owner Shannon Vance, many customers describe Stash Style as “an authentic Anthropologie,” referring to the trendy apparel and home accessories chain.
“The pieces look new, but they’re actually old,” she explains about her eclectic collection, ranging from Parisian textiles, vintage hotel silverware and horse ribbons to antique crystal chandeliers, candles and decorative hardware lining the shelves and walls. To add to the authenticity, Vance hosts an annual Paris Flea Market, showcasing merchandise made exclusively of products from The City of Light.
“Our collection is ever-changing,” says Vance. “Many people note that the shop looks different every time they come in.”
In addition to her home décor and gift selection, Vance expanded the store last year to include knitting and crocheting supplies. She also added a café that features Intelligentsia coffee, and 20 mouthwatering flavors of cupcakes baked at Cleveland’s West Side Market (favorites include Reese’s Cup and Red Velvet).
For more information, visit stashstyle.com