Anyone who knows my style knows that I am absolutely obsessed with black and anything frilly or girly. My inner Fashionista feeds on those two things. So when I walked into Calamity Jane’s Boutique in downtown Spokane, I practically jumped for joy. First of all, the decorations and set up of the little store is incredibly cute. It had bright flower-printed paper lanterns hanging over the eye-catching displays. It featured black, red and pink garments laid out on a beautiful black table. Second, the clothing that is hung up on racks around room have been placed in such a way that it seems like you just have to look through it all. One rack can go from an assortment of solid colored basics to a one-of-a-kind lace dress. Lastly, this boutique also likes to promote local artists and photographers by displaying and selling their artwork and photos throughout the store. This gives it a laid-back and home-like vibe which really makes this little boutique one worth checking out!
Name: Samantha Grimm
Role: Sales Associate for Calamity Jane’s Boutique
CollegeFashionista: How did Calamity Jane’s come to be?
Samantha Grimm: It’s actually like my mom’s hobby! She has her own job that has nothing to do with this boutique, but she had always wanted to open a trendy store so she did! She’s had it for two years and has had my grandma making all the jewelry! There are lots of unique rings and bracelets that she makes by hand. She retired as a teacher and used her hobby of making jewelry to help out my mom’s business!
CF: What is the style of clothing that you get in?
SG: We definitely try to stay pretty trendy. We carry a lot of local artists, too, so it’s quick and easy to stay up-to-date. It’s like “Pinterest-y!” Some pieces are pretty artsy.
CF: What is your favorite product that Calamity Jane’s has carried?
SG: Nothing specific, but we carry a line called Blackwood Art by Lynne Blackwood, who is local. The line is really full of some super unique and carefully put-together pieces. Lots of vintage frill and lace tops and dresses!
CF: Do you have a favorite memory from working here?
SG: Well, it’s really just been all about engaging with customers! It’s like, now I have regulars, so I’m always talking to their family or about their life so it’s kind of cool to have that.
Learn more: To visit the store, head on down to 303 W. 2nd Ave. in downtown Spokane! You can also check out their Facebook page for updates and view some of their product!