While spending some time in my hometown of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, I stopped downtown at Modern by Megean Contemporary Jewelry. This jewelry store is like no other I have seen before. I’d describe it as a jewelry lovers dream! They have everything from necklaces, earrings, handbags and even watches. I chatted with the store owner, Megean Beck, who’s accumulated multiple degrees and awards including Entrepreneur of the Year, about her job and favorite pieces in the store.
Name: Megean Beck
Role: Store Owner, Modern by Megean
CollegeFashionista: What is your favorite item in the store right now?
Megean Beck: My favorite item would have to be a necklace called Halley’s Comet. I feel like the piece describes me perfectly. The stones are also some of my favorite colors.
CF: What is your favorite part about owning Modern by Megean?
MB: I like being my own boss. I also love the customers and employees I’m surrounded by each day. It’s always someone new and different.
CF: Why did you originally decide to open the store?
MB: I worked at a jewelry store in Sheboygan for about five years. Eventually, I came to the realization that I was doing what I wanted to do, for them. I had a lot of time in the car during my commute to think. On the way home from work every day, I drove past the store space. Finally, it clicked. I knew I would open my own jewelry store in the empty space I drove past everyday on the way home. I was able to combine my love for art and jewelry with my business and marketing degree.
CF: Which jewelry or accessory trends do you see becoming popular this fall?
MB: Chevron is very popular right now. We’ve gotten some chevron bags into the store in various colors. We also have a variety of engagement rings and wedding bands that are coming in for early fall. Many of them feature the infinity or the halo symbol that have both seemed to be on-trend. We’re also getting a new collection of Movado watches that features bolder, larger faces.
Learn More: Be sure to “like” Modern by Megean on Facebook to stay up to date on flash sales, new arrivals and store happenings. The store is located at 910 South Eighth Street in Manitowoc, WI. Stop by and treat yourself to a beautiful piece of jewelry!