Jun 17, 2013
In Cape Girardeau Boutiques, Items are Hand-Picked at Markets Coast to CoastBy Robyn GautschySEMissourian.com

Cape Girardeau, MO – If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, small businesses are the way to go.

In downtown Cape Girardeau, you won’t find trucks delivering clothing and jewelry en masse. Instead, store owners travel to markets from Atlanta to Dallas to Los Angeles, where they hand pick and order every single item to sell in their store. We talked to three shop owners about the market experience. They all agreed that the markets are overwhelming but fun at the same time — and going to market is by far the best way to find unique, high-quality items for their shops.

“Vegas is the big one for clothing. It’s crazy out there; it’s like the mecca of all shows,” says Emily Hoehne, owner of Stash in downtown Cape Girardeau, referencing the twice-a-year Magic market in Las Vegas. “The first time I went I sat outside and said, ‘I don’t want to go back in there — there are so many people!'”

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