A New Look was drawn to be the Chamber of Commerce business spotlight of the month. This is exciting as this month we celebrate our 30th year at this location!
From a very small beginning, 37 years ago, A New Look – Buttons, Bows & Balloons, owned by Lynette Smith, has grown into a boutique where customers will find a large assortment of gifts, fashions, home decor, kitchen items, gourmet foods and window blinds. We strive to have the newest looks found at market and shows we attend 4-6 times yearly. All these can be found right here in your hometown!
Lynette Smith, along with staff, Debbie Abbe, Debbie Meyer, Susan Brown and Benetta Hern-don, host many events each year including Holiday Open Houses that are the first Saturday and Sun -day of November to highlight our extensive Christmas lines. Girls’ Night Out parties are a fun time to enjoy discounts, food and prizes that happen in May and November. Our HUGE annual Sidewalk Sale draws large crowds and is September’s event. The Chamber-sponsored “Shop Panhandle” has been a success for many years and we thank you and the Chamber for your patronage.
A brief history of our business: Buttons and Bows opened for business in 1980 by designing and crafting handmade baby nursery and gift items that friends and customers could shop for from a wicker trunk in our home. In 1984, Lynette joined four other ladies and opened a shop located on Euclid Street called The Gift Basket. In March 1987, Buttons, Bows & Balloons opened at 220 Elsie Ave., and remains at this location today! Gifts, helium balloon bouquets, stuffed balloons, professional monogramming, bridal and baby registries are available. Custom window treatments such as 2″ wooden blinds, including measuring and installation were added to our lineup in 1994. We now are featured on Houzz.com, listed under window treatments.
As our business continued to grow, some very popular brands are offered for your local shopping needs. Brighton jewelry, Marianna jewelry, Swan Creek Candles, Camille Beckman lotions, fitflop brand footwear, Mud Pie and Umgee ladies fashion clothing to name a few! With such a diverse inventory we felt the need to add “A New Look” to our business name!
We are so very proud of our newly remolded building on Elsie Street. There are a few new “surprises” to be added soon. We thank you for shopping locally and supporting your hometown. Our phone number is (806) 537-3064.
Come see us and see what A New Look can do for you!
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~ Maya Angelou American Poet 1958 – 2014