Welcome to Magnolias, formerly Magnolias Shoes & More! My name is Brooke Beals and I bought the store in 2016 after a long, rewarding career in the Youth Development industry. I jumped into this business knowing little about owning a retail store, but ready to take on a new challenge.
My husband and I moved to Bainbridge Island in 2012 with our 9 month old son and 5 years later we were a family of four! I love everything about owning Magnolias; the customers, the other downtown businesses, the staff, the merchandise, the buying trips...I could go on and on. I try to be very thoughtful about the pieces I pick out for the store by visualizing where someone would wear it, how they'll feel in it, and how other people will respond to seeing them in it. One of my goals is for people to fall in love with the clothes and be pleasantly surprised that they can also afford them. ;) Too many boutiques have beautiful things that are outrageously overpriced and you can't expect people to "shop local" if it doesn't make sense to them financially.
Fast forward to the summer of 2018 when my husband and I decided to move, full-time, to our favorite place ever...Seabrook. So, in September of 2018 I closed the doors at our Bainbridge Island location, packed everything in a moving truck and headed to the beach. Magnolias will re-open in Seabrook in the spring of 2019 and we couldn't be more excited!
I hope you'll fall in love with Magnolias the way I have!