Meraki

Owners Billie Hillesland, left, and Larysa Hurst in their new store.

Three things to know about Meraki

1. After selling LuLa Roe for a year, halfway through Billie Hillesland and Larysa Hurst decided to start their own company, Meraki, in a trailer they would bring to different vendor shows and events. “We wanted to be able to choose the stuff that we sold and with LuLa Roe, you just got what you got, you didn’t get to pick. We wanted to carry our own brands and shoes and jewelry,” Hurst said. They have had their trailer since May 2017. Recently, they opened a store located at 314 S. Central Ave.

2. Meraki will carry a large range of clothing including jeans, shirts, shoes, jewelry and now baby clothes in the Emersyn Lane section. Emersyn Lane was inspired by Hurst’s daughter, Emersyn. They said their price range is affordable and not like other boutiques. “We try to have a healthy mix of prices,” Hurst said. Jeans range from $40 to $90 while tops range from $20 to $60.

3. For their grand opening in the store, they offered 15 Meraki bags to the first 15 people who made a purchase. For those who got the bags, if they go back to the store with the bag they’ll get 10 percent off their purchase. While they opened the store, they will still have their trailer at different events and vendor shows. “At the fair, that’s a big one for us. We do it every year. We definitely won’t get rid of our trailer,” Hurst said.

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