Brookside Betty’s, the retro style dress shop at 6215 Oak is celebrating it’s one year anniversary this week with a themed event: Enchantment Under the Sea. Never heard of Brookside Betty’s? Well, here’s a bit of background on this cute, locally owned shop at the bustling corner of 63rd and Oak. If you like comfortable, mid century modern type dresses–this is the shop for you!
Owner Jacqui Brewer was a world history and government teacher at St Teresa’s Academy. Working in retail throughout her student years, she kept thinking about the need for a dress shop in the neighborhood. Every day she would drive along Oak St towards STA and noticed the vacant store front. Every day she thought about opening the dress shop. Finally, she decided to quit her teaching job and made plans to have her own store. The front door greets you with a sign: Come in, it’s not as expensive as it looks. And that’s true! Most of dresses, made in the US and Europe, are priced between $55-$150. There are a variety of fabrics, prints and solids in the style of the 1940s through the 1960s, plus a few ‘little girl’ dresses. Jacqui will work with special orders for unique events and weddings. You’ll also find really fun accessories here: some jewelry, unique luggage tags, coin purses, and a retro inspired laptop bag that can double as a handy make up tote!
Having been in business a year now, Jacqui decided to celebrate her success with the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Current customers, as well as perspective shoppers, are welcome to come by and join in the festivities. The event begins at 7:30pm Saturday May 30. Regular store hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am-6pm and Saturdays noon-5. The warm spring weather we have is perfect for dress shopping–stop in Brookside Betty’s and slip into something stylish and comfortable you’ll wear through the fall months!