An Accessories Boutique with Rustic Chic
Nest, which opened earlier this year in Andover, offers a selection of fashion and hair accessories, jewelry, specialty and gift items.
The owners describe Nest, at 3 Barnard Street, "as a unique boutique which offers a wide selection of carefully selected, reasonable priced fashion accessories."
Taylor Simpson, a fifth generation Andover native, along with Stacia Glancy ran their interior decorating, home staging and contracting businesses out of their homes.
When Michelle Corey of Carina and Company, a friend of Simpson, offered to sell them her accessories business, last December, they jumped at the opportunity.
"It was a perfect space," Simpson said. Selling accessories, especially those which are handmade pared well with their artistic natures.
Simpson, a licensed and insured Massachusetts Home Improvement contractor, renovated the shop making it more "rustic chic." Stained glass panels and barn rods adorn the walls, while the shelves are made from tree bark.
They also built an office for Corey who has her Boston Biofeedback practice, there.
The boutique has a special kids corner and a bridal section. Handmade items include teddy bears, tutus, bird-shaped soaps, jewelry, hair fasteners, clips and bands. Scarves and bags are popular with teens and adults. Home decorating items; bird houses and signs are made by Simpson and Glancy.
Nest is popular with Tweens and Teens who shop there for the selection of fun hair accessories and jewelry. Simpson explained, "We are really teen friendly."
Recycling and promoting Andover artisans is important to the business, Simpson said. "It is huge for me." The tutus and the bird shaped soaps are both locally made.
Simpson believes that breathing new life into the boutique with rustic charm, has contributed to the success since opening in January.
In addition to the boutique, Simpson and Glancy continue to offer interior decorating, staging and contracting services.
The hours are Sun, Mon, 12-5:30pm; Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, 9:30am-5:30pm; Thurs, 9:30am-6pm. The phone number is 978-474-1995 or check out the website and facebook pages.