30 years on
Lori Karbal et al calls itself a curated boutique. It is that – and so much more. The unique shop, located at 560 N. Old Woodward in Birmingham, is a reflection of its owner, meaning its offerings are a remarkable, edited selection of frames, home items, clothing, gifts, lingerie, pajamas, fragrances, lotions, candles, and now, games, noting with the pandemic, “We’re game central here,” including an embellished $800 Monopoly set. “I’m always looking to find what’s up, what’s new,” Karbal said, searching from New York to Paris, including little markets. She’s tapped into her devoted clients’ psyche so well, she is now celebrating her 30th anniversary on N. Old Woodward. She began with cosmetics, lotions and candles and “you watch what’s going on. We were doing things no one else was.” Soon, she started adding pajamas, then T-shirts from a new brand called Splendid. “It morphs. What I really love are the home items now,” Karbal said. “I don’t know if I’m so trendy – I do what I like, what’s good. It’s educating people to try new things. I’ve met wonderful people and made wonderful friends.”
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