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Color Me Paisley expands into store next door (w/video)

By Jessica Rodrigo
March 22, 2014 at 10 p.m.
Updated March 21, 2014 at 10:22 p.m.

Felicia Davila, 26, co-owner at Color Me Paisley, recently expanded into a larger space on Airline Road in Victoria. The store specializes in stationary for all occasions, Davila said.

Color Me Paisley has moved to a new location.

Next door, that is.

The stationery store moved one door down from its original corner spot in the Town and Country Shopping Center and opened the doors to a larger location March 3.

"We were able to double our square footage," Felicia Davila, co-owner of Color Me Paisley, said. "It feels more like a store now."

The space became available earlier this year when the previous store's owner, Liz Keehn, closed All About The Gift. Davila, 26, had considered moving into a larger space but wasn't certain about the location until she heard the news about the close.

As soon as All About The Gift closed Jan. 31, she talked to the property owners and arranged to move into the new location. Davila worked quickly at painting the store while a construction crew put up a wall, dividing it into three new spaces.

Color Me Paisley's new space also offered a chance to take on some new inventory, she said. Some of the new products passed on from All About The Gift include Willow Tree gifts as well as the Beaucoup and Lenny and Eva jewelry lines. Davila was also able to take in a few other vendors who she believes will do well in her store.

"I just love the clothes from Beth-A-Belle," she said.

On the newly built wall hang Chevron-striped shirts, floral prints and billowy skirts. There's even a place where customers can try the trendy threads. Aside from new lines and clothing, she's been able to add candles, gift baskets by Vanessa Bazan and decorated drink napkins to her inventory.

Davila is even more excited to have a room for consultations and a work space in the back to create invitations for customers.

"Before, everything was just pushed up against a wall. It was so cluttered," she said about the old space.

It's not a surprise to Davila when a customer comes in forgetting the location has changed names. She said Keehn has also come in after the move and is happy to see the place transformed into a new store.

"She comes in at least once a week to see how things are going," said Davila. Keehn has been a sort of informal consultant to the business, she said.

Next door at Pidder Patter, Corri Urban is also making some extra room to take on some new lines.

The baby store has offered toys in its inventory, but now, it'll be able to offer some extra items.

"There's a handful of kids toys that we're in the process of transitioning into our store," Urban, 30, said.

The lines include Green Toys, Manhattan Toy, Baby Stella as well as children's books and feeding accessories, she said.

Urban has been neighbors with Keehn for three years, and the relationship has been great.

"I was sad to see her leave," Urban said. "She was always very helpful."



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