In a sense , "ethereal jewelry for gypsy hearts".
When I walk into Lalo Èlan, everything catches my eye. From the vintage clothing hanging on the right side of the store to the the coffee cart on the left side of the store. It's really a treat to be there especially when you notice the humorous things like the pillows and certain frames. Not only that but the owner, Elena Ruiz , is always ready to greet you and make the experience feel personal.
Also, did I mention she handcrafts amazing one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry in the store? So rad! This eclectic boutique has been open for about seven months and it is growing. Elena had always aspired to open a store ever since she was little. She used to shop at different vintage shops and she loved it when the owners of those boutiques saved her clothes and welcomed her! She brings that experience to Lalo Èlan as well.
I asked her why she decided to have coffee inside the boutique and she answered "I used to go to this place in Las Cruces called Sprit Winds and it's a cafe/boutique and I just love it there. I met with the people from Chicken Switch coffee and they wanted to have their coffee cart here and so I pretty much got my way. There is much here and I like having a little bit of everything. It's local and a great place to get gifts and have coffee at the same time."
When you walk into a boutique it is often discouraging to see pompous owners making you feel like you can't just look around, however this is not the case. It is a very welcoming place filled with a variety of items. The best part of it is that they are different items from local artists here in El Paso. Very intriguing especially for what we normally think of as a "boutique". I know for a fact that I will be shopping there more often!
P.S my favorite item was the "Don't fuck up today" pillow.
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