How’d We End Up Here?

We opened the doors to Shawna Marie’s Boutique in Ottertail, MN, on September 6th, 2012, after purchasing the business from a couple who decided to retire and relocate to a warmer climate. The former business consisted of a limited clothing line and hundreds of antiques.

We kept the store the same temporarily, extremely nervous about this new adventure. But our clothing line grew, and we soon needed more space. We began to phase out the antiques and expand our remaining merchandise into that area of the building.

Ottertail, MN, a small community in the heart of the lakes country, is where we began this incredible journey. Five years later, we’ve grown into two stores, Shawna Marie’s Boutique (in Ottertail) and Emma Jeans Boutique (in Detroit Lakes, MN), and felt it was certainly time for a web site. So, here we are, starting another adventure, entering the world of online shopping…

This journey would not have been possible without the help of many family members, and some pretty great employees.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our start, the beginning of our amazing adventure.