re-souL gets a re-fresh

We have been open for a couple of weeks and chances are you haven’t been by the shop yet. While we were all in our stay-at-home period, we were in our stay-at-shop phase. Being in the same location for 17 years can take a toll on the wear and tear of a space. We have always wanted to make a few changes but were never afforded the luxury of closing the shop. Then came the pandemic, so we thought why not now?

Most changes are not that noticeable. The building was built in the early 1900’s, so all the walls are made of plaster. You can only imagine after years of holes from hanging art and shelves, peeling paint and some water damage, we had a mess to fix. Legh took on the task of repairing crumbling walls and painting the high and hard spots. Katie and I worked on cleaning and painting too. What we hope you’ll see the next time you come in is an open, clean, safe and fun space to shop. We hope to see you soon!

Mondays, Maggie Muses: A Visit to Nonostante Marras

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, away from the city center, away from the Brera, the Duomo, and the hustle and bustle of a typical downtown corridor lies a magical and wondrous place. Antonio Marras has created a place full of old world charm and whimsy. It is called Nonostante Marras. Translated as “despite Marras”, this shop is where Antonio showcases his RTW clothing line. But the experience is so much more than shopping a typical designer boutique.

entrance antonio marras

nonostante marras exterior

Its humble entry leads you to an open courtyard filled with plants and if you wander for a little bit you will see Snow White and the seven dwarfs standing guard. Glance past the old factory windows, and you get excited at the thought to see what lies inside.

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