WAUPUN — Waupun’s newest fashion boutique Stone + Suede will be hosting its official grand opening this weekend. The grand opening will be held Friday afternoon from 1-9pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm. Stone + Suede is located at 417 E Main St in downtown Waupun across the street from Jud-son’s Bowling Alley.
Established by sisters Lauren and Janelle in 2021, Stone + Suede opened its doors during the spring earlier this year for the Waupun Wine Walk. Lauren and Janelle are both former nurses who realized their passion for fashion and decor and left their previous jobs to start Stone + Suede.
“We’ve always been into clothes and fashion and home design and all that kind of stuff,” Lauren and Janelle told WPN in an interview. “It was a new thing to realize ‘oh we can start our own business?’ and live our passion.”
The services Stone + Suede provides includes fashion styling, home decoration, custom gift packaging, and interior design. Their fashion selection includes a variety of national and international brands, for men, women, and children.
“We tried to keep all the history we could, but all the walls are new—everything had to be rebuilt,” they said about their move into the former C&J Rock Shop building. During the renovations the building had to be almost entirely gutted, and by the end they had gone through 29 full large dumpsters.
While Stone + Suede has been open for several months, Lauren and Janelle are proud to hold their grand opening this weekend. “For years we dreamed of designing spaces and opening a store. Stone + Suede is that dream,” they said.
-Stone + Suede open 1-9pm with store specials and prizes
-Bent Spork 5pm-until it’s gone
-Werner Harmsen Beer Sales with all proceeds going towards Sylvie’s Fountain at the Mill Pond 5-8pm
-Dakota Tamminga LIVE music 7-9pm
-Stone + Suede open 9-3pm with Store specials and refreshments featuring Pop-In Board and Box
-Let’s Bounce Bounce House starting @ 9am
-Imagine That Art Studio activities starting @ 9am