Annalea's Boutique Opens in Shipshewana


                                          Annalea’s Boutique Opens in Shipshewana

Shipshewana, IN. (April 27, 2011) — The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) is excited to announce the opening of Annalea’s Boutique, a new upscale clothing retail shop located in Shipshewana. The boutique, which is located at 155 N. Harrison St., Shipshewana, IN features trendy new clothing from brands such as Anoname jeans, Havaianas, and Scrapbook Originals, and caters to the 20-40 year old crowd, but has styles and accessories for everyone. 

Owners Leanna and Reed Martin came up with the idea while Leanna was studying business marketing in college, and decided that they wanted to start a business that combined both their education and Leanna’s love of fashion. Annalea’s Boutique was started soon afterward. “We really wanted to start the business in our hometown of Shipshewana,” said Leanna Martin. “It affords us the opportunity to offer trendy new styles to the shoppers who visit Shipshewana while also serving a market that is underserved in the area.” Annalea’s will be hosting an open house this Saturday, April 30th at the shop at 155 N. Harrison St., Shipshewana from 7pm-9pm to celebrate their grand opening, with door prizes, refreshments, and the premiere of a new line of summer styles. 

The Martins were assisted by the LCEDC, who they contacted initially to inquire about starting a small business. The LCEDC staff put them in contact with Wes Shie, a business advisor from the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, who helped them secure financing from the Community Development Corporation of Northeast Indiana. “We are excited to add Annalea’s Boutique to our growing list of small businesses in LaGrange County” said Keith Gillenwater, Executive Director of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation. “Annalea’s Boutique is a perfect example of the tourism based entrepreneurship that has helped make the Town of Shipshewana and LaGrange County flourish. I am confident that businesses like Annalea’s Boutique will only grow in our community and continue to make our area flourish as a magnet for tourism.” 

About Annalea’s Boutique

Annalea’s Boutique, located at 155 N. Harrison St., Shipshewana opened in March 2011, and is open from 10am – 7pm Monday thru Saturday. Annalea’s carries trendy fashions from such brands as Ananame, Scrapbook Originals, and Havaianas. Annalea’s can be reached at (260) 768-7070, and will be launching a website soon.  

About the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, established in 2009, is a 501(c) 3 corporation designed to assist business development needs. The LCEDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in LaGrange County and its communities. For more information about the LaGrange County EDC, please visit

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