Rhonda McFarland is not new to retail. She has logged 12 years in the industry, the last of which was spent at .
With Bailey & Bailey moving into retirement, McFarland decided to move in a new direction and is opening the new boutique Threadz.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, Mayor Brian Jeffe will cut , officially opening the new store in the Village.
With a great sense of what kind of style she likes, McFarland has carefully selected a great array of women's clothing, shoes and accessories.
A sneak peek inside the store before the official opening revealed a cozy decor and artful arrangement of basics everywhere the eye could see.
The palate is mostly neutral. Gray, white and black blouses, dresses and statement pieces dominate with some dark fall hues appearing in sweaters or scarves.
There are some standout prints, funky belts and more. Popular denim line William Rast is on display, the regular standards as well as this season's must-have red. A fantastic washable (yes, washable) leather line has a butter-soft feel and a flattering cut.
A native, McFarland would not consider putting her boutique anywhere else. She said she saw a niche that needed to be filled.
"The last few years there were very few stores for 40-ish to 60-something women that wanted classy and elegant but hip clothing, clothing that fits a woman's body. With that, I decided to open my own store. I specialize in dresses but also sweaters, leathers and more for casual dress."
Threadz is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves a chic silhouette and more classic design.
You can find the store at 431 Beaver St. (in the former Mak Studio space, where the entrance is on Locust Place up the street from ).
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.
Location: 431 Beaver St., Sewickley.
Phone: 412-534-4025 or visit Threadz on Facebook.