Vintage and classy comes to downtown Borger

Downtown Main Street welcomes something vintage and classy as part of the downtown merchants.The Vintage Pearl, 501 N. Main St., in Borger, officially opened this week as a place for Borger residents to shop. First time boutique owner Shawna Lamb opened this business to help people and offer a laid back and convenient shopping experience. “I feel there has been a void for women’s clothing here – a nice place, a little boutique to get gifts. I just want to be that place that everybody thinks of if you need to get a gift, find the perfect outfit or fun accessories. I want to have fun stuff that is a bit different from everywhere else,” said Lamb.Just to show how convenient the store is - an area in the back of the store provides men who want to come in with their wives, but don’t want to shop, TV entertainment while they shop or kids can sit back there and watch cartoons while they enjoy complimentary water and coffee. “I want to make it an easy shopping experience for the women,” said Lamb.Vintage Pearl offers a range of tops from sizes XS to XXL (depending on the top) anywhere from $25 to $50 and denim jeans up to size 15 for $40 to $60. There are also a few accessories to choose from such as jewelry, belts, hats and purses. Sometime in the near future Lamb is looking to having a larger selection of home decor along with other items.Lamb opened her business simply to fulfill a dream and offer something different to women and young adults of Borger. Lamb said, “I just want to help customers find what they need and make sure that they they are happy with the way that they look.”Before opening Vintage Pearl, she was a high school teacher for four years at Borger High School. She has a Bachelors in Agriculture Business and a Master’s degree in Agriculture.“I love clothes and I love to shop and I like to help people put together outfits. I’ve had a couple of friends who have opened their own stores. I’ve had the chance to go help them with theirs. I just like to help people. I had a friend who knew I was kind of struggling with what I wanted to do - If I wanted to keep being a teacher or if I wanted to try to pursue a dream. So he started cutting out little devotionals for me and giving them to me. A lot of them just talked about following your dreams and that with God behind you can do whatever you wanted to do. You just have to step out there and do it. If it’s not the right move you will figure that out too. So I just went for it. Its has taken a lot of work to put it all together. My family and friends have spent a lot of hours helping me put it together and I’m excited about it,” Lamb explained.A grand opening is planned for tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People are encouraged to come out and enjoy giveaways, hourly discounts that will be posted on their Facebook page, refreshments, prizes, and to see what the store offers.Regular business hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, on Saturdays.For more information, call 273-8000.