What started as a project for
a high school sewing class has turned into a stand-alone store at Gateway Mall.
Southeast Community College student,
Hayley Stamper, was one of two winners of Gateway Mall’s “Battle of the Pop up
Challenge” earlier this year. She won six months of free retail space at the
Lincoln mall, where she displays her unique monogrammed clothing and hats under
the name of h.flynn.
“It’s exciting having an
actual store to try on apparel and getting to know the customers,” the 20-year-old
The boutique officially
opened on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, and has seen a steady flow of customers ever
since. People can buy customized apparel off the shelves or special order it to
their liking. Stamper started the business in her parent’s basement and
recently moved it to a downtown warehouse.
At the end of the six months
she will decide if sales are enough to pay the rent at the indoor mall.
Currently, most of her sales are online, where people can log into her website
and custom-order the apparel.
Stamper is in the Business Administration program at SCC.
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