Katie Cory, a Wilmette resident for 12 years, has opened a Scandinavian boutique store focusing on women’s apparel and gifts.
Skandal, 907 Green Bay Rd., will host a ribbon cutting from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
“Scandinavian style fits all taste,” Cory said. “Scandinavians take centuries of practical use and application, and they use the finest materials. They do something in their simplest forms, and it becomes a thing of beauty. Women always want to look stylish and by investing in classic styles that last longer, Scandinavian style is perfect.”
She believes the time is right for a store of this type to succeed.
“Based on all the economic indicators, it looks like we have bounced off the bottom. Foreclosures on homes have slowed and banks have started to loosen credit. The stock market is steadily moving upward,” Cory said. “I think Americans and Europeans are a little impatient for the job market and economic growth to recover much more quickly than it should. A slower economic growth at this point will create more stability in the long run.”
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