Casual, Elegant Apparel at The Emporium
When The Emporium (202 SW 6th), a women’s fashion boutique featuring casual, elegant apparel and accessories, received an award in January 2019 from the City of Grants Pass/Josephine County for Excellence in Business (Small Business category), it came as no surprise to owner Jan Bertaggia.
“We’re the kind of store where you come in and instantly feel at ease and comfortable,” Jan said. “Our in-store stylist team welcomes you and assists in capturing your individual and authentic style with clothes that liven your spirit.”
Jan sources clothes and accessories from all over the country, including such stunning brands as Eva Varro, Foxcroft, Michael Farrell, Tribal, Spanx and more.
“The clothes are a modern, contemporary take on classic styles,” Jan said. “We’re also the premier home of Tussie Mussies, a luxury bath and body line that has been making their products in the Rogue Valley for over 24 years. They are sold all over the country and are freshly crafted with care using high quality ingredients.”
The store also has a unique selection of products, including their exclusive Original Washbag, tub teas, hand and body lotions, bath and shower gels, moisturizing milk bath, linen sachets, and more in a variety of fragrances.
Jan and her husband Enzo moved to Grants Pass in 2013 from San Diego. “We vacationed here in 2009 and fell in love with the area,” she said. “I was born and raised in Arizona but knew I belonged in a forest. Experiencing that first fall was magical, joyful and calming.”
Jan comes from a background as a buyer, manager and director of retail. She was encouraged to open a store in Grants Pass by a friend, and together they opened The Emporium in 2014 as a consignment store.
“The partnership ended in 2016, and after a major renovation I continued to evolve the store and style to what it is today,” Jan said. “Our focus is on casual, elegant clothing for women along with some home décor, gifts, in addition to bath and body products.”
The Emporium also offers gift certificates, gift registry and complimentary gift wrapping. For more info, call 541-479-0220. You can also see them on Facebook.