April 27, 2016

Spoiled Sisters Are Here!

by Bonnie Allmon Coffey

Sitting on the corner of Main and Pine Streets in downtown Bastrop is a curious little shop with an even more curious name: Spoiled Sisters. I had watched the shop take its first breath and begin to fill up with beckoning goodies. I could not, however, shake the obvious question from my brain: Which one is the “Spoiled Sister?”

So I asked.

One sunny afternoon, I popped into the front door and asked the question that my inquisitive brain had been repeating: “So – which one of you is the Spoiled Sister?” The two women turned to each other and smiled. “Well – neither of us!” said Cheryl Steiwig, the store’s owner. An area realtor, Cheryl explained that it was the name of another business she had owned and since she liked the name, it was reincarnated into its new location.

Spoiled Sisters is a comfortably cozy little shop, one of the kinds that you’d expect in a small downtown setting. It’s hard to keep your eyes focused on all that’s offered – but it’s fun trying!

An obviously multi-talented woman, Cheryl is a jewelry designer and personally creates and crafts many of the offerings in the display counter. “I’ve always wanted to do this,” she says, and she’s spent considerable time and energy in creating a little nook full of surprises. “I didn’t want to have the ‘same ol’, same ol’.” Cheryl succeeded.

Cheryl’s shop is full of bright, attractive clothing for all women but her specialty is plus-sized fashions that are of nice quality and that are affordable. Tucked in and around the most fabulous white fur chair (that you have to go see!) are not only unique offerings for women of all sizes but fashionable contemporary bags. I was especially pleased to find snazzy packing bags and totes with bright colors and perfect sizes.

Spoiled Sisters’ wonderful little shop can be found at 901 Main Street in Bastrop – right on the corner. They’re open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm with extended summer hours.

A native Texan, Bonnie Allmon Coffey is a writer and lover of learning the stories behind the people she meets. She’s lived in Japan and Belgium and is a gypsy at heart. Living in just 585 sf, she’s learned to keep only those things she loves around her. Her business (Bonnie Coffey & Associates, LLC) allows her to work on various projects that expand her brain cells.

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