Nestled deep in the heart of Historic Downtown Murrieta is a brick storefront that doesn’t even begin to allude to the treasures shoppers will find when they enter the store.
From the moment that patrons step into Gypsy Sunset Boutique, they are transported to a different locale. As the relaxing vibe takes over, women can browse unique fashion finds from around the world, oohing and ahhing over everything from Turkish cotton tops designed to keep you cool to locally made hats and jewelry that can only be found in store or online at www.gypsysunset.com.
“I feel like this store is a piece of me,” shop owner Kathleen Weber-Springemann said. “What I wanted to bring was what you find up in the mountain community, what you find in the Laguna Beach communities and all those treasures you find when you are traveling. I wanted to bring it all here, so we don’t have to travel so far to get all those wonderful items.”
From comfortable slouchy sweaters to billowy maxi dresses and every woman’s dream pant, the ultra-flattering, anti-gravity pant from T. Party, Gypsy Sunset Boutique, now in its second year, has it all.
“It’s about the fabrics,” Springemann said. “Mainly the types of materials that I choose are like the banded cuff and the treated Turkish cotton to keep the body cool.”
Originally set up as a home business, Springemann quickly realized the need for a storefront where women could come and try on the clothes before buying them.
“Initially, this was set up to be our warehouse, but we opened it up so people could actually come in and feel the clothes and try them on and know the fit they are getting,” she said.
Customers at Gypsy Sunset Boutique are as varied as the clothes Springemann stocks. Ranging from teens to women in their 80s, Springemann prides herself on having something for everyone.
“It fits a wide variety of ladies,” she said. “It’s unique because everything is versatile. You can take our clothes from the beach to dinner. You can wear the clothes out and be fashionable.”
Not only is the store open for shoppers, Springemann also hosts trunk shows from designers and encourages private parties.
“We are bringing those private parties out of the home and hold them here,” Springemann explained. “You book a private party of six ladies or more, and we shut down the store for you. You can bring in food and drinks that you would like, and we will show our customers how to wear the clothes.”
Private parties are also a great way to fundraise for charity events.
“People really do support us here in Murrieta,” Springemann said.
But for Springemann, it’s not just about the clothes; it’s about making women feel beautiful in their own skin, no matter their size, body type or anything else on which they may be judged.
“I like to share those special things that I find and teach them how to dress outside the box,” Springemann explained. “That’s what we do, is help women to feel comfortable, beautiful and sexy.”
Gypsy Sunset Boutique is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, online at www.gypsysunset.com. For those who want to try before they buy, visit Gypsy Sunset Boutique, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays and, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays. Gypsy Sunset Boutique is located at 24619 Washington Ave., Suite 103, in Historic Downtown Murrieta and can be reached by calling (951) 894-2001.