Sue Colombini wanted to expand her gift shop further east, so she opened a Tangerine Cards & Gifts store in Geist in September. She opened the first store in Carmel in 2005.
“It’s basically the same store we have in Carmel, but as we know, people travel,” she said. “Since it’s on the other side of town, we wanted to serve the east side of town since the Carmel store is on the west side.”
The store started as a gift and home décor shop but has since become a full-line boutique that Colombini calls a one-stop shop.
“A lot of boutiques specialize in clothing or women’s accessories,” she said. “We are full-line, so not only do we do all boutique business, we do home business and gift business along with it. It’s kind of a curated shop for customers.”
Colombini said items at Tangerine Cards & Gifts are moderately priced but unique.
“We try to make things very affordable, but we try to carry different things that you can’t get at say, the mall,” she said. “I always tell my customers it’s no fun to go into a boutique or gift store if everything in the store is too expensive and you can’t afford it. We want to make sure there’s something for everyone.”
Colombini lived in Indianapolis when she opened the Carmel store but now lives in Chicago. She doesn’t have any immediate plans to open another store.
“We are good with two for right now, but I never want to say never,” she said.
The two stores are at 10130 Brooks School Rd., Fishers, and 4335 W. 106th St., Carmel. For more, visit tangerinegifts.com.