By Allison Mayer
Fans of Vera Bradley in Zionsville will know the location at 40 North Main St. – for everyone else, it’s next door to Greek’s Pizzeria. For the last 30 years, previous owner Kathy Brown had a well loved Vera Bradley boutique at this same location. When she retired and sold the building she began speaking with Michele Isenhower, owner of Michele’s Boutiques and Gifts in Brownsburg, about her possible interest in keeping the store open. Brown and Isenhower had an existing relationship through Vera Bradley helping each other out when a customer needed a specific item that they didn’t currently have in stock.
The location of Brown’s store at 40 North Main St., was one of the first in Indiana to sell Vera Bradley, a tradition new owner Michele Isenhower wanted to continue. “We want people to know the store is still open,” Isenhower said. “It didn’t close for good.”
Michele’s on Main opened their doors under the new name on July 4 of this year with the official ribbon cutting on Aug. 1. Michele’s on Main is a boutique specializing in Vera Bradley, Spartina 499 Handbags, jewelry, apparel, and a selection of other gifts including Yankee Candles. They offer a wide selection of the same great Vera Bradley products this location has been known for over the years, as well as a nice variety for other occasions.
Just inside the door at Michele’s on Main is a sign that reads “Your husband called, he said to buy anything you want.” That same fun attitude resonates throughout this chic little boutique, the owner, and the helpful staff. Stop by Michele’s on Main and visit them on Facebook for hours, sales, and giveaways.