Penny Lane, formerly located beside the Clemmons Library, was a perfect spot to find repurposed furniture, unique chalk painted pieces, and even take a painting class, but in response to the continual request for women’s clothing through the years, owner Chris Hambrick made the transition to a women’s boutique in 2015, and moved to the current location the following year. “It was the right move, at the right time,” shared Chris. Based on the steady stream of customers that came into the shop during our 45-minute interview, it was obvious she was telling the truth! There is one remnant of the original Penny Lane – chalk paint and milk paint for furniture makeovers, but clothing and unique gift items make up the bulk of the boutique offerings. When asked what makes Penny Lane the perfect shopping spot for the holidays, special occasions, or “just because,” Chris stated the following:
Top Ten Reasons to Shop at Penny Lane:
- Friendly and Helpful Staff
Chris and her partner, Paige, know that it is “the experience a customer has in the boutique” that keeps them coming back. Exemplary service is key! At Penny Lane, customers receive attentive service by highly knowledgeable staff members who can expertly assist in putting together the perfect outfit for any occasion.
- Modest Pricing on Quality Merchandise
Chris and Paige comb the market, always on the lookout for “what’s trending,” to bring fashion-conscious customers a wide range of price points on quality clothing, accessories, and shoes. For example: Oak River leather bags, Umgee and Piko dresses, Matisse leather boots, and KanCan jeans.
- Locally Owned
Penny Lane is an independently owned and operated boutique, which means the creation of jobs in the community, and ensuring tax dollars stay close to home. Research shows that shopping small (business) means almost half of each purchase is circulated within the community, as compared to about 14 percent at chain stores.
- Perfect for the Ladies (and Hubby, too)
Whether customers are looking for a fun outing with their daughter, mother, best girlfriend, or out of town guest, a shopping excursion at Penny Lane is the perfect choice! On occasion, husbands or significant others arrive with an Instagram screen shot, or magazine photo of their loved one’s desired item in hand, knowing the Penny Lane staff will be able to help them select that “just right” gift.
- Personalized Service and Free Gift Wrapping
“Y’all are so nice here!” is a commonly heard phrase in the boutique by customers who receive one-on-one assistance to find essential wardrobe pieces that help create the desired fashion statement – simple elegance, shabby chic, casual, trendy, Bohemian, artsy, or something in between. Not only is Penny Lane “the place” for fabulous clothing, shoes, accessories, and gift items, but they gift wrap any purchase for free.
- Unique Gifts
Whether shopping for something out of the ordinary for a special teacher, granddaughter, coworker, neighbor, friend, or personal retail therapy, the extraordinary selection of creative gift options at Penny Lane has you covered. Can’t decide? A gift card is always a great choice. Current best sellers:
- Swig stemless wine cup
- OneFURall pet candles (air neutralizer)
- Charles River fleece pullovers
- Rewined candles (repurposed wine bottles)
- Canvas earrings
- PuraVida (waxed strips) and MudLove (clay) bracelets
- Oak River totes
- JoJo key rings (handcrafted from 100% recycled keys).
- Creative Merchandising and Fun Atmosphere
Found displays are a throwback to Penny Lane’s roots as a repurposed furniture store and provide a charming backdrop for clothing, shoes, accessories, and gift items. Creative arrangements of the boutique’s merchandise in old cabinets, reclaimed shelving, and one-of-a kind distressed furniture pieces affords shoppers a fun shopping climate. Couple the lively browsing atmosphere with Open House specials and quarterly “Big Sale” wine and hors d’oeuvres events and you have a Penny Lane shopping extravaganza!
- Convenient Location
Located in the heart of Clemmons, the boutique is conveniently accessed from I-40 and Hwy 421. The regular customer base lives in Forsyth and adjoining counties, but there are loyal clients who routinely travel to Penny Lane from Charlotte, Raleigh, and beyond to check out the latest in women’s apparel, accessories, and specialty gifts.
- Incredible Clothing for all Styles, Sizes, and Ages
Teens, moms, grandmothers, curvy, and plus sizes will find exactly what they are looking for at Penny Lane. From intimate wear (cammies and bralettes), leggings, tops, tunics, and dresses, to pants, vests, jackets, and sweaters, customers are guaranteed to find a wide variety of fashionable options. Accent pieces, modish scarves, trendy shoes, stylish boots, and incredible statement jewelry provide the perfect accompaniment for any outfit and occasion.
- Best Kept Secret in Clemmons
Until now… Stop by today and see what’s new! You can also check out the latest arrivals on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and the Penny Lane website. New items are posted continually and inventory is regularly updated. Order online, message or email to inquire about an item, or take advantage of the extended holiday shopping hours (month of December only):
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.: 10:00a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Sun. 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Penny Lane Boutique is located at 6311 Stadium Drive, Suite B in Clemmons. Call (336) 661-8336 or visit online at pennylanebtq.com.