I know nothing about merchandising. I’ve never worked retail. But, I do know one thing, whoever is curating the merchandise at the Star Store in Langley is an incredible genius with an amazing knack. Everything is unique and eye catching. I know I won’t find it anywhere else.
So, what is the Star Store? It’s not a department store, even though they carry a little bit of everything. It’s not a specialty store for the very same reason. I’ve bought Tommy Bahama shirts for the Hunka-hunka there, unique glassware to add to my collection, a CD because the sound system kept playing Mambo No. 5 until I became obsessed, napkins that make me chuckle (I love clever napkins).
Years ago, my favorite grandchild, you know the one, and I stopped by for a bit of shopping while she was visiting us at the cabin. She wanted to buy me a present and had $3.00. She was so proud. Unfortunately, not a lot of items for sale at that price. I whispered to one of the clerks that whatever she found, I would pay the difference and I gave her my Visa. The amazing clerk helped the Gkid as if she were the most valued customer on the planet and the Gkid felt like a major big girl. It was a joy to watch and I still wear the bracelet. That clerk was typical of all the staff working there.
Down a short incline there is a small grocery. They have a great bread selection. I’m a sucker for good bread. There’s a good deli and according to my oenophile pal from Moorhead, they have a decent wine selection as well.
Men, women, kids, locals, out-of-state visitors, we take everyone there and they all fall equally in love. If I could only shop at one store the rest of my life, it would be the Star Store!
and remember: If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always NO. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Big kiss, Lynn