Is it that time of the year already? Holiday shopping, décor, and cheer? Yes, the holidays are upon us, rife with heated discussions about corporate coffee cups and when is the best time to get your retail sales? Downtown is unlike anywhere else in El Paso, in fact, it’s unlike anywhere else in the country to shop! The flavor is eclectic, cultural and real, in the best sense.
Andrea Aguirre, the 25 year old entrepreneur recently opened the doors to her boutique, Drea Veintidos, on 310 N. Mesa, ste. 306.
It seems as though Andrea has always had a love affair with urban lifestyle and is evident in her love for New York,” I always wanted to go but it was too expensive, so I stayed and went to UTEP.”
While at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Andrea majored in marketing and international business management. “I decided that I wanted to have my business in downtown El Paso, but I waited 2 years after I opened my store online in 2013,” she said.
“I waited so I can be near the places I love, like the Plaza Hotel and Café Central,” said Andrea.
Memories of downtown started with trips to the Popular, a department store that resided where Fallas Paredes currently calls home, on the corner of Mesa and San Antonio streets. “I love these old buildings and my Mom’s first credit card was from the Popular. She was always there buying clothes,” remembers Andrea.
Andrea’s sister asked her to hold off opening her doors a few more days until she was back from out of town to help her design the interior of the store. With degrees in interior design and experience with retail displays, her sister was well equipped to help Andrea with making the shop look so presentable that according to Andrea’s friends it looks like a shop in SoHo (a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City.)
As much as the shop looks high-end, the accessories, and fashion is comfortably priced and affordable.
“I’ve always loved fashion, design, and aesthetics,” said Andrea.
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