WICHITA — Another new business is coming to Eaton Place at Douglas and St. Francis, and it’s almost as sweet as the bakery that used to be in the building.
Sarah Brooks is opening Unveiled, a bridal accessory shop, in the approximately 800 square feet where the Eaton Steakhouse’s bakery once was.
“The accessories are just a personal love of mine,” Brooks says. “It changes the whole dynamic of the dress.”
She sells dresses, too, at her McPherson bridal shop, Kari Lynn’s, but that won’t be her focus at Unveiled.
“Everything but the dress I guess is a good way to say it,” Brooks says. “That’s where all your bling is. … We felt like it was a niche that we could really provide beyond the dress.”
Brooks says she wants to create a shop where brides can bring in dresses and “then we can just deck them out.”
She’ll sell headpieces, tiaras, jewelry and shoes along with a few other items.
“I haven’t nailed it all down.”
Brooks is keeping her McPherson shop but moving to Wichita, where she has family, to start the new one in January.
“Me moving back to Wichita is a great thing.”
Brooks says it’ll be more convenient for most customers, too.
“McPherson is out of the way, especially when gas is so expensive,” she says. “We feel like the Wichita market is just a better location.”
She likes the historical aspect of Eaton Place.
“I love the charm,” Brooks says. “There’s so much to like about being in the Eaton.”
She says it’s great that most people already know where it is, too.
“That’s obviously a draw for a store.”