Shop Tour: Sustain, Cville's newest green boutique

One of our favorite spots for lunch, snacks, gifts, and window shopping is the Main Street Market. The market has a mix of stores including a chocolatier, florist (where my awesome boyfriend buys me gerbera daisies each week), organic butcher, local gourmet food store, a fish market, kitchen supply, and some cafes. It's small, but has lots of variety (and the gourmet shop has told us that Baxter is welcome in the common areas, which is a bonus).

This weekend, I got to take a sneak peek at the newest addition to the market, a boutique called Sustain. With a mix of eco-friendly home items, clothes, accessories, and furnishings, there's something interesting to inspect at every turn.
The store won't open officially for a week (they're still waiting for a few things, including a huge chandelier for the "tower" space on the left side of the store), but owners Lauren Gerner and Erin Bevacqua already have a number of beautiful vignettes set up. The outdoor space upstairs is chock full of eye candy. I can't wait to see how the store looks when it officially opens!
Adorable paintings by Lauren's sister!

As if those pictures aren't tempting enough, the owners are donating 2% of their profits to environmental causes. Pretty admirable for a brand new, small business, isn't it?

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  1. OMG, that place looks cute. Are the birds all over the store for sale? The turquoise one is so great.

  2. It's good to see something new in that space. The farm table store has been gone for a while.

  3. Anne Marie, I'm not sure about the birds. I'll check when the store opens and let you know. They really are cute, aren't they? I loved the pink one that was looking out the weekend!

  4. thanks for the scoop, j!


  5. Thanks Jeannine for the great post and pictures! We are so excited to be open for business now! Things are really coming together. Please come by the store and check it out. Ann Marie, the birds are for sale for $45. They are paper mache, super light, and adorable.

  6. Wow, I am excited to see these pictures. My partners and I have an organic women's clothing company called SUST which is being carried by SUSTAIN so it is wonderful to see the exquisite setting in which our clothes will be displayed! Thanks for this post!
    My best, Tristan Gribbin, co-founder, SUST

  7. As a former C'ville resident, your blog is making me homesick. Although I only lived in C'ville a few years, I have many wonderful memories of this gem. I'm so jealous of your experiences, and the opportunity to visit the changing C'ville scene.
    Beth -- who now only visits C'ville on an annual trip in the spring


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