Onyx & Ivory boutique brings Shadyside vibe to Ligonier

Robin Brunton suggests she is bringing a little taste of town purchasing to Ligonier with her new Onyx & Ivory Boutique.

“It has a modern, rustic, chic Shadyside feel,” stated Brunton, who opened the shop Nov. 12 at 209 E. Key St.

Onyx & Ivory provides a curated selection of women’s athletic don, everyday and career apparel and night apparel. A little assortment of equipment and menswear also is available.

“The vibe is for the chic, modern day working female and for the keep-at-dwelling mother who loves fashion and is nevertheless on her Zoom conferences,” Brunton stated. “I also carry cocktail dresses for gals who dress up and go to the functions at Rolling Rock or the fort.”

As the name implies, Brunton specializes in black and white parts, along with product and tan and a smattering of brilliant colours.

“I needed to preserve it straightforward, and I preferred a cohesive feel,” she explained. “All the designers I use are Usa-primarily based, and a good deal of them are from Los Angeles or New York. They’re not massive names. They are extra men and women that are out there seeking to make it and make names for on their own.”


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As the title suggests, the clothes at Onyx & Ivory Boutique in Ligonier tends towards black, white and neutrals.


Alongside with bringing a thing new to Ligonier, Brunton stated, she needs to serve the individuals who wander as a result of the doors and the local community at huge.

“I wanted my store to be various and very affordable,” she stated. “I didn’t want ladies to wander into the boutique and say, ‘I just cannot pay for that, so I can only go there as soon as a year.’

“This is not a gain-pushed organization for me,” she extra. “For me, it’s extra about helping the local community. How can we help the nearby neighborhood and preserve bringing folks to Ligonier, help preserve organizations open up? There are not numerous areas out there like this that are so exclusive and so harmless.”

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Brunton life in Ligonier Township with her husband, Lance Brunton, a hand medical procedures professional with Excela Health and fitness Orthopedics and Sports Medication, and their 5 young children, ages 9 to 13.

A previous elementary and distinctive education and learning trainer, she claimed, “I’ve normally had the design and style bug. I have generally had a combine of style and style and design — you can see the full photograph, the outfits and the areas. I experienced it and I figured I could do equally.”

When her children have been all in university and considerably self-ample, she stated, she attained a diploma in inside design from the New York Institute of Art and Style and design.

Although she however does some style and design get the job done, she made a decision that functioning a vogue boutique would work far better with her children’s schedules.

“It’s a gamble, especially after covid and the variants and not recognizing what is going to materialize. But I imagined I’d test this,” Brunton claimed. “Women are weary of purchasing on the net. Folks want to check out matters on.”


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Robin Brunton of Ligonier Township is the proprietor of Onyx & Ivory Boutique in Ligonier.


Brunton utilised her designer’s eye to renovate the store place in the circa-1800s creating, such as custom made woodwork, white paint with dim accents and contemporary lights fixtures. Her future-door neighbor is C_Shoemaker Customized Clothier, which also opened in November and presents tailor made-created menswear.

“They’re complementary companies,” Brunton mentioned. “(Making operator Larry Breck) said it’s a match manufactured in heaven.”

The exercise don has been primarily common with write-up-holiday break prospects.

“In January, everybody hits it tough, and gals get determined to workout by donning exercise clothes,” she stated. “Athleisure dress in is so well-liked right now. You can put on it to get the job done. Throw a pair of heels on, and you’re ready to go for the day.”

Consumers have ranged in age from an 11-yr-previous who bought jeans to a quartet of “Golden Girls” styles who went for matching coats.

“I’ve observed that (the principle) is seriously working. Individuals are very receptive to the price ranges and the strains that I’m carrying, the locale and the several hours,” Brunton claimed. “I’ve fulfilled some of the nicest men and women.”

Latest hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., although hrs may possibly transform often in accordance to her children’s wants, Brunton famous.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Critique team author. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .