Come in and meet our current dream team... L to R (Kristen now has other work engagments - but she was here from the start) Chi, Lacey (me), and Larisa. We are excited to ensure this is a stop you will keep making - and recommending to all your friends!
Polished Mercantile is a dream come true! I made myself a vow to find a way to do MY ART - and make those business and artist sides of my brain FINALLY come together in a way where I could invision success... instead of frustration. I have built my Jewelry Studio right on-site... where I get to be creative each and every day. When I have time - I plan to incorporate my fine woodworking BACK into my life... I would have the PERFECT spot to sell it!
This is not just a retail store…
I hope to make connections between people, unique skills, and quality products. I have met people near and far who do extraordinary things… and some of them don't even know it! As a fellow artist - I know it's a constant struggle to find the right spot, and the right way to sell your work. I have been there, and I have done that!
Polished Mercantile has always been in my head… I would say to myself… "in a perfect world, I would just open my own store". Well... I have - and this is it! A culmination of everything I love to do (and much more)! I take great pride in any work I do myself, and I have an eye for quality and design that will make this a very special spot. I have featured quality works and goods from individuals, small business, and larger companies near and afar. I've taken great care in curating a wonderful selection of quality merchandise… including leatherwork, hand blown glass works, art, clothing, housewares, gifts. The shelves are adorned with some hard to find items - like handmade shoes, designer yoga wear, and quality women's workwear - when you're a woman involved in trades - you know there's a need for this!
I am SO THRILLED - that I can now be THAT SPOT for other artists. It will be an ever changing, always evolving collection of unique and quality goods.
I strive to become a bit of a hub - for something different, and something good! It has been so exciting to find and support local artists, and explore new and creative ways to make a rock'n store! Any and all Inventory that is brought in is always HIGH QUALITY. I learned so early on (Thanks Dad) - that it's better to buy ONE GOOD THING - than 10 crappy things. There is a time and a place where QUALITY is so important… for the things you LOVE, and WILL LOVE for years, upon years! Pride of workmanship IS important - and we can use less things - if they are good things that are made well, and will last!
This is my dream. A place where all are welcome to come and have a visit, ask questions, look for something that's hard to find, make a connection to the right tradesperson… support local people doing great things, and find quality products of all sorts - UNDER ONE HAPPY HARDWORKING ROOF! Did I mention there is an open Piano in-store... if you're lucky enough to be in for those live piano moments - you will think you've entered into a dream.
Polished Mercantile opened it's doors for business in the fall of 2021. It operates with pride, integrity - and honesty. It brings me great pleasure to join and become an active business woman in Vernon's Downtown Heritage District.
Owner/Operator - Polished Mercantile