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Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:48 PM


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DELPHOS — After having worked in the field of interior design, Mitsie Stechschulte developed an eye for aesthetics. So when her friend Kathy Feathers opened a boutique two years ago and offered her a job, Stechschulte felt it was just another way to do what she loves.


“Helping to put together a home was something I really enjoyed. I think it helps with this job because I consider them very similar,” she said. “Dressing a room or dressing a body, either way it’s a blank canvas and you’re dealing with finding different colors and styles that work.”


Stechschulte says part of her job at Kathy Anne’s Boutique is helping customers assemble ensembles, including everything from accessories to shoes.

“Helping a customer put together an entire outfit is something I do on an almost a daily basis,” she said. “That’s something I think we’re known for; people know they can come in here and we’ll help them find something from head to toe.”

In addition to helping customers, an average day for Stechschulte could involve everything from setting up products on the sales floor to the occasional cleaning duty.

“The first thing is obviously customer service, taking care of them when they walk in, helping them find what they need and then ringing them up,” she said. “If there aren’t any customers, we’re doing the ordering and unboxing merchandise or putting together displays. I’ll do pretty much anything that needs done, right down to scrubbing the toilet.”

For Stechschulte, the most enjoyable part of the job is also the part that’s most challenging.

“When people come in here, they’re usually after a certain item or something for a specific event,” Stechschulte said. “It can be a little challenging at times, trying to make sure they get what they’re looking for. Another challenge I’ve found is trying to get people to think outside the box and try something they normally wouldn’t; something that would look great on them whether it’s a different color or a different style.”

“I love working here. Working with the people is definitely my favorite part,” she continued. “I enjoy sending them out with something they look and feel great in, knowing they’re ready for whatever event they’re attending, whether it be for a dinner out, a wedding or a black tie affair.”

Stechschulte lives in Fort Jennings with her husband Jeff. They have three children: Drew, Connor and Mackenna.

Last Updated on Friday, May 17, 2013 12:00 AM

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