A UNIQUE shopping experience is set to open its doors to Wagga next month with a focus on boutique retail, live entertainment and creative workshopping.
Ruby Tuesday - inspired by the Rolling Stones song of the same name - is the dream of Wagga woman Kell Stoll, combining quality fashion and homewares with a space for live performances, art-focused workshops and events.
"I've wanted to do this for a long time, it's been a little dream of mine for the past 15 years so a lot of planning has gone into it," she said.
Born and raised in Wagga, Mrs Stoll said she wanted to bring something entirely unique to the city.
"We wanted to do something you would expect to find in Byron, Sydney or Melbourne," she said.
"We will be bringing brands to Wagga that aren't already here, so every brand stocked will be exclusive."
The front section or the store at 95 Fitzmaurice Street will be dedicated to fashion for women, men and children, as well as homewares. Further back, Emmylou Wildflowers will have their own retail space for fresh and dried flowers, while a spacious workshopping room at the back of the store will play host to events like ceramic making, flower garland creations, arts and yoga.
Mrs Stoll said it was all about the experience.
"There will be lots of price ranges from low to mid, so it's inclusive of everyone's budget, but there will also be some beautiful investment pieces for the wardrobe and home," she said.
"We will also offer personal styling sessions after house for those professionals like doctors who are time poor, and can't shop in traditional trading hours."
Each Saturday and Sunday, the store will turn into a live music venue to grace the ears of shoppers.
"The front concrete area of the store will be set up for acoustic bands and musicians every weekend," Mrs Stoll said.
"We'll also have a lot of events and product launches."
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From Hens' nights to Christmas parties, Mrs Stoll said Ruby Tuesday's workshop space will be open for rent to the city's creatives.
"We'll have large sinks and bench tops out the back, and people can book in sessions with Emmy from Emmylou Wildflowers to create things like flower crowns and arrangements," she said.
"We're also hoping to do art showings in the beautiful big white space."
Doors are set to open in early November after a few setbacks during the year, but Mrs Stoll said business is already well underway.
"We're actually fully booked out in our workshop space for November already with yoga teacher training, and we have a few little Christmas get-togethers booked over November and December," she said.
"The whole idea is love, kindness and connections. We're building a community where everyone is welcome, there's no judgement, and that community vibe is brought back to life."