Imagine a store where you could find a little something special for almost any occasion and, at the same time, know that many of your purchases were helping to support a worthwhile organization?
Well, imagine no more. That place is right here in Tewksbury and its called Unique Boutique.
Owned and operated by Joanne Mullaney since 2008, Unique Boutique at 2136 Main St. is more than just a store, it’s a dream come true.
“It has always been my dream to own a place like this,” said Mullaney. “I love helping people.”
Heartbroken when her young friend, Sheree Campbell, lost her battle to cancer and left a family of four children behind, Mullaney decided it was time to make a difference.
Her first bracelet, the Cancer Awareness Bracelet, began her long tradition of creating beautiful pieces that people can wear to show their support for a special cause. With a portion of the bracelet’s cost going directly towards cancer research it is one piece of jewelry that you can be truly proud to show off.
Next on the list was the Nonnie bracelet. Inspired by her mother, Joann Lacorazza, whose life Mullaney explained, “Was cut too short by heart disease,” each Nonnie bracelet sold represents a donation to the American Heart Association.
Together, sales of Cancer Awareness Bracelet and The Nonnie Bracelet have raised $14,000 in donations.
With beads imported from all over the world, Mullaney takes pride in her one of kind creations. Two bracelets, the GEDYL, or Glow Every Day Of Your Life, and the Meghan McCarthy both feature unique beads which “glow” in the light.
“The glow beads is what we have truly become known for," Mullaney explained.
A quick trip into the boutique and you will find bracelets to support a variety of additional causes including Alzheimer’s research, The ASPCA, troops and veterans groups and, even the girl scouts.
Of course, how could Mullaney call her jewelry collection complete without bracelets featuring all of the Boston Sports teams (Bruins included!) as well as Italian and Irish Pride pieces?
If you are looking for a little good luck then head towards The Evil Eye Bracelet. While it may sound a bit threatening this bracelet is inspired by the Turkish Legend that the evil eye brings luck to those who wear it.
The treasures inside of Unique Boutique, however, are not limited to bracelets alone.
With a variety of jewelry, scarves, books and handbags Unique Boutique has something to offer almost everyone. In the near future Mullaney plans to add “Joanne’s Closet” which will feature gently worn consignment clothing for women and children.
For more information on selling some of Mullaney’s unique creations in your business or, perhaps, creating a bracelet for a charity that you support simply call Unique Boutique or stop in for a visit.
Unique Boutique is open Wednesday thru Friday from 11 – 6 and by appointment only Sunday thru Tuesday. Saturday hours will resume in the fall.
You can also check out the Unique Boutique web site at http://www.visitunique.com/