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Lock Boutique Now Open On College Avenue

Lock Boutique has officially opened its doors in downtown State College.

The new storefront is located at 216 E. College Ave. in the former location of Ethereal Boutique, which closed last month after more than four years in business, as owner Miranda Sheetz is moving to Indianapolis.

Lock Boutique moved to College Avenue from its previous storefront on West High Street in Bellefonte. It originally opened in 2020 and sells high-quality clothing, accessories, and wedding dresses that are classic and fashionable.

It will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a “Galentines Day”-themed grand opening event on Saturday, January 14.

At the event, you can expect to see Instagrammable decorations, snacks, and a chance to win a $200 gift card. Owner Lydia Shafer explained that she wanted to incorporate other woman-owned businesses, so she invited two pop-ups.

Spirited Treasures will be in store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. selling hand-poured candles, crystal jewelry, sage wands, and more. Camp Hill-based Rev Aesthetics will feature its permanent jewelry from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to Shafer, Lock Boutique is known for always having new items, as well as its friendly customer service.

“Every week we bring in new styles to the boutique and our online store,” Shafer said. “We love our LOCK girl community! The LOCK team works hard to make sure all of our customers feel welcome and taken care of.”

Shafer always imagined the College Avenue storefront as a quintessential boutique location. Sheetz randomly messaged Lock’s Instagram in November, introducing herself and asking if Shafer would like to take over the space.

In just six weeks, Lock Boutique’s team packed up the boutique and bridal shop in Bellefonte and moved to its new home in State College.

“This space has so many amazing qualities,” Shafer said. “The open concept of the sales floor is straight off my ‘Dream Boutique’ Pinterest board. I love that we are located in the most charming part of town. Being next to Harpers and The Tavern gives me downtown Charleston vibes.”

You can check out Lock Boutique on its website, Instagram, and Facebook.

Lock Boutique joins Japanese restaurant Kokoro and Su Ji Chang Fen Dian on East Calder Way as the latest business to open in downtown State College.

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