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New boutique launches on C-Street

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The owners of an e-commerce business have added a brick-and-mortar operation to their portfolio with the opening of a new boutique on Commercial Street.

Husband and wife Matt and Andrea Battaglia opened Ensley & Swann Boutique & Marketplace on Aug. 22 at 200 E. Commercial St. The store sells clothing for women, children and babies, as well as art, candles, jewelry and home decor, said manager Danielle Jeffries.

Jeffries said she previously worked with the Battaglias for their e-commerce business, Girls Clothing Hut. The Battaglias continue to operate the online venture that sells girls clothing and accessories, after taking over ownership last summer from Joe and Tracy Sutter, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting.

Girls Clothing Hut is one of some 30 vendors selling products at Ensley & Swann, Jeffries said, adding she leads a staff of four employees. Some vendors pay a commission, generally starting at 15%, to sell merchandise, while others that have a larger amount of items or need more space pay a monthly rental fee. Vendor fees start around $30 and range up to $200 for use of an entire wall and rack space, she said.

“It’s a little bit of everything,” Jeffries said of current products on sale, with prices currently ranging $8-$50 for clothing and $25-$100 for art pieces.

Floor space at the approximately 2,500-square-foot boutique is nearly full, she said, adding there’s still some room for vendors who have wall art to sell.

The C-Street building sat vacant for about a year, Jeffries said, noting it previously housed All Good Stuff Antique and Collectibles.

Matt Battaglia said family members inspired the store’s name. Elinor Ensley is the name of his wife’s maternal grandmother, and Una Swann is the name of his maternal grandmother.

He declined to disclose startup costs or lease terms with building owner Mary Collette.

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