I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Donna Tormey from Steel Magnolias in Lahaska, Bucks County, PA. Donna, who opened the store a year and a half ago, was tired of seeing the same old, same old in department stores, and offers style that flatters each individual.
Donna grew up in Pittsburgh, but has lived in Bucks County for the past 30 years with her husband raising three children, and now have four beautiful grandchildren. Living with them are Harley and Dakota, their two golden retrievers, and Tasha, a sweet Siberian husky that they are currently fostering. They are quite active with MaPaw, Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Service, Inc.
Steel Magnolia caters to women 40 and up, a segment of the fashion population that Donna feels gets left out. In the boutique setting, women have the opportunity to dress chic and fashionable. She uses small designers – you won’t find anything in the store that you’ll find in a department store!
And to give back to the community, the first Wednesday of every month Steel Magnolia hosts a fashion event at the store. Reservations are required as space is limited.
November 3 – Get Your Sexy Back – having the little black dress and making it zip! A fashion coordinator will be on premises to talk about accessorizing something you already have in your closet.
December 1 – A Swanky Holiday Soiree – Donna’s thank you holiday party back to her customers featuring a fun evening featuring the music of the rat pack era.
Donna was recently selected to be a Sales Consultant for Worth Collection, a high end line of clothing that is featured and available only through trunk shows! Congrats, Donna!
And as if she isn’t busy enough, Donna is also involved with Network Now, fundraisers with WomenBuild and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Wednesdays Women in Lambertville, and runs frequent fundraisers for MaPaw in the store.
As always, you can read all about Donna and Steel Magnolias in the Bucks County Women’s Journal!Bucks County Womens Journal P.O. Box 64529 Souderton, PA 18964 215 – 721 – 0645 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org