How we started
In 2003 Soiree Urban Gifts opened it's doors in downtown Oshkosh. A little bit of everything, something unique, and shopping local were typical phrases we would hear as we began our journey into the unknown, and risky business in retail.
As customers began to discover an alternative to the imported gift industry, we grew our shop and our product lines to reflect our own styles and preferences in the gift business. Pretty soon, we had local artists from Wisconsin and beyond, upcycled teak boat furniture, lake items, pet supplies, apparel, 100% soy candles, lighting, serving wares, and everything in between.
In 2010 we moved our business to a quaint little town near Oshkosh called Ripon. Being this was home to us for over 30 years, we came back to the area and opened Soiree Deux.
In 2013 we decided to move entirely to Ripon, as wonderful things are happening there and the downtown has several renovation projects underway.
Today, our customers come from Chicago, Fox Lake, Appleton, and many surrounding areas to check out the quaintness, the unique, and the small town feel.
UPDATE! It's now 2019 and a building sale later, another baby, a full time job opportunity we are back and have teamed up with other local business to form Soiree et al. We carry a bit more merchandise, a few new faces, but the same fun and unique items and more! Now within our brick walls we have boutique by Urban Esque, Dig Garden Shop, Lakeshore Coffee, and Black Fern Essentials.
Stop in and tell us where you're from, and enjoy the atmosphere of Soiree et al! We're so glad you're visiting!