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Elizabeth’s Attic in Nitro a one-stop gift boutique on 21st Street

By Ben Calwell, Metro Reporter
Elizabeth’s Attic owner Vikki Hamilton, right, confers with shop employee Marsha McGuire at the gift boutique on 21st Street, Nitro. Hamilton is celebrating her 15th anniversary as the owner of Elizabeth’s Attic.
Home decor items, jewelry, candles, women’s apparel and more are available at Elizabeth’s Attic in Nitro. Custom-made flower arrangements and wreaths are also availale there.
Spartina 449 handbags are among the products carried at Elizabeth’s Attic on 21st Street, Nitro. Shop owner Vikki Hamilton can help customers find special request items, as well.
Elizabeth’s Attic is at 107 21st St., Nitro, where there is plenty of free parking.

There are no forgotten cast-offs in this attic.

It’s Elizabeth’s Attic in Nitro, celebrating its 15th anniversary under owner Vikki Hamilton. Located at 107 21st St., Elizabeth’s Attic is an inviting gift boutique that carries everything from home decor items to jewelry to women’s apparel.

Among the trendy new products at Elizabeth’s Boutique is a line of apparel from Simply Southern. Items include T-shirts, shorts and sandals for women.

“It’s the very latest,” Hamilton said.

Simply Southern “is just now making its way to West Virginia,” said Elizabeth’s Attic employee Marsha McGuire. “We just now got it.”

Hamilton said many of the products she carries at Elizabeth’s Attic are made by companies owned by women. And Simply Southern is just one example.

She also carries Marianna Jewelry, which is another company founded by a woman.

“It’s a very nice line, and it’s nickel-free,” she said, adding that many women have allergic skin reactions to nickel.

Elizabeth’s Attic also sells Spartina 449 handbags, wallets and beach bags; Vera Bradley purses and Candleberry candles.

“That’s a big name in candles,” McGuire said.

Other jewelry lines at Elizabeth’s Attic include products by Kameleon, Lucca & Danni and Troll Beads.

Lucca & Danni “is really popular now on the Internet -- people love it.”

Elizabeth’s Attic can also provide specially-designed products for customers.

“We also make wreaths and flower arrangements customized to your needs,” she said.

Elizabeth’s Attic started on First Avenue under its original owner. Hamilton moved it to its current location on 21st Street.

Hamilton said Elizabeth’s Attic has a loyal following, but that she still encounters people who have only now discovered it.

“Everybody says we’re the best-kept secret around,” Hamilton said.

She attributes her 15-year run of success to her loyal customers and to her attention to customer service. Hamilton strives to get the products that her customers want, often finding herself in the role of “personal shopper.”

“Customers will come in and say, ‘I need such and such,’ and we find it for them.”

She and McGuire make yearly buying trips to retail markets in Las Vegas and Atlanta. During those trips, Hamilton likes to compare notes with other shop owners to see what’s popular in other parts of the country.

“We like to interact with other shop owners,” she said.

Elizabeth’s Attic is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with later Thursday hours until 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 304-755-8600 or visit Elizabeth’s Attic on Facebook.


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