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  • 5 Fall Fashion Quick Fixes and Tips

    We’re just over a month away from the arrival of Fall. This means sweaters, skinny jeans, and tall boots. When unpacking these items, you might notice that some items need a little extra love to get ready for the new season. Here are a couple of tips to get your wardrobe ready!

    Sweater Piling?

    Don’t throw out a favorite sweater from last year because it’s piling.

    Instead, grab a pumice stone.You may...

  • Kick Start Fall! (All about shoes!)

    What's the first sign of fall in the Midwest?  Closed toe shoes.  Incidentally, not a single one of us has been willing to be a foot model for our ...
  • Employee Profile: Meet Greta!

               We’ve been introducing you to members of our Modish family every few weeks. This week, we are introducing you to our newest employees, Greta!

    We asked Greta a few questions, and here are some of her responses!


     First Job in Retail:

               “This is actually my first job in retail and my first job! I’m only sixteen. I’ve been working here since March, and I love it!”

     What do you love...

  • August Employee Spotlight:  Meet Annette!!

    We’re ecstatic to be continuing our Employee Spotlight in August! So far, you’ve met our founder and leader, Stephanie, and one of our fabulous full time employees, Chloe! This month, we’re so excited to introduce you to another one of our full time employees, Annette!

    Annette has been working with us since day one at our Water Street location (literally, that was her first day.) She is no stranger...

  • On Point- We Heart Embroidery!!

               We can’t deny it- we’re pretty stoked about Nordic Fest this weekend! It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends, new and old, while enjoying some traditional Norwegian treats (lefse, anyone?)

    What we’re even more excited about are the Nordic embroidered-inspired pieces that we’re carrying right in our boutique. Embroidery in Viking history dates back to the first half of the...

  • Mid-rise, High-rise, or Low-rise: Which one is best your needs?

               You see the words every time you explore a pants or shorts. “High-rise,” “Low-rise” or “Mid-rise.” What do they mean? How are they decided? Most of all, which one is best for you and your body? If you have a lot of questions, don’t fret! We’re here to shed some light onto this!

    Before we delve in, you might be wondering how rise is determined. Rise is the distance of the middle of the...

  • A Few of My Favorite Things.. ( Current favorites from our blogger, Kirstin)

               I’ll be the first to admit this- I LOVE Modish. If you were to go through my closet, you would see that too. This season is no exception to my boutique love. With a season of easy tees and comfy sundresses, I’m absolutely in HEAVEN.  Today’s blog features a few of my favorite items right now at the store.

    1.     Cici Tee:We featured the Cici tee in an earlier blog post but this basic is...

  • 5 Great Wedding Guest Dresses

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    There’s something about a wedding, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the opportunity to watch two lives be joined together or the beauty that is represented in a wedding ceremony. Whatever it is for you, we can all agree that summer has no shortage of weddings. With summer being the most popular time of the year to say, “I do,” we’re highlighting a couple of our favorite dresses for you to wear at all of...

  • Meet the Modish Staff: Chloe

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               Part of what we love about our store is the people who help make it run smoothly! Every few weeks, we’re going to be introducing you to those fierce women who help Modish run without a hitch. This week, we are pleased to introduce you to Chloe, one of our newest staff members!

    A Decorah native, Chloe is a proud grad of Luther College! Some of her previous positions include working as a...

  • Our Alana dress might be the only thing you need

    Women of all ages (tween to retirees) adore this dress-and for good reason! First of all, it FITS. Second, it’s COMFORTABLE. And third, it’s VERSATILE!

    Knits can be a girl’s BFF or a girl’s worst enemy. The Mimi dress drapes perfectly and beautifully with it’s A-line cut and swing. (No extra love clinging your handles, if you know what I mean.) A tailored fit through the shoulders gives this...

  • Rodeo Ready! (...and County Fair and Senior Pictures and...)

    We love being located in the heart of downtown Decorah! Whether you run on our paved trails, off road bike, kayak the Upper Iowa, spectate dirt races, sample wines or brews, enjoy cooking or dining out, play at the parks, or savor participating in Nordic Fest or rhe County Fair, our community of people make it possible.

    We’re so lucky to live and work in a place that takes pride in quality of...

  • Back to Basics: Celebrating the T-Shirt

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    We will be the first to admit that we love a great sundress or fun top during the warm summer months. That being said, we equally love a great basic tee. After all, isn’t summer about enjoying a slower pace?  

    In a season full of stylish, jaw-dropping pieces, we can’t help but brag a little about our basic tees. These pieces are classy, effortless, and perfect for everyone’s closet–and real life....