HOUSTON – April 6, 2018 – They say life is sweet in Sugar Land, something Magpies Gifts has known for two decades and counting. The family-owned boutique’s Sugar Land location will mark its 20th anniversary on April 26 with a party the public is invited to attend. During the event, guests will enjoy a 20 percent discount (some exclusions apply) and fabulous Magpies on Sweetwater “swag bags” for the first 20 customers who make purchases of $50 or more.
Magpies got its start in 1983 when sisters Maggie Farrar and Alexis Ofczarzak began selling handmade dolls, antiques and fun market finds in Houston’s Museum District. The public took notice and, after a move to a larger space in Bellaire, the boutique continued to grow and thrive.
The goal was always to create an overall experience, rather than just a place to shop, Farrar said.
“We wanted Magpies to be a comfortable place that felt like a visit with friends,” she said. “People really responded to it, and we’ve developed some amazing friendships through the years. I think we created something special.”
Fifteen years after that initial opening, the family set its sights on Sugar Land for a second location. Megan Beauchamp and Sarah McMeans, daughters of the original owners, opened their doors at 4837 Sweetwater Blvd. on April 6, 1998.
That sense of community followed Magpies to the new shop, Beauchamp said, noting their very first customer was the mailman.
“I think he just bought a card for his wife, but it meant so much to know that he wanted to support what we were doing,” she said. “We made that sale and I just remember thinking, ‘We can do this.’”
Today Magpies Gifts operates locations in Bellaire, Sugar Land and Cypress, and the family’s focus on community holds strong.
McMeans said she hopes Magpies’ friends and neighbors will join the company to celebrate the Sugar Land milestone.
“Our plan is to make this a fun chance to get together, look back at how far we’ve come and take time to enjoy our wonderful customers who have supported us through the years,” she said.
The anniversary celebration takes place from 5-8 p.m. April 26 at Magpies Sugar Land, 4837 Sweetwater Blvd. The public is invited to join Magpies on Sweetwater for appetizers, wine and a 20 percent discount off their total purchase (a few exclusions apply). For more information, call 281.277.9777 or visit the company’s Events page.