Gypsy Chic, Sierra’s Haven team up to support dogs


By Kelsi Holstein - PDT Contributor



Store owner Mandee Blankenship with her dog at Gypsy Chic Boutique.


One of Blankenship’s newest shirts, “My Dog is Cooler than Yours,” hangs in the Gypsy Chic Boutique store on Second Street.


Animal supplies sit on the floor of Gypsy Chic Boutique in Portsmouth. Store owner Mandi Blankenship, in an effort to help out Sierra’s Haven, offered a 20 percent discount to anyone who brought animal supplies to the store.


The Gypsy Chic Boutique, located on 603 Second Street in Portsmouth, is providing customers with cute clothes and animals in need with supplies.

On Saturday, June 3rd, the store offered a 20 percent discount to anyone who brought animal supplies to donate to Sierra’s Haven. The store is also donating a portion of the profit made on their shirts that say “My Dog is Cooler than Yours” to the shelter as well.

Store owner Mandee Blankenship says that animals in need are close to her heart.

“I have dogs and then my in-laws, they shelter dogs at their home,” Blankenship said. “So we’re around a lot of dogs and around a lot of dogs in need, so that’s why I wanted to do it. I love my dog.”

The store, which moved to its location on Second Street in November offers unique and trendy clothes.

“We try to only buy six of each item so that everyone doesn’t have the same outfit,” Blankenship said. “That’s important to us.”

Blankenship says that she hopes that she can offer something new to the area.

“Hopefully I’m bringing something that’s not around here, something different, that a lot of people don’t have,” Blankenship said.

Gypsy Chic carries the latest fashion and offers a little bit of everything for little girls to plus size. Miss Me, TOMS, GraceinLA are among the brands that are offered.

The Gypsy Chic Boutique is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call the store at (740) 988-8323 or find Gypsy Chic on Twitter @GypsyChicBoutique1.

Store owner Mandee Blankenship with her dog at Gypsy Chic Boutique.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/06/web1_0603171330.jpgStore owner Mandee Blankenship with her dog at Gypsy Chic Boutique.

One of Blankenship’s newest shirts, “My Dog is Cooler than Yours,” hangs in the Gypsy Chic Boutique store on Second Street.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/06/web1_0603171327.jpgOne of Blankenship’s newest shirts, “My Dog is Cooler than Yours,” hangs in the Gypsy Chic Boutique store on Second Street.

Animal supplies sit on the floor of Gypsy Chic Boutique in Portsmouth. Store owner Mandi Blankenship, in an effort to help out Sierra’s Haven, offered a 20 percent discount to anyone who brought animal supplies to the store.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/06/web1_0603171326.jpgAnimal supplies sit on the floor of Gypsy Chic Boutique in Portsmouth. Store owner Mandi Blankenship, in an effort to help out Sierra’s Haven, offered a 20 percent discount to anyone who brought animal supplies to the store.

By Kelsi Holstein

PDT Contributor