Michelle Lewis, Vendor 381

BFA artist and floral designer, clothing lover extraordinaire, and lifelong gatherer of all things ornamental

My booth, 381, is literally jam-packed with unique items from the world of fashion.  You’ll find clothing, bags, purses, and seasonal necessities like outerwear, hoodies, pajamas and the like.  A fabric bin brimming with great fabric in small and large sizes can also be found tucked away among the clothing.  I have great brand names, and awesome vintage pieces in sizes and styles to meet every woman’s wardrobe needs. Mom and daughter can find something they must have every time they visit the store.  My ultimate goal is to unite people with that awesome piece of clothing that will become their new favorite thing to wear, and to do it at an incredible price!  Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s a surprise new favorite, or a replacement for a basic wardrobe piece, # 381 is the booth to find both… and a new bag, scarf, or pair of shoes as well!  No matter your style, I’ve got you covered: classy-chic-trendy-retro.  No matter your size, I’ve got you covered: extra small to plus size. No matter your budget, I’ve got you covered with very budget friendly pricing.  No matter your age, I’ve got you covered, teens to grandparents.  April is going to be official dress month and I’m preparing to bring in hundreds of dresses.  Sundresses, prom dresses, work dresses, and just casual every day dresses! dresses! dresses! dresses!  And in May we’re going to follow dresses with a skirt month when you’ll be able to shop thru hundreds of skirts!  You don’t have to be a girl to like a skirt!

About Ashland Artisan Emporium

The Ashland Artisan Emporium is owned by Michelle Christian, wife and mother of 3 daughters. Her husband, Travis, is the business manager for Adroit Construction in Ashland, Oregon.

The Emporium was the vision of Michael Rydbom, Michelle’s father. In April of 2010, Michael asked his daughter if she would be willing to help transform the old DJ’s Video space into a crafter’s marketplace. Michelle had always admired her dad’s entrepreneurial spirit and was eager to make him proud, so even though she already had two kids, a real estate career and one more daughter on the way, she said yes.

On November 1, 2010, the store opened it’s doors to a welcome reception from the community. They were voted Best New Business of 2010 only months later by the Ashland Sneak Preview. Within weeks of opening, the store was at capacity and had quickly become the “go-to” store for all things unique and affordable.