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The newest addition to the cast of Bravo's “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” has been busy on and off the set. Her most recent venture now includes the opening of her brand new boutique in West Hollywood. Sutton Stracke, originally hailing from Augusta, Ga., expressed a dormant desire to have her own retail shop. “I’ve been thinking about it for a decade,” said Stracke in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “I’ve always wanted to have a traditional retail clothing store that blended in art, furniture, jewelry, and everything I love.”

The boutique, Sutton, features work from LA native designer August Getty. Not just that, but an array of pieces and clothing from local designers such as Monica Mahoney and Amber Sakai would keep the interest of any shopper. Anyone can also have a fitting for one of the demi-couture pieces from Getty, who just moved his atelier to Paris.

When Stracke announced that she was going to join the Real Housewives cast back in August, and told Bravo's Daily Dish that “There is a lot going on in the best way possible, and I strive to pursue all of my passions to the fullest. I am excited to share my true loves of art and fashion design and open the doors to my world. I am looking forward to this ride and where this journey takes me.”



Stracke intends to give support to international and local artists. She spoke of hosting galleries with a revolving roster of participants. As of right now, the pieces from Helmut Newton occupy space in the 2,000-square-foot shop. Stracke has implemented much of her personal interests as a collector into the store's inventory. She previously brought in lamps and chandeliers from Murano glass, since she has a collection of her own.

The owner brought in a wallpaper that is based on Mimi Couture's watercolor interpretation of a Cherokee rose. As well as the Venetian glassmakers, Stracke added cards and stationery from Kat McCall Papers, as well as English sterling silver.

Stracke later added, “I want this place to feel like a home, and will be hosting events with chefs as well as book signings."