Midwest Living Review
Salvaged antiques share property with trendy new items at Soiree. The 2,500-square-foot store’s glossy cement floor, exposed-brick walls and pressed-tin ceiling work together to create an edgy, urban boutique vibe. Inventory is eclectic—baby gifts, lake decor, personal care, jewelry, accessories, tote bags, contemporary chairs, LumiSource lamps and garden items. A full line of Lakeshore Coffee Company beans and coffee accessories covers the far right wall, and there’s a large selection of Oshkosh-theme gifts scattered throughout the shop, including prints from local artists and some retro wooden signs. O Salon nestles into the back section of the space.
The cute multicolored mini vases perched on a single base are especially appealing ($40), and a vintage 1976 aqua blue Ethan Allen hutch ($495), sanded and repainted with all new hardware, is a real eye-catcher. (Patchwork patterned table runners in bright blues and greens ($15) make a more affordable purchase.) Soiree Urban Gifts is closed on Sundays and keeps limited hours on Mondays; plan shopping excursions accordingly.