The Her-story of Mapel
Mapel Boutique is a locally owned, female-driven boutique with five locations and virtual styling service Marke by Mapel. Staci Stevens Barnes and Jenelle Landraf opened Mapel’s original boutique in 2006 in Leavenworth, Washington with the goal to bring a unique,
accessible fashion and shopping experience to their community.
After three successful years, Jenelle was ready for her next adventure and Staci assumed store ownership relocating Mapel to Bridgeport Village in her home state of Oregon. With business flourishing and a desire to serve additional local communities it was only natural for Mapel Boutique to add a second and
then a third location. In 2016, the cozy and convenient West Linn location opened its doors, followed two years later in 2018, by a location the popular Bethany Village.
In addition to the already popular Mapel Boutique website, in 2018, Mapel launched its remote personal shopping service Marke, by Mapel. Marke is the shopping experience you didn't know you were missing. Using FaceTime, text, email and phone communication, Mapel Boutique stylists are available when you need to shop for that upcoming interview, vacation or special event.
With the evolution of Marke, and the
business as a whole growing, it became clear that Mapel had outgrown the Oregon
flagship Bridgeport Village space and a move was necessary. In September 201 Mapel relocated its headquarters larger to Lake Oswego in Lake View Village. The move was bittersweet, but the transition from Bridgeport Village to Lake Oswego embodies Mapel’s core brand value of being “your local boutique” and is the perfect location for the new headquarters. With the Mapel headquarters successfully established, Mapel sought to reach new local communities, opening its fourth location in June 2020, in Vancouver/Camas, Washington and finally, bringing it all back home, in 2021 Mapel opened its fifth location in Sherwood,
Staci and her husband Brandon, both OSU graduates, have three girls that keep them grounded, yet always on their toes and are actively involved in their community. Staci spends most of her Mapel time supporting the day-to-day tasks of what is involved with owning a local boutique business, but her first
and forever love is working with customers.
"I believe what we wear evokes how we feel. There is power and potential in dressing and I love working with customers to help them discover what that means for them. Each and every piece that Mapel carries has a story and reason for being part of our assortment and I love marrying the right piece
with the right customer.” - Staci