It wasn’t Lana Face’s idea to open a designer purse store; it was her husband’s.
“We were in Grand Ledge
, and he said, “What doesn’t Grand Ledge have?” says Face. “He said a purse store. A woman’s vanity is recession free. You come in get a purse and you feel good.”
The Purse Rack
opened in Grand Ledge in November and is already moving into a new, more centralized location in Delta Township.
“Most people in the Grand Ledge area still come to the Lansing area frequently,” says Face. “We were hoping to centralize more, and pull some people from other areas.”
The Purse Rack has been open in their new, 1,200 square foot location next to US Nails on West Saginaw for about four weeks now. The business currently employs both Face and her husband.
“We get a lot of walk-in business from US Nails,” Face says. “When you’re stopped at the light and look around you can see our sign, that is bright and colorful and lights up.”
The Purse Rack sells both consignment and new designer purses and also hosts purse parties with a lower hosting rate than many other purse party venues.