Walking through Well Stocked’s front doors is like entering baking & cooking heaven. With it’s high ceilings, gorgeous flooring and calming color scheme, Well Stocked provides a large array of home and kitchenware goods. This boutique features items for every-stage of cooking from the occasional home cook to the seasoned professional home chef to child chefs. They’ve recently added a men’s section makes the shop an all encompassing place for men and women alike to purchase gifts for themselves or others. Items for men range from cigars in a humidor, tailgating supplies, grooming accessories, and a ton of other specialty items. Guests can also stock up on gourmet products and local items such as olive oil and honey.
But the true shining star of Well Stocked is it’s Co-owner, Lacey Mares. She is the dreamer and creator of this truly amazing space and shop. Lacey’s retail management experience, with both William Sonoma and Z Galleria, has given her the upper edge when it comes to choosing product inventory, vignette design, and creating a welcoming environment for shoppers. Aside from her extensive retail experience Lacey is the type of person that when you meet her you end up just really liking her. She has an easy going vibe that is caring, attentive and just plain lovely.
BEING UNIQUE TO WOODLAND
Well Stocked Kitchen, Home and Gentlemen is centered around a lifestyle shopping experience. There is a little bit for everyone. Good quality home essentials, unique and innovated gifts and generally great product that you can’t find locally, unless you to travel to Sonoma or Napa. They are a combination of an old world classic elegance with a casual look. The store has some vintage aspects mixed with industrial.
TAKING THE LEAP
Lacey, grew up in retail and has always felt that at some point she would own her own store. Her husband (and Co-owner, Tony) has heard her talk about owning her own store for 12 years. “We were having brunch at Mojo’s and I may have had one too many mimosas…He said ‘you need to either open your own store or stop talking about it!’ That planted the seed” says Lacey.
Lacey says, “after Mojo’s, we pulled over right in font of the building we are currently in and called George Rowland. We asked him about available spaces. He mentioned our current space and gave us the building owner’s number. We instantly fell in love with the space – it’s high ceilings, clean white walls and beautiful flooring.”
CUSTOMERS FUEL THE FIRE
“I’m so impressed with my customers. I sold a customer a gorgeous cooper jam pan. She had her eye on it for a couple of weeks and came in to purchase it. She now brings me jam that is made in that pot. It is amazing! I’m excited to see my crazy ideas to come to life and then to have so much support to see it grow even more is the completion of my dreams.”
Well Stocked 412 First Street , Woodland, CA 95695
This article and photos were contributed by Visit Woodland.