By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Sep 27, 2007 at 2:47 PM

Technically, Patricia Shoppe -- a boutique that supplies "affordable luxuries for American beauties" -- opened in 1937 in Chicago. Motivated entrepreneur Patricia McGrath Lind ran her store for 30 years Windy City, and five years after her death, her great-granddaughter re-opened it in Egg Harbor, Wis. in 2001. Finally, just last year, Patricia Shoppe made it to Milwaukee.

This weekend celebrates the one-year anniversary of the classy little shop owned by Britton Domer at 403 E. Silver Spring Dr. in Whitefish Bay. The three-day anniversary sale starts Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. and runs through Sunday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Little extras include an in-store raffle for jewelry as complementary refreshments.

The boutique carries on the legacy of Patricia McGrath Lind by promoting classic design and simple elegance for the modern woman. You'll find chic shoes, handbags, jewelry and wearables galore.

Here's to the success of Milwaukee's ever-growing boutique community -- especially ones within walking distance of a massive new North Shore mall.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”