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7/8/2020 Member News
Passion For Fashion Leads to New Retail in Marion

Designs by Michele opened in Uptown Marion in March and will celebrate with a ribbon cutting on Friday, July 10 at 4:00 pm. The ladies’ boutique, located at 720 11th St, features clothing, shoes and accessories.

Owner Michele Osterberger uses her love of fashion and design to select unique pieces along with staple pieces that can easily mix and match. Customers can expect to find quality, curated pieces at affordable prices.

“My mom was an amazing seamstress,” said Osterberger. “My original intent was to design and sew clothing but I quickly realized that I don’t enjoy sewing. I do love to find great pieces with unique detail to share with customers,” she added.

Osterberger started her business with trunk shows out of her home in 2018, then was invited to join a collective of businesses in the Brick-a-brack building in Dysart, Iowa. When an opportunity opened in Marion she relocated her business to share space with Di Moda Boutique, owed by Tammy Cannavo, in Uptown Marion.

“Tammy and I have different looks and styles but our stores compliment each other very well. We always say if you can’t find it one of our stores, you can’t find it anywhere.”

Designs by Michele summer hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am – 5pm. Thursdays 10am – 6pm, and Saturday 10am – 3pm. Find the store online at or Fridays ribbon cutting will be steamed live on the Chamber’s Facebook page