Shop Local Saturday: White River Gift Shop

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Join us every Saturday as we feature a store in Walworth County! Get the story behind the distinctive shops throughout the Lake Geneva area, and find out what makes them stand above the rest.

This week’s feature shop is the White River Gift Shop. We talked with Angela Laramy, Retail Manager at Grand Geneva, and she gave us the inside scoop about the shop at Grand Geneva Resort.

Located within the Grand Geneva Resort, this unique gift shop delivers incredible, personalized service, high-quality, name brand merchandise, as well as Grand Geneva specific items that are exclusive to the shop.

The next time you’re looking for the perfect gift, or simply want to spoil yourself with a little something special, stop by the White River Gift Shop at Grand Geneva Resort. Until then, read on to learn a little more about this distinctive local shop.

Q: How was the name chosen for the shop?
A:
White River runs through Grand Geneva Property.

Q: What makes White River Gift Shop unique?
A:
White River staff delivers amazing, personalized service and high quality merchandise.

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Q: What kind of items can we find in your store?
A:
Vera Bradley, Brighton jewelry and small leather goods, Tommy Bahama apparel for men and ladies, Jellycat stuffed animals, and many more brands.  There is also a large variety of Grand Geneva logo items that are exclusive to our resort.

Q: If someone would like to visit White River Gift Shop, is there anything they should know before coming?
A:
Plan to see a large variety of merchandise.  White River carries sundries, apparel, candles and diffusers, gifts, greeting cards, mugs, and in the winter time we carry Golf Balls from the Golf Pro Shop.

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Q: What is the “must have” item from your store?
A:
The “must have” item right now is an exclusive book “A Grand Tale” about Grand Geneva’s history.  You can get “A Grand Tale” for the introductory price of just $19.95 right now! (Original price $34.95).

Q: What is your favorite part about being a local business in southeastern Wisconsin?
A:
We have many guests that shop locally and Lake Geneva, in general, has a fun, small-town shopping appeal.

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Q: What is YOUR personal favorite item from the store?
A:
I don’t have one specific item but love the Vera Bradley collection.  The patterns change seasonally and they now offer the Northbrook collection, Sycamore leather handbags, and are launching a fragrance line in the spring.

Q: Are there any events/specials coming up at White River Gift Shop?
A:
There IS a clearance event currently on select items up to 50% off from the White River gift shop as well as the Golf Pro Shop.

Q: Do you offer shipping? Can people order online?
A:
We do offer shipping for an additional shipping charge.  At this time, we do not offer online ordering.

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Q: Do you offer gift wrapping for holidays or other occasions?
A:
We have gift bags and gift boxes and are happy to package your special purchases.

Q: Where can we find the White River Gift Shop, and what are the shop hours?
A:
The White River gift shop is located in the Grand Geneva Main lodge, across from the Geneva ChopHouse.  White River is open off peak season 8AM-7PM Sunday-Thursday.  Friday-Saturday 8AM-9PM.  Extended hours apply in the summer.

Thanks so much for reading and for your interest in shopping local! Be certain not to miss our “Shop Local Saturday” posts, featuring businesses right here in Walworth County, by subscribing to the Visit Walworth County blog.

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