New clothing store opening in Moosomin

June 23, 2022, 10:13 am
Kara Kinna

Hannah Herman in front of the building where her new clothing store, Haven Clothing, will be.

A new clothing store will be opening soon on Main Street in Moosomin.

Hannah Herman will be opening Haven Clothing on the 600 block of Main Street. The new business will be selling women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and footwear.

Herman says she is currently renovating the building that the new store will be in, and if all goes well, she hopes to be open by the second weekend in August.

“April 20 we took possession and we started renovating the building right away,” she says. “Hopefully in the next two to three weeks, I’ll start to get my racks and some of the stock in.”

Herman says she is excited to open her doors, and she is especially excited to be offering men’s and children’s clothing on top of women’s fashion clothing.

“There have been a lot of people saying there is a demand for shoes for kids and men, and just men’s clothing in general,” she says.

“I’ve heard of so many people who have to drive to Regina or Brandon to find their kids shoes, and you should be able to find your kids a pair of good shoes in the community they live in.

“The women’s and kids section will be the biggest, and the mens’ section will also be fairly large as it’s a big building—the floor space for the clothing store is 3,000 square feet.

“My selection will change from season to season. In spring we will be getting in rubber boots and splash pants for kids, and in the winter we will be getting mitts, toques, jackets, winter boots—all of that stuff.”

Herman says she has always loved working in fashion retail and that’s the reason why she decided to open Haven Clothing in Moosomin.

“I used to work at Stitches in the mall in Yorkton. I’m originally from Yorkton. And I really enjoyed it there and I worked at another local store in Yorkton called Uptown Casuals. I worked there for five years in high school.

“When I moved here last June, I started working at Brazen, and I’ve just always loved fashion and shopping,” she says. “I got a taste for it at each of the different stores and how different people ran it, and I’ve always liked it. It was never a case where I felt like I have to go to work today. I get to go to work, and I love the people you get to speak with and work with.

“I’ve always loved it and started looking into it more, and with the help from some friends and family it all came together really well.

“I’m super excited for the end result and to see people and do what I love. But I am young, I’m only 23, so there is a lot that I am going to have to learn along the way. But I am dedicated to this and this is what I want to do. I’m that type of person where if I want to do something I’m going to do it, I’m not going to back down from it.”

Herman says she’s been overwhelmed by the response she has received so far from the community on hearing that she’s opening a new store.

“I’ve had an amazing response from the community. The day I finally posted that this is happening, my phone absolutely blew up. There were probably 100 messages between Facebook and Instagram and texts and phone calls. So many people have offered to help us. My friends have offered to help me move things and have offered to bring us supper.”

Herman says she feels like Moosomin will be a supportive community to do business in.

“The experience I have had in Moosomin so far is that people are very locally driven. They want to shop local, they want to support local, everyone knows everyone and I think that is going to be a huge advantage to me. And everyone comes to Moosomin from the surrounding communities like Whitewood and Wapella and Elkhorn. People come here for the hospital or grocery store or work. So I think that’s going to be a big advantage too of having a store here.