At the corner of Central Avenue and Main Street, handmade jewelry dazzles and gift ideas are abundant.

Exquisite Events is the newest addition to the downtown business scene, and Osakis residents Bryan and Rachel Iverson own the shop and Jen Pastian is their business partner.

The store is an upscale resale boutique and consignment store that offers a little bit of everything - from clothing and gift baskets to crafts and home decor.

To ready the store for their business venture, the co-owners took out a wall, painted inside and refurbished the front of the building.

So far, after just six weeks in business, Rachel Iverson said, "Things are going great. The used, name brand clothing is selling really well."


When you enter the store, a large space is dedicated to clothing and accessories, offering a great selection of sizes from infants through men's and women's size 3X.

Some of the clothing is new and some garments are gently used as part of the store's consignment program.

What makes Exquisite Events unique is that the consignments also extend to other items like home decor, books, musical instruments and dishes. Stop by with your items or call (320) 305-1622 to check what the store is accepting.

Iverson said she's accepting consignment items now and people are invited to stop by anytime during business hours with their clean, nearly new clothing and household items.

"People have come in and said, 'This is exactly what this town needs,' " Iverson said last week.

Featuring local talents

Exquisite Events also showcases the handmade work of local crafters.

Stained glass lamps and panels, chainsaw carvings, handmade jewelry and

birdhouses are some of the items available. Iverson said they'd like to feature more items from other local crafters.

At Exquisite Events you'll also find cards and gift ideas for all ages, plus, Iverson said, they are broadening their scrapbooking and card making supplies. Watch for details on monthly card and scrapbooking classes coming soon.

During the winter months, Exquisite Events is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.