ABOUT US

Our Location

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Meet the Owner

Address: 17 W Washington, Millstadt, IL 62260.

Storefront Hours:Wednesday 2-6 PM, Thursday 2-7:30 PM, Friday 12-4 PM Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM.

Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Contact (618)910-2048 for appointments outside of regular hours

Private parties available for minimum of $20 per person min of 4 people max of 20.

Meet Dena Cuppett-Hensel, Owner of Bolt & Cupp, a boutique offering womens clothing, coffee and whatever else she dreams up! She’s spent 20 years in Corporate America and wanted to put all of her business knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm into her passion for fashion.
She met fashion as a child. Her first fashion influence was her mother making dresses for her and her sister ensuring they had matching patent leather purses, shoes, and sometimes hats for Easter and Christmas. This later grew into a hobby and then a love affair. Her nose was in more magazines than books. She was obsessed with magazines and how women were portrayed in them.
Could she fulfill her dream to someday supply products that encourage womens self image and remind them that they are uniquely and wonderfully made? The answer is YES through positive messaging and clothes for a variety of styles and sizes. Initially offered online and out of her rustic home in IL with the hopes of launching a cafe by the end of 2023.
If you like smiling, fashion-wear that’s fun, paired with conversation and coffee, then join our journey!

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Origin of Our Name

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I grew up with my mom sewing (and her mom and sister sewed) so it was not uncommon for us to go to the fabric store and run in between all of the bolts of fabric. She would set us up on the stools at Sears or JC Penney or Walmart to look through the catalogs. She would find a pattern that was close to the outfit we would choose and then we would get to help sometimes with the material. It was such a rich part of our family tradition I wanted to honor that. I started sewing again. I have always loved fashion and knew I would not be able to sew enough clothes to fill my little boutique so I got my business license and started relationships with 2 vendors (thanks to my aunt)! The cup part is because I wanted to serve coffee or drinks while people shop. I spelled it CUPP as a nod to my maiden name, Cuppett. So whether you are shopping in my store or online, grab a cuppa coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy fabric with the feeling of family traditions.