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New Belle River Biz Comes Into Fashion Now that her new women’s fashion store is open in Belle River, it’s a dream come true for Lynn Pike, a fashionista with a business background. On April 1, 2019, lynnpike Fashion House opened at 578 Notre Dame Street but it’s been in the planning stages for years. “I knew this was what I wanted to do even during the many years when I worked as a fashion consultant for both men and women,” Pike recalls. “I know fashion and I know business and this is a perfect combination for me.” Pike’s husband Dale ran his own environmental services business for many years and Pike says she learned the business side of owning a company during that time. “But, this one is mine and I am so grateful that I have the chance to do it,” she adds. Pike bought the store last year from Natalia Bezzoubkin, who owns A La Mode fashion stores in Windsor and Amherstburg. “This would have been her third location

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and I worked with her for a while before she decided to offer me the chance to buy,” says Pike. “We first started talking last summer, but it didn’t fall into place until December and since then it’s been a whirlwind of buying for the current season.” She stocks clothing and accessories by Joseph Ribkoff, Cream, Bella Fashion Designs, Desigual and Foxcroft Collection, among others. Pike is enthusiastic when describing the interior of her store. “It looks like Toronto or New York and it’s right here in Belle River,” she remarks. “The only colour in the store comes from the clothes.” Pike says that Bezzoubkin has been nothing but helpful with the launch and she also credits her husband and seven children for being her support system. “They are absolutely thrilled that I’m getting the chance to fulfill my dream,” adds Pike, who also has 11 grandchildren. For more information, check out her website: LynnPike.com.

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Pictured inside her new fashion house, Lynn Pike beams with pride holding a sign made for the opening, a gift from her son and his girlfriend. Pike is a niche fashion stylist with a goal of helping women define and develop their personal fashion signature. Photo courtesy of Mary Schmidt.

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