Located in Valentine, Nebraska—one of America's 100 Best Adventure Towns according to National Geographic—Broken Spoke Boutique is an adventure in and of itself. The boutique's building was originally constructed in 1915 as Nebraska State Bank and operated as such until the bank closed its doors in 1964. Over the next 50 years, as businesses came and went, so did the building's charm. Its beautifully crafted characteristics were covered up, including its tin tile ceiling, fir hardwood, and mosaic hexagon tile floor.
Whitney Mayhew, a South Carolina native, moved to Valentine in 2016 and immediately recognized the town's charm. Inspired by Charleston's beauty and architectural allure, she saw potential in the building and began to expose the features that time and the community had forgotten. Throughout the remodel process, Whitney made sure to utilize many elements of early twentieth century design and made it a priority to emphasize the workmanship of the era. (Take a 360 degree tour of the building here)
Although the building itself gives reverence to the century-old architecture in a new and fresh way, Broken Spoke stays up to date with current trends with new inventory arriving weekly. Style is in Whitney's DNA and that fact couldn't be more obvious. Whitney's grandmother was a talented interior decorator and her mother, a skilled seamstress, professionally crafted ornate curtains and drapery, purses, and children's clothing.
Broken Spoke prides itself on providing stylish and affordable clothing and accessories locally to the quaint community town of Valentine and its tens of thousands of annual tourists. And now, through their online store, are happily shipping product across the country. Broken Spoke Boutique is a must-see destination when traveling through Valentine on one of the three major highways. Stop in for a friendly "hey y'all" today!