May19 General Store


Upcycled shirts that feel like a hug

So, a woman walks into a bar. Actually, it was a store — the General Store. And this woman seems so friendly you couldn’t help but smile at her. And you notice she smells really, really good. It was summer, but she wore this adorable, light-weight flannel that looked like she’d been using it to snuggle up with a good book and a mug of tea every day for five years.
“LOVE your shirt,” we told the woman. “Really? I sell them!” Three years later, we are so happy to say that Lisa of Be Blessed Flannels is very much a part of our store now — right up front next to the Paso T-shirts. The uniqueness of the flannels is matched by the kindness and exuberance of the maker. Really, what could be a better combination for a professional partnership? Lovely products, wonderful people … kind of perfect.
Be Blessed Flannels are pre-owned flannel shirts; each one vintage, each one totally unique. Lisa’s shirts are triple-washed and have a distinctive, clean smell that evokes coziness. They are soft and worn-in, just as cute for bopping around town as they are thrown over your PJs on a cold morning. And it’s fun to comb through the shirts and find the one that speaks to you, knowing that no one else in the world will have the same shirt.
Lisa from Be Blessed Flannels will be at General Store for a pop-up on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. She’ll have an enormous selection of flannels, so come check out her stock. Find the perfect one for you or a loved one.
It’s Mother’s Day month, giving us pause to celebrate the most important women in our lives. For many, she’s their biological mother. For others, there are other mother figures who have nurtured, encouraged, or been there for us. The General Store was created and is run by
moms of all kinds: Dog moms (Chewy and Lucy and Lucky and Riley), cat moms (Henry, Charlie and Winston), a chicken mom (Danger, Sheila
and Erin), a gecko mom and even some mothers of humans. One thing we would all agree on is that mothering in all its shapes and sizes is one of the greatest rides there is. Cheers to every mama!

– From the mamas of General Store Paso Robles