At C&M Apparel, someone can find a hard-wearing jacket for the job while whoever they’re with finds the flashy new handbag they’ve been looking for.
The clothing store, owned by husband and wife Corey and Megan Harvey, is one of the newest additions to booming downtown Fort Dodge. The Harveys opened the store at 123 N. 11th St. on November 20.
Corey Harvey sells men’s work clothes and flame retardant clothing. Megan Harvey sells boutique style clothing for women, plus size women and designer handbags.
The two Dodgers see their business as a way to give back to the community they have elected to call home all of their lives.
“Fashion, beauty and shopping have been my passions” Megan Harvey said. âWhen we got married (in September) we decided we wanted to do something to give back to the community and be part of the community. We have opened our own boutique / store. Being able to bring women, especially tall women, the funniest clothes you can find at a decent price.
Corey Harvey, who also works as an electrical supervisor for Winger Companies, wanted to offer more options and competitive prices for workwear.
“There aren’t many places around here that sell men’s work clothes” he said. “We can beat a lot of these prices.”
Some of the brands available include: Carhart, Rasco, and Ariat.
On the women’s side, Michael Kors and Coach are two popular brands available for handbags.
Megan Harvey said plaid items are hot right now.
“Lots of plaid items we have because of the season we’re in,” she said. “I also have a lot of sweaters and leopard prints.”
Megan Harvey said all of her clothes cost $ 40 or less. Leggings sell for as low as $ 12.
She is open to bringing in new items that may not be in the store currently.
“If you need anything, we are more than happy to bring it to you” Megan Harvey said. âIf there’s a certain style, if they can’t find it, I’m happy to bring it in and bring it into the store. “
The crisp white walls and yellow lights create a welcoming atmosphere in the store, Megan Harvey said.
âI really wanted the black and white look and the polished floors. “ she said. âWhen you walk in, it looks clean, fresh and exciting at the same time. The lights on the wall, the handbags are hung up. When you walk in you feel this friendly atmosphere. That smell. Looks good, it feels good. I want them to notice the cute clothes and the pretty pictures on the wall. If you look good, you feel good. A good outfit makes a human kinder.
The couple enjoy doing business in Fort Dodge.
“We both grew up here” Megan Harvey said. âIt’s big enough to have resources, but at the same time, people know each other and help each other. “
The store is located between Legacy Realty and First to Last Coat and Blast.
“We like it to be downtown” said Corey Harvey. âThere’s a lot of traffic going through. “
They are eager to contribute to the growth of the city center.
“We are members of the Growth Alliance (Greater Fort Dodge) and Main Street Merchants”, Megan Harvey said. âWe will help promote the city center.
She appreciates customers who have already visited and looks forward to welcoming more.
“We are truly grateful to those who have come this far and helped us make our dream come true” Megan Harvey said. “It means a lot to us.”