16 Jan Winter Wardrobe Wonderland
Shopping for quality cold-weather fashion can be hard, but Minot is home to a winter-fashion haven called Dakota Chappy. Dakota Chappy is a women’s clothing boutique that is centered around materials that are not only strong enough for the Dakota climate, but are also fashion show-stoppers.
The textiles found in the boutique are centered around plains life. Quality, all natural fibers are essential to the items. You can expect to find a lot of fur, leather, and other all natural fibers in the store. Owner Chappy Windsor says she sees and appreciation for genuine items across the board.
Shopping at Dakota Chappy is unlike shopping at any other boutique. The sales associates are not trained to sell, they are trained to consult. Without ever asking your size, (the store carries sizes petite-5x), the consults will help dress you head to toe and inside and out.
Dressing you “inside out” may sound strange, but Dakota Chappy boasts an innovative undergarment that is sweeping the region. The garment is called the Total Tight.
The Total Tight was designed by owner Chappy Windsor. The piece is a legging, cami, bra, underwear, and shaper all sewn into one piece, making getting dressed a breeze a making your body look great. “I was tired of pulling my pants up and my top down,” Windsor said.
The Total Tight encompasses Windsor’s philosophy for her brand, which is changing the lives of women by making getting dressed and feeling beautiful easy
Chappy Windsor was born and raised in North Dakota and says that living in North Dakota defined her style. Her brand is an extension of her love of where she lives.
“People here have great taste, but not always great access,” Windsor said. She says her style fuses Native American and Scandinavian cultures through fashion.
Windsor’s mission is to change lives and serve women. One of the many ways she completes this mission is her “Chappy TV.” On Chappy TV you can see not only the clothing the boutique has to offer but also practical tips and tricks that help everyday women. Windsor calls it “a more practical ‘What Not To Wear.’”
Windsor’s Dakota Chappy also hosts styling parties. Windsor gives a style presentation, and then each party attendee is assigned their own stylist. Chappy also offers one on one styling appointments. “Women should never be limited by their clothing,” Windsor said.
Styling can be done either in the boutique space or downstairs in Chappy’s studio where the business office is and where Chappy TV is shot
Dakota Chappy expanded and opened another location in Bismarck, and Chappy Windsor has no thoughts of slowing down just yet. “