Madison Avenue Boutique opens in Topeka’s Brookwood Shopping Center

Madison Avenue Boutique opens in Topeka’s Brookwood Shopping Center

A new women’s clothing boutique opened its doors Saturday in Topeka’s Brookwood Shopping Center.

Named for owner Madison Schmidtlein, Madison Avenue Boutique offers a range of women’s clothing items and accessories, as well as candles, greeting cards and few other odds and ends.

Schmidtlein said she opened the boutique, 2831 S.W. 29th St., because of her passion for fashion.

“I used to always want to be a fashion model when I was younger,” she said.

Madison Avenue Boutique, which opened to the public Saturday, features a selection of women's clothing and accessories, as well candles, cards and some home decor items.

Her mom, Kelly Schuster, owns The Linen Tree a few doors down, and Schmidtlein gained retail experience working for her.

Now, she’s melding that experience