In the age of online shopping, certain things still require that physical buying experience. One of these industries is high-quality paper products, but whether you’re in the market for wedding invitations or a nice folder set, you have to see the product before you dive in. Luckily, there’s Paper Luxe in University Place, a specialty paper product and gift shop located at 7024 27th St. W.
Paper Luxe is owned by mother-daughter team Laurie Hicks and Jennifer Luna. The team runs a brick and mortar store as well as an online shop that offers home decor office accessories and anything paper. The store is stacked with not only these products, but gifts by and about the Tacoma community. Holiday cards, gift cards, planners, calendars, high-quality office supplies are all available at the store.
“You can look through our albums, touch and feel paper. We have all kinds of greeting cards and things like that,” Luna said.
The other side of the business involves custom printing needs, which includes everything from custom baby shower cards to napkins and luggage tags. Hicks and Luna work with customers to make sure patrons get exactly what they need. The pair has owned and operated an online store for years, but when the time came to open a brick and mortar store, they knew exactly where they wanted to put it.
“I live in U.P. and I wanted to be close to home. I love U.P. and I felt there was a need for people to buy gifts and we call it home,” Luna said.
Luna always makes sure her love for the community is reflected in the store. Paper Luxe houses a collection of local art that shows off the flair of the area. The store features local artists, not just from U.P. but from Tacoma and surrounding areas as well. Prints and books are just some of the items you can find that are unmistakably South Sound.
“We have small gifts with a specialty focus on locally made Tacoma themed items. We love to support local arts because we’re keeping it in the community,” Luna said.
Paper Luxe is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit paper-luxe.com.