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Haus of Trade , The New Artisan Market in Downtown

Sep 22, 2023 08:35AM ● By Nina Welch

Jannet and Enrique Garibay

by Nina Welch

Newlyweds Jannet and Enrique Garibay opened Haus of Trade Marketplace at 307 N. El Camino Real on March 1 of this year. If this sounds somewhat familiar, it’s because newlyweds Becca and Alex Heumann opened Divinely Restored Marketplace in February of last year. The trade happened when the Heumann newlyweds sold their business to the Garibay newlyweds and Haus of Trade was born. 

The changing of the guard, so to speak, was seamless because Jannet was already an artisan at Restored Marketplace. “Becca told me I think you’re meant for this,” said Garibay. 

Twelve vendors transferred over with the new owners, which brings the total to 40 plus artisans and curators offering high-quality finds under one roof in this 4,000 square foot location.
With an expertise in hat design, Jannet is excited to have the opportunity to build a handcrafted hat bar on the second floor. “The customers kept asking me if I were going to install a hat bar,” she says. Her hats are first designed, then woven by artisans in Mexico and Ecuador, using natural materials. One can choose a hat and then get it shaped using steam and hand shaping to give it a western or pencil brim or to change the crown. Other hand-tools are used to add leather bands. Most hats are neutral in color making them universally flattering and transitional from season to season. However, the Ecuadorian hats come in two-tones either tan and charcoal or tan and orange. According to Garibay, most milliners are men, so her hat bar is a big hit. Women want a place where they can have their hats accessorized in personal comfort. When asked who her customer might be, Jannet responded, “A wife, a mother, and a lover of natural products.” 
A bonus for women shoppers is that Haus of Trade is a place to connect and meet the makers. They know they’re going to get handmade, unique items at a great quality. The most popular items in the marketplace are the French linen and feminine flowy dresses and jewelry. A regular special event is a Maker’s Mart on the second Sundays in the parking lot to invite artisans that aren’t part of the store to sell their wares.

Gariby’s husband Enrique is a CPA and a Trojan, having graduated from USC in finance with an International Business MBA. They make a great team and are recent and proud San Clemente residents. They are celebrating their one-year anniversary on October 14.

Jannet’s goal is to inspire a mom who wants to stay at home and make products to sell. Haus of Trade gives artisans and curators an opportunity to grow their brand. Not only can a customer get a variety of gift-buying choices there, but parking is available in front and behind the marketplace.

307 N. El Camino Real, SC. 714-340-5058

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