Issue 017 - Featuring Pertie Berties Besties


Shop: Pertie Berties Besties Owner: Bettie Manchen Facebook: Pertie Berties Besties Website: pertieberties.com Instagram: @pertieberties

“My inspiration is my daughter, as well as all these other mamas and their babes I’ve been able to connect with through my shop and the small shop

community” -Bettie Manchen, Owner

Pertie Berties Besties is a bow shop offering bow accessories for the whole family. From bow ties for the boys to all types of unique wrap and clip bows for the girls, to twist wraps for the moms, plus the occasional preorder for other types of accessories, Owner, Bettie, really had something for everyone. Her bows are well-made and so pretty! She uses unique fabrics and prints but also offers your everyday basics.

Bettie is inspired by the shop’s namesake, her daughter, as well as all the other sweet babes and their mamas who she has met along the way in her small shop

journey. Her daughter, Estelle Bertie, gave the shop it’s adorable name and gives Bettie a daily reason to continue creating some of the prettiest bows around.

There are many aspects of the job that shop owners enjoy but Bettie really loves seeing her products on all the beautiful babes and hearing how much their mamas love the products she makes. She really pours her heart into her pieces and it shows in the quality, consistency, and thoughtfulness presented in all of her items.

One of the more popular products offered by Pertie Berties Besties is the bloom style. These are offered in clip piggies and wraps. They are a gorgeous, multi-layered bow with the perfect amount of volume – truly unique and beautiful. This style is also Bettie’s favorite style to make!

Bettie hopes that her shop continues to have success to the point that she can eventually generate as much income with her small business as her better half, growing her name and expanding her shop beyond what it is today! Her goal is always to support her family and bring joy to her sweet Estelle. Estelle’s laughter and the photos that will allow Bettie to forever remember these sweet years are what really fill her heart with joy.


  1. Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Hunter

2. We finish the interview and you step outside the office and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?

Sign the back and cash it in! If it was for a job I loved I’d be going back. If it wasn’t I wouldn’t be back

3.What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? One hundred million different things

4. What’s your favorite ’90s jam? Too many! I still listen to them all daily

5. If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A owl! They are smart fierce beautiful creatures! And they can fly 􏰀

6. What was the last gift you gave someone? Cold hard cash

7. What were you like in high school? I was the sassiest smart mouth who thought she was the funniest person in the world

8. What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it? Chicago Cubs game because they are the Best

9. Any advice for your previous boss? Smile more and do something you love

10. Tell me something about your last job, other than money, that would have inspired you to keep working there. The people I met

11. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? I’m a jokester so I’m always laughing and having the funniest stuff happen

12. What is your dream job? Have a much larger business with employees

13. What inspires you? All these other strong women around me and my mama

14. What’s your food/drink guilty pleasure? Chocolate

15. How would you rate your memory? 6/10

16. If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer? I'd choose the oldest and hope I got to answer 300 more the next day

17. What pizza topping best represents you? Pepperoni it’s spicy and round

18. Describe the color Purple to somebody who is blind. It’s a cool vibrant Beautiful color that makes the prettiest flowers. If you could taste it, it would be a funnel cake at the fair

19. If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why? Illinois, I live here

20. What is your favorite tv show to watch when you’re alone with the remote? Anything new I haven’t seen yet! I love all different types of them

21. A tiger walks through that door right now wearing a fedora. What does he say and why is he here? You seen Joe Exotic? We have plans for Carol Baskin


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