The vision behind Fadales and the mantra: Shop Well. Do Good.

Amanda Flontek, Owner/Curator Fadales
What caught our eye?



Working in politics and seeing that our voices as citizens are often not heard, where we spend our money is often the loudest vote we have. I want to build a business that curates products that we can feel good about in every way, I also want to be a business that does good everyday. That is where our Shop Well Do Good motto means to me.

Lesson Learned

I have learned and am still learning that a course change is ok and doesn't mean you are changing your destination. To sum it up I am learning that flexibility is valuable, it has gotten me where I am and I know it will be needed to take me everywhere I want to go.

Magic Moment

We were open little over a year and had a couple opportunities to move to a larger market or open a second space. I knew then that other people saw the shop as something that they wanted to be a part of and I wasn't the only one. I knew it could succeed when I wasn't alone anymore!


Talking to everyone

The vision behind Fadales and the mantra: Shop Well. Do Good.

It's not every relationship that starts in a sauna but that is how our Editor-in-Chief met Amanda Flontek. While on assignment in Hilton Head Island, Sharon Ricci met Amanda and they hit it off instantly. They both loved HHI, a great spa and sauna and small talk to them included swapping entrepreneurial stories and big ideas. With HHI a distant memory, Sharon kept in touch with Amanda, inviting her to be part of our 100 Authority Issue and making plans for a future Style issue (stay tuned).


Livonia, Michigan


Greenville, South Carolina


Furkids, Crazy friends, Husband

Work Motto: 

"A rising tide lifts all ships"

Something you're doing now that would surprise your 20 year old self: 

I have an e-commerce section of the shop that wasn't built by a big firm but rather myself and a friend. My 20 year old self would never believe that would be such an easy feat only 7 years ago!

The Quick 411


A well curated retail experience with meaningful, well produced, quality gifts.

At the very heart of it

A well curated retail experience with meaningful, well produced, quality gifts.

If the business was a movie

Quest (The Lord of the Rings)

Belief in a few words

We curate a collection of products that are well made, high quality, unique, and meaningful. Gift giving can be daunting, we make it an easy experience and help you gift beautiful products that have beautiful stories.

5 stand out characteristics

Becoming a first time sister to twin brothers at 13
My aunt signing me up for college classes when I was 16
Taking an internship at the Washington Times in DC
Being offered a freelance writing opportunity and taking it when I had very little experience.
Starting a writing company with my old boss which ultimately gave me the means to do open the shop!

Important Partners That Helped Along the Way

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What Amanda does for fun:

Ice skating, reading, piano, cooking

Jeans or Khakis? 


Watch or play sports?


Coffee, beer or wine? 


Feet up on the desk or flat on the floor? 

In the chair!

Vacation close to home or across the world? 

Across the world

Beach or ski resort? 


Plane, train, ship or automobile? 


Her weekend: Plan every moment or wing it? 

Wing it

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