Aster + Gray

The Heart + Soul Behind a Beloved Valpo Boutique

Gabrielle Pazour

A little over a year ago, a new boutique arrived on the scene of Valparaiso’s bustling downtown, and it’s been thriving ever since. Aster + Gray, a shop that sells goods handcrafted by more than 90 artisans from all over the U.S.—many of whom are from Northwest Indiana—has quickly become a favorite destination for many NWI shoppers. We spoke with owner Gabrielle Pazour about her vision for Aster + Gray and how it all started.

NWI Business Ins and Outs

Gabrielle Pazour

Gabrielle Pazour started selling her upcycled, repurposed and refinished furniture at local artisan markets, such as the Fetching Market and Hunt & Gather. 

Her business took off so much she opened the brick and mortar boutique Aster + Gray in downtown Valparaiso in August. Its newly renovated home at 20 Indiana Ave. on the courthouse square includes reclaimed wood from historic barns in Porter County.