45th Parallel has been a downtown Sheridan staple for decades. In 2008 Joe and Angel Dahlke took over ownership of the beautifully eclectic establishment. The welcoming greetings from them as you walk in, combined with the mild scent of incense in the air invite shoppers to come in and take a look.

When speaking to Joe, he said that people come in the most for jewelry and clothing. The amount of bright patterned fabrics and beautifully curated jewelry speaks to the care and love they put into choosing the right pieces for the store. Joe informed that “When choosing jewelry, we look for all sterling silver and unique items.” He also said that they work directly with representatives of Native American tribes to choose the right variety of pieces for the store and there are some stunning pieces available right now.

Joe was asked what sets 45th Parallel apart from other local retail stores, he replied that “You can find different styles and items than you might typically find in Western stores. We try to have a fun and colorful store.” When it comes to clothing and specialty items, Joe said that he and Angel like to have variety throughout the store. Mission accomplished for sure! You can’t turn in any direction without seeing something bright and interesting to look at.
After looking through the jewelry case, Joe pointed out that the store now carries the Laura J. Designs line of jewelry (pictured). He said, “It’s the most high-end line we carry and it’s beautifully made.” The jewelry designs are delicate and all 14k gold and sterling silver, according to Joe.

Curious about what other customers think of 45th Parallel? You can see in the 4.8 Star rating on Google that the couple really does take pride in ownership of their store and love what they do. Stop into 45th Parallel to see Joe and Angel, they’re delightful to chat with and always have great gift suggestions and new inventory to peruse. Even though Main Street is closed for construction, the sidewalks are open and the store is accessible.