Harold & Berenice Mangelsen, along with their sons, opened the doors of our company in 1961. Living in the back of the store for two years, they worked as a family producing a variety store housing 11,000 square feet.
Harold's belief in the customer was so strong that he adopted the policy, "If we don't have it, you don't need it. But if you need it, we'll get it!"
Mangelsen's has expanded over the years to incorporate Cake Decorating, Crafts, Fabrics, Framing, Floral, Art Supplies, Craft Classroom, Christmas Traditions, and the Prop Room.
Now in our 50th year, David, along with his three children, are dedicated to keeping David M. Mangelsen's a thriving, family owned store in the Omaha area.
Q: Are there any other Mangelsen's Locations?
A: We are the one and only David M Mangelsen's located here in the Westgate Plaza. The store itself is so unique, we can not replicate the "magic" anywhere else.
Q: What is your Fun Club Program?
A: The Fun Club is a rewards program we started back in 1994. It is free program which rewards our members with $20 of Fun Money for every $200 they spend in the store. Fun Money can be used on any merchandise in our store! Plus, Fun Club Members get special shopping days throughout the year.
Q: When is your Senior Citizen Discount Day?
A: If you are lucky enough to be 55 or older, than everyday is Senior Citizen's day. At Mangelsen's, you receive 10% off your entire purchase.
Q: Do you have a website where you can purchase?
A: We do have a website, however at this time you can not make purchases. You can find coupons, department information, sales and classes on our main website - mangelsens.com. However, if you are looking to buy a costume, wig, mask or accessories. You can do that online at our Halloween site - mangelsensdirect.com.
Q: Do you offer craft classes?
A: Yes, we have a classroom devoted to teaching classes. We have many Mom's who enjoy taking our Cake Decorating classes to learn how to decorate their own cakes and desserts. We also offer classes on Scrapbooking, Art, Knitting, Crocheting, and Jewelry. You can find out more about our classes at mangelsens.com/classes.php