Eden Prairie Center’s newest store, Umi’s Boutique, exists at the intersection of hard work and good luck.

Friends and co-owners Fadumo Hassan and Habiba Hamza had been looking for a space to open a boutique for years when the Funky Town Boutique left its nook on the second floor of Eden Prairie Center. The space was only vacant for a few months before Umi’s opened on Sept. 1, according to the mall’s marketing manager Christa Kremer.