CapFed Best News: New clothing boutique for girls opens on Small Business Saturday in Topeka – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

About six years ago, Ashley Dassinger Carson opened local clothing store ASH Boutique. And since then, she has watched many women come into her shop with their young daughters or granddaughters in tow.

“They want to be a part of our community, but they’re still too young,” Carson said. “The clothes don’t fit them right.”

She began to realize there weren’t many local retail options in Topeka designed specifically for girls. And shopping for her own daughters — 11-year-old Lilly and 8-year-old Grace — affirmed that assessment.

“What I realized was that there was just this missed market, this missed opportunity to create a space that truly celebrates girls as they are,” Carson said. “I feel like so often in our culture we have babies and toddlers and then we kind of force these girls to grow up and become 13, 14, even when they’re not quite there yet. I wanted to create a place … that feels safe and comfortable.”

From that desire came “Lilly Grace,” a new boutique that opened on Small Business Saturday in the Westboro Mart shopping center near the intersection of S.W. Huntoon Street and Oakley Avenue. Lilly Grace occupies the same storefront, at 3123 S.W. Huntoon St., where ASH Boutique, which has since moved downtown, got its start.

Carson’s own daughters were the inspiration for Lilly Grace, which is aptly named after them.

According to Carson, Lilly Grace has been in the works for about a year-and-a-half.

“July of 2019 is when I kind of knew I was going to be moving ASH Boutique downtown,” Carson said. “It was at that time that I kept thinking about what I was going to put in my Westboro spot. … It felt like just the right time to do something like this.”

Carson envisions girls being able to shop at Lilly Grace for special occasions, holiday outfits, vacation attire or even to pick out their first bra “in a place where we are there to celebrate you and not make you feel embarrassed,” she said.

“There actually aren’t any more stores in Topeka that cater to this age range,” she added. “Justice that was in the mall — they’ve closed. So I feel like we’re filling the niche of some of the big chain stores that are no longer in Topeka.”

Clothing available at Lilly Grace may also be purchased on the ASH Boutique website,, under the “Girls” tab.

Though Carson is excited to open the store to customers, she said the journey to this point hasn’t been free of obstacles. While searching for store merchandise, Carson ran into supply-chain issues.

“Getting merchandise is not easy at this time,” she said. “I know a lot of other small businesses are running into issues in the supply chain.”

Another hindrance due the coronavirus pandemic involved not being able to view potential merchandise in person before buying it for the store.

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Renowned beauty Salon, Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique Expands by opening a new full-service salon in Washington D.C.

Foremost beauty salon, Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique has expanded its Hyattsville Lash & Brow salon by opening a 2nd full-service beauty salon in Washington D.C. on the corner of 14th & W, right next to U street.

It is said that having a manicure pulls a look together. Owners of Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique believe that people can’t buy happiness, but they can get a Mani-Pedi, and that’s almost the same thing, hence the new salon has an added luxurious Nail Salon while maintaining the same first-class, high-quality Lash Extensions, Lash Lifts, Microblading, Waxing & Facials obtainable from the Hyattsville location.

British Actress, Audrey Hepburn once said: “I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.” Laveda Lash & Brow Boutique is ever present to render its sublime services to customers who share the same belief with Audrey. The enterprise is proficient at Microblading, Shading Ombre, Micro shading and Permanent Make-up services, all in sync with what clients are looking for.

Speaking about their services, the company Owner & Co-Founder, Lucy, said: “Our goal is to bring D.C. a higher standard of a nail salon with a focus on cleanliness, quality and relaxing luxury ambience. With the threat of Covid-19, we ensure the safety of our clients by ensuring the highest standards, temp checks, updated Hepa filters throughout, round the clock surface sanitation, 6 feet separation between clients, PPE worn by all and much more.”

Makeup is art; beauty is spirit. Lucy is an artist with an innate spirit of beauty. She has been in the beauty industry for 16 years, becoming a Licensed Esthetician in 2013 and a Master Lash Trainer. She has been polishing her skills by attending various advanced training for skincare Microdermabrasion, Peels, Dermaplanning and is a Master Lash Trainer, 4x Certified Expert Eyelash Artist for Classic & Volume application & a Certified Microblading Technician.

Perhaps, a testament to Lucy’s craft is the glowing reviews from her clients. According to a client, Tamara Todd: “Very pleased with Lucy’s work. I had done my lashes the first time by her and was very happy with her work. I’m excited to have found my new lash place. Thank you!” Another client, Heather Boss, said: “Lucy has the best pricing in the area with skills that you’ll love. I’ve been getting lashes for years. I’m pretty picky about how they are done and especially picky with what I’m willing to pay.”

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Forty firefighters tackle blaze at Marylebone clothing boutique

A fire broke out in the basement of a boutique clothing store in one of London’s most fashionable shopping streets.

Forty firefighters tackled the blaze as it ripped through Yaccomaricard, a Japanese clothing store, at 12.45pm on Friday.

The London Fire Brigade said two women fled the building before they arrived and one of them was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The basement and ground floor of the shop were damaged in the fire.

Adelyn Tirado, 34, who works at the launderette next door, said she had to get everyone including customers out of her building.

She said: “There was suddenly smoke coming out everywhere. 

“I was serving a customer and I thought I would be able finish with them as they didn’t have very much but then a colleague ran in and shouted to get everyone out. 

“The fire was going upwards through the building next door.  The fire engines were here very quick. There was an ambulance waiting outside but I couldn’t see if anyone got out of the fire and into it.”

She added: “Fortunately the shop was closed and I think they removed all the clothing. It’s quite lucky for them we were in lockdown.”

They added the cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

The blaze is still being tackled in the five-storey building opposite The Ivy Cafe.

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Women’s clothing boutique to open third Michigan store in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, MI – When Laura Horwath noticed a gap in the women’s retail industry, she wanted to fill the void by opening up a space of her own.

a store in a brick building: Outside the future home of Ferne Boutique, 217 S. Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

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Outside the future home of Ferne Boutique, 217 S. Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

Horwath lived in Bay City for six years and encountered a struggle to find unique, trendy and quality clothing that fit her and other women’s interests. She aimed to fill that hole blanketed by the fast-fashion industry in 2015 by opening up Ferne Boutique, a store that has locations in Bay City, Detroit and will soon open at 217 S Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor, which formerly housed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign office.

a person standing in front of a brick wall: Owner Laura Horwath poses inside Ferne Boutique, 217 S. Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

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Owner Laura Horwath poses inside Ferne Boutique, 217 S. Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.

“There’s often a lot of items that aren’t great quality. There’s more thought put into those items (that are) put into those stores,” Horwath said. “I was looking to do something more purposeful with my life and wasn’t really finding the clothing or items where I was living, the boutique, sort of unique items.”

The sweet spot of Ferne Boutique’s customer base is ages 25-50, Horwath said. It offers anything from everyday clothing, professional attire and dresses for weddings or parties. With the coronavirus pandemic leading to closures and remote working, Ferne slightly changed direction to provide more relaxed, comfortable loungewear.

“Specifically March to May, we were being that retail therapist, helping people feel good about having cute clothes,” Horwath said.

She expects to open the new store during the first weekend of December, pending state-ordered closures due to the pandemic. Despite the COVID-19 crisis causing businesses to shutter or shift operations, Ferne remained afloat, thanks to grants from Techtown Detroit, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Wayne County Back to Work Program, LISC Small Business Grant and Bay Future, Horwath said.

Boutiques like Ferne often source inventory from trade shows, hence providing a unique layout that might not have returning items. Horwath typically goes to Los Angeles to source items from smaller brands made in California that shoppers might not find everywhere but can reuse for various occasions.

“The versatility is really important,” Horwath said.

The store also runs an online shopping experience and one-on-one style consultations to help customers choose items, which are then dropped off in a package at their home if they choose to do it virtually.

“I think the team has been fantastic to really care and want to serve the customer,” Horwath said. “There’s so many ways to continue to engage with the customer base. I think it’s fun because human interaction…when it’s taken out of our lives, it sucks honestly. It’s hard not to go out with a friend. I think with FaceTime and different forms of social media technology, we’ve been able to stay connected with people.

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Sanford mom opens online boutique that blends her passions of fashion, faith ::

Chelsea Jennette has big plans for the online boutique she opened this spring in the midst of a pandemic. Her goal with CharleyMadelyn, which is named after her twin 18-month-old daughters, is to empower women through faith and fashion. She also hopes to raise awareness about infertility, something she’s struggled with in her own life.

Jennette has many titles — online boutique owner, blogger, mom and wife. She’s also a lawyer working in the healthcare industry. I checked in with Jennette, who lives in Sanford with her husband and kids, to learn more about her boutique and her work. Here’s a Q&A. (And shout out to Restored for connecting me with Jennette!)

Go Ask Mom: You call CharleyMadelyn a fashion and faith boutique. How did it get its start, and what all do you offer?

Chelsea Jennette: CharleyMadelyn got its start through my first creative outlet- my blog titled a Fashionable Believer that I started in 2017.

I wanted to share my experiences as a believer but also share about my love of fashion. As time went on, I learned that not only could these two worlds co-exist in the same space but also could be utilized together to empower women that the best is yet to come.

I always had a passion for both faith and fashion, but I felt God calling me to this space in 2019 when I first registered my boutique as a business and in June 2020 we officially launched.

At CharleyMadelyn, you will find women’s feminine and chic clothing as well as faith-based and inspirational items such as coffee mugs, devotional books, and journals. More than that, we want to serve as a reminder to women that whatever season you are in life, You can and will conquer it.


GAM: What do you love about fashion? Why is it one of your passions?

CJ: I love how fashion has the ability to truly enhance your confidence. I also love it’s ability to serve as a way to express yourself. I have loved fashion since I was younger as it was something my mom and I bonded over as we planned all of my outfits for the beginning of each school year up until my senior year in high school.

GAM: You wear a lot of hats. Lawyer, recent MBA grad, boutique owner, mom, wife, daughter. How are juggling it all?!

CJ: I asked myself that quite often! In sum, a lot of prayers, coffee and an amazing support system.

My mom lives with us, so she has been such an incredible blessing being able to help with our girls during the day and on the weekends when we have pop-ups for the boutique. My husband has an incredible way of setting up and breaking down our pop-ups with such ease. I also have two of my closest friends who help me during my pop-ups.

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Kansas boutique giving free wedding dresses to military brides

A boutique in Kansas is giving away more than 100 free wedding dresses next week to military brides.

True Society by Belle Vogue Bridal in Kansas City, Mo., is hosting its 10th annual “Gowns for Good” event on Nov. 10, for active military members, according to the boutique’s website.

“Once a year, we coordinate with our designers to get in special gowns that we are able to gift at no cost to members of our armed forces or their future spouse,” the True Society website says. “This allows us to show our sincerest appreciation for their service by helping them bring their dream wedding to life!”


True Society will also be giving away white fabric masks to brides who attend the event, according to KCTV.

“Members of the armed forces and their partners not only sacrifice for our country but they also often sacrifice having their dream wedding,” Mandi Robben, True Society’s customer experience manager told the station. “We believe every bride deserves to feel beautiful when walking down the aisle on their special day. Our goal is to help do just that.”


True Society by Belle Vogue Bridal in Kansas City, Missouri, is giving away free wedding dresses to active military members or their future spouses on Nov. 10. (iStock)


According to a Facebook post, the boutique has more than 100 appointments available.

Brides who want to participate need to call ahead to make an appointment and bring their military ID or their fiance’s military ID to the 30-minute appointment, the True Society website says.

Military brides can also send a friend or relative to find a dress for them, as long as they have a copy of the bride or groom’s military ID with them — as well as bust, waist and hip measurements.


The one-day event will have coronavirus safety precautions in place, according to the website.

Brides can only bring two guests and everyone inside the boutique has to wear a mask.

According to the website, anyone who is not wearing a mask will be asked to wait outside the store.

Gowns will also be sanitized between every try-on.


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Women’s clothing boutique relocates from mall to downtown Jackson

JACKSON, MI — A women’s clothing boutique that prides itself on individualized styling will soon re-open its doors in downtown Jackson.


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Apricot Lane plans to have the grand opening of its new location in the Blake Building, 180 W. Michigan Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 7, owner Jenny Murphy said. The locally owned franchise women’s clothing boutique was previously located in Westwood Mall.

Murphy’s shop will take over the spot once occupied by ‘A Frame Above,’ the custom framing shop and boutique that closed in August after 18 years.

Apricot Lane sells women’s fashion and accessories. Murphy said the shopping experience is unique because the boutique focuses on “local community style.”

The store stocks limited quantities of items and stylists work with customers to find more personalized items. If a customer says she’s going to a holiday party, Murphy said stylists will steer her away from popular items to make sure she doesn’t show up in the same outfit as someone else.

“A lot of times people call us their favorite place to shop because we offer more than just a shopping experience,” Murphy said. “You’re coming in, and we’re styling you, we’re having fun with you. We’re hosting lots of different events throughout the year.”

Some events include “sip and shops,” gift with purchase events and more. Murphy said the boutique plans several giveaways for the Nov. 7 opening, including a swag bags for the first 25 customers and a drawing for gift cards.

The shop is also joining several other downtown retailers on Sunday, Nov. 8, for a “Share the Joy” holiday shopping event in the Blake Building’s parking lot that will include food trucks and a heated tent while customers shop. Donations to either AWARE Inc. or Mama Tutu’s Winter Closet will be accepted.

Murphy is excited for the shop’s relocation, she said, because her store focuses on community. She said Apricot Lane used to host events in the mall, when the store opened in July 2019, but could quickly tell the community feeling wasn’t strong. Downtown Jackson, however, is a different story, she said.

“I’ve had so many people just stop in and say hi, and offer me positive things to say. It’s been such a good experience already,” she said. “We did a lot of events on our own in the mall. We don’t have to do that anymore because we already have lots of collaboration from other retailers and restaurants in the downtown district. So I’m really excited to be a part of that. I feel like bringing the store downtown is offering some new motivation and ambition.”

Apricot Lane will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays Online orders with curbside pickup will be available.


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Vintage416 clothing and accessories boutique to open in Millvale

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A young Alayna Gallagher would visit her mom’s closet to try on dresses and high heels that were way too big.

Next, she’d put on necklaces and bracelets and rings.

And often times add a little makeup.

One of her mother’s purses would complete the look.

Her mom’s friends would give her fun items to try on.

“Playing dress up should never end,” said Gallagher as she stood inside her boutique, Vintage416 in Millvale. “I want people to come in to my store and play dress up.”

They can, starting Tuesday.

The shop on North Avenue will be open for business at 10 a.m.

Located inside the former Santini’s Beauty Salon, she’s transformed the space. The colorful interior is inviting, and she’s found vintage clothing and accessories from estate sales, friends and other connections she’s made through her fashion career. She has women’s and men’s apparel, jewelry and other items such as candles and hats.


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Alayna Gallagher owns Vintage416, a clothing accessories boutique in Millvale which opens Oct. 27.


Gallagher, 33, graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in fashion merchandising. She worked at the Limited Too and was a store manager for Talbots. She also spent seven years working in human resources.

She moved to Pittsburgh, where her parents live, after a divorce. Gallagher purchased the building and started renovating in December.

She originally planned to open in April.

The pandemic held up construction and business operations. Instead, she started making face masks.

She took garments she planned to sell and started cutting them into squares. Her mom, Deb Olbert, friends and some parishioners from Christ Lutheran Church in Millvale where her father, Scott Olbert, is the pastor teamed up to make fashionable and functional face masks. They distributed them at the church. She hung some from her storefront — all for free.

“We took vintage Hawaiian shirts, ladies blouses from the ‘70s, swanky Oscar de la Renta fabric, and even household curtains and cut them to make masks,” Gallagher said. “It was good to slow down a little bit. It got me thinking about sustainable clothing and the importance of caring for the environment. Fast fashion is not good.”

So she bought reusable bags and made price tags out of old material. Clothes are hung on wooden hangers.

“I see my neighbors walk by wearing face masks made out of clothing from my store,” she said. “That is cool. Making face masks helped me stay positive during the pandemic.”

Most items are in the $20-$30 range. She has a few higher-end pieces.


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Some of the accessories at Vintage416, a boutique in Millvale which opens Oct. 27.


Gallagher chose Millvale because her father’s church is there and also the area is going through a bit of a resurgence.

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Meet Giggle Moon Clothing – Boutique Girls Clothing Line for Special Moments

Giggle Moon is a designer brand of boutique girl's clothing for babies, infants and children. They create adorable clothing that is wonderfully detailed and so feminine, frilly and fun. From party dresses and swing sets, to coveralls for baby girls, every piece bu this boutique girl's clothing is designed to make children feel special. The designers add fancy details and vintage touches such as lace, ruffles and silk flowers. And because it's made from high-quality stretchy cotton blend, it's super comfy and kids love to wear it.

Every season, Giggle Moon clothing releases several new looks with a unique personality based on color, fabric and style. For example, the Morning Glory Swing Set from the Spring 2014 collections features hot pink and bright orange with green and white stripes, oversized flower accents and tulle frills. It feels so fresh, pretty and happy. In contrast, the Fall Blossom (Fall 2013) collection is crisp and warm, like pumpkin pie. It features dark brown, orange chevron and ivory lace, with deep red and sage green which is great for pictures. The Fall Blossom Tutu Dress with Leggings is soft and stretchy with layers of frills, perfect for twirling and playing in the autumn leaves.

Looking for something special? Giggle Moon clothing is perfect for parties, holidays, and photos. For example, you can find a gorgeous tutu dress and leggings for your daughter's birthday party. Or a cute Giggle Moon swing set, which consists of a ruffled swing dress with matching ruffled pants, for family photos. How about a sweet little coverall for the baby just in time for the holidays? And a beautiful dress with pants for the first day of school. You can complete any outfit with a matching, handmade headband. Each boutique collection is available in sizes from newborn to 8 years old.

This beautiful girls clothing line is lovingly designed by a group of six fun-loving women who call themselves the Giggle Moon Baby . Their office located just three blocks from the beach in Oceanside, California, near San Diego. While working on their designs, they love to indulge on their favorite snack foods – popcorn, candy (especially peppermint), and Diet Coke. The designers all share a passion for creating boutique clothing that girls (and their parents) will enjoy. And they have such a great time doing it, they can't help but laugh and sing throughout the day. All of these traits come together and inspired the official company motto – LOVE JOY LAUGHTER.

The Giggle Moon Girls are also influenced by God in their life and work. Michelle, one of the Giggle Moon Girls, says that the names for the collections usually come to her mind from Bible verses. For Dance for Joy (Fall 2013) and Streams of Water (Fall 2013), she was thinking of the collection and was inspired by her prayers. They also use Bible verses to describe their brand and products, such as "Behold, children are a gift of the Lord" Psalm 127: 3.

Giggle Moon …

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How to Get the Best Deals on Boutique Girls Clothing Online

It seems like these days more and more people shop for boutique girls clothing online. What's not to love about online shopping? You can do it in the comfort of your home or on the go any time of day. You can take your time to carefully select cute girls outfits. You don't have to wait in traffic and checkout lines. Plus, you can make sure you are getting the best deal possible! In the paragraphs below, I will provide a few useful tips on how to make sure you are getting the best deal on boutique girls clothing when you are shopping online.

  1. Look for websites with customer loyalty programs. If you shop online regularly, it's a good idea to select a handful of websites that you like with good customer loyalty programs. Most customer loyalty programs allow you to receive cash back on your purchases or accumulate points that you can later redeem for store credits and coupons. A good customer loyalty program will give you about 5% back in store credit and will have very few or no exclusions.
  2. Get free shipping . When you are selecting your online retailers, look for those with free shipping options. Some have free shipping on any order. Most websites, however, will offer free shipping on orders over a certain amount. Getting free shipping is always a great way to save a little bit on your online order. Most shipping options on clothing starts at about $ 6 and go up from there.
  3. Follow email and social media updates. Once you select the websites you like, make sure to sign up to receive their email newsletters. Most online girls clothing boutiques send out about two newsletters a week. Those newsletters contain information about promotions, sales and new arrivals. In addition, follow your favorite websites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. Many online retailers announce special offers using social media websites. Oftentimes, the only way to find out about those offers is to follow the retailers on social media sites.
  4. Search the web for coupons . Use search engines to look for coupons and special offers from your favorite girls clothing boutiques. Your search will look something like this " coupon code". You will be surprised by how many search results will come up! Be prepared to find expired or invalid coupon codes. But more often than not your will discover a good deal on boutique girls clothing.
  5. Make a phone call . If you are still not able to find a coupon code or a special offer on boutique girls clothing , call the company and just ask. If you found a cute girls outfit for less somewhere else, ask if your favorite boutique will match the price. You can even ask for free shipping if you are only a few dollars away from free shipping threshold !
  6. Wait for sales. If you are not in a rush to get that really cute outfit for your girl, you can
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